Carrigafoyle Castle

Carrigafoyle Castle

Carrigafoyle Castle, Co Kerry, Ireland

Carrigafoyle Castle

Built in the 1490s by Conor Liath O’Connor Carrigafoyle Castle

Carrigafoyle Castle

Carrigafoyle Castle – ‘Guardian of the Shannon’

Reask monastic site

Reask Cross Pillar

Reask Cross Pillar

Reask Cross Pillar

Three of the cross pillars at Reask

Reask small pillar

The small pillar to the south-east of the large pillar

Reask small pillar

The other small pillar east of the large pillar

Reask monastic site

Reask monastic site

Askeaton Franciscan Friary

Askeaton Franciscan Friary

Askeaton Franciscan Friary,Co Limerick, Ireland

Askeaton Franciscan Friary

Friary founded in 1389 by Gerald Fitzmaurice Fitzgerald, 3th earl of Desmond or 1420 by James Fitzgerald Fitzgerald, 7th earl of Desmond

Askeaton Franciscan Friary Cloister

15 century cloister arcade

Askeaton Franciscan Friary Cloister

Askeaton Franciscan Friary’s impressive ruins

Askeaton Franciscan Friary

Staigue Stone Fort

Staigue Stone Fort

Staigue Stone Fort, Co Kerry, Ireland

Staigue Stone Fort

Thought to have been built between 300 and 400 AD before the arrival of Christianity in Ireland

Staigue Stone Fort

The entrance to Staigue stone dun

Staigue Stone Fort

The inner tiered walls with steps

Clogher Dun

Clogher Dun/Stone Fort

Clogher Dun/Cashel/Stone Fort, Co Sligo Ireland

Interior of Clogher Stone Fort with entrance top left

Interior of Clogher Stone Fort with entrance top left

Souterrain entrance in Cloger Dun

The entrance to a souterrain in Clogher Dun

Gallarus Oratory revisited

Gallarus Oratory a dry stone chapel constructed between the 7th and 12th centuries

Gallarus Oratory, Dingle Peninsula, Co Kerry, Ireland

The back of the chapel features a small window

The cross pillar at the site with worn inscription

Glanfahan Beehive Huts

Glanfahan Beehive Huts

Glanfahan Beehive Huts, Dingle, Co Kerry, Ireland

Clochán Mór Beehive Huts

Clochán Mór looking west. The clochauns are commonly called beehive huts

Glanfahan Beehive Huts

Clochán Mór consists of two joined huts – on the right is the entrance and on the left the linking doorway

Clochán Mór Beehive Huts enterance

The other entrance

Robertstown Cross

Robertstown Cross

Robertstown Graveyard Gate, Co Meath, Ireland

Robertstown Cross
Robertstown Cross at the bottom of the lane to the graveyard

Carrowntemple Grave Slabs

Carrowntemple grave slab No. 10

Slab No.10, Carrowntemple Grave Slabs, Co Sligo, Ireland

West face of slab No.10, Carrowntemple

West face of slab No.10, Carrowntemple

Carrowntemple slab No.3, elaborate triskele within a rough circle

Carrowntemple slab No.3, elaborate triskele within a rough circle

Carrowntemple slab No.4, double-band ellipses and circles

Carrowntemple slab No.4, double-band ellipses and circles

Carrowntemple slab No. 8, maze pattern

Carrowntemple slab No. 8, maze pattern

Carrowntemple slab No. 1, single-line cross with rounded expanded terminals

Carrowntemple slab No. 1, single-line cross with rounded expanded terminals

Carrowntemple slab No. 12, single liner cross

Carrowntemple slab No. 12, single liner cross. All the slabs are replicas (by Cillian Rogers) with the originals in safe keeping

Inishkeel Cross Pillars

Inishkeel Cross Pillar 1

Inishkeel Cross Pillar, the east face decorated with a Celtic knot pattern

Inishkeel Cross Pillar2

Inishkeel Cross Pillar, the east face decorated with a Celtic knot patterned cross

