Tag Archives: Ireland

Rathcroghan – Royal Site in Tulsk – County Roscommon

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Guest blogger for this post is Mike Croghan, owner of Rathcroghan Tours.  He’s  from Bellanagare in County Roscommon. Mike is an artist as well as a guide will be leading our group through the Rathcroghan sites on day 6 of … Continue reading

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Corcomroe Abbey – Monastic Ruins in The Burren

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County Clare is one the most visited areas on tours of Ireland, and the Burren is a worthy destination for any traveler to the West. The Poulnabrone Dolmen, ring forts and the  moonscape look of the Burren are what most … Continue reading

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Newgrange – Meet Me Here at the Winter Solstice

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Newgrange passage tomb in the Boyne Valley – County Meath, Ireland is the oldest, fully in-tact building in Ireland, and probably in western Europe. According to Mary Gibbons who offers excellent tours of Newgrange, the tomb dates back 5000 years, … Continue reading

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The Magic of Harry Clarke in Dingle

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The Dingle Peninsula in Ireland’s south west corner is a magical place.  Everyone knows that.  But apart from the well-known sites like Slea Head, Gallarus Oratory, the Blasket Island, bee hive huts, and Mount Brandon there are hidden jewels often … Continue reading

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Timoleague – Mystical Ruin on the Sea

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Along the road between Kinsale and Clonakilty, near Courtmacsherry is the village of Timoleague which is dominated by the great seaside abbey ruin, a remnant of a 13th century Franciscan Friary.  The abbey is built on the site of a … Continue reading

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Drombeg Stone Circle – County Cork

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The area in southwest Ireland – West Cork and much of Kerry – has  over 100 prehistoric stone circles.  What was the purpose of these circles and how were they used?  One can only speculate.  Reading the seasons, sacred worship, … Continue reading

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