Ireland has lots of castles and cathedrals, as well as other historical sites. Here are some pictures.

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Churches, Abbeys, High Crosses, and Round Towers

Corcomroe Abbey Former Cistercian
Corcomroe Abbey. The former Cistercian abbey was founded in 1194 by Donal Mór O'Brien, King of Thomond. (941k)
Burrishoole Abbey Newport County
Burrishoole Abbey near Newport, County Mayo. (761k)
Tombstone Burrishoole Abbey Note
Tombstone in Burrishoole Abbey. Note that his wife survived him by 43 years and two world wars. (925k)
Boyle Abbey County Roscommon
Boyle Abbey (County Roscommon), one of Ireland's finest Cistercian abbeys. (847k)
Boyle Abbey
Boyle Abbey. (735k)
Boyle Abbey
Boyle Abbey. (800k)
Carved Stone Capital Boyle
Carved stone capital in Boyle Abbey. (619k)
Round Tower Monasterboice Abbey
Round Tower at Monasterboice Abbey, one of the finest and highest in Ireland. (701k)
10th Century High Cross
10th century High Cross at Monasterboice Abbey, County Louth. (1171k)
10th Century High Cross
10th century High Cross at Monasterboice Abbey. (910k)
Round Tower Cluain Mhic
Round Tower at Cluain Mhic Nóis (Clonmacnoise), County Offaly. It was founded in 548 by St. Ciarán. (763k)
Church Ruin Building Dedicated
Church ruin of the building dedicated to St. Ciarán, the founder of Cluain Mhic Nóis. (1056k)
High Cross Museum Cluain
High Cross in the museum at Cluain Mhic Nóis from the 10th century. (630k)
High Cross Museum Cluain
High Cross in the museum at Cluain Mhic Nóis from the 10th century. (647k)
10th Century High Cross
10th century High Cross in the 9th century monastery at Castledermot. (899k)
Closeup High Crosses Castledermot
Closeup of one of the High Crosses in Castledermot. (617k)
Rock Cashel Cashel County
Rock of Cashel, in Cashel, County Tipperary. (949k)
Church Ruin Below Rock
Church ruin below the Rock of Cashel. (800k)
Round Tower Abbey Rock
Round Tower and abbey on the Rock of Cashel. (725k)
Monument Rock Cashel
Monument on the Rock of Cashel. (549k)


Carrigafoyle Castle Bea Atha
Carrigafoyle Castle, near Bea Atha Longphuirb (Ballylongford), County Kerry. It was probably build at the end of the 15th century. (727k)
Rockfleet Castle 15th Century
Rockfleet Castle, a 15th century tower house near Newport, County Mayo. (823k)
Rockfleet Castle
Rockfleet Castle. (992k)
Ballycarbery Castle Cathair Saidhthin
Ballycarbery Castle, near Cathair Saidhthin (Caherciveen), County Kerry. This was one of the nicest looking castles I saw. (626k)
Dunguaire Castle Kinvara County
Dunguaire Castle, in Kinvara, County Galway. (606k)
Trim Castle Trim County
Trim Castle, in Trim, County Meath. It was founded in 1173. (611k)
Kilkenny Castle Kilkenny City
Kilkenny Castle in Kilkenny City, County Kilkenny. It was founded in 1172 by Richard de Clare, the Anglo-Norman conqueror of Ireland, known as Strongbow. (838k)
Kilkenny Castle
Kilkenny Castle. (857k)
Cahir Castle Cahir County
Cahir Castle in Cahir, County Tipperary. It was founded in 1142 and was of great strategic importance. (1130k)
Doorway Chutes Above Pour
Doorway with chutes above to pour hot oil on attackers. (1166k)
Stone Carved Family Crest
Stone carved family crest in Cahir Castle. (1091k)
Charles Fort Kinsale County
Charles Fort, near Kinsale, County Cork. It is a huge star shaped fort from the 17th century, one of the best preserved in Europe. (756k)

Ring Forts

Cahergall Ring Fort 10th
Cahergall Ring Fort from the 10th century, near Cathair Saidhthin (Caherciveen), County Kerry. (662k)
Inside View Cahergall Ring
Inside view of the Cahergall Ring Fort. (700k)
Staigue Ring Fort Dates
Staigue Ring Fort. It dates probably from the 3rd or 4th century, near Castlecove, County Kerry. (837k)
Entrance Staigue Fort Very
Entrance to the Staigue Fort. It is very narrow to make it difficult for enemies to get in. (1020k)
Tír Na H'aiohleann Tiernahillane
Tír na h'Aiohleann (Tiernahillane) Ring Fort, near Castletownbere, County Cork. This Ring Fort is not excavated or restored. (926k)

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