Category Archives: Ruins

Ruinhunter 2.0

After some recent unplanned Ruin hunting down in Kerry, I have finally caught the bug again. Since my last post on the Ogham Stone at Derrynane, I have been spending alot of time working on a new website. The old … Continue reading

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A Snapshot for Summer

  I’m really excited about this, and suprisingly I even managed to keep it quite until now. A number of weeks ago the nice folks over at   Dublin Photography School asked me if I would do a piece about my … Continue reading

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Trinity Church – Glendalough

Finally, moving on to the last of my posts from Glendalough for the moment.  The Trinity Church. You can actually see the church ruins and enclosure from St. Kevin’s Well as you look across the river. To find it, you … 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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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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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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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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