Category Archives: History

Capturing History Challenge – Week 8

Welcome to another great instalment of the Capturing History Challenge. Its crazy to think that this has been running for eight weeks now, time sure does fly when your kept busy and having fun. And with an increase in submssions … Continue reading

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Capturing History Challenge – Week 7

Still holding at five great sites for you this week, we first make the long trip to the southern hemisphere an to New Zeland. And to the town of Napier wich was destroyed in an earthquake in 1931. Then its … Continue reading

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More Media Coverage

Once again it was a treat to see another one of my previous articles being recycled for inclusion in the local Tallaght Echo newspaper as part of the weekly  ‘Love Tallaght Outdoors’ series. Previous articles included have been Ballymount Castle and Colmcille’s … Continue reading

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Capturing History Challenge – Week 5

Here we are with yet another week of the Challenge. The last five weeks have flown by, and I got some more great images for you to see. This week we travel around England, Ireland, Scotland and then across Europe … Continue reading

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Capturing History Challenge – Week 4

I have yet another week of stunning images in store for this weeks challenge. With entries from around the globe, its always a real treat for me to see what comes in each week. Especially when I know nothing about the site in … Continue reading

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The Royal Princess of Tara

The  ‘Tóraigheacht Dhiarmada agus Ghráinne’ or ‘The Pursuit of Diarmad & Grainne’, is a tale from the Fenian Cycle of Irish Mythology and is told in various texts in modern Irish and date back to the 16th century, with some … Continue reading

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Ráth Lóegaire

Ráith Lóegaire (Laoghaire’s Fort) is a hilltop fort which can be found to the south of the Royal enclosure on Tara. This is where the legendary king Lóegaire is said to have been buried in the upright position, facing his … Continue reading

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Teach Cormaic

In the middle of the Ráith Na Ríogh or Royal Enclosure is a rather unique twin earthwork. From above it looks like a figure 8. I have never seen anything quite like it before. It is basically two separate ring … Continue reading

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Dumha Na nGiall

The first noticeable structure within the Ráith Na Rig or Fort of the Kings is a Neolithic passage tomb known as ‘The Mound of the Hostages’, or to give it its correct Gaelic name ‘Dumha Na nGiall’. This is most … Continue reading

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The Ancient Standing Stones of Tara

Just up the steps from St. Patricks Church, on a grassy mound there is a rather unusual site. A pair of Standing Stones, right in the middle of the graveyard. Apart from the Lia Fáil which I shall get to … Continue reading

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