Tag Archives: Leinster

Dunamase Part 2: Return to the Rock

Yesterday I posted some shots of my kids on there first Castle exploration. Today here are my shots from the Rock of Dunamase. The Rock was the first ruin I had shot back in May 2011, and I remember how … Continue reading

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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

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Priory of De Laude Dei

I came across the Abbey at Ballyboggan purely by chance after taking a wrong turn. I was actually heading along the Kildare/ Offaly border in search of a couple of De Bermingham Castles which I had missed on by last … Continue reading

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Oughterard Round Tower & Church

After being told about the round tower here at Oughterard by a colleague whom lived in the area, I set of on the way home from work one evening to try and find the site. A couple of wrong turns … Continue reading

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Kildare Castle Part 2

So our next order of business was to see the site of and last remaining tower of the 12th century Kildare Castle. Located just down the road from the market square, in behind the Silken Thomas premises we found the remains of … Continue reading

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The Rock of Dunamase

  The Rock of Dunamase (Dún Masc, “the fort of Masc” in Irish Gaelic) is one of the most historic sites in Ireland. Located in County Laois, this scenic site is a short distance from the N80 road and lies between the towns … Continue reading

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