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Ardandragh castle was the most noted of all the O Farrell castles in County Longford in the 12th century. It ...
The Village Pump – was a very familiar sight around Ireland in the 1940s & 1950s. This one located in Kilmurry ...
Near the quays in Dundalk is the impressive tower of an old windmill It was built around the year 1800, now ...
The Rocks, Wexford town
The place I’m going to describe is ‘the Rocks’ in Wexford town. It has no red or blue dots on ...
Paulgorra Field: Saintly apparition or conservation corner? What is in a field name?
One of the things I love about heritage is how layered it is. Our understanding, appreciation and knowledge of things ...
Louth Hall, Co. Louth
Katherine Tynan Hinkson
Novelist / Poet / Journalist / Nationalist This prolific writer’s career spanned most of the later 19th Century with continuation into ...
Naul Graveyard Ruins
Standing in the centre of Naul Graveyard are the ruins of an old church. The plaque over the doorway states ...
St. Ronan’s Church of Ireland, Dromiskin.
The Phillimore legacy at Tra na Rossan Co Donegal
This beautiful An Oige Hostel in a remote part of Co Donegal was designed by the famous architect Edwin Lutyens ...
Images of Mevagh
'The Limerick Piper' Pádraig O'Briain (Born in Labasheeda, Co. Clare, 1773)
Padraig O’Briain (c. 1773-1855) A piper and musician, Padraig O’Briain was born in Labasheeda, County Clare around 1773. His parents were well-off ...
Ballindoon Priory (or Abbey)
Ballindoon Abbey or Priory rests on the quiet shores of Lough Arrow, a lake in South Sligo. This Dominican priory ...
Around the corner of my house is the 13th century Seatown Castle, which is actually the tower of a Franciscan ...
Marked as fort on the 1837 Ordnance survey map it is believed to be a platform ringfort with a diameter ...
Saint Laurence's Gate, Drogheda
Saint Laurence’s Gate, part of the walled fortifications of the medieval town of Drogheda, Co. Louth.
Blackrock Railway Station
Blackrock Railway Station, built c.1834.
Hear about the natural heritage in Lacca Woods Check out this brilliant podcast about the heritage of Lacca Woods by Hugo ...
The Beacon stands looking out to the Atlantic and back at the village of Baltimore in West Cork. The Beacon marks ...
St. Catherine's Holy Well
St. Catherine’s Well is situated in St. Catherine’s Regional Park exactly on the county border of Kildare and Dublin. Folklore has ...
Graves of the Leinstermen
These stones abound with folklore involving Brian Boru and a quarrel that resulted in the death of the King of ...
Victorian Cartwheel Sweller
To know fully even one field or one land is a lifetime’s experience. In the world of poetic experience it ...
Heritage in The Curragh, Co. Kildare
Images from around The Curragh military camp, an area of military history from the mid-1800s., from British rule to Irish ...
The River Dereen rises in a bog at Knockanana and is a specially conserved channel because of the salmon, trout ...
James Francis Taylor
Thank you for drawing our attention to the typo in the above post - this has now been corrected.
Just fyi, Martin Haverty bought land in West Limerick in 1853 through the encumbered estate act, becoming a small, very...
I would love to find out more about Haverty road being called after Martin Haverty. Are there any papers relating...
“No Worry” Share My Memories: Mary Kenny, née Farrell of Newcastle, Aughrim, Co. Galway
A lovely read . I printed out a copy for my dad , he was Tom and John's neighbour and...
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