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Tag Archives: Henry VIII
Yet another stronghold built by the De Bermingham’s can be found in the area of Kinnefad or in Gaelic as Ceann – Átha Fada which translates to ‘head of the ford’. There were many De Bermingham castles and a couple … Continue reading
Posted in Castles, Diary of a Ruinhunter, Historical, Medieval, Photography, Places of Interest, Ruins Tagged 14th century, 15538AD, Atrefacts, battle, Carbury Castle, Carrick Church, Castle, Castle Blundell Castle, Ceann Átha Fada, Corridor, County Council, De Bermingham, Defense Church, Ed Mooney Photography, Edenderry, Fortification, Gaelic, Garderobe., Head of the Ford, Henry VIII, Ireland, Kildare, Kinnefad Castle, Lord Downshire, Mac Feorais, Offaly, photographer, Photography, Priory of De Laude Dei, River Boyne, Ruin, Spear heads, Spiral staircase, Stone, Stronghold, Suppression of the Abbeys, Sword blades, Tempall Do-Ath, Tower, University of Cambridge, Vaulted Ceiling 29 Comments
Moving on to the second site I recently visited with my newly recruited Ruinhunters, was the site of Oughaval church near Stradbally in Laois. It is a picturesque old ruin which can only be appreciated fully by exploring. From the … Continue reading
Posted in Diary of a Ruinhunter, Historical, Landscape, Medieval, Photography, Places of Interest, Religious Sites, Ruins Tagged Barrel vaulted Ceiling, Book of Leinster, Book of Oughaval, Castle, Chancel, church, Crennellations, Crosby, Dissolution of the monasteries, Ed Mooney Photography, Graveyard, Henry VIII, Iona, Ireland, Laois, Lebor Na Nuachongbala, monastery, Mortuary Chamber, Nave, Oughaval, Oughterard, photographer, Ruin, Ruinhunter, St. Colman Mac Ua Laoighse, St. Columba, St. Fintan Clonenagh, Stradbally, Vampires 43 Comments
Founded in 1292 by William De Vesci Lord of Kildare. The current church dates back to 1887 and became known as the White Abbey because of the color of the Carmelites habits. There are no remains of the earlier structures which … Continue reading
Posted in Historical, Photography, Places of Interest Tagged 1292, Abbey, Brigid, Carmelites, Castle, Chapel, church, Cruciform, edward mooney, Franciscans, Friars, Gothic, Granite, Grey Abbey, Habits, havenphotography, Henry VIII, Ireland, John Harris, Kildare, Lord of Kildare, Monasterevin, monasteries, Patrick, Penal Laws, Pugin, Sculpture, Stained Glass, White, William De Vesci, William Hague 2 Comments
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