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Tag Archives: Clondalkin
Yet again we find another holy well dedicated to St. Brigid, this time just a short distance outside Clondalkin Village in Dublin. In the book “The Holy Wells of Ireland” by Patrick Logan, he lists fifteen wells dedicated to St. … Continue reading
Posted in Diary of a Ruinhunter, Historical, Medieval, Photography, Places of Interest, Religious Sites, Sacred Well Tagged 1761, 5th century, Abbess, Baptise, Boot Road, Brideswell Common William Caldbeck Childrens Burial Ground, Clondalkin, Clootie Ash, Diary of a ruinhunter, Dublin, Ed Mooney Photography, Healing Powers, Holy Well, Ireland, Kildare, Moanastery, natural spring, photographer, Photography, St. Brigid 20 Comments
So I got a bit side tracked over the last week or so with some posts and strayed away from finishing of the remaining sites from my travels in Tallaght. So here goes. Located on the side of the Belgard … Continue reading
Clondalkin Round Tower
This is one of the most impressive Round Towers I have encountered to date, similar to the one at St. Brigids Cathedral in Kildare which you can read more about HERE with the exception that this one has its original … Continue reading
Posted in Diary of a Ruinhunter, Historical, Photography, Places of Interest, Round Tower, Ruins Tagged 700AD, 832AD Norse, Amlaíb Conung, battle, Battle of Clontarf, Brian Boru, Camac River, Cathedral, Cennétig mac Gaíthéne, Clondalkin, Conical Cap, Denmark, Dublin, Fortress, High King of Ireland, Invasion, Kildare, king of Loígis, Mochu, monastery, Norman, Richard de Clare, round Tower, Ruairi O Conchúir, Saint Cronan, St. Brigid, Strongbow, Vikings, Village 28 Comments
I found this tower in the middle of Clondalkin, but its history remains quite elusive. With Clondalkin being famous for its monastic settlement there is very little recorded on this find. Known locally as Tully’s Castle and named after a … Continue reading
Posted in Castles, Diary of a Ruinhunter, Historical, Photography, Places of Interest Tagged 16th Century, Castle, Clondalkin, Dublin, Fortification, Ireland, Pale, Tower, Tully 12 Comments
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