Located in the former heart of medieval Dublin, the cathedral was founded probably sometime after 1028 when King Sitric Silkenbeard, the Hiberno-Norse king of Dublin made a pilgrimage to Rome.
A quick glimpse from the observation deck below the Ceide Fields. Here, our guide and good mate, Denis Quinn, points out bits of natural history that bring us back to earth in this stunning place.
We’re heading back this spring with two Memoir Tours writing retreats. Check website for details. But for enticement — we will be joined by the incomparable Marion Roach Smith in April; in May, Drew Lamm brings her exceptional coaching skills. On both tours, esteemed author/editor, Helen Falconer, will guide your writing to new levels.
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I have no idea how my drone made it look so like a model but I promise Castledonovan is very much real 🏰
Built in the late 1500s it wasn't inhabited for too long. In the 1640s a certain langer by the name of Oliver Cromwell rocked up into Ireland and his men blew it up.
Although it wasn't massively damaged at the time it became uninhabited at that stage and was left to crumble for almost 400 years.