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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.

Tobernalt Holy Well

10 Key Guidelines for Visiting Sacred Sites

No visit to the Emerald Isle is complete without a visit to some of the country's religious sacred sites. For many tourists, in fact, one...
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,...
Precursor to the carved Pumpkin, a Turnip - The Irish Place

Samhain and the Legend of Jack O’Lantern

Samhain was a pagan festival dating from Celtic times in Ireland. It is referenced in some of the country's very earliest literature and has many...
Halloween Scene Display - The Irish Place

An Samhain: The Celtic Roots of Halloween

Samhain is a Gaelic festival, which marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the "darker half" of the...
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...
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