Ancient Ruins in Dublin

Ancient Ruins in Dublin, Ireland

Dublin Ancient Ruins

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  • Pinakshi K
    12 contributions
    The entire walk up to the very top was lovely. The hike was quite moderate but bear in mind not to follow unknown shortcuts. You might end up doing a tougher hike. The best thing to do would be to follow the trail. The hike is absolutely worth though. The view from the top is stunning and it's definitely one of the best spots to watch the sun set. I got some very pretty snaps of sunsets on my way back.
    Written 9 June 2021
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  • permia
    Ireland38,081 contributions
    The current Abbey ruins originate from around the 10th and 12th centuries, built on the site of an ancient monastery that was established by St. Canice in 560.

    The Abbey developed great importance and power. But this had the effect of it being a target for raiders after its treasures and wealth. The Vikings were one crowd that plundered it.

    It is placed in a surrounding cemetery that saw use by the Vikings and subsequent generations. A large Celtic cross known as Nethercross or Finglas High Cross is one of the highlights to be admired.
    Written 21 January 2019
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  • permia
    Ireland38,081 contributions
    At a cost of £4,000 the church and tower were constructed around 1864. In the Early English Gothic style they made an impressive sight.

    The church was sold in the 1980s and demolished in 1988. Decorative elements such as wood carvings and stained glass were salvaged and used as ornate features in a Kildare museum.

    Today the tower still stands proudly. We are fortunate that it too wasn't demolished. It's a testament to the beauty of the original edifice.
    Written 21 February 2019
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  • elib_travels
    Israel920 contributions
    I love the history and the architecture is beautiful but I wasn't blown away by it. It is part of the complex so go around the corner and view the rest from the gardens - sorry
    Written 18 July 2019
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  • John O'Dea
    Mogan, Spain8 contributions
    The Sunday service in Trinity Chapel is one of the hidden cultural gems of Dublin. Chapel Choir sings a different mass each Sunday during term-time. Today it was Standford Mass in B Flat. Next Sunday, 10th November, they will sing the entire Missa Brevis by Antonio Lotti, the brilliant 18th Century Venetian composer as well as pieces by Henry Purcell (1659-1695). In the Chapel, Front Square, TCD at 10.45 am. All are welcome. A great way to start your Sunday!
    Written 3 November 2019
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  • Vincent D
    Dún Laoghaire, Ireland1,219 contributions
    Following the explosion in 1966, Nelson's head appeared in a number of locations.
    It appeared in the background of a play in the Gate Theatre.
    it appeared on the cover of a music album.
    It appeared on the Late late Show on TV.
    It has now settled into its final resting place.
    There is no charge to see it or to touch it.
    Just go into the central library, head upstairs, tell the librarian that you would like to see the head.
    Written 13 July 2018
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