Inishkeel Cross Pillar 3

Inishkeel Cross Pillars, Inishkeel Island, Donegal, Ireland, the west face decorated with a worn Celtic knot pattern cross

Inishkeel Churches

St Connell's Church

St Connell’s Church and St Mary’s’ Church, Inishkeel Island, Donegal, Ireland

St Connell's Church doorway

St Connell's Church window detail

St Connell’s Church window detail

St Connell's Church interior

St Connell’s Church interior

St Mary's' Church ruin

St Mary’s’ Church ruin

St Mary's' Church doorway

St Mary’s’ Church doorway

Interior doorway of St Mary's' Church, Inishkeel Island

Interior doorway of St Mary’s’ Church, Inishkeel Island

Corrower Ogham Stone

Corrower Ogham Stone 1

Corrower Ogham Stone, Co Mayo, Ireland

Corrower Ogham Stone 2

This is a tall standing stone but…

Corrower Ogham Stone 3

the ogham inscription is quite worn

Corrower Ogham Stone 4

I’ve two interprations of the inscription “MAQ CERAN AVI ATHECETAIMIN” from http://www.megalithicireland.com/ and “Mac Uí Riaghan” from http://www.attymass.ie/ogham_stone.htm. Both sites have more info.

Corrower Ogham Stone 5

A very friendly farmer gave me access to the stone

St Ciaran’s Well

Bridge to the well
St Ciaran’s Well, Castlekeeran, Co Meath, Ireland – the bridge to the well

St Ciaran's Well
St Ciaran’s Well – rag tree at the well

St Ciaran's Well
Water flows through the natural rock formations

St Ciaran's Shrine
St Ciaran’s Shrine

Cahergal Stone Fort

Cahergal Stone Fort

Cahergal Stone Fort, Co Kerry, Ireland

Cahergal Stone Fort

The path to Cahergal Stone For

Cahergal Stone Fort

The circular structure in the centre of the cashel

Cahergal Stone Fort

The interior tiered walls with stepped rampart

Cahergal Stone Fort

Doorway from inside the cashel

Kilmainhamwood Holed Stone

Kilmainhamwood Holed Stone
Kilmainhamwood Holed Stone, Co Meath, Ireland

Kilmainhamwood Holed Stone
The holed stone has a worn carved cross on this side not visible due to the back lighting.  The carved cross may have been added at a later date to Christianise the megalith and site.

Font
Font located by the graveyard gate

Grave slab
One of the grave slabs depicting a man and a women

Kilmalkedar Early Christian Site

The Dingle Peninsula, Co Kerry, Ireland

Kilmalkedar Romanesque Church, Ogham Stone and Cross

Kilmalkedar Church, Ogham Stone and Cross

Kilmalkedar Romanesque Church

Kilmalkedar Romanesque doorway

Kilmalkedar Cross

Kilmalkedar Cross

Kilmalkedar Ogham Stone

Kilmalkedar Ogham Stone

Kilmalkedar Ogham Stone and Cross

Kilmalkedar Sundial

Eightercua Stone Row

Eightercua Stone Row

Eightercua Stone Row, Co Kerry, Ireland

Eightercua Stone Row
The alignment is on a low ridge visible from the road. By chance I met the friendly landowner who gave me access to the stones

Eightercua Stone Row

Lugnagappul Ogham Stones

Lugnagappul Ogham Stones

Legend has it that there was a battle at a place known as Pairc na Fola (Park of Blood). There at a low cairn called Cnoc na Fola (Hill of Blood) the slain were buried. At the edge of the cairn is a three stone row containing two ogham stones.

Lugnagappul Ogham Stones

Lugnagappul Ogham Stones, Cnoc na Fola (Hill of Blood), Co Kerry, Ireland

The old church of Scrine (Screen)

The Fiddle Stone
The Fiddle Stone, Ballinascreen Old Church

The old church and graveyard at Ballinascreen
The old church and graveyard at Ballinascreen (Baile na Scrine), Moneyconey, Co Derry, Northern Ireland

Open vault in the graveyard
Open vault in the graveyard at Ballinascreen

Holed stone
The broken holed stone in the church with a fern growing through it