Tag Archives: Kildare

Spooktacular 2015

Today is the first day of October, which marks the countdown to my absolute favourite time of the year, Samhain/Halloween. For the last couple of years, my Ruinhunting activities tend to die off during the month, mainly due to poor … Continue reading

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Capturing History Challenge – Week 6

Still on a high from yesterdays news, we have a much scaled down edition of the Capturing History Challenge for you this week. Sadly only three submissions came in this week, so I have bumped up the numbers with a … Continue reading

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Now I’m Excited

I never imagined I would have gotten this far, so you could just imagine my suprise, when I saw the email from the Irish Blog Awards telling me that I had made it as a finalist in the ‘Best PhotographyBlog’. … Continue reading

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Capturing History Challenge – Week 5

Here we are with yet another week of the Challenge. The last five weeks have flown by, and I got some more great images for you to see. This week we travel around England, Ireland, Scotland and then across Europe … Continue reading

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Its the Final Countdown……………………

Some of you will already know, but this blog ihas been nominated for and made it into  the shortlist for not one, but two categories in this years Irish Blog Awards. And I am absolutley over the moon. I had … Continue reading

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Dylans first day

Its really hard to believe that our youngest son Dylan just went off to his first day of school. Its a bit of a milestone for us and even though i took the day of work, it will be strange … Continue reading

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Nothin Cooking in this Kitchen

Before you ask, sadly this is not an actual Kitchen and was probably never used as one either. Nobody really knows how it got its name, but it obviously stuck. I first came across this interesting little structure known as … Continue reading

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The Fire Temple

Getting back to my recent visit to Kildare town, there is a rather interesting structure which is located on the north side of St. Brigid’s Cathedral grounds. This is the site of the ancient Fire Temple associated with the Gaelic … Continue reading

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Kildare Cathedral

I probably should have started off my recent journey around Kildare town with the Cathedral as it is the largest and most detailed of all the interesting structures, but here we are. The Cathedral is quite unique in the fact … Continue reading

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Kildare High Cross

In the south west corner of St. Brigid’s cathedral in Kildare town, there sits a rather unusual Celtic cross. Little is known of its origin, and with its lack of decoration, it’s quite difficult to put a date to it. … Continue reading

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