Kilgeever Christian Site

Kilgeever Christian Site

Kilgeever Christian Site near Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo, Ireland

St Patrick's rock and Kilgeever Christian Site

St Patrick’s rock in the foreground at Kilgeever

St Patrick’s rock

The Mass rock with inscribed cross – St Patrick’s rock

Kileever holy well,  Toberreendoney

Toberreendoney, The holy well around which pilgrims walk and pray

Kileever cross inscribed pillar

Cross inscribed pillar in Kileever graveyard

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Rattoo Round Tower

Rattoo Round Tower

Rattoo Round Tower, Co Kerry, Ireland

Rattoo Round Tower and church

Rattoo Round Tower and church ruin

Rattoo Round Tower

The round tower stands over 27 metres tall

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

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

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

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

Fore monastic settlement revisited

Fore High Cross
High Cross at Fore

Fore Cross Slab
Cross Slab, St Finchin’s Church

Lintelled doorway and font at St Finchin’s Church
Lintelled doorway and font at St Finchin’s Church, Fore monastic site

Benadictine Priory
Benadictine Priory ruin

Benadictine Priory, Fore monastic settlement
Fore monastic settlement, Co Westmeath, Ireland

Kilcar old church

Kilcar old church and graveyard
Kilcar old church and graveyard, Co Donegal, Ireland

Kilcar old church and graveyard

Kilcar old church and graveyard - Bullaun stone
The bullaun stone that sits in the ruin of Kilcar old church

Kilcar old church and graveyard

Kilcar old church and graveyard

Kilcar old church and graveyard - Grave slabs
Two of the numerous grave slabs that lie in the graveyard

Kilcar old church and graveyard - Grave slabs

 

Kilcar old church - Cairn and Holy Well

The Cairn and Holy Well in a field next to Kilcar old church

Kilcar old church - Cairn and Holy Well

The holy well flows into a bullaun stone or rock-basin

Killaghtee Cross

Killaghtee Cross
Slab with a carved Maltese cross inside a circle. The cross is thought to date from 650AD and mark the resting place of Aédh, an anchorite monk

Killaghtee Cross
Killaghtee Cross, Co Donegal, Ireland

Killaghtee old church
Killaghtee old church

Ardclinis Old Church

Ardclinis Old Church
Ardclinis Old Church and Graveyard with Fairy Tree

Ardclinis Old Church
Ardclinis Old Church, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

Ardclinis Fairy Tree
Ardclinis Fairy Tree (Rag Tree)

Ardclinis Fairy Tree
Rags are tied to trees in the belief that as the cloth rots an ailment or problem will disappear or a wish will be forfilled.

Ardclinis Fairy Tree detail
Children’s toys and other personal things are also to be found on the tree.

Timahoe Round Tower

Timahoe Round Tower
Timahoe Round Tower and church ruin, Co Laois, Ireland

Timahoe Round Tower
St. Mochua, founded a monastery here in the 7th century

Timahoe Round Tower
12th century round tower standing 30m high

Taghadoe Round Tower

Taghadoe Round Tower
Taghadoe Round Tower, Co Kildare, Ireland

Taghadoe Round Tower
Taghadoe: Teach Tua (the house of Tua). St. Tua, also called Ultan the silent founded a monastic settlement here in the the 6th Century

Taghadoe Round Tower

Old Dunfierth church and graveyard

Old Dunfierth church and graveyard
Old Dunfierth church and graveyard, Co Kildare, Ireland


Doorway of Dunfierth church which dates to 1500

Old Dunfierth church and graveyard
South wall window

Crucifixion carving
Crucifixion carving on back of vault

Carving on side
Carving on side of vault

Effigy of Knight
Effigy of Knight in vault

Skreen Church and Cross

Skreen Church
Skreen/Skryne (from An Scrin – The Shrine) Church, Co Meath, Ireland

Skreen Church
This is the ruin of the 15th century church built on the site of an earlier monastery.
In 875 the relics of St Colmcille were brought here for safe keeping but the shrine was robbed in 1027 (later recovered)

