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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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
St. Declans Holy Well, Ardmore, Co. Waterford - The Irish Place

Ireland’s Wonderful Holy Wells

Centuries after they first started to appear, there are still many Holy Wells famed for their healing properties scattered across the British Isles. The...
Three of the Kilfenora High Crosses - The Irish Place

History of Celtic High Cross and Memorial Cross

The Celtic High Cross is an almost hauntingly beautiful symbol of early Christianity and the wider Celtic cultural identity. Most commonly found in Ireland,...
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