Ballaghmore Castle is a unique and beautiful place. Set in the Irish midlands in Co. Laois, it is the perfect setting for a relaxing rural break in luxurious and historic surroundings.
Birr Castle dates back to medieval times.
The area that the monastery now stands in was once land that belonged to the monks of Monaincha, granted to them by the O’Carrolls.
It is unknown when exactly Damer House was built or by whom. Some records say that Lady Paisley of Golden grove built the house in the early 18th century but this is at the same time that the Damers owned the property.
Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum is a unique attraction in Co. Laois, Ireland and aims to tell the story of the families who lived and died within the Famine Workhouse walls before, during and after the Great Famine.
Fancroft Mill & Gardens are located on a tributary of the Little Brosna river, part of the Shannon system, about 4 km. North of the town of Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.
The earliest references made to the Franciscan order in the town dates to 1470, but there are differences of opinion regarding who founded the Friary, and when exactly it happened.
Leap Castle dated back to the 12th or 13th centuries. The keep is the oldest building in the castle, going back to the 12th century while the Wings on either side were added in the 17th.
For centuries Lough Boora has given humans shelter, warmth and a unique contact with the forces of the natural world. History, ancient and modern, is around you and under your feet when you visit Lough Boora.
The Holy island of Loch Cré and named the 31st wonder of the world in the Book of Ballymote and the island of the living by Giraldus Cambrensis (tutor of King John), Monaincha has a recorded history that goes back over 1,300 years. St. Cronán of Roscrea, St. Canice of Aghaboe and St. Molua of Kyle used the island regularly as a retreat.
The Roscrea Brooch is a beautiful brooch that is one of the most notable antiquities found in Roscrea and is now housed in the National Museum.
The Square Castle, along with the curtain walls and two sentry towers, was built in 1281 out of hard sandstone.
The Round Tower stands to a height of 20 metres and may have originally been 26 metres high.
Housed at the Black Mills in Roscrea, County Tipperary, St Cronan’s High Cross is a fascinating relic that once sat in a nearby graveyard.
St. Cronan had originally founded a monastery at Sean Ross, a mile east of the town, but this proved too difficult to find as it was away from the main roadway.