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

Derrynane Abbey

Derrynane Abbey

Derrynane Abbey, Co Kerry, Ireland

Derrynane Abbey doorway

Derrynane Abbey doorway

 

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

Caherlehillan Cross Pillars

Caherlehillan Cross Pillars

Caherlehillan Cross Pillars, Co Kerry, Ireland

Caherlehillan Cross Pillars

The two Cross inscribed stones in front of the shrine at Caherlehillan

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