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An encounter at Skryne
I haverecently begun to focus my Ruin hunting in the Meath area, just for a change. One of my first ports of call was to the medieval church ruin which sits atop Skryne Hill. Skryne or Skreen as it is … Continue reading
Posted in Diary of a Ruinhunter, Historical, Medieval, People, Photography, Places of Interest, Religious Sites, Ruins Tagged 1171AD, 1341AD, 15th Century, Augustinian, Baron, Cholmcille, Dublin, Earl of Pembroke, Ed Mooney Photography, Gaelic, Graveyard Iona, Guinness, Henry II, High Kings of Ireland, hill, Hill of Tara, Hugh De Lacy, Invasion, Ireland, John De Courcey, Kells Acail, Knights, Leinster, Lord of Meath, Meath, monastery, Monastic Settlement, Norman, photographer, Photography, relics, Richard de Clare, Ruinhunter, Scrin, Shrine, Skreen, Skryne, Skryne Castle, St. Columba, St. Lawrence, Strongbow, Ulster 57 Comments
As mentioned in a previous post, I finally got the chance to explore Carbury Castle. This has been on my bucket list for almost a year now. I had attempted to locate it unsuccessfully, so I with a little help … Continue reading
Posted in Castles, Diary of a Ruinhunter, Historical, Landscape, Places of Interest, Ruins Tagged 1798 rebellion, Ancestors, Ancient, Cairbre Uí Chiardha, Carbury Castle, Carbury Hill, Chapel, Clan, Colley, Crown, de Berminghams, Elizabethan period, Graveyard, High King, hill, Historical site, Invasion, Ireland, Kildare, King Henry VIII, Mausoleum, Meiler FitzHenry, Motte, mullioned windows, Niall of the Nine Hostages, Norman, Photography, Queen Elizabeth II, Richard Colley-Wellesley, Richard de Clare, Ruin, Strongbow, Uí Néill 74 Comments
Kilgowen : Standing Stone
After my brief visit to the chapel ruin at Fontstown, I was driving down the N9 towards Kilcullen when out of the corner of my eye I spotted this fantastic Standing Stone perched majestically atop a rather large Mound. Well needless to … Continue reading
Posted in Historical, Places of Interest Tagged Ancient, Archaeology, Burial mound, Flagstones, hill, Human, Ireland, Kildare, Kilgowan, Mound, N9, National Heritage, Place of power, Protected Monument, remains, Skeletons, Standing Stone 3 Comments
During a long break from work over the festive season, with cabin fever begining to settle in, and a failed attempt to find an old ruin near Kilcullen. I set out on a second attempt to locate the site only … Continue reading
Posted in Historical, Photography, Places of Interest Tagged archaeology.ie, bailey, break work, cabin fever, Castle, church, decent, derelect, ditch, dwelling, email, facts, festive, field, Fortification, hill, History, interest, Kilcullen, Kildare, monuments, Motte, national, Nurney, old ruin, palisade, parish, Photography, police, ruins, season, service, shots, small town 1 Comment
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