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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.

Salmon of Knowledge

The Celtic Salmon of Knowledge and Fionn

The Salmon of Knowledge that lived in the River Boyne is a legendary animal that comes from the Fenian Cycle of Irish mythology and...
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...
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...
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