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The Reliquary and Altar for St Valentine in Dublin - The Irish Place

The History of St Valentine and St Valentine’s Day

The history behind the way we celebrate St Valentine and St Valentine's Day started long ago in the days of ancient Rome. Back then,...
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 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,...
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...
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...
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 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...
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