Tag Archives: Romanesque

Diseart Diarmada & the Romanesque Arch

Hidden away in the small village of Castledermot in Kildare you will find a surprising mass of historical sites with a heritage that goes back over 1200 years. Castledermot or Diseart Diarmada to give it its original Gaelic name, means … Continue reading

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Killeshin Romanesque Church

The next site on my list in Laois was the surprisingly stunning church at Killeshin. There are literally thousands of old ruined churched scattered all around the countryside, sometimes you can’t turn a corner without stumbling across one. But what … Continue reading

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Garristown Church & Cemetery

I have a distinctive memory of these ruins which I came across as you do, by complete accident whilst heading from Dublin to Meath in search of another potential ruin. As it happens the reason this site stuck in my … Continue reading

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Timahoe Round Tower

A couple of weeks ago I was training in some young Ruin Hunters, if you missed this post you can read more about this HERE. Out first port of call was the Round Tower in Timahoe, Co. Laois. It is … Continue reading

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Baltinglass Abbey

This Abbey is one of my personal favourite sites to visit. Last week I found myself urged to make the drive down the N81 through Blessington to the small town of Baltinglass in Wicklow to explore the Abbey. Baltinglass was … 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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Old Kilcullen High Cross & Round Tower

After getting side tracked en route I finally arriving at my original destination, the site of the old monastery at old situated just off the N78 at old Kilcullen.Old Kilcullen, formerly Kilcullen (Cill Chuilinn, “the Church of the Holly” in … Continue reading

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Kildare Round Tower Part 5

Next on the agenda was a visit to the round tower, located on the rear grounds of the Cathedral. The original tower possibly 6th century succumbed to assault or simply fell into ruin. At any rate its present rebuilding is … Continue reading

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Tarragona, Spain

The old town centre of Tarragona is situated atop an 82 metre high hill overlooking (& sheltering from the wind) a calm but deep natural port area. Tarragona is located to the south of Barcelona, in the province of the same … Continue reading

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