Building of Blarney House His son, by same the name, was Minister Plenipotentiary for England at the court of Charles Battle of Poltawa. He was rewarded with a full length portrait of the king and a ruby gilted sword which he subsequently sold to drain and improve all his land surrounding the castle. At the beginning of the eighteenth century during the reign of Queen Anne, Sir James St. John Jefferyes built a Georgian gothic house up against the keep of the castle as was then the custom all…
The Wild Atlantic Way The Dingle Peninsula, on Ireland’s southwest Atlantic coast, is ringed by sandy beaches and craggy cliffs. Inland are rolling hills and mountains, including 952m Mount Brandon, in the Republic of Ireland.
Mellifont Abbey located close to Drogheda in County Louth, Republic of Ireland. It was the first Cistercian Abbey to be built in Ireland in 1142 disestablished in 1539 and reestablished in 1938. The Abbey is now a ruin and little of the original Abbey remains, save for a 13th century lavabo (where the monks washed their hands before eating), some Romanesque arches and a 14th-century chapter house.