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Tag Archives: King of Leinster
Resting place of a King
One of the last almost complete buildings within the site at St. Mullins is marked as The Oratory. It’s a simple rectangular structure of 7.3 m x 4.9m, made from uncoursed granite rubble. The side walls are about 2 meters … Continue reading
Posted in Diary of a Ruinhunter, Photography Tagged Art MacMurrough Kavanagh, Carlow, Ireland, King of Leinster, monastery, Nikon, Normans, photographer, Photography, ruins, St. Mullins, Travel 15 Comments
I had almost forgotten all about this ruin, which I had previously shot about six months ago. It was only when I was updating my Diary of a Ruinhunter map that I noticed it was missing. It took some searching, … Continue reading
Posted in Diary of a Ruinhunter, Historical, Landscape, Medieval, Photography, Places of Interest, Religious Sites, Ruins Tagged 1166AD, Abbey, Baldoyle, Chapel, Diarmuid MacMurrough, Dissolution of the monasteries, Dublin, Ed Mooney Photography, Grange Abbey, Grange of Baldoyle, Ireland, King of Leinster, Map, photographer, Priory of All Hallows, ruined 19 Comments
This Abbey is one of my personal favourite sites to visit. Last week I found myself urged to make the drive down the N81 through Blessington to the small town of Baltinglass in Wicklow to explore the Abbey. Baltinglass was … Continue reading
Posted in Diary of a Ruinhunter, Historical, Places of Interest, Ruins Tagged 1148AD, 2537AD, Abbey, Anglican, Architecure, Baltinglass, Baltinglass Master, Bealach Conglais, Blessington, carvings, Chancel, Chapel, church, Cistercian, Cloister, Clonglas, Diarmuid Mac Murchada, Dissolution, Earl of Pembroke, Fianna, Fionn Mac Cumhaill, Gothic Arches, Grace Stone, Invasion, Ireland, Jerpoint, King of Leinster, Knight, Mausoleum, Mellifont, monastery, Monks, Nave, Norman, Presbytery, Rennovation, Richard de Clare, River Slaney, Road of Cúglas, Romanesque, Ruin Hunter, St. Marys, Strongbow, The Valley of Salvation, Tile, Transept, Warrior, Wicklow 47 Comments
Our next stop off once we reached Waterford city was Reginald’s Tower. An early fort on this site formed the apex of the triangular Viking settlement at Waterford. It was strategically located on the high ground between a branch of St. John’s … Continue reading
Posted in Historical, Photography, Places of Interest Tagged "Urbs Intacta Manet", Anglo-Norman, Aoife, Civic Building, Dermot MacMurrough, Fortification, King James II, King John, King of Leinster, Medieval, Mint, Museum, OPW, Prision, Ragnall MacGillemaire, Reginald's Tower, Royal Castle, Strategic, Strongbow, Viking Triangle, Waterford 1 Comment
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