Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Vinegar Hill, this beautiful spot where hundreds of Men, women and children lost their lives. I visited before for more history and photos (click here)
Top of Vinegar hill overlooking town of Enniscorthy where Irish rebel force held as their HQ along with their wives and families. It was shelled from all sides by British army, most of the rebel force managed to escape.
View looking north past Bunclody towards Wicklow Hills.
Looking towards Blackstairs Mountains.
Posted by Paz at 9:35 PM
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A sad little place I came across that was lovingly cared for.
A graveyard on a backroad, in a cool dark wooded hollow beside a little stream for the unbaptised little Babies mostly, also for unwed mothers, adulterers, sinners and all deemed unfit to be buried in a church grave.
This one is one of many around Ireland; but this seems lovingly maintained and cared for, close to to Clare & Galway border near Whitegate.
Posted by Paz at 8:40 PM
Thursday, March 10, 2016
The Friary was built in 1402 by the McNamara's on the site of an earlier Norman castle. The Friary had colourful and bloody history.
The McNamara's gave the Friary to the Franciscans, during the reformation the Friary was given over to the O'Brians, Earls of Thomond.
Donagh O'Brian was half hung, had his back broken and hung alive from the steeple in 1584 and the Friary was turned in to an English army barracks.
The McNamara's took it over again and rebuilt it and it became a college of 800 students.
In 1651 Cromwells forces killed all the monks and destroyed the Abbey, though by the 1670's the Friars were back again.
The place has a huge history this is only to give an idea of the history.
Posted by Paz at 10:21 PM
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The castle was started in the late 12th Century bu the O Rourke clan, it was taken over and finished by the O Reillys in the 1200's and used as a fortification in their ongoing fighting with the O Rourkes.
During the 1641 Rebellion it was seized and held by the Philip O Reilly leader Irish rebels and as a prison, then later as a fortified stronghold. For 12 years it was held by the rebels and was the last place to fall to the British, when shelled by Cromwells forces.
Posted by Paz at 10:18 AM