Tag Archives: Ireland

St. Patrick’s Well, Portpatrick, Wigtownshire

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NX 0010 5412 Also Known as: Canmore ID 60610 Archaeology & History This long-lost  holy well was located on the southeast side of the town.  It was highlighted on the first OS-map in 1849, but … Continue reading

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Stone of Mannan, Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire

Legendary Stone:  OD Grid Reference – NS 91114 91891 Also Known as: Canmore ID 48321 Clackmannan Stone King Robert’s Stone Getting Here Take the A907 road between Alloa and Kincardine, and up the B910 into Clackmannan.  To get into the village, … Continue reading

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Rathgall Hillfort, County Wicklow

Hillfort:  OS Grid Reference – S 902 731 Archaeology & History A prehistoric ‘fort’ with a long history behind it, with recent excavations finding burial and settlement remains from the Bronze- and Iron Ages.  The following article about this impressive … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Well, Heysham, Lancashire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – SD 4109 6159 Getting Here From Heysham village centre by the little roundabout, go down the gorgeous olde-worlde Main Street for about 150 yards, keeping your eyes peeled for the little track up to … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Well, Carrowreagh, Donegal

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – C 366 198 Folklore To be found between the two outer embankments on the southern side of the legendary Grianan of Aileach, this — one of many St. Patrick’s Wells in Ireland — is … Continue reading

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Mullans, Ballyshannon, County Donegal

Standing Stones (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference:  G 915 605 Archaeology & History Field-notes collected by Oliver Davies described there being “two standing stones, side by side,” at the coordinate given here.  In Lacy’s Archaeological Survey (1983), he told that the … Continue reading

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Grianan of Aileach, Carrowreagh, Donegal

Hillfort:  OS Grid Reference – C 3665 1975 Also Known as: Grianan Ailighe Grianan of Ailech National Monument 140 Archaeology & History Attributed by Michael Dames (1996) and others before him as the abode of the Dagda and the house … Continue reading

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