Tag Archives: Castle

The Last One Standing

  This lonely Tower house sits in a field to the west of Jigginstown House which I spoke about a few weeks ago. It dates back to the early part of the 15th century and is typical of the many … Continue reading

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Maigh Reichead Castle

The crumbling ruins of Maigh Reichead Castle have fascinated me for many years. As you travel the M7 towards Portlaoise you will notice the ruins of this once fine castle rising up over the horizon. After passing it by on … Continue reading

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A Manor fit for a King.

Out of all the sites I have visited over the course of the past few years, these ruins must be the most hideous and depressing. Sigginstown or Jigginstown House as it is now know is currently a National Monument in … Continue reading

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Capturing History Challenge Week 19

Welcome to the final Challenge of 2015. What a year it has been, with the generous submissions from fellow bloggers, we have traveled to so many wonderful parts of the globe and hopefully enjoyed the history behind the images. So … Continue reading

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Capturing History Challenge Week 18

Almost at the end of the year now, I cant believe that this little challenge has lasted this long. I hope everyone whom has read or submitted to the challenge has enjoyed it as much as I have. So next … Continue reading

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Capturing History Challenge Week 13

Some say that the number 13 is unlucky! I tend to disagree and for the 13th instalment of the Capturing History Challenge there is as always a great bunch of images from around the globe to share with you. To … Continue reading

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Capturing History Challenge – Week 5

Here we are with yet another week of the Challenge. The last five weeks have flown by, and I got some more great images for you to see. This week we travel around England, Ireland, Scotland and then across Europe … Continue reading

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I’ve only gone and done it again……..

After the success of my recent article on St. Colmcille’s well, I was approached by the nice folk from Tallaght Community Council earlier this week about doing another article for the “Love Tallaght Outdoors” series which is published weekly in the … Continue reading

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The Last Remains – Kildare Castle

It has been about four years since I first visited what remains of Kildare Castle. With the wealth of heritage sites in the area such as the Cathedral and the numerous Abbey’s you would expect to find a rather large fortification, … Continue reading

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Nenagh Castle

Situated on a flat plain to north end of Nenagh in North Tipperary, stands a rather impressive round shaped Tower, which dates back to the early thirteenth century. This was once part of the magnificent fortress that was Nenagh Castle. … Continue reading

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