Category Archives: Historical

Blast from the Past……………………

Apologies, but todays planned article has been postponed until tomorrow as I have some news, i would like to share.  I finaly achieved one of my long term goals, well sort of! I got my self into a newspaper and its … Continue reading

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Yew Tree Cemetery

It’s been a long while since I have featured my town, Monasterevin in my Ruin hunting. You may remember my previous articles on The Hulk, Passlands Cemetery or indeed the two piece exclusive essay I did for Life in Russia … Continue reading

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One Thousand & One Years ago

Ok so according to the Christian calendar today is Good Friday. Good Friday is one of those religious holidays observed primarily by Christians to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary in 33AD. Now I know … Continue reading

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Monastic City- Glendalough

Saturday we had a scorcher of a day and I managed to get up early and hit the road. And just for a change I travelled down to Wicklow to visit the Monastic City of Glendalough. Founded back in the … Continue reading

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Re-work Wednesday 20

A number of weeks ago I did a Re-work of  Crom-Abu Bridge  in Athy. This week I have used a similar shot that shows more of White Castle and only part of the bridge. It was taken from the far bank of the … Continue reading

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Return to Oughavel

  I first visited the ruins of Oughavel last year in September with my junior Ruin-hunters. It is simply a stunning place to visit and explore. So when I was passing by on my recent trip around county Laois, I … Continue reading

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Sleaty, Another Medieval Church…..

I came across this old church ruin by sheer accident whilst on my recent trip around County Laois. Like so many other church ruins that I have visited over the last few years it appears to be nothing special, ruined … Continue reading

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Killeshin Romanesque Church

The next site on my list in Laois was the surprisingly stunning church at Killeshin. There are literally thousands of old ruined churched scattered all around the countryside, sometimes you can’t turn a corner without stumbling across one. But what … Continue reading

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Re-work Wednesday 17

All along the Watchtower…………… Here we are with another Re-work Wednesday. This week its back to last year when I visited the old church and watchtower at Cruagh, Co. Dublin. You can see the original set of images which I … Continue reading

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Ring Barrow on the Great Heath

Moving on with my recent trip around county Laois, I was driving through the Great Heath when I spotted something interesting. Yes right on the roadside was this fantastic Ring Barrow. For anyone whom does not know a barrow is … Continue reading

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