Tag Archives: Monument

Chradógaigh Standing Stone

Kildare is probably best known for its horse breeding and flat open plains, unfortunately we don’t have an abundance of ancient Neolithic monuments, there are no great Stone Circles or Burial Tombs so to speak. But what we do have … 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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Ballyboggan Abbey – Monochrome Madness Challenge

This weeks image for the Monochrome Challenge comes from the ruins of the Augustinian Priory of De Laude Dei also known as Ballyboggan Abbey. Another one of the many sites I came across by pure chance, after spotting a sign for a … Continue reading

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Dolmain Chnoc an Bhrúnaigh – Monochrome Madness Challenge

For this weeks Monochrome Challenge over on Leanne Cole’s Blog, I  picked an image which as it happens, was origionaly posted on this very day one year ago. As It happened, I had taken a road trip down to Carlow … Continue reading

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Ráth of Chorrchoill

Stopping off in the middle of the small housing estate of Rathview, just outside the Kildare village of Prosperous, I was shocked to find this completely untouched Ráth. It has been incorporated into the landscape of the surrounding area, which … Continue reading

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Brownshill Dolmen

So yesterday I had to drive for an hour down to Carlow on a special mission for Santa Claus, which turned out to be a disaster. With Ryan and his older cousin Scott in the car I was determined not … Continue reading

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Knockmaroon Cromlech

I came across this Megalithic Tomb by complete accident whilst researching something else. However finding the darn thing was a different matter. As usual I now go out armed with all site co-ordinates uploaded to my GPS, but the location … Continue reading

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Castleruddery Stone Circle

I am skipping on some more sites from Tallaght today to show one of my all time favorite sites. The Stone Circle at Castleruddery is a truly fascinating place. I recall my last visit here was about ten years ago, at about … Continue reading

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Teampall Do-Ath

Back down Carbury Hill lies a wonderful walled graveyard surrounded by pasturelands. Within the confines of these walls lie the ruins of a church known as Teampall Do-Ath. I cannot find a date for this but it would appear to … Continue reading

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Craddockstown West Standingstone

Just opposite the main entrance to the racecourse at Punchestown, lies the Standing Stone of Craddockstown West. Situated in a crop field and easily noticeable from the road, the massive megalithic Longstone stands approx 5 meters in height, but lies … Continue reading

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