Tag Archives: 13th century

Bodenstown Church & Cemetry

I was heading down a little country back road in Kildare on the way to check out the ruins of an old Abbey in Clane, when I came across this stunning little ruin at Bodenstown. The church is surrounded by … Continue reading

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Blundell Castle

Overlooking the town of Edenderry, Blundell Castle is located on a hill from which the town gets its name; Eadon Doire, meaning brow or hill-top of the oak trees. Today, the oak trees are long since gone, but the ruins … Continue reading

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Mac Feorais Castle

Right beside the old church and graveyard of the De Bermingham family in Carrick lay the ruins of Mac Feorais Castle, also known as Carrick or Carrick-Oris Castle. The present ruins which are said to date from the 16th century … Continue reading

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Carrick Church Ruins

Located near the Kildare/Offaly border lies the ruins of of a 13th century De Bermingham Church know as Carrick (or Carrick-Oris). The church is well preserved but is missing the E gable end. The grounds can be accessed via the … Continue reading

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Franciscan Abbey, Nenagh

The last stop in Nenagh was the Franciscan Friary which is just a short distance from the castle and near the shopping centre in Abbey Street. Whilst there is some mention that the friary may have been founded by a … Continue reading

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Kilteel Castle

Just six miles north of Naas lies the village of Kilteel. Situated on the foot of the Wicklow mountains is Kilteel Castle. The castle was apparently built on the site of a former monastic settlement in the early 13th century … Continue reading

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