This website features megalithic, Early Christian, medieval and fortified sites we have visited around Ireland. It is an ongoing project, and the past 3 years have seen an explosion of new sites added to bring our total to well over 1000. Already this year we visited a few sites in Down, Wexford, Louth, Meath, Kerry and more recently Derry, so please check back as I 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!
Latest updates: Wicklow: St Kevin's Well, Glendalough and the Gates of Heaven,Colvinstown Upper. Down: Saval More standing stones and Ardglass Castles. ,Kerry: Aghacarrible, Rathduff ogham stones, St Brendan's Well, Kilmalkedar. Derry: Dungiven Standing Stone.
Pages to be added: Down: Ballyloughlin Standing Stone. Louth: Lady's Well, Dundalk. Meath: Balrath Cross and Rathfeigh Motte. Wicklow: Baltinglass Abbey and Boleycarrigeen Stone Circle. Kerry: Ratass Church, Ballymorereagh, Ballybunion, Killoluaig, Maumanorig, Tobar na Molt, Inisfallen, Ross Castle, Muckross Abbey, Milltown, Tullygarran and Rathkieran. Kilkenny: Grangefertagh, Freshford, Glashare and Ballylarkin. Laois: Cullahill Castle and sheela-na-gig.
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.
Google maps are provided for each county. These maps should be used as a visual aid only -- the co-ordinates given by google are not in sync with GPS systems.
Important Copyright Notice! Sadly it has come to our attention that certain websites have been using our images without our permission. Any use or reproduction of our photos without permission of the photographers is strictly forbidden.
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