Category Archives: Medieval

The Pigeon Tower

The first site we visited on our recent Kildare trip was the old Tower ruin in Nurney. I had previously had a rather unsuccessful visit here in January 2012. At the time there was no access into the field, so … Continue reading

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Return to Old Kilcullen

On my latest expedition, I was accompanied by my eldest ruin-hunter Ryan. We visited a number of sites, around Kildare that I have not been to in a few years.  So to kick things off I thought that I would … 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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Re-work Wednesday 18

  For this week I was wondering what to do, I guess that you could say I hit a creative slump. Then last night I was scanning through some recent shots from the Brian Boru Millennium Festival, when this image caught … Continue reading

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Old Kilcullen…. Monochrome Madness Challenge.

  This weeks image for the Monochrome Madness Challenge was taken on a recent trip with my eldest son Ryan, were we visited some ruins which I had shot a number of years ago. My very first trip here was back … 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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Ballyadams Castle

My next stop off point on my trip around Laois was to the striking Castle ruins of Ballyadams. On arrival I was faced with a roadside gate, which was sign posted ‘Danger, Keep Out, Sanctuary’. Obviously this was either to … Continue reading

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Gortnaclea Castle……. Monochrome Madness Challenge

  Here we are again for another instalment of the weekly Monochrome Madness Challenge which is hosted over on Leanne Cole’s blog. Im posting this a bit early today as I wont get a chance to do it later. So … Continue reading

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