Category Archives: Places of Interest

Capturing History Challenge Week 11

Well after the double challenge last week, everyone must be worn out. We only have three images this week, to which I have added two of my own. But never theless we got some great places to see, all with … Continue reading

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Ardmore Round Tower

Today I am going to take a break from the Samhain theme and get back to some recent Ruin hunting activities. In the center of the old monastic site founded by St. Declan in Ardmore, Waterford rests a stunning Round … Continue reading

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Nothin Cooking in this Kitchen

Before you ask, sadly this is not an actual Kitchen and was probably never used as one either. Nobody really knows how it got its name, but it obviously stuck. I first came across this interesting little structure known as … Continue reading

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The Fire Temple

Getting back to my recent visit to Kildare town, there is a rather interesting structure which is located on the north side of St. Brigid’s Cathedral grounds. This is the site of the ancient Fire Temple associated with the Gaelic … Continue reading

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Kildare Cathedral

I probably should have started off my recent journey around Kildare town with the Cathedral as it is the largest and most detailed of all the interesting structures, but here we are. The Cathedral is quite unique in the fact … Continue reading

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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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The Ancient Hill of Allen

So last Saturday morning, I got up at the crack of dawn, to hit the road and get back on the Ruinhunting trail once again. With permission granted by the landowner, my mission was to finally explore one of the … 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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The Money Tree

After our recent visit to Cloneagh Church in Co. Laois, I drove back up the road to a cemetery I had spotted in search of some cross slabs which were said to be nearby. When I pulled up I noticed … Continue reading

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Kildare Maze

With the three kids getting older, it gets harder to find ways to keep them entertained. Their is only so much that can be done, and with a whole week off from work we exhausted the possibilities, from swimming, cinema, … Continue reading

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