Category Archives: Religious Sites

Ardmore Cathedral

To wrap up my recent trip to Ardmore in Waterford, we take a look at the last remaining site within the monastic enclosure, the Cathedral. Ardmore was historically the site of an early church founded by St. Declan in the … 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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Oratory of St Declan, Ardmore

Today we are heading back down to the monastic settlement in Ardmore, Co. Waterford, where I came across two Ogham Stones recently.  St. Declan founded a monastery at Ardmore or Aird Mhór in Gaelic, meaning “Great Height”. This was said … Continue reading

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Mystery of the Well

On our recent family vacation in Cork, I spotted a road sign for a Holy well on the side of the road. And never being one to pass by on a chance to find something new, I hauled the entire … 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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Feighcullen Chapel

I stumbled upon this little chapel on my recent trip out to the hill of Allen. As I was driving up a small country road I managed to catch a glimpse of one of the steeples, and as is always … 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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Clonenagh Cross Slabs

Following on from the Money Tree at Clonenagh, I took a wander into the adjacent Graveyard in search of some early Christian grave slabs. I was not expecting much, but to my surprise they were easily found. Resting against the … Continue reading

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Ballynafagh Church & Graveyard

SO a few weeks ago after spending the afternoon with the family at the Kildare Maze, I got the chance to stop of and explore this rather picturesque ruin. Some of you might recognise this church from a previous image … Continue reading

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