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The ruins of the Cistercian Monastery at Jerpoint

Jerpoint Abbey and its Cistercian Monks

Jerpoint Abbey is located just over two and half kilometres west of Thomastown in County Kilkenny, and is an important national monument, which has...
The Treaty Stone

The Treaty Stone of Limerick

The Treaty Stone in Limerick, widely believed to be the setting for the signing of the Treaty of Limerick, is hugely significant in Irish...
The ruins of Killilagh Church in Doolin, Co. Clare.

Conserving Killilagh Church and Doolin’s Historic Monuments

The parish of Killilagh is located in the north-west corner of the Barony of Corcomroe in County Clare, Ireland. A small and sparsely populated parish,...
A view of Corcomroe Abbey from a south-easterly direction - The Irish Place

Corcomroe Abbey: Medieval Wonder

Corcomroe Abbey is a wonderful example of a quintessentially Irish monastery that was once lived in by Cistercians (also known as Trappist) monks. These impressive...
Kells Augustinian Priory - The Irish Place

Augustinian Marvel: Kells Priory

Set in a wonderfully picturesque setting next to the King's River, in the heart of the lush County Kilkenny, Kells Priory is without doubt...
The ruins of Medieval Seskinan Church at Knockboy - The Irish Place

The Ogham Stones in Seskinan Church and nearby Stone Row

The medieval Seskinan Church (Seskinan meaning 'little sedgy moor') in the ancient Sliabh gCua region of County Waterford has lain in ruins for centuries. This...
Kilree Monastic Centre and Round Tower - The Irish Place

Kilree Monastic Site, Round Tower and High Cross

It is thought the Kilree Monastic Site, with its medieval church, distinctive round tower and high cross dates back as far as the sixth...
The Medieval Kilfane Church - The Irish Place

Medieval Wonder: The Cantwell Fada at Kilfane Church

Kilfane Church houses the astonishing Cantwell Fada. The word Kilfane is believed to derive from Saint Pháin or Chill Pháin and the Church dates from the thirteenth...
Mount Melleray Abbey - The Irish Place

The Cistercian Monastery of Mount Melleray

The original Cistercian Monastery was founded in 1098 and took its name from its location - the town of Cîteaux near Dijon. The founding fathers...
The Towers at Ballysaggartmore, Co. Waterford - The Irish Place

The History of Ballysaggartmore Towers

Ballysaggartmore Towers were the brainchild of Arthur Keily-Ussher. He is a man remembered more for his appallingly cruel behaviour towards his tenants during the Great...