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Tag Archives: Dalkey
Another Castle that I found near Dalkey was Bullock Castle. It is believed to date from the twelfth century, in and around 1150AD. Apparently it was built by the Cistercian monks of St. Mary’s Abbey in Dublin, in order to … Continue reading
Posted in Castles, Diary of a Ruinhunter, Historical, Medieval, Photography, Places of Interest, Ruins Tagged 1150AD, 12th Century, Abbey, Battlements, Bullock Castle, Carving, Castle, Cistercian, Dalkey, Dublin, Ed Mooney Photography, Fishing, Harbour, Ireland, Machicolation, Monks, photographer, ruins, St. Mary, The Danes Head 14 Comments
As previously mention in my post on Goat Castle, from the seven Castles or Tower houses that once stood in the Dalkey area only two remain. Directly across the street from Goat Castle, which also houses the Dalkey Heritage center, … Continue reading
Posted in Castles, Diary of a Ruinhunter, Historical, Medieval, Photography, Places of Interest, Ruins Tagged 15th Century, Archibald, Archibald Castle, Castle, County Council, Dalkey, Dalkey Heritage Center, Deep Sea Port, Dublin, Dun Laoirge-Rathdown, Dungan Family, Ed Mooney Photography, Family, Fortified, Goat Castle, Henry VI, Machicolation, Medieval, Merchant, Norman, Renovation, Restoration, Subsidised Castles Act, The Pale, Tower House 9 Comments
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
Posted in Castles, Diary of a Ruinhunter, Historical, Medieval, Photography, Places of Interest, Ruins Tagged 10th Century, Arch, Belfry, Chancel, church, Dalkey, Dalkey Heritage Center, Diary of a ruinhunter, Dublin, Early Christian, Ed Mooney Photography, Goat Castle, Ireland, photographer, Photography, Princess, St. Begnet, Twin Bells 33 Comments
Dalkey or Goat Castle is a 15th century fortified Townhouse which took its name from the Cheever’s (Chevre) family whom lived there in the 16th century. The Cheever surname is derived from the Anglo Norman-French word chievre or chevre, meaning … Continue reading
Posted in Castles, Diary of a Ruinhunter, Historical, Medieval, Photography, Places of Interest, Ruins Tagged 15th Century, Anglo-Norman, Battlements, Cheevers Family, Chevre, Dalkey, Dalkey Heritage Center, Dalkey Island, Deep Water Port, Dublin, Ed Mooney Photography, Fortified, French, Gaelic Chieftains, Goat, Goat Castle, Henry VI, Heraldry, Ireland, Ruinhunter, settlement, St. Begnets, Subsidised Castles Act, Town Hall, Townhouse, Viking 26 Comments
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