Dublin Ancient Ruins

Ancient Ruins in Dublin, Ireland

Dublin Ancient Ruins

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What travellers are saying

  • famousfive1984
    Dublin, Ireland77 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun family day trip, great scenery of Dublin ( we did get clear blue skies which helped!) and the Hellfire house at the top was really interesting. The hike itself isn’t too difficult at all. For younger kids, I’d take a buggy. FYI there’s a Coffee stand in the car park but we didn’t notice toilets there
    Written 2 January 2023
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  • urbanguy
    Richmond, VA4,635 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Later in the day (a Thursday) that we toured the campus, we returned for an "evensong" service. This was held in the Chapel. What a great experience it was!
    Written 28 November 2023
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  • permia
    Ireland41,087 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Vincent D
    Dún Laoghaire, Ireland1,222 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • permia
    Ireland41,087 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Israel926 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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