Category Archives: Historical sites Ireland

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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Birr Castle Telescope

We went to the country fair in Birr Castle at the end of the Summer on our way home from Clare.  It is my second visit there and I was disappointed to find that the great science museum they had there is now closed, but the telescope remains and this is the history of it […]

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St. Mel’s Cathedral Longford

I have been eagerly awaiting the reopening of St. Mel’s Cathedral in Longford and last week I had the opportunity to make a visit.  It was made all the more magical by the fact that the choir was practicing, not with the big organ, but still the sound was beautiful.  I had yet to see […]

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Strokestown House and Famine Museum

Strokestown House and Famine Museum is a wonderful place to spend the day. Strokestown House is not a trust owned home and it was been left exactly as it was when the last people lived there. It is one of my favourite houses to go to for that very reason, it is so different to […]

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