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Return to Fontstown

  As part of my recent ruin hunt with my eldest son Ryan which saw us explore the Pigeon House and the remains of the ecclesiastical site at Old Kilcullen, we also managed to stop of at the old ruined … Continue reading

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St. Kevin’s Kitchen – Glendalough

Directly adjacent St. Kierans Church we find the 12th century church of St. Kevin. It is quite remarkable in the fact that it is the only building within the Monastic City to survive with its roof intact. This church which … Continue reading

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St. Kieran’s Chapel – Glendalough

After entering the ancient monastic city of Glendalough from the visitors center, the first building or should I say part of, are the remains of St. Kieran’s Chapel. At first I was stumped as to what it was? There was … Continue reading

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Holy Trinity Church at Dunamase

I have visited the Rock of Dunamase on a number of occasions over the last few years, each time has always been a pleasure. So on my recent trip around County Laois, I decided to have a look around its … Continue reading

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Return to Oughavel

  I first visited the ruins of Oughavel last year in September with my junior Ruin-hunters. It is simply a stunning place to visit and explore. So when I was passing by on my recent trip around county Laois, I … Continue reading

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Sleaty, Another Medieval Church…..

I came across this old church ruin by sheer accident whilst on my recent trip around County Laois. Like so many other church ruins that I have visited over the last few years it appears to be nothing special, ruined … Continue reading

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A Welcome Suprise at Coolbanagher

Following the sad site that was the demolished Castle at Coolbanagher, I discovered a gorgeous surprise just a few meters away on the opposite side of the road. With the sun beating down, the day was really starting to pick … Continue reading

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Harristown Church

It’s been a quite month for ruin hunting, so yesterday whilst dropping my nephew back up to Dublin I seized the opportunity to stop of at a few sites en route. The first site we encountered was the old ruins … Continue reading

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Laraghbryan

I cant believe it, Christmas Eve starts tomorrow, and another year almost over. And what a year it has been, In my never ending attempt to find new and interesting places, this year I have explored and shot over 100 … Continue reading

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Grallagh Ruins

The Ruins at Grallagh were yet another site that I came across by pure chance. Initially it looked like just another old graveyard, but I decided to stop off for a closer look and I am sure glad that I … Continue reading

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