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I have to admit, the large medieval Abbey ruins of Bective are probably the nicest I have had the chance to explore to date, with the exception of the Baltinglass Abbey in Wicklow, but Baltinglass has been a personal favourite … Continue reading
Posted in Castles, Diary of a Ruinhunter, Historical, Landscape, Medieval, Photography, Places of Interest, Religious Sites, Ruins Tagged 1147AD, Abbey, abbot, Baltinglass, Bective, Botne, Cistercian, Diary of a Ruin Hunter, Dublin, Ed Mooney Photography, Fortified, Gaaelic, Hugh De Lacey, Ireland, King of Meath, Mainistir Bheigthi, Meath, monastery, Monks, Murchadh O' Melaghin, Parliment, ruins, St.Thomas 36 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
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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