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The Four Altars (Penal Altars) Ballaghaderreen
The Four Altars are Penal Altars approximately 5km from Ballaghaderreen on the road to Sligo. The Altars face North, South, East ...
King O'Toole's Gander (song)
The following song is taken from the Dúchas Schools’ Collection. A version of the song is available via the Youtube link ...
Cast iron fountain Cork City
A decorated cast-iron drinking water trough (c.1850). This water fountain once refreshed people on the south-side of Washington Street before being ...
The Hellfire Club
The Hellfire Club is situated at the summit of Montpelier Hill in Rathfarnham, Dublin. It is the ruins of a ...
Massy’s Estate Walled Garden
In 1800 the Killakee Estate which contained the infamous Hellfire Club was acquired by Luke White of the Hugenot de ...
Thomas H. Gillespie
Businessman / Editor My grandfather, Thomas H. Gillespie, took over the editorship of the Connaught Telegraph in 1899, a position he ...
On 10 May 1920, the Manor Cinema opened on Manor Street, Dublin. Managed by George Fagan, the silent films it offered ...
How lucky we are to have the impressive ruins of this once great castle sitting right in the heart of ...
Bere Island Standing Stone
The Bere Island standing stone or Gallan is said to mark the exact centre of the island. It’s located in the ...
WW1 US Navy graffiti, Bere Island
On May 11th 1918, sailors from the US Navy inscribed their names on a rock just outside Rerrin Village, Bere ...
Industry on Clonmel's river islands
There are a number of small islands clustered together in the river Suir near the town of Clonmel, which include ...
Maudlin Castle - Kilkenny's forgotten Leper Hospital
Today this lovely tower house (thought to date from c.1500) sits serenely among the terraced houses and bungalows of Maudlin ...
Dawn Chorus in Clonmel Tipperary
A few seconds of the dawn chorus in Clonmel, County Tipperary, recorded in early May 2020. Our home is just on ...
St. Cummin's Holy Well, County Galway
St. Cummin’s Holy Well near Oughterard, County Galway. You can explore this holy well in a 3D Model by Digital Heritage ...
Bird Song - Co. Galway
The sound of birdsong in County Galway, recorded in May 2020.
Gortmore Walled Garden, Marlfield
The high walls of a fine walled garden still stand proudly at the crossroads near St. Patrick’s Well, Marlfield, County ...
Possible Boulder Burial Stones, Kintogher, Co. Sligo
Four possible boulder burial stones were identified on a north-facing slope in Kintogher townland in 2008 by archaeologist Faith Bailey. Possibly ...
Bullaun stone, Rathcormac, Co. Sligo
A bullaun stone serves as an informal holy water font in front of the statue of St. Colmcille on the ...
Knockelly Castle, Fethard, Co. Tipperary
Knockelly Castle, Fethard, Co Tipperary What are people’s favourite 5k walks? Mine is to walk by Knockelly Castle. A nice hilly ...
Kilcash Romanesque Church
Article from my blog Re Kilcash Romanesque Church, Co Tipperary. I have been cocooning (due to an underlying heart condition) since ...
An Ancient Approach: Glendalough's Stepping Stones
In the early drought conditions of 2018, while on a morning ramble, a set of very noticeable stones were visible ...
Glendalough Heritage Forum, Co. Wicklow