Mass Rock, Bodyke, Co Clare

Mass Rock, Bodyke, Co Clare

Catholic Mass Rocks, like this one here at Ballydonaghane, Bodyke,  Co Clare, are an important and emotive emblem of Irish Catholic History. A Mass Rock (Carraig an Aifrinn in Irish) was a rock used as an altar in late 17th and 18th century Ireland as a location for...
Brian Boru Oak Tree, Raheen Woods, Tuamgraney

Brian Boru Oak Tree, Raheen Woods, Tuamgraney

The Brian Boru Oak Tree is over 1,000 years old and still growing.!!! Standing majestically on its own, this famous tree has long been associated with the last High King of Ireland who was born nearby. The tree is reputedly over 1,000 years old, was possibly planted...
Lime Kiln Tuamgraney Co Clare

Lime Kiln Tuamgraney Co Clare

The Lime Kiln in Tuamgraney is located beside the roadway to Reddan’s Quay. It was built in 1913 to provide lime for the Raheen Estate & other local farmers and operated until the 1950’s. Quicklime or burnt lime, as it was also known, would have been used...
An Casaoireach / Famine Memorial Park, Tuamgraney, Co Clare

An Casaoireach / Famine Memorial Park, Tuamgraney, Co Clare

An Casaoireach / Famine Memorial Park, Tuamgraney, Co Clare This Famine Memorial Park or “Casaoireach” at Callahy, Tuamgraney is a permanent memorial to the people who died and were “buried” here during the Famine years of the 1840’s.   The Scariff Workhouse Union, an...
O’Grady Castle, Tuamgraney, Co Clare.

O’Grady Castle, Tuamgraney, Co Clare.

O’Grady Castle, Tuamgraney, Co Clare. This Tower-House Castle, sometimes referred to as Tuamgraney Castle, was built in the 15thC by the O’Grady Clan to provide protection for the adjacent St. Cronan’s Church. The O’Grady’s  were powerful ...
Holy Island/Inis Cealtra – A Step Back In Time

Holy Island/Inis Cealtra – A Step Back In Time

Holy Island / Inis Cealtra “Island of the Seven Churches”-“Island of the Burials” or “of Monastic Cells” Step back in time with a visit to Holy Island or Inis Cealtra – once in the territory of the Ó Grádaigh(O’Grady’s) – one of the most famous monastic...