You may see a Norman round tower, trees settled comfortably in a mystic fairy ring, a medieval castle tumbling in upon itself or a beautifully restored castle. Perhaps you’ll happen upon the shadowed monastery where St. Kiernan slept between mountain peaks on the shores of a soft lake. Look in the fields, especially if you’re in the west, or in the heartland, of Ireland. You’ll likely see a dolmen. Older than ancient, these huge stone tables often sit alone, skylining the horizon.
Stone circles, mounds, cairns and Celtic crosses. Carvings on blinding-white quartzite and the inscriptions of an ancient language. Many ancient relics are perfectly preserved and come complete with a visitor’s center. Others are content to live amiably with grazing sheep.
Every illusive or majestic remnant of Ancient Ireland gives pause. Coming upon such a site leaves you speechless, for it’s a stronger experience than words can convey.
Come home to the past in Ireland.
Authentic Ireland’s dedicated writers: Meredith and Win Blevins