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Games of Thrones Locations

Spoiler alert: They use CGI. A lot of CGI. Below are some of the locations in Northern Ireland featured in...

Ballynoe Stone Circle and the Creative Cows

The Stone Circle Located about 5km south of Downpatrick is Ballynoe Stone Circle, an impressive structure that was assembled circa...

Inside the Freemasons Grand Lodge of Ireland

Culture Night 2017 in Dublin was its typical roaring success as buildings, museums and places of interest threw their doors...

Cahir Castle – The Real Deal

In the 12th Century Conor O’Brien built a defensive structure on an original stone fortification called a Cathair – no...

St MacCullins Church – A Tale of 3 Buildings

The good people of Lusk in north County Dublin where well ahead of the curve when it comes to fusing...

Ernest Shackletons Birthplace

Sir Earnest Shackleton, the Antarctica Explorer was born around 10km south of Athy in County Kildare. Shackleton was born and...

The Mega Megalithic Aughnacliffe Dolmen

It would appear that even our stone age predecessors struggled with IKEA flat pack instructions. From its considerable rear end, the...

Mellifont Abbey Lavabo

Mellifont Abbey and Irelands Helen of Troy

Mellifont Abbey in County Louth was the first Cistercian Abbey in Ireland. The Cistercian’s where founded in France by Robert...

Harleck House Gate

Harlech House – Middle Earth in South Dublin

No JRR Tolkien didn’t live here. These are the gates to a Harlach House, tucked away in a housing estate...

The Great Telescope Birr Castle

Birr Castle Telescope – Once Worlds Largest

So how did the Irish midlands wind up with the world’s largest and most powerful telescope in 1845? William Parsons,...

Dublin Maoi

Easter Island Moai Statue…..in Dublin

  You could fly Dublin to Heathrow, then catch a flight half way around the world to Santiago, Chile and...

Castle Roche

Castle Roche and the ‘Red Wedding’

Castle Roche, a short 10km North West of Dundalk, is a scene that wouldn’t look astray from an episode of...

Spike Island

Spike Island – Alcatraz Ireland

Spike Island. Home to smugglers, monks, soldiers and prisoners. As soon as one group pulled out another swam ashore. You...

The Grand Central Palace....this existed in Dublin 4!

Herbert Park World Fair 1907

So there you are. The warm weather has come. You wander over to Herbert Park with your ham sandwich and...

Loftus Hall

The Ghost of Loftus Hall, Wexford

The Ghost of Loftus Hall, the house itself was originally built during the Black Death. You can already see where...

The Wellington Monument

Europes largest Obelisk in Dublin

I’ll continue with the theme of obelisks. Ok, Ok, Ok, I concur. It hardly counts as invisible or inconspicuous. It...

What a Wonderful Barn

Castletown House & Katherine Conolly

So you have learnt all about Speaker Conolly and his little Hellfire club getaway. After Conolly’s death in 1929 the...

Hell Fire Club

The Hellfire Club, Dublin

Sitting atop the Dublin Mountains, gauntly staring down on Dublin City is a den of iniquity graced by the presence...

St Patrick, here to stay

St Patricks Sites

St Patrick. Did he exist? Well that’s all irrelevant nowadays. He’s Irelands Patron Saint and so he is here to...

Mount Brandon

World War II Plane Crash Site in Kerry

The Dingle Peninsula, a popular holiday destination for tourists.  Famous for walking, surfing and Fungi the Dolphin (how long to...

Rock of Dunamase, Laois

Rock of Dunamase, Laois

To the East of the metropolis that is Portlaoise sits the former fiefdom of Dunamase. On this rocky hill sits...

St Michan's Church

St Michans Church, Dublin

There has been a church on this site in Dublin since the year 1075. 1075 just think about that. It...

St Marys Abbey Dublin

St Marys Abbey, Dublin

Why is Abbey Street in Dublin City centre called Abbey Street? Because there used to be an Abbey there. The...

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