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 )

Breastagh Ogham Stone

Breastagh Ogham Stone

Breastagh Ogham Stone, Killala, County Mayo, Ireland

Breastagh Ogham Stone

The standing stone is over 3.5 metres in height

Breastagh Ogham Stone

The inscription on one side reads L.GG……SD ….LEGESCAD and on the other side MAQ CORRBRI MAQ AMLOITT, translated as “The Son of Corbbri, Son Of Amloitt”

The Burren revisited

The Burren landscape

The Burren, Co Clare, Ireland

The Burren landscape

2 previous visits to the Burren here http://www.tonyoneill.org/2017/05/10/the-burren-landscape/

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

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