Category Archives: Round Tower

Round Tower of Diseart Diarmada

Continuing on from a previous post on Castledermot we continue on from the Romanesque Archway on the grounds of St. John’s, and move on to the Round Tower. Round Towers can be found all over the country in various states … Continue reading

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Uachtar Ard

Uachtar Ard was well named as it translates from Gaelic to mean A high place, The Round Tower at Uachtar Ard rests beside the ruins of an old church ruin on a quite hill top in Kildare. It is associated … Continue reading

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The House of Tua

Just outside Maynooth on the side of the Straffan road there is a small graveyard.  This is the site of an early Christian monastery which contains the ruins of a 6th century Round Tower and a 19th century Church. The … Continue reading

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The Round Tower of Kildare

It has been a long time since I last visited the magnificent Round Tower in Kildare Town. Located a few meters away from St. Brigid’s Cathedral, it really is one of the most impressive Round Towers in the country. In … 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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Round Tower – Glendalough

Moving on to the most noticeable building in the entire Glendalough Valley, Round Tower. It can be seen from various parts of the road as you approach from the mountains before descending into the valley. Situated to the north-west 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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Monastic City- Glendalough

Saturday we had a scorcher of a day and I managed to get up early and hit the road. And just for a change I travelled down to Wicklow to visit the Monastic City of Glendalough. Founded back in the … 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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Re-work Wednesday 15

I cant believe that its Wednesday again, the weeks just seem to be disappearing so fast these days. I guess that’s what happens as you get older. 🙂 Anyway, down to business. This week I picked an image from early … Continue reading

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