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Church Ruins of Mullach Eadrad

Whilst out searching for a holy well I happened to come across the ruins of an old Church. Set just outside the old village of Mullach Eadrad (the hill of the milking place), now modern day Mullhuddart The church rests … Continue reading

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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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Oughaval Church

Moving on to the second site I recently visited with my newly  recruited  Ruinhunters, was the site of Oughaval church near Stradbally in Laois. It is a picturesque old ruin which can only be appreciated fully by exploring. From the … Continue reading

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Priory of De Laude Dei

I came across the Abbey at Ballyboggan purely by chance after taking a wrong turn. I was actually heading along the Kildare/ Offaly border in search of a couple of De Bermingham Castles which I had missed on by last … Continue reading

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St. Begnets Ruin

The ivy covered ruins of Saint Begnet’s Church stand beside Goat Castle on Dalkey’s main street, and are surrounded by a small graveyard. This granite church, named after the seventh century, Saint Begnet, dates back to the Early Christian period. … Continue reading

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Baltinglass Abbey

This Abbey is one of my personal favourite sites to visit. Last week I found myself urged to make the drive down the N81 through Blessington to the small town of Baltinglass in Wicklow to explore the Abbey. Baltinglass was … Continue reading

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St. Cuthbert’s Church, Kilmahuddrick

On a recent expedition I by chance found another of these ruined medieval churches near Bawnogue in Clondalkin. Known locally,  as Kilmahuddrick or St. Cuthbert’s. These ruins seem to be a dime a dozen lately as im finding them nearly … Continue reading

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Church of Mary

Above the village of Mulhuddart in the old townland of Buzzardstown, stands the ruins of the Church of Mary. The church which stands on a curved mound affords some nice views of the surrounding area. The curve in the surrounding … Continue reading

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