Skreen Church
The church is the ruin that’s visible in the east from the Hill of Tara

Skreen Medieval cross
Medieval cross with very weathered Crucifixion carving on its west face

Skreen Church
South door with 14th century carving of a bishop

Skreen Church
Detail of the worn carving

St Patrick’s Church – Cairncastle

St Patrick's Church - Cairncastle
St Patrick’s Church, Cairncastle, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

 Spanish Chestnut Tree at St Patrick's Church - Cairncastle
This Spanish Chestnut Tree, in the graveyard, is said to have sprouted from a chestnut that was in the pocket of a sailor who was washed overboard from the Spanish Armada and buried here.

Cross at St Patrick's Church - Cairncastle

Fore monastic settlement

Benadictine Priory, Fore
Fore Benadictine Priory Ruin

Benadictine Priory, Fore
Benadictine Priory ruin at Fore monastic settlement, Co Westmeath, Ireland

Benadictine Priory, Fore
St Finchin’s Church at Fore monastic settlement

Benadictine Priory, Fore

St Finchin’s Church

Benadictine Priory, Fore
Anchorite Tower and Church

Benadictine Priory, Fore
Anchorite Tower and Church

Benadictine Priory, Fore
St Finchin’s Church – holy font

Drumcliff (Drumcliffe)

Drumcliff: Round Tower, High Cross, St Columba’s church and WB Yeats grave
Drumcliff Round Tower
Drumcliff Round Tower, Co. Sligo, Ireland (10th-century)

Drumcliff Round Tower

There is a megalithic tomb a short distance from the round tower across the Drumcliff River called Coolbeg Wedge Tomb

Drumcliff Round Tower

Drumcliff High Cross
East face of the 9th-10th-century high cross

drumcliff-high-cross-01
West face of the 9th-10th-century high cross at Drumcliff

Drumcliff Church
St Columba’s, Drumcliff – burial place of WB Yeats

Drumcliff Church doors
Doors of St Columba’s Church emblazoned with bronze swans

WB Yeats Grave
The grave of WB Yeats at Drumcliff

WB Yeats Grave
The grave of William Butler Yeats with Benbulben Mountain in the background

WB Yeats sculpture
Bronze and stone sculpture featuring the words of WB Yeats by sculptor Jackie McKenna.

Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

W B Yeats

Near the graveyard at St Columba’s, Drumcliff, Sligo, Ireland, the burial place of Yeats.

Hill of Slane

Hill of Slane
Hill of Slane, Slane, Co. Meath, Ireland

Hill of Slane

Hill of Slane - Franciscan Friary and College
The ruins of the Franciscan Friary and College

Hill of Slane - St Patrick's Church
The ruins of St Patrick’s Church

Hill of Slane - Chilean pine tree
The Chilean pine tree in the graveyard

Hill of Slane - St Patrick's Church

Hill of Slane - St Patrick's Church

Hill of Slane - St Erc’s tomb
Two rough stone slabs thought to be the remains of St Erc’s tomb. Patrick appointed Erc as the first Bishop of Slane

Clonca High Cross

Clonca High Cross
The 4 meter High Cross, Culdaff, Co Donegal, Ireland

cloncha-church-3
The ruins are of a 17 century church with a lintel from the earlier 12 century church

Clonca High Cross
Clonca (Cloncha) High Cross

Clonca High Cross

Cranfield Old Church

Cranfield Church
Ruins of Cranfield Church, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland. 13th century church at Lough Neagh. St Olcan is said to be buried here

Cranfield Church
Cranfield Church with old wooden cross

Cranfield Church
Holy Well at Cranfield Church, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

Cranfield Church
Old wooden cross Cranfield Church

Clonduff old church

Clonduff old church

Clonduff old church with the Mournes Mountains in the background

Clonduff old church

Clonduff cross, Co Down, Northern Ireland. An old cross (headstone?) in the ruins

Skerry Church

Skerry Church 1
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

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