Tag Archives: Penal Laws

The Penal Altar

Having explored all the buildings that the Monastic settlement has to offer, I took a stroll through the packed graveyard, stopping off to look at a few interesting gravestones. Many graves were of military personnel dating back to the Battle … Continue reading

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Baltinglass Tower

A short walk from Baltinglass Abbey lies, an interesting tower, situated in the middle of St. Josephs cemetery on Chapel Hill. It is a very interesting Tower in that it was built independently from any other structure. It is believed … Continue reading

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White Abbey

Founded in 1292 by William De Vesci┬áLord of Kildare. The current church dates back to 1887 and became known as the White Abbey because of the color of the Carmelites habits. There are no remains of the earlier structures which … Continue reading

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