Temple of Deen revisited

The path to the Temple of Deen in the background

Temple of Deen Court Tomb aka Laraghirril Court Tomb

Temple of Deen Court Tomb aka Laraghirril Court Tomb

Temple of Deen Court Tomb aka Laraghirril Court Tomb

A view of the court remains at the Temple of Deen

Temple of Deen Court Tomb aka Laraghirril Court Tomb

Temple of Deen Court Tomb, Laraghirril, Culdaff, Inishowen, Co Donegal, Ireland

Tullaherin Monastic Site

Tullaherin Monastic Site

Tullaherin Monastic Site, Co Kilkenny, Ireland

Tullaherin Monastic Site

Tullaherin Round Tower and Church

Tullaherin Monastic Site
Tullaherin Round Tower

Tullaherin Round Tower

Tullaherin Ogham Stone

Tullaherin Ogham Stone

St Mary’s Church – Gowran

St Mary's Church

St Mary’s Church, Gowran, Co Kilkenny, Ireland

Dating from the late 13th century the medieval church was partly reconstructed in the early 19th century

Rossinver Old Church and Graveyard

Rossinver Old Church and Graveyard

Rossinver Old Church
Rossinver Old Church and Graveyard
Rossinver Old Church and Graveyard
Rossinver Graveyard - cup marked stone

Rossinver Graveyard – cup marked stone

Rossinver Graveyard - eroded cross-slab

Rossinver Graveyard – eroded cross-slab 2022 infrared

Rossinver Graveyard - eroded cross-slab

Rossinver Graveyard – eroded cross-slab in 2022 colour

The above photograph by ©Anthony Weir at http://www.irishmegaliths.org.uk/crosspillars2.htm from some years ago (1980’s?) shows how erosion is taking an irreversible effect on some of these carvings… would like to think I photographed the wrong stone but don’t think so

Stroan Fountain

Stroan Fountain, Co Kilkenny, Ireland

Stroan Fountain

A natural spring feeds the fountain built ‘erected by subscription by permission of the Landlord Gervase Bushe. Designed and arranged by Thomas Seigne.’

Clara Church

Clara Church

Clara Church, Co Kilkenny, Ireland

Clara Church

The ruin of Clara Church is a short distance from Clara Castle

Ullard Church and Cross

Ullard Church

Ullard Church, Co Kilkenny, Ireland

Ullard Church

The 12th century church was built on the site of a 7th century monastery

Ullard Church
Ullard Church - Romanesque Doorway

Ullard Church – Romanesque Doorway

Ullard Church - Romanesque Doorway detail

Ullard Church – Romanesque Doorway detail

Ullard Church - interior
Ullard High Cross

9th century High Cross

At the back of the church a handball alley was build using the church wall

The Rock of Dunamase – revisited

The Rock of Dunamase

The Rock of Dunamase, Co Laois, Ireland

The Rock of Dunamase black & white

Through the centuries The Rock of Dunamase was a place of fortification. During the Norman conquest of Ireland the rock was refortified and its these ruins that have survived.

The Rock of Dunamase black & white

The gate to Dunamase Castle ruins

Threecastles Castle

Threecastles Castle

Threecastles Castle, Co Wicklow, Ireland

Threecastles Castle

The last remaining castle at Threecastles

Threecastles Castle

Threecastles stands next to the Kilbride Rd (L4365) between Kilbride and Blessington

Threecastles Castle - Doorway

Entrance doorway

Ray High Cross, Standing Stone, Bullaun Stone and Church

Ray High Cross

Ray High Cross

Ray High cross

Ray High cross

Two mill stones + subcircular stone

Subcircular stone with perforation and two mill stones

Raymunterdoney (Ray) old church

Raymunterdoney (Ray) old church, Co Donegal, Ireland

Raymunterdoney (Ray) standing stone

Ray Standing Stone in the North East corner of the graveyard

Bullaun Stone in Ray Graveyard

Bullaun Stone in Ray Graveyard

Bullaun Stone
Ray old church/bullaun/standing stone

Ray old church with bullaun stone forefront and standing stone background

Kill Christian Site

Kill old church, graveyard, famine graveyard, and Penal Mass station, Dunfanaghy, Donegal

Clondahorky Old Church, Kill,Dunfanaghy

Stone inscription in the church

Kill graveyard gate

Kill graveyard gate

Kill graveyard

Kill graveyard

Iron Crosses in kill famine grave yard marks graves of drowned … a few stones for the famine victims belies the number of interred… hundreds possibly in the thousands. More info here

https://www.buildingsofireland.ie/buildings-search/building/40901521/kill-dunfanaghy-county-donegal

Barnes Lower Stone Row – revisited

Barnes Lower Stone Row (Alignment) showing two of the larger stones

Barnes Lower Stone Row (Alignment), Co Donegal, Ireland

Barnes Lower Stone Row - revisited

The three stone alignment with the third stone barely visible

Barnes Lower Stone Row - revisited

The two larger stones with surface texture emphasised by oblique sunlight

The largest stone of the allignment

The largest stone of the alignment again with surface texture emphasised by oblique sunlight

Barnes Lower alignment

Barnes Lower alignment with Muckish mountain in the background

Barnes Lower stone row with Muckish Mountain

Barnes Lower stone row with Muckish Mountain

Barnes Lower view with Lake Salt and Muckish Mountain

Barnes Lower view from car park with Lake Salt and Muckish Mountain. The stones are approx. 150 mtr from track to right as you enter car park

Pinnacle Well

Pinnacle Well

Pinnacle Well, the Burren, Co Clare, Ireland

A housing was built over the well around 1860 giving it the appearance of a small church

Carron Church – the Burren

Carron/Carran Church

Carron/Carran Church on the Burren, Co Clare, Ireland

Carron/Carran Church

The ruins of the 13th century Carron Church

Carved head on the north wall of Carron Church

Carved head on the north wall of Carron Church ruin

Ballylig Standing Stone

Ballylig Standing Stone

Ballylig Standing Stone, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

Ballylig Standing Stone

The farmer was very friendly and accompanied me into the field as there were some cows I was a bit wary of

Tober-bile Standing Stone

Tober-bile Standing Stone

Tober-bile Standing Stone, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

Tober-bile Standing Stone

With Knocklayd Mountain in the background this is one of several standing stones that ring it

Gleniff Horseshoe 2022

Gleniff Horseshoe - Waterfall

Gleniff Horseshoe – waterfall, Co Sligo, ireland

Gleniff Horseshoe - Old Cottage

One of two cottage ruins on the loop

Gleniff Horseshoe

The top of Gleniff Horseshoe

The top of Gleniff Horseshoe

Fairy Bridges, Bundoran

Fairy Bridges, Bundoran

Fairy Bridges, Tullan Strand, Bundoran, Co Donegal

Fairy Bridges

It is said that locals thought the natural sea arches were haunted by the fairies

Fairy Bridges, Tullan Strand

Gortnahoula Court Tomb

Gortnahoula Court Tomb

Gortnahoula Court Tomb, Co Sligo, Ireland

Gortnahoula Court Tomb
Gortnahoula Court Tomb

Much of the site is buried under the peat with the other stones obscured by tall reeds

Tawly Mass Rock

Tawly Mass Rock and Bullaun Stone

Tawly Mass Rock and Bullaun Stone, Leitrim, Ireland

Tawly Mass Rock and Bullaun Stone

The Mass rock has an incised cross and ‘IHS’ inscription just visible below

Tawly Mass Rock
Tawly Bullaun Stone

Tawly Bullaun Stone – both stones were found close by