Cloghanmore Court Tomb

The east entrance to the court at Cloghanmore

Cloghanmore court Tomb

Cloghanmore Court Tomb, Co Donegal, Ireland

Cloghanmore court Tomb

The wall of the court at Cloghanmore

Cloghanmore court Tomb

The capstone over the southern gallery

Cloghanmore court Tomb

Detail of the left (south) gallery with a lintel and capstone

Cloghanmore court Tomb

Killeavy old churches

Killeavy old churches
Killeavy churches, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland. 11th Century (West Church) and 15th Century (East Church with arched window)

Killeavy old churches
Killeavy churches, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland. 11th Century church ruins with huge granite slabs forming the lintel doorway

Killeavy old churches
St. Moninna’s grave at Killeavy churches. On this site St. Moninna founded a monastery for nuns in 517

Donagh High Cross

aka Carndonagh High Cross aka St. Patrick’s High Cross

Donagh High Cross

Carndonagh, Co Donegal, Ireland

Carndonagh High Cross

The back of the Donagh High Cross

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The carved pillar on the left side of the cross

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The back of the carved pillar on the right side of the cross

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The carved pillar on the right side of the cross
The Marigold Stone, in the graveyard beside the cross

Marigold Stone, Carndonagh

West face of the Marigold Stone

Marigold Stone, Carndonagh

East face of the Marigold Stone

Clifden Castle

Clifden Castle

Medieval style Gateway to Clifden Castle

Clifden Castle

Built in the Gothic Revival style by Clifden’s founder John D’Arcy around 1818

Clifden Castle

Clifden Castle

Goles Stone Row

Goles Stone Row

Goles alignment, Glenelly valley, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland

Goles Stone Row

There are 11 stones in the alignment

 

Goles alignment

Further into the valley is Glenroan Portal Tomb known locally as Dermot and Graina’s Bed

Skerry Church

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The ruins of Skerry Church, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland, with Slemish Mountain in the background

Skerry Church 2

Skerry Church
The gate to Skerry old church

Antrim Round Tower

Antrim Round Tower
Antrim Round Tower, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Antrim Round Tower
The tower was built around the 10th century – part of an ancient monastic site at Antrim

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Beaghmore Stone Circles

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Beaghmore stone circle complex in the foothills of the Sperrins, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland

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Two of the stone circles at Beaghmore

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A stone alignment at Beaghmore stone circle complex

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Sunset at Beaghmore stone circle complex

Ballykeel Dolmen

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Ballykeel Portal Tomb, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland

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Ballykeel Portal Tomb, located within the Ring of Gullion in south Armagh

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Ballykeel Dolmen, known locally as the ‘Hag’s Chair’

Ballykeel Dolmen

Nendrum Monastic Site

Nendrum monastic site

Nendrum Monastic Site, Down, Northern Ireland

Nendrum monastic site

Nendrum Monastic Site on Mahee Island, founded by St Machaoi in the 5th Century

Nendrum monastic site

The remains of the round tower at Nendrum Monastic Site

Nendrum monastic site

The church ruin at Nendrum Monastic Site with the reconstructed sun-dial

Carrowmore Megalithic Complex

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Carrowmore Tomb 57

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Carrowmore Tomb 13

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Carrowmore Tomb 7 looking west, with Knocknarea and Maebh’s cairn in the background

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Carrowmore Tomb 7, said to be the most photographed tomb in the Carowmore megalithic complex

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Carrowmore tomb 7, a dolmen (Portal Tomb) enclosed by stone circle

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Carrowmore Tomb 7

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Carrowmore tomb 4 with tomb 57 in the background

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Carrowmore tomb 4

Carrowmore tomb 4 (2)

Carrowmore tomb 4

Carrowmore tomb 4 (1)

Carrowmore tomb 4

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Carrowmore tomb 1

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Carrowmore Listoghill (tomb 51) and Tomb 52

