Kilwaughter Castle

Kilwaughter Castle
Kilwaughter Castle, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

Kilwaughter Castle

Kilwaughter Castle

Rosserk Abbey (Friary)

Rosserk Abbey (Friary)
Rosserk Abbey (Friary), Killala, Co Mayo, Ireland

Rosserk Abbey (Friary)
Founded around 1450 for the Friars of the Third Order Franciscans

Rosserk Abbey (Friary)

Rosserk Abbey (Friary)

Ballyadams Castle

Ballyadams Castle
Ballyadams Castle, Co Laois, Ireland

Ballyadams Castle

Killala Round Tower

Killala Round Tower
Killala Round Tower, Co Mayo, Ireland

Killala Round Tower

12th century Round Tower – the original monastic settlement probably goes back to the 5th century when St Patrick appointed Muiredach as first bishop of Killala

Killala Round Tower

Carlingford

The Tholsel (Town Gate)
The Tholsel (Town Gate),  Carlingford, Co. Louth, Ireland

The Tholsel
The Tholsel was also used as the town gaol in the 18th century

King John's Castle
King John’s Castle

The Mint
The Mint

Taaffe's Castle / Merchant House
Taaffe’s Castle / Merchant House

Carlingford
The streets of Carlingford

Carlingford

Carlingford

Carlingford Abbey

Carlingford Abbey (Dominican Friary)
Carlingford Abbey (Dominican Friary), Co Louth, Ireland

Carlingford Abbey (Dominican Friary)
Founded circa 1305 by the Dominican Order

Carlingford Abbey (Dominican Friary)

Carlingford Abbey (Dominican Friary)

Carlingford Abbey (Dominican Friary)

Carlingford Abbey (Dominican Friary)

Carlingford Abbey (Dominican Friary)

Proleek Wedge Tomb

Proleek Wedge Tomb
Proleek Wedge Tomb, Cooley Peninsula, Co Louth, Ireland

Proleek Wedge Tomb

Proleek Wedge Tomb

Proleek Wedge Tomb

Whites Castle

Whites Castle
Whites Castle, Athy, Co Kildare, Ireland

Whites Castle
Whites Castle was built in 1417 to protect the bridge over the river Barrow by Sir John Talbot, Viceroy of Ireland

Whites Castle

St Brigid’s Well and Faughart old graveyard

St Brigid's Well
St. Brigid’s Well, Faughart, Co Louth, Ireland

St. Brigid's Well
St. Brigid’s Well

Rag Tree at St Brigid's Well
Rag Tree at St Brigid’s Well

St. Brigid's Well
By the shrine

Church Ruin
The ruins of a medieval church

Grave of Edward Bruce
The grave of Edward Bruce, King of Ireland who was defeated and killed in the battle of Faughart 14th October 1318. (brother of Robert Bruce King of Scotland)

Headstones at St Brigid's Well
Some of the interesting headstones

Headstones at St Brigid's Well

Headstones at St Brigid's Well

St Brigid’s Shrine

Steps to St Brigid's Shrine
Steps to St Brigid’s Shrine, Faughart, Co Louth, Ireland

St Brigid's Shrine
1st February St Brigid’s feast day is also Imbolc a pagan festival marking the beginning of spring associated with the Irish Goddess Brigid. Some believe the date of Imbolc was more flexible and associated with the onset of the lambing season.

The Grotto
The Grotto

Some of the Stations positioned along St Brigid’s stream
Station 6 Cloch na Crúibe - The hoof stone
Station 6 Cloch na Crúibe – The hoof stone

Station 7 Cloch na Glúine - The knee stone
Station 7 Cloch na Glúine – The knee stone

Station 8 Cloch an Choim - The waist stone
Station 8 Cloch an Choim – The waist stone