Tag Archives: Fitzgerald

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

Posted in Castles, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

Lackagh Church

This post has been almost a year in the making. I first went looking for the church after I received a mail from Tom who runs the fantastic site The Standing Stone. It has been an inspiration to me over … Continue reading

Posted in Diary of a Ruinhunter, Historical, Medieval, Photography, Places of Interest, Religious Sites, Ruins | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 50 Comments

Cromabu Bridge

Located just beside Whites Castle, spanning the banks of the Barrow river lies the bridge of Crom Abu. The bridge which serves as a main crossing point for traffic in the town also commands fantastic veiws of the Barrow. As … Continue reading

Posted in Historical, Landscape, Photography, Places of Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Athy Heritage Town

I got the chance last weekend to spend a couple of days just outside Athy in Co. Kildare at a family wedding. The day after the wedding we had some lovely weather, so i decided to take a trip up … Continue reading

Posted in Historical, Photography, Places of Interest | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Morett Castle

  After deciding to take last Monday off work. Well its only your birthday once a year! I did the school run and then headed out for a drive with the slr. After a visit to Emo Court in Portlaoise, a lovely place … Continue reading

Posted in Historical, Photography, Places of Interest | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Kildare Castle Part 2

So our next order of business was to see the site of and last remaining tower of the 12th century Kildare Castle. Located just down the road from the market square, in behind the Silken Thomas premises we found the remains of … Continue reading

Posted in Historical, Photography, Places of Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment