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Welcome to MontPelier Hill

Situated on the summit of Montpellier Hill,  at 1275 feet above sea level and overlooking the city of Dublin with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, there resides the ruins of an old hunting lodge from the 18th century. Is … Continue reading

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A Manor fit for a King.

Out of all the sites I have visited over the course of the past few years, these ruins must be the most hideous and depressing. Sigginstown or Jigginstown House as it is now know is currently a National Monument in … 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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The House of Tua

Just outside Maynooth on the side of the Straffan road there is a small graveyard.  This is the site of an early Christian monastery which contains the ruins of a 6th century Round Tower and a 19th century Church. The … 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 17

Welcome to another week of the History Challenge. To kick of this weeks challenge we travel across the pond to the US and Augusta, Maine to check out the old Kennebec Arsenal from the 1800’s which later saw use as the … Continue reading

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Inside the Secret Garden

Located in the current Dominican Priory of Tallaght, on the grounds of the former Archbishop’s Palace, there is a hidden walled garden. Within this garden there is a beautiful tree lined walkway which runs from North to South, known as … Continue reading

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Coill Ghabhainn Standing Stone

The Coill Ghabhainn or Kilgowan Standing Stone which takes its name from the locality in which it resides, is one of several such Long stones that can be found scattered about the Kildare landscape. I first came across this one … Continue reading

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Donaghmore Round Tower & Church

The ruins of the old Round Tower and Church at Donaghmore were quite an unexpected find. Located just outside the town of Navan on the road to the infamous hill of Slane. I had pulled into what looked like a … Continue reading

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The Sunday Post – Waterfront

Its been a while since I managed a weekend post, so here it goes. Just a shot, taken from the waterfront in Youghal, County Cork. There was so much to see down there, I could have spend weeks and filled up … Continue reading

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