Tag Archives: NAtional Monument

Gallán Bhaile Phúinse

A short distance up the road from the Standing stone at Craddockstown we find what is possibly the tallest Standing stone in the country. It is definitely the tallest I have come across to date. I first spotted it driving … Continue reading

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Uachtar Ard

Uachtar Ard was well named as it translates from Gaelic to mean A high place, The Round Tower at Uachtar Ard rests beside the ruins of an old church ruin on a quite hill top in Kildare. It is associated … Continue reading

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Kilgobbin High Cross

Right beside the mound on which Kilgobbin church sits there is a very nice but weathered and damaged Celtic High Cross. As mentioned in my previous post about the church ruins at Kilgobbin in the early 1800s a three-armed Celtic … Continue reading

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St. Cuthbert’s Church, Kilmahuddrick

On a recent expedition I by chance found another of these ruined medieval churches near Bawnogue in Clondalkin. Known locally,  as Kilmahuddrick or St. Cuthbert’s. These ruins seem to be a dime a dozen lately as im finding them nearly … Continue reading

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Kilteel Castle

Just six miles north of Naas lies the village of Kilteel. Situated on the foot of the Wicklow mountains is Kilteel Castle. The castle was apparently built on the site of a former monastic settlement in the early 13th century … Continue reading

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