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Images of 35 Irish castles at the turn of the last century

This beautiful collection of cigarette cards depicts 35 Irish castles at the beginning of the last century. They were produced…

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Revealing a 17th century town: Exciting discoveries at Dunluce, Co. Antrim

A team of archaeologists, which includes Dr. Colin Breen of the University of Ulster and Andrew Gault of the NIEA, are making exciting discoveries at…

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Guiding ships for 800 years: Hook Lighthouse, Co. Wexford

 The iconic Hook Head lighthouse represents one of the oldest operational lighthouses in the world.  It stands on the very…

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Lost and Found: Excavations at Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin

Archaeologist Alva Mac Gowan describes the recent exciting discoveries at Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin. On Friday the 19th of September I…

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Jenning’s Castle, Castlegrove, Co. Galway

I recently visited the very well preserved remains of a tower house at  Castlegrove near Tuam, Co. Galway. Known locally…

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Irish Castles and Forts in Photos

Here is a selection of some of the fantastic images that have been entered into our Photography Competition, this time with…

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The Rock of Dunamase, Co. Laois

From the top of a large limestone outcrop in county Laois, the imposing fortress at the Rock of Dunamase dominates the surrounding…

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An Ancient Stone Fort on the Dingle Peninsula: Cathair na BhFionnúrach

Located in the shadow of Mount Brandon and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Cathair na BhFionnúrach is situated on the very…

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Dunmore Castle, Co. Galway

The imposing ruins of Dunmore castle tower above the rolling fields of north Galway. Situated on a small hillock, the…

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Kilgobbin castle, Stepaside, Co. Dublin

The ruined and overgrown remains of Kilgobbin castle stand in the shadow of the Dublin Mountains. Located in an area…