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Aghaboe Abbey

Another site I recently returned to with Ryan and Ava, my two eldest Ruinhunters was the Abbey at Aghaboe. The last time I was here would have been back in early 2011 when I was just beginning my adventure in … Continue reading

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Brian Boru Millenium Festival 2014

Vikings Back in Dublin……. Blood will flow. What a busy Easter weekend it has been, even with the extra day off work im still exhausted. After the Easter Egg Trail in Merrion square with the family, was time to pay … Continue reading

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Dunamase Part 2: Return to the Rock

Yesterday I posted some shots of my kids on there first Castle exploration. Today here are my shots from the Rock of Dunamase. The Rock was the first ruin I had shot back in May 2011, and I remember how … Continue reading

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Clondalkin Round Tower

This is one of the most impressive Round Towers I have encountered to date, similar to the one at St. Brigids Cathedral in Kildare which you can read more about HERE with the exception that this one has its original … Continue reading

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Confey Church Ruins

After having spent a great deal my late teens and early twenty’s living in the Lexlip area, this hunt was a great trip down memory lane. It was amazing how this not so little town has grown since I last … Continue reading

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Oughterard Round Tower & Church

After being told about the round tower here at Oughterard by a colleague whom lived in the area, I set of on the way home from work one evening to try and find the site. A couple of wrong turns … Continue reading

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Clonenagh Church

 I found this ruin by pure chance on a trip out the N7 towards Boris on Ossarry to find the Abbey of Aghaboe.Clonenagh Church was built in the 16th century. In the 17th century, it was converted to a Protestant parish church of … 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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The Rock of Dunamase

  The Rock of Dunamase (Dún Masc, “the fort of Masc” in Irish Gaelic) is one of the most historic sites in Ireland. Located in County Laois, this scenic site is a short distance from the N80 road and lies between the towns … Continue reading

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