Our Visit to the Rock of Dunamase

Our Visit to the Rock of Dunamase

The Rock of Dunamase is one of our favourite spots to visit at night. It is located just 1 hour from our home and we have been to this location dozens of times. The castle played an important role in the early Anglo-Norman expansion in Leinster as it sits on the main route between Laois and Carlow. Today most of the surviving ruins at the site date from the late 12th and early 13th centuries AD, but evidence for earlier…

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The Banshee

The Banshee

This week we will talk about one of the most famous (or infamous) Irish legends….The Banshee. A banshee is a female spirit in Irish mythology who heralds the death of a family member, usually by wailing, shrieking, or keening. The word banshee comes from the Irish bean sí (pronounced ban-shee) which translates as woman of the fairy mounds. She can appear in a number of guises, as a young beautiful woman, a stately matron or as an ugly frightening hag….

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Our Visit To Killiane Castle

Our Visit To Killiane Castle

We arrived for a 2 night stay at the amazing Killiane Castle in Wexford. We were immediately struck by the size of the ruins but also by the free access that was granted to us by the owner. Our apartment for the weekend was literally meters away from the castle entrance and there were no restrictions whatsoever on the access times. The ground floor of the ruin is currently used for storage but work-in-progress can clearly be noticed. The stairwell…

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