Tag Archives: Thin places

Kildare – St. Brigid’s Holy Well (Tobar Bride)

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Legend tells us that St Brigid was born near Kildare to a slave mother who was a Christian and very sickly. As a child, Brigid persuaded the Druid master to free her mother which in turn freed Brigid to enter … Continue reading

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Thin Places: Irish Gateways to the Otherworld

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Thin Places: Irish Gateways to the Otherworld, by Mindie Burgoyne will published in 2014. The book is approximately 85,000 words and focuses on places where the veil between this world and the eternal world is thin.  These could be places … Continue reading

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Boa Island and Caldragh Cemetery – the Janus Figure

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This two faced Janus figure has been watching the sun rise and set over Boa Island for several thousand years.  He’s about four feet high and is perched in a lumpy, ancient cemetery in County Fermanagh – Caldragh Cemetery. Boa … Continue reading

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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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Our Lady of Knock – Apparitions in County Mayo

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On a rainy Thursday evening, August 21, 1879, in the small village of Knock, located in the Northwestern part of Ireland in County Mayo several villagers saw something strange at the back of the church.  Against the gable wall was … 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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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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Uragh Stone Circle on the Beara Peninsula – Enchanting

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The Beara Peninsula which straddles Counties Cork and Kerry has some of the most mystical sites in Ireland scattered over its terrain.  The Uragh Stone Circle, not too far off the main road from Kenmare to Ardgroom is one such … 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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