Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Aodh (pronounced like 'eh'), son of the chief of Oriel and the first recorded pilgrim to Clonmacnoise. He died on arrival in the year 606.


The remains of a Norman castle which guarded the Shannon crossing. It was blown up by English parliamentarian soldiers in the 17th century. Only when nine red haired Egan maidens dance around it will it crumble entirely.

One of two round towers at the site. This particular one 
was destroyed by lightning in 1024.

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