Category Archives: Historical sites Ireland

The Cavan Burren

The Cavan Burren The Cavan Burren is only 35 minutes from The Old Rectory, Leitrim and the drive there is beautiful it is close to The Shannon Pot and the road there is also the route of the Kingfisher Cycle trail.  It has been on my list for some time now and somehow all the […]

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Book of Fenagh Festival

Why has the Book of Fenagh survived for 500 years? This past weekend the community of Fenagh and those related to it came together to celebrate the Book of Fenagh, and what a great weekend it turned out to be.  I was lucky enough to attend most of the lectures and we got an in […]

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Round Towers

Round Towers of Ireland There is something about a round tower that draws you to it, you can see it in the distance and you have to find it.  That was the case in Nenagh, it was built in the 13th century and stands 100 feet high and its base is 53 feet in width.  […]

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Governor’s House Nenagh

The Governor’s House and Goal in Nenagh There is something so unusual about a octagon house and the Governor’s house in Nenagh is an interesting one.  The goal in Nenagh was built between 1840 and 1842 due to overcrowding in the goal in Thurles and it was a two day walk from the north of […]

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Knowth – Bru na Boinne

Yesterday I got to spend the day in my home county something I don’t get to do often enough and I used it to tick off another of the places on my list to go and see and that was Knowth about a 1,000 years older than New Grange.  It is not open all year […]

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