Tag Archives: Medieval

Round Tower of Diseart Diarmada

Continuing on from a previous post on Castledermot we continue on from the Romanesque Archway on the grounds of St. John’s, and move on to the Round Tower. Round Towers can be found all over the country in various states … Continue reading

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Church Ruins of Mullach Eadrad

Whilst out searching for a holy well I happened to come across the ruins of an old Church. Set just outside the old village of Mullach Eadrad (the hill of the milking place), now modern day Mullhuddart The church rests … Continue reading

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Maigh Reichead Castle

The crumbling ruins of Maigh Reichead Castle have fascinated me for many years. As you travel the M7 towards Portlaoise you will notice the ruins of this once fine castle rising up over the horizon. After passing it by on … Continue reading

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Fraoch Oileán and the Knights Hospitallers

Johnstown is a small village just outside Naas in County Kildare. I have passed by it countless times over the years and just by chance whilst hunting for a standing stone I came across a small little graveyard and church … Continue reading

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Church Ruins of St. Columba

Well it’s a New Year and to start of I decided that the ongoing lack of transport and a camera will not disturb my Ruin hunting activities. So for a while I will be sharing some of the early sites … Continue reading

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Capturing History Challenge Week 14

Welcome to Week 14 of the Capturing History Challenge. Where the only thing guaranteed is a selection of gorgeous images from around the world each with their own unique and fascinating historic connections and perhaps a tale or two. Kicking … Continue reading

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The Clock Gate

One of the most distinctive features of Youghal is the unusual Clock Gate which can be found on the Main Street. Once one of the most important trading centres in Medieval Ireland, Youghal served many important trade routes to both … Continue reading

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Tales from Ossory – Witches and Werewolves

Continuing on with the Samhain/Halloween Theme I would like to share with you and updated version of my take on a great medieval legend concerning the a case of Lycanthropy right here in Ireland. But first it is with great … Continue reading

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St Maelruains Tower

You might recall my previous visit to St. Maelruains in Tallaght back in 2013. It’s a fantastic site, full of history which dates back to the eight century and a religious settlement built on the outskirts of what would become … Continue reading

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Defending the Town

I came upon these pair of bad boys standing guard outside the Town Hall on a recent family trip to Youghal in County Cork. Now whilst they are not per say, a normal Ruinhunting attraction, they do play an important … Continue reading

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