Cong Abbey

Cong Abbey ruin

Cong Abbey, Co Mayo, Ireland

Cong Abbey ruin
St Mary of the Rosary Church ruin

St Mary of the Rosary Church

The Monk’s Fishing House

The Monk’s Fishing House

Arched doorway at Cong

Arched doorway at Cong river

Grey Abbey

Grey Abbey, Greyabbey, Ards Peninsula, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Grey Abbey was founded as a Cistercian Abbey in 1193 by Affreca, wife of John de Courcy.

Templecronan

Templecronan / Temple Cronan, The Burren, Co Clare, Ireland

12 century church ruins probably built on the site of an earlier structure founded by St Cronan in the 7th Century

The tomb said to mark the burial place of St Cronan

The blocked original doorway

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

More info here https://pilgrimagemedievalireland.com/tag/kilgeever-abbey/

Derry Churches, Ards

Derry Churches - North church

Derry Churches, Ards Peninsula, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Derry Churches - South Church

The 1st photo is the north church, the smaller south church above and below

Derry Churches

The site is associated with St. Cummain ( St. Cumman)

Cross inscribed stone

A small early cross inscribed stone stands in the north church

Kilulta Church ruin

Kilulta Church ruin

Kilulta Church, Co Limerick, Ireland

Kilulta Church ruin

The ruins are said to be ‘oldest church in the county’, date unsure but given as 8th century (info from National Monuments Service) and ‘believed to be one of the oldest stone churches in Ireland’ (Wikipedia)

Kilulta Church ruin

The name can be translated as Cill an Ultaigh, the church of the Ulsterman, or Cill Ultain, the church of St Ultain (info from Heritage Project, Diocese of Limerick )

Tobar na Molt / Wethers Well

Tobar na Molt / Wethers Well, Ardfert, Co Kerry, Ireland

Tobar na Molt / Wethers Well

St Brendan, the navigator, is said to have been baptised at the well in 484AD by Bishop Erc and fostered by St Ita for the early years of his life

Tobar na Molt / Wethers Well

Inside the pilgrims shelter / chapel

The altar with carved figures said to represent St Brendan, Bishop Erc and St Ida. The faces marked with the sign of the cross from countless pilgrims

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

Galloon Graveyard Gravestones

Galloon Graveyard gravestones

Galloon Graveyard, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Galloon gravestones

Many of the gravestones are carved with reminders of our mortality – skull & crossbones, coffin, hourglass and bell

Galloon Graveyard Gravestone

Galloon Graveyard carved gravestone

Colaiste Ide Ogham Stones

Colaiste Ide Ogham Stones

Colaiste Ide Ogham Stones, Dingle Peninsula, Co Kerry, Ireland

Colaiste Ide Ogham Stones

There are seven ogham stones in the grounds of Colaiste Ide/Burnham House gathered by Lord Ventry

Colaiste Ide Ogham Stone
Colaiste Ide Ogham Stone

In the background is the small Bullaun stone

Ardfert Ecclesiastical Site

Ardfert Cathedral

Ardfert Cathedral, Co Kerry, Ireland

Ardfert Ecclesiastical Site

Ardfert Ecclesiastical Site

 Ardfert Cathedral interior

Ardfert Cathedral interior

Temple Na Hoe

Temple Na Hoe, Ardfert

Temple Na Hoe

Temple Na Hoe -the west face

Cathedral's romanesque west doorway

The Romanesque west doorway of the Cathedral

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

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

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

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

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

Castlekeeran

Castlekeeran – Three High Crosses, Ogham Stone and Cross Slab

Castlekeeran - the West Cross
The West Cross

Castlekeeran - the South Cross
The South Cross

Castlekeeran - the North Cross
The North Cross

 Castlekeeran Ogham Stone
The Ogham Stone

 Castlekeeran Cross Slab
The Cross Slab

Ogham Stone 2
The Ogham Stone inscription reads COVAGNI MAQI MUCOLI LUGINI, translated as “Cuana son of the people of Luigni” (Wikipedia)

Balrath Cross

Balrath Cross, Co Meath, Ireland
Balrath Way Side Cross
The Pietà and inscription asking for a prayer for the soul of John Broin

Balrath Way Side Cross
The west face has a crucifixion

Balrath Way Side Cross

One of the carved arms on the 16th century cross

Killeavy old churches

Killeavy churches
Killeavy churches, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland

Killeavy churches
11th Century (West Church) and 15th Century (East Church with arched window

Killeavy church, lintel doorway
11th Century lintel doorway with huge granite slabs

Drumcliff High Cross

Drumcliff High Cross
Drumcliff High Cross, Co Sligo, Ireland

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

Drumcliff High Cross

Drumcliff High Cross
Drumcliff High Cross with the shaft of another high cross and ruin of the round tower in the background

Killadeas Ancient Stones

Killadeas Bishop's Stone


Killadeas – The Bishop’s Stone

Killadeas Bishop's Stone


Killadeas, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Killadeas Standing Stone


Killadeas – Standing Stone

Killadeas Cross anb Cupmarked Slab


Killadeas – Cross anb Cupmarked Slab

Killadeas Holed Stone


Killadeas – Holed Stone

Inishmacsaint High Cross


Inishmacsaint High Cross – unknown date, possibly 12th century

Inishmacsaint High Cross

Small window in the ruined church beside the cross

Inishmacsaint High Cross

A monastery was founded by St Ninnid in the 6th century here

Inishmacsaint High Cross
Inishmacsaint Island, Lower Lough Erne, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland