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St Flannan’s 12th Century Cathedral and the 1st Century Ogham Stone: Killaloe, Co Clare

St Flannan’s Cathedral, often called Killaloe Cathedral, gives a fine example of the style of churches built in the West of Ireland during the transition between the Romanesque and Gothic periods in the 12th century. As a result, the mostly Gothic church shows signs of earlier styles… especially in the east window which lacks the […]

Duckett’s Grove: Rainstown, Co Carlow

Built in 1830, Duckett’s Grove’s “Castellated Gothic Revival Style” puts it squarely in the storybook castle category. In recent years, the old walled garden has been restored, and some of the out buildings have been turned into a tea room as well as work areas and shops for local artists. 2012 saw the opening of […]

Inchagoill Island: Lough Corrib, Co Galway

Inchagoill Island with its amazing beauty and serenity and early christian monastic settlement, with not one but two churches dating 5th and 12th century. A distinct tombstone has an inscription indicating that it is the grave of Lugna, son of Limanin, and nephew of St. Patrick. The stone is also shaped in what appears to […]

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