Jul 202015
 

A clochan or beehive type hut close to two remarkable tall square piers, shouldering a long gone entrance near Thomastown, Co Kilkenny

Although there’s evidence of some restoration on the entrance to the twin entrance hut, I have so far, failed to find reference to this ancient monument

Clochan

Clochan

If you know this place / this monument please leave a comment below, I’d love to know more of it’s purpose, it’s history and it’s significance in this place.

Jul 042015
 
The Moat, Callan

The Moat at the top of Moat Lane just off Bridge Street, Callan and the King’s River in the foreground. ‘The Moat’ as it’s known locally is one of Ireland’s best preserved Motte-and-Bailey’s. Believed to be Norman in origin ‘The Moat’ in an area previously known as Westcourt Demesne, north of the King’s River is […]

Jun 202015
 
Great Saltee

The Saltee Islands off the coast of Wexford in south-east Ireland are uninhabited except for a breeding population of Gulls, Manx Shearwaters, Puffins, Cormorants, Shags, Gannets and Grey Seals. Privately owned since December 1943 by the Neale family, headed by Michael Neale (Prince Michael the First) it was once a base for pirates, wreckers and […]

Jun 162015
 
Tipperary Patchwork

Tipperary Patchwork is a view of rural Tipperary from the top of Carrigmoclear, an elevated area in the foothills of Slievenamon.  Looking east towards the horizon are the hills that partially form a boundry with Kilkenny