This website features megalithic, Early Christian, medieval and fortified sites we have visited around Ireland. It is an ongoing project, and the past 4 years have seen an explosion of new sites added to bring our total to well over 1100. Last year we visited sites in Carlow, Cavan, Derry, Down, Dublin, Laois, Louth, Meath, Kerry, Kilkenny, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Wexford and Wicklow. Hopefully 2014 will be another great year, with trips to Mayo and Antrim planned for early in the year. So please check back as we add pages for these locales.
There are two ways to navigate the site. To the left is a list of counties in Ireland. Each county name expands to a listing of (clickable) sites in that county. The links in the header (top of the page) lead to alphabetical lists sorted by type of monument, all of which can be clicked to take you right to the listed site. We have also added a map featuring Ireland's Round Towers to our Early Christian pages. This joins our list of Saints with links to the site they are associated with. The ogham stone page is continually updated and the High Cross section of this site can be accessed separately.
We hope you enjoy your exploration of our site, and we welcome your comments! Please respect that great effort is made to bring you high quality images to aid in locating the most important features of a site. These images are copyrighted and are not be used without thepermission of the photographers. Thank you!
Last updated 23rd Feb 2014.
Latest updates: Dublin: Malahide Castle, Abbey and Sheela-na-gig. Sligo: Carrowkeel Cairn O. Derry: Dungiven Priory. Meath: Duleek Round Tower and St Mary's Abbey. Cork: Barryshall standing stones. Cavan: Drumlane Priory. Westmeath: Tyrrellspass Tower House. Clare: Cratloemoyle Tower House.
Pages to be added: Tipperary: Kilcooley Abbey and Liathmore Churches. Cavan: Kilmore Romanesque Doorway. Limerick: King John's Castle. Offaly: Seir Kieran.
If you are planning to visit historical sites in Ireland may we suggest you buy a heritage card. This may save you a lot of expense. Sites accepting cards are indicated.
Medieval and Early Christian
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