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Major – General John Francis Cradock M P
This Irishman distinguished himself in a Military Career, he acted as a Politician plus received an Honour from the British ...
Bofeenaun Abbey Ruins
Dr. Yvonne Mc Dermott published an excellent article, entitled ‘Bofeenaun Friary: History and Architecture of a late Medieval Religious House.’ ...
Shaw's Grocery Book, Baltinglass, Co Wicklow
This grocery book belonged to my grandparents, Albert Shaw of Ballymahon, Co. Longford, 1883 – 1928 and Ethel Perry Shaw ...
Inishmaine Abbey once sat on an island of Lough Mask. Due to the lowering of water on construction of a ...
The Gazabo of Lacken
The Lacken Gazebo is North Mayo is one of the most conspicuous or curious sculptures. It formed a double arch ...
Mayo Abbey, Inisboffin, Inishark connection
Mayo Abbey Introduction Mayo is known as the “plain of the yew trees” and is one of the most important monastic sites ...
Rathdown: Wicklow’s Ancient Heartland
Kilgeever’s Historic Sites
The Louisburgh area has over seven hundred known Archaeological Monuments including the following: Abbey Ruins, Standing Stones, Holy Wells, Historic ...
Aillemore Court Tomb
This Aillemore Court Tomb is marked on the Historic & OS Maps as ‘Cromlech.’ It is located on a steep ...
Breastagh Ogham Stone
This Megalithic Ogham Stone is perhaps one of the most well-known Standing Stones within Ireland. It is believed to have ...
Rosdoagh Court Tomb
There was a lack of knowledge in earlier centuries that meant that several monuments were just described as ‘Druid’s Circles’ ...
Next Steps: Caring for Community Archives: Digitisation
Kimberley Smith, Archivist Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Archives, focuses on the practical ways Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives digitise records, ...
The National Monument of Eochy’s Cairn stands on a long hill near Kilmaine in Co. Mayo. The remains of two ...
Burleigh House, Castlebar
Burleigh House on Ellison Street in Castlebar, Co. Mayo is dated from 1700 to 1838. The building had historic connections ...
Embedding Third Party Digital Tools on your Website
It’s worth mentioning that while most websites have an option to ‘share’ NOT all have the option to embed. Keep an ...
Ireland’s Megalithic Monuments
There are four main types of Megalithic monuments located within Ireland namely three hundred to five hundred chambered Cairns, four ...
The Doaghbeg Mass Rock
Below my childhood home in Doaghbeg is the shore, and along the shore under a spot called Ard Dubh (Duach) ...
During Griffiths Valuation of 1855 Inishglora Island was a part of Lord Bingham’s Estate or ‘Stripe Brendan.’ At the visit ...
The collapse of the old Market House/ Courthouse/ Sessions House at Roscommon Town.
Roscommon town was the Assizes town for the County of Roscommon. The ‘Sessions House’ was the place where the Court ...
Carrowcrom Wedge Tomb
This perfectly preserved Carrowcrom or Cheathrú Chrom Wedge Tomb in Co. Mayo is marked on the OS Map as ‘Dermot ...
Tim Severn’s unscheduled visit to Ballywhoriskey Pier on the Fanad Peninsula
Ballywhoriskey Pier. We once had a very special visitor to this pier. According to legend and some medieval manuscripts, Irish ...
Kilmolash Church, Co. Waterford
Kilmolash Church is located in West Waterford about 5 kilometres from the town of Cappoquin. Today, the church can be ...
Medieval Dunmore, Dunmore Augustinian Friary and Claddagh Castle
Introduction Dunmore is 15 kilometres north east of Tuam and it’s bounded on the north by County Roscommon, on the east by ...
Seaweed harvesting - the tools of the trade
‘The wealth of the sea is proverbial, and even the weeds which grow in it are valuable and can be ...
Morgan McMahon’s Boating History
Thanks Fiona for adding this.
Hanly Occupants House No. 10
I came across the grave of Sean og Hanley yesterday in St Mary's Kendal Green London. It stood out a...
Loughnashee Rock Art
the coordinates given here appear to be ESE facing slopes and at a substantial distance from Lachan Si. I have...
Kilfinane All-Ireland Hurling Champions 1897
Glad you enjoyed it Tom. Those men have a very special place in Kilfinane history.
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