Tag Archives: Bronze age

Gallán Bhaile Phúinse

A short distance up the road from the Standing stone at Craddockstown we find what is possibly the tallest Standing stone in the country. It is definitely the tallest I have come across to date. I first spotted it driving … Continue reading

Posted in Diary of a Ruinhunter, Photography, Standing Stone | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 59 Comments

Knockmaroon Cromlech

I came across this Megalithic Tomb by complete accident whilst researching something else. However finding the darn thing was a different matter. As usual I now go out armed with all site co-ordinates uploaded to my GPS, but the location … Continue reading

Posted in Diary of a Ruinhunter, Historical, Neolithic, People, Photography, Places of Interest, Ruins | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

The Piper Stones

Heading back from Baltinglass one evening I spotted the heritage signpost for this stone circle on the side of the road. Even though I was running late I had to turn around and have a look. Parking is dangerous here … Continue reading

Posted in Diary of a Ruinhunter, Historical, Landscape, Nature, Neolithic, Photography, Places of Interest, Ruins, Stone Circle | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

Bronze Age Burial Mound

The burial mound found in the Dublin suburb of  Coolock lies on the grounds of an old estate which was once known as Moatfield. The manor style house which once stood here got its name from a small artificial hill … Continue reading

Posted in Historical, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Places of Interest | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments

Ballymount Castle

This visit really brought back memories, I had not been here in probably 15 years. Having spent many a summer’s day roaming and exploring the ruins which looked a lot different from how they appear today. The area was excavated … Continue reading

Posted in Historical, Photography, Places of Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments