Castles & Historic Buildings

The Cross of Lorraine on the gable wall of Kilnaboy Church - The Irish Place

Kilnaboy: Round Tower and Rare Lorraine Cross

The Medieval Church at Kilnaboy sits on an ancient site that was once a female ritual centre headed by the legendary Abbess Inghean Baoith. The...
St. Canice's Cathedral and Round Tower in Kilkenny - The Irish Place

Medieval Marvel – St. Canice’s Cathedral

St. Canice's Cathedral was constructed during the early thirteenth century on a site that had long been regarded as sacred. The monastery that once...
Waterford's iconic Reginald's Tower - The Irish Place

A Jewel in Waterford’s Crown: Reginald’s Tower

Reginald's Tower has dominated the east end of Waterford's pretty city quay for centuries. It was constructed as part of the defensive wall that...
The Tholsel on High Street in Kilkenny built on the site where in 1324 Petronella de Meath was burnt at the stake - The Irish Place

Ancient Gem: The Tholsel Through the Ages

One of the medieval city of Kilkenny's most notable landmarks is the Tholsel - the ancient town hall that is located in the beating...
The East Wing of Kilmainham Gaol - The Irish Place

The History of Kilmainham Gaol Prison

Kilmainham Gaol was built to replace an earlier, more basic prison. Among other pivotal events, it was here that leading members of both the...
St Michan's Church, Dublin - The organ where Handel is reputed to have practised and revised his famous composition The Messiah in St Michan's Church - The Irish Place

St Michan’s Church Dublin: Church of Ages, Home of Mummies

St Michan's Church, Dublin has existed in one form or another for close to a thousand years, from where it has borne witness to...
A view of the magnificent Cahir Castle from the banks of the River Suir - The Irish Place

The History of Cahir Castle

Cahir Castle, once the home of the famed Butler family, sits proudly on a rocky island in the River Suir in the middle of...
The ruins of Dunhill Castle - The Irish Place

Fearsome Past: The History of Dunhill Castle

The ancient remains of the once mighty Dunhill Castle, seat of the La Poer (Power) family, sit high on a towering rock above the...
Carraigahowley Castle also known as Rockfleet Castle - The Irish Place

Grace O’Malley (Granuaile) – Legendary Irish Pirate Queen

Disparaged by her English enemies and largely overlooked by the chroniclers of her time she may have been, yet the famous Pirate Queen Grace...
The Rock of Dunamase, Co. Laoise - The Irish Place

Visiting the Rock of Dunamase

For lovers of Irish history and tourists visiting the area, the Rock of Dunamase, or Dún Másc, is a must-see, and is one of...
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