This will give an overview of the monuments in Ireland. This page will be gradually expanded and will take some time. This is just a small overview of the Irish monuments, and so I intend that many historical data omitted. Who wants to know more, this data in any good guide.


On a hill stands the formidable rock Rock of Cashel, with its towers and fortifications. On this plateau is a cathedral, a round tower, a tower house and the Hall of the Vicars of St. Patrick's Cross. The rock was a fortress for the kings of Munster from the 4th Century. In the 10th Century succeeded in the High King Brian Boru throughout Ireland to unite and he read here Cashel crown and chose as its capital. The Chapel of St. Cormac dates from the 12th Century and one can see inscriptions on the entrance of animals. The round tower dates from the 10th Century and the cathedral from the 13th Century.
The monastic settlement of Clonmacnoise is situated on the River Shannon and has 545 of St. Ciaran founded. It chose this location because there is the linchpin of Ireland was. The North-South and East-West connection met here. Thus, this monastery quickly gained in importance and was temporarily the most important of the whole of Ireland. This also had the consequence that the Vikings attacked the monastery.
Mellifont Abbey was the first Zisternser Abbey in Ireland. Unfortunately, only the foundation walls to see what is a good overview. The special feature is that this abbey by entering the aisle, because the "normal" entrance in the former swamp area was. The chapter house, the washing tower for mental purification and the farm buildