Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Listowel Castle, County Kerry


Listowel Castle was built in the 15th century. It was restored in 2005 and is in the care of the OPW.  

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Roger Casement Monumnet


The Roger Casement monument at Ballyheigue, county Kerry, unveiled by Dick Spring in 1986.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

British army grave near Ennis, county Clare.


Tarbert Bridewell Museum, County Kerry

I recently visited Tarbert, county Kerry and stopped off at the local museum. It is a great little place and I feel they do a good job, providing plenty of information and great reenacted scenes. The staff there are great and really enjoy what they do. Below are a few photos. Well worth the visit.




 






Ratoo Round Tower


Ratoo Round Tower, Ballyduff, county Kerry. The tower is currently being restored and cannot be accessed. Inside the ruined church beside it, I came across this interesting stone mason's mark from the 17th century.  The site is located about 1km from the main road, down a small country lane.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Ireland's Shame

The Georgian doorway in Dublin city, only fifty meters from the Dáil, where homeless man Jonathan Corrie died in December of 2014. the human cost of méféinism.




The grave of Santa Claus


Jerpoint, county Kilkenny contains the grave of St Nicolas Of Myra, otherwise known as Santa Claus. The saint died in the 3rd century and when his grave was threatened by Muslim occupation of Myra during the crusades, it was taken to Italy. To further ensure its safety, it was brought to County Kilkenny as Ireland was then at the edge of the world and relatively free of conflict at the time. It soon became one of many places of pilgrimage in Ireland.