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The ruins of the old Round Tower and Church at Donaghmore were quite an unexpected find. Located just outside the town of Navan on the road to the infamous hill of Slane. I had pulled into what loo...

Donaghmore Round Tower & Church

The ruins of the old Round Tower and Church at Donaghmore were quite an unexpected find. Located just outside the town of Navan on the road to the infamous hill of Slane. I had pulled into what loo.

Ireland. The round tower at Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, was a refuge from Viking raids of the 9th and 10th centuries.

Studying my husbands history.The round tower at Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, was a refuge from Viking raids of the and centuries.

Donaghmore Round Tower, area where my ancestors lived

The cemetery at Donaghmore contains the ruins of a church and a fine example of an Irish Round Tower

Irish round towers – literally "bell house") are early medieval stone towers of a type found mainly in Ireland, with two in Scotland and one on the Isle of Man. Though there is no certain agreement as to their purpose, it is thought they were principally bell towers, places of refuge, or a combination of these. The towers were probably built between the 9th and 12th centuries.

irish round towers (literally "bell house") are early medieval stone towers found mainly in ireland (with 2 in scotland and 1 on the isle of man) . it is thought they were places of refuge, probably built between the - c.

Church For Sale: Liss Church & School House, Ballycumber, Co. Offaly

Church For Sale: Liss Church & School House, Ballycumber, Co. Offaly - check out the stained glass windoe

Allihies Copper Mine Trail  County Cork  Allihies, Ireland

Allihies Copper Mine Trail County Cork Allihies, Ireland

This is a domestic scale castle, typical of the type a wealthy family would have lived in in Norman Ireland. In this case it was the home of the DeBarry family, who came to Ireland via Wales in 1185 and were given large tracts of land in East Cork by King John of England.  The castle was not just a home, it was designed too for easy defense, with almost impenetrable walls and good views of all approaches.

Barryscourt Castle - Phillip De Barry built this castle in Norman de Barry & his family came to Ireland via Wales in 1185 and were given large tracts of land in East Cork by King John of England. They later acquired the title of Earls of Barrymore.

Our final leg was to Skibbereen, which became notorious during the great potato famine – a...

Why the Wild Atlantic Way driving route should be top of bucket lists

The Wild Atlantic Way: Our final leg was to Skibbereen, which became notorious during the great potato famine – a third of people in the area died and the mass graves are still there.

Enniscorthy Castle

Enniscorthy Castle

Aslan statue, CS Lewis Square, Belfast, Northern Ireland, CS Lewis, Narnia trail

The “Year of Literary Heroes” is underway in Britain in recognition of the country's most treasured writers.

No visit to Dublin Ireland will be complete without at least a glimpse of the Book of Kells, a trulyRead more »

Gorgeous bustling street scene taken at the corner of Earl Street and Sackville Street (now O'Connell Street), that also captures a great array of businesses in turn of the century Dublin.

Two Irish civilians forced to parade around Dungarvan, Co Waterford by British troops with a British flag tied around their necks. Both men were beaten and dumped outside the town,1921

Two Irish civilians forced to parade around Dungarvan, Co Waterford by British troops with a British flag tied around their necks. Both men were beaten and dumped outside the

Groupe d'esclaves Irlandais

IRISH SLAVE TRADE: white slaves in the sugar plantations of Barbados. None of the Irish victims ever made it back to their homeland to describe their ordeal. These are the lost slaves; the ones that time and biased history books conveniently forgot.

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