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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 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 in...
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...
Statue of St Brigits at St Brigits Holy Well, Kildare - The Irish Place

The History of Ireland’s Second Saint, St Brigit

St Brigit is one of the best-known saints in Ireland, and regarded by many as being the country's second patron saint after the official...
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...
Drombeg Stone Circle - The Irish Place

County Cork’s Ancient Past: The Drombeg Stone Circle

Ireland's green and verdant landscape is dotted with many types of megalithic monument, with the stone circle being amongst the most impressive. While they may...
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