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Tag Archives: Battlements
Moving on just a short stroll from the ruins of the Franciscan Friary Lies an old church known as Clane Abbey. Initially both of these sites caused me some confusion, but a little research cleared this up. The Abbey’s connection … Continue reading
Posted in Diary of a Ruinhunter, Historical, Medieval, Photography, Places of Interest, Religious Sites Tagged 520AD, Abbey, Abbeylands, Anglo-Norman, Apsidal, Battlements, Bishop of Ferns, Celtic, Clane, Claonagh, Cleric, Cluain Damh, Community Hall, Ed Mooney Photography, Franciscan, Friary, Garden of Rememberance, Ireland, Kildare, Knights Hospitallers, monastery, Monastic Settlement, Norman, Order, photographer, Photography, Ruinhunter, ruins, St. Ailbe, Tomb, Tower 17 Comments
Moving on to the last of my visits to the many De Bermingham strongholds which are scattered along the Kildare/Offaly border. There are a number of castles and a monastery still in existence in the Kildare and Offaly area, some … Continue reading
Posted in Castles, Diary of a Ruinhunter, Historical, Medieval, Places of Interest, Ruins Tagged 1460AD, 17th Century, Battlements, Blundell Castle, Bobby Tyrrell, Carbury Castle, Carrick Church, Castle, De Bermingham, Duchas, Ed Mooney Photography, estate, Fallon Hall, Google Street View, Grange castle, Hugh Tyrrell, Interactive Ruin Map, Ireland, Jacobean Chimney, Kildare, Kinnefad Castle, MacFeorais Castle, Machicolation, Mill Wheel, Monasteroris, Offaly, photographer, Photography, Priory of De Laude Dei, Stronghold, Teampall Do-Ath, Thomas Tyrrell, Towerhouse, Tyrrell Trust, Walled Garden, Walter Bermingham 35 Comments
Another Castle that I found near Dalkey was Bullock Castle. It is believed to date from the twelfth century, in and around 1150AD. Apparently it was built by the Cistercian monks of St. Mary’s Abbey in Dublin, in order to … Continue reading
Posted in Castles, Diary of a Ruinhunter, Historical, Medieval, Photography, Places of Interest, Ruins Tagged 1150AD, 12th Century, Abbey, Battlements, Bullock Castle, Carving, Castle, Cistercian, Dalkey, Dublin, Ed Mooney Photography, Fishing, Harbour, Ireland, Machicolation, Monks, photographer, ruins, St. Mary, The Danes Head 14 Comments
Dalkey or Goat Castle is a 15th century fortified Townhouse which took its name from the Cheever’s (Chevre) family whom lived there in the 16th century. The Cheever surname is derived from the Anglo Norman-French word chievre or chevre, meaning … Continue reading
Posted in Castles, Diary of a Ruinhunter, Historical, Medieval, Photography, Places of Interest, Ruins Tagged 15th Century, Anglo-Norman, Battlements, Cheevers Family, Chevre, Dalkey, Dalkey Heritage Center, Dalkey Island, Deep Water Port, Dublin, Ed Mooney Photography, Fortified, French, Gaelic Chieftains, Goat, Goat Castle, Henry VI, Heraldry, Ireland, Ruinhunter, settlement, St. Begnets, Subsidised Castles Act, Town Hall, Townhouse, Viking 26 Comments
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