Tag Archives: Meath

Tobair Bo Finn & A Modern Day Quest……

My first stop of point on the recent expedition out in Meath was to the ancient Royal City of Tara. But firstly I wanted to see if I could find the place where according to Ancient Irish lore Fionn Mac … Continue reading

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Re-work Wednesday 40

Please don’t be shocked,this week I had an irresistible urge to do something completely different! And so after 40 weeks of re-works, this is the first full colour image I have done, and probably the first ruin image that was not … Continue reading

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Tobar Tlachtga (the Druid’s Well)

Here is a rather sad site that I have been sitting on for some time now. I had hoped to go back for a return visit and see if there had been any change bit the opportunity never came about. … Continue reading

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Dark Moon Samhain

I was recently invited by an old friend Con Connor to attend the Dark Moon celebration on Samhain up on Tlachtga, Samhain is the equivalent of a New Year celebration and was held in high esteem by our Celtic ancestors. … Continue reading

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Bective Abbey

I have to admit, the large medieval Abbey ruins of Bective are probably the nicest I have had the chance to explore to date, with the exception of the Baltinglass Abbey in Wicklow, but Baltinglass has been a personal favourite … 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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