Tag Archives: Ruin

Ballyadams Castle

My next stop off point on my trip around Laois was to the striking Castle ruins of Ballyadams. On arrival I was faced with a roadside gate, which was sign posted ‘Danger, Keep Out, Sanctuary’. Obviously this was either to … Continue reading

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Re-work Wednesday 17

All along the Watchtower…………… Here we are with another Re-work Wednesday. This week its back to last year when I visited the old church and watchtower at Cruagh, Co. Dublin. You can see the original set of images which I … Continue reading

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Gortnaclea Castle……. Monochrome Madness Challenge

  Here we are again for another instalment of the weekly Monochrome Madness Challenge which is hosted over on Leanne Cole’s blog. Im posting this a bit early today as I wont get a chance to do it later. So … Continue reading

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A Welcome Suprise at Coolbanagher

Following the sad site that was the demolished Castle at Coolbanagher, I discovered a gorgeous surprise just a few meters away on the opposite side of the road. With the sun beating down, the day was really starting to pick … Continue reading

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Return of The Hulk

No, this is not a post about a green Marvel Super Hero. This is The Hulk, as it is known locally in my town of Monasterevin. A massive Georgian House which sits just outside the town adjacent the Hazel Hotel. … Continue reading

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Harristown Church

It’s been a quite month for ruin hunting, so yesterday whilst dropping my nephew back up to Dublin I seized the opportunity to stop of at a few sites en route. The first site we encountered was the old ruins … Continue reading

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Laraghbryan

I cant believe it, Christmas Eve starts tomorrow, and another year almost over. And what a year it has been, In my never ending attempt to find new and interesting places, this year I have explored and shot over 100 … Continue reading

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Ladychapel Ruins

After some difficulty, I eventually found this quite little graveyard about a mile away from another Ladychapel Church in Maynooth. The first church I found although nice was definitely not the one that I had been searching for. Whilst it … Continue reading

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Monasteroris Medieval Church & Graveyard

The Medieval church and graveyard  of Monasteroris can be found just outside Edenderry in County Offally.  This area was under the control of John De Bermingham, the Earl of Louth whom had a fortification just behind the walls of the … Continue reading

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Kinnefad Castle

Yet another stronghold built by the De Bermingham’s can be found in the area of Kinnefad or in Gaelic as Ceann – Átha Fada which translates to ‘head of the ford’. There were many De Bermingham castles and a couple … Continue reading

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