Beltany Stone Circle

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Beltany Stone Circle, Raphoe, Co Donegal, Ireland

Beltany Stone Circle

The standing stone southeast of Beltany Stone Circle

Beltany Stone Circle 2

The name Beltany is thought to derive from Beltaine the Celtic festival of fertility

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Beltany Stone Circle

Kilclooney More Dolmen

Kilclooney More Portal Tomb

Kilclooney More Dolmen (Portal Tomb), Co Donegal, Ireland

Kilclooney More Portal Tomb

Kilclooney More Dolmen built more than 4000 years ago

Kilclooney More Portal Tomb

Kilclooney More Portal Tomb

Beside Kilclooney More dolmen are the remains of a smaller tomb

Kilclooney More Portal Tomb

Kilclooney More Portal Tomb colour photograph and Infrared photograph from same perspective

Kilclooney More Portal Tomb

Knockoneill Court Tomb

Knockoneill Court Tomb, Co Derry, Northern Ireland.

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The entrance to the gallery at Knockoneill Court Tomb

Knockoneill Court Tomb

The gallery at Knockoneill Court Tomb

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The kerb stones at Knockoneill Court Tomb

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Old Mellifont Abbey

Mellifont Abbey

Old Mellifont Abbey, Co. Louth, Ireland

Mellifont Abbey

A 12th-century Cistercian monastery founded by St Malachy of Armagh

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Mellifont Abbey

Mellifont Abbey

The remains of the cloister

Old Mellifont Abbey

Octagonal Lavabo which once housed a central fountain for hand washing

Mellifont Abbey

The Lavabo once housed a central fountain for hand washing

Mellifont Abbey

The ruin of a small church on the hill by beside the abbey

Mellifont Abbey

Muckross Abbey (Friary) ruins

Muckross Friary

Muckross Friary, Killarney National Park, Co Kerry, Ireland

Muckross Friary

The Franciscan friary of Irrelagh (Muckross Friary) was founded in 1448

Muckross Friary

Vaulted cloister with an arcade of arches

 

Muckross Friary

Muckross Friary

Muckross Friary

Ancient yew tree at Muckross Friary

Muckross Friary

Muckross Friary

Gallarus Oratory

Gallarus Oratory

Gallarus Oratory, Dingle, Co Kerry, Ireland. Various dates for construction (6th to 12th century) and use (church, pilgrim’s shelter, burial place) have been given

Banagher old church

Banagher Old Church

The ruin of Banagher old church, thought to date to the 11th century, Co. Derry, Northern Ireland.

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The Termon Cross at Banagher old church

Banagher Old Church, Bullaun Stone

The Bullaun Stone at Banagher old church

Banagher Old Church, Bullaun Stone

Banagher Old Church

The tomb of St Muriedhach O’Heney at Banagher old church

Banagher Old Church, door

Lintelled doorway

Banagher Old Church, window

Inner south window at Banagher old church

Banagher Old Church, window

Decorated south window at Banagher old church

Clogher High Crosses

Clogher High Crosses

The Two Clogher High Crosses at St. Macartan’s, Clogher, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland

Clogher High Crosses

Clogher High Crosses

Clogher High Crosses

Clogher High Crosses

In a field behind the back of St. Macartan’s Cathederal is Clogher Hillfort.

Errigal Keerogue Cross

Errigal Keeroge Cross
Errigal Keerogue Cross, Augher, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland

Errigal Keeroge Cross

Errigal Keeroge Cross
The ancient stone cross can be found in the graveyard beside the ruins of St Kieron’s Church.

Errigal Keeroge

Creevykeel Court Tomb

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Creevykeel Court Tomb, Co. Sligo, Ireland. The entrance to the first chamber

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The gallery divided into two chambers.

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The remains of a kiln from early christian times when the court was reused by iron smelters can be seen to the right of the chamber entrance

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Entrance to Creevykeel Court Tomb