Category Archives: Places of Interest

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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Dublin Zoo

Last week we brought the kids up to the Zoo in Dublin, its been quite a while since we were last here, so they were excited to see all the animals. It was the afternoon before we got there and … Continue reading

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Re-work Wednesday 33

Yet again this week, I find myself running late with my posts. The last few days back in work have been hectic and I’m struggling to get back into the swing of things. Oh well I might just win the … Continue reading

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Passlands Cemetery

Ok so after living in the town for six years I finally bit the bullet and explored a rather interesting graveyard just on the outskirts of the town. I don’t normally cover cemeteries unless they also contain the ruins of … Continue reading

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St. Kieran’s Chapel – Glendalough

After entering the ancient monastic city of Glendalough from the visitors center, the first building or should I say part of, are the remains of St. Kieran’s Chapel. At first I was stumped as to what it was? There was … Continue reading

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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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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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Holy Trinity Church at Dunamase

I have visited the Rock of Dunamase on a number of occasions over the last few years, each time has always been a pleasure. So on my recent trip around County Laois, I decided to have a look around its … Continue reading

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