Tag Archives: Cloyne

Castle Hill, Cloyne


¬†have you wondered what is that ruin on the hill outside of Cloyne…….the mute witness of centuries of history I found some information on this ruin¬† in an old book of the history of Cloyne: On the top of Castle Hill are the ruins of a castle about whose history little is known. It is […]

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Castle Mary


….and the next estate is Castle Mary. what lay beyond that doorway….who used this gate or was not allowed to use this gate……… what secrets would lie beyond…… Once again I had to find out who lived in this old property behind all these formidable walls. This story reads of Irish legendary ogres, marriage of […]

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Ardavilling gate cottage and house


This is my journey of the gate houses or as I like to call them gate cottages of Ireland. I live in Shanagarry a coastal village in the South East Cork and has always wanted to capture the beauty and mystery of these old buildings that was placed at the entrances of large estates. The […]

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