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The second of two remaining Century Norman Tower Houses that remain in Dalkey. located directly across the Road from Goat Castle. Tower House, Heritage Center, 15th Century, Dublin, Norman, Goat, Mount Rushmore, Ireland, Castle

Archibald Castle

As previously mention in my post on Goat Castle, from the seven Castles or Tower houses that once stood in the Dalkey area only two remain. Directly across the street from Goat Castle, which also h…

An interesting find, dating back to the late medieval period, contains a walled graveyard with the ruins of a medieval church and the family mausoleum of the Colley family from the Century. Tower Bridge, My Family, 18th Century, Period, Medieval, Castle, Dating, History, Travel

Teampall Do-Ath

Back down Carbury Hill lies a wonderful walled graveyard surrounded by pasturelands. Within the confines of these walls lie the ruins of a church known as Teampall Do-Ath. I cannot find a date for …

The famous Irish king, Brian Boru, is credited with defeating the Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf in But not everyone heaps praise on the king. Historians have cast doubt on whether Boru& main enemies were the Vikings, or his own countrymen. The Vikings, Norse Vikings, Brian Boru, Archaeology News, Viking Age, Viking Ship, 11th Century, Dark Ages, Ancient Greece

The Battle of Clontarf 1014AD

Good Friday! Not so good for the Vikings… Good Friday is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary in 33AD. …

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One Thousand & One Years ago

Ok so according to the Christian calendar today is Good Friday. Good Friday is one of those religious holidays observed primarily by Christians to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and hi…

Europe: Red-haired girl from Galicia (Celtic Spain). The closet relatives of the Irish are found in Galicia and the Basque region of Spain. Beautiful People, Most Beautiful, Spanish Heritage, Celtic Nations, Celtic Pride, Spain Images, Spanish Woman, Celtic Culture, Red Hair Don't Care

Irish and Udmurts Share “Redheadedness”

Today is a first for this blog, So I am delighted to introduce you to my first ever guest blogger; Steve Hague from Life in Russia. Steve is a keen Traveller, Photographer, Business Coach and Write…

Bram Stoker penned the Victorian Vampire Dracula, Sheridan Le Fanu wrote the novella, “Carmilla. Now meet the original Irish Vampire, An Dearg-Due. Famous Vampires, Victorian Vampire, Vampire Dracula, Carmilla, Early Christian, St Pattys, 12th Century, Samhain, Great View

CillBharrog Church & Cemetery

I came across this little ruined church on the way out to Howth recently. It is situated on a raised piece of land right on the coast road with some great views of the surrounding area. In early Ch…

The famous Irish king, Brian Boru, is credited with defeating the Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf in But not everyone heaps praise on the king. Historians have cast doubt on whether Boru& main enemies were the Vikings, or his own countrymen. The Vikings, Norse Vikings, Brian Boru, Archaeology News, Viking Age, Viking Ship, 11th Century, Dark Ages, Ancient Greece

Battle of Clontarf

On this day 999 years ago, Brian Boru, the King of Munster and one of the biggest badass warriors in Ireland at the time, knocked 50 shades of S##t out of the Vikings of Dublin at Clontarf. The Vi…

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JOHN DEVOY MEMORIAL

Now for something a little different. Whilst this is not quite a ruin, it is a monument with some great history attached. On the new road which runs between the small villages of Kill and Johnstown there stands a memorial to one of Ireland’s almost forgotten heroes. The memorial, which was erected in the 1960s, commemorates John Devoy (1842 - 1928) and, until its recent re-location to accommodate road widening, marked the site of the cottage where Devoy was born. After joining the Fenian…

The Ruinhunter is back, with a Medieval Adventure. Know Who You Are, Medieval, Ireland, Battle, Adventure, History, Historia, Mid Century

The Ruinhunter is back, with a Medieval Adventure.

I cant believe its been over three months since I last posted. I would love to say that I got lost on one of my Ruin hunts and ended up having an adventure, but sadly that was not the case. Thank y…

This weeks image for the Monochrome Madness Challenge. Madness, Monochrome, Challenges, History, Couple Photos, Image, Couple Shots, Historia, Monochrome Painting

Rifle Volley – Monochrome Madness Challenge

This week I dug deep into the archives to revive this image from 20012. Taken during a Civil War Re-inactment at the Venice of Ireland Festival in my hometown of Monasterevin. The entire performan…

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cor deiseal, the sunwise ritual

Cor Deiseal comes from the Irish words deis meaning ‘right-hand’ and deas meaning ‘south’. It refers to the movement, or procession, in a clockwise direction following the course of the sun. These days, it is practised by Christians at religious sites such as Holy Wells, and modern pagan groups.

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Ed Mooney Photography

The official blog of Ed Mooney Photography. Dad of 3, Photographer, Martial Artist, Gym Rat & Blogger. Exploring the historical sites of Ireland.

One of few reminders attesting to the existence of a fine Canal waterway in Mountmellick, Co. Waiting, Sky, In This Moment, Explore, History, Water, Heaven, Gripe Water, Historia

♪♪♫♪ LIKE A BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED…….Oh wait there is no water

So Sunday, I finally got out on the road again for a fun filled day of Ruin hunting and exploration. Despite the overcast skies and the ongoing threat of rain at any moment I packed the car early a…

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Author and Irish Mythologist | Aliisaacstoryteller

Aliisaacstoryteller is the home of Irish Mythology and a resource on Ireland's Ancient Places. Ali Isaac also blogs about life with her Rare Child, Carys, who was born with Cardiofaciocutanous Syndrome.

A Round Tower, some Viking history, two church ruins and the latest Ruin Hunter recruits. School Terms, Round Tower, The New School, Three Kids, History, Couple Photos, Couple Shots, Historia, Couple Photography

My Little Ruin Hunters

Saturday turned out to be an eventful day, with the wife in work I took a trip up to Portlaoise to get a start on the shopping for the new school term. With the three kids in tow, it wasn’t l…

Home of the Irish writer Katherine Tynan. Far Away, Irish, Writer, Castle, History, House Styles, Historia, Irish Language, Writers

Tynan Hall

Not to far away from the previously mentioned Ballymount Castle lie the ruins of Whitehall or Tynan Hall as we knew it as children. It was the home of the famous Irish Poet Katherine Tynan, whom wa…