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The Heritage of Ireland is rich and varied. One is spoiled for choice with monuments that can be visited that are older than the Egyptian Pyramids and Stonehenge dotted around the country. As well as the Megalithic Monuments there are also an amazing number of Castles, Ancient Monastic Sites, Round Towers, Holy Wells, Museums, etc. that can be visited.

The Dullahan searching for his next victim - The Irish Place

The Dullahan of Celtic Mythology

The Dullahan is also known as the mythological Headless Horseman and the embodiment of the Celtic God Crom Dubh. His is the story of a...
The Hag of Beara also known as An Cailleach Beara.

The Cailleach Béara or the Hag of Béara

The Cailleach Béara is also known as the Hag of Béara, 'Cailleach' being the Gaelic word for a hag or old crone. One of the...
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...
Poulnabrone Dolmen - The Irish Place

Poulnabrone Dolmen Portal Tomb

Within the stark landscape limestone desert of the Burren in Co. Clare you will find the Poulnabrone Dolmen. The Hole of Sorrows The name Poulnabrone translates...
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...
Parknabinnia Wedge Tomb on Roughan Hill - The Irish Place

Enigmatic Structures: Ireland’s Megalithic Wedge Tombs

Neolithic Wedge Tombs are a type of Megalithic Monument peculiar to Ireland, though they do bear some similarities to Brittany's distinctive 'gallery graves'. This may...
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...
The beautiful serene setting of Tobernalt Holy Well - The Irish Place

Tobernalt Holy Well, Sligo History

Tobernalt Holy Well is one of a number of similar structures that are scattered throughout Ireland’s green and verdant countryside. This well is found a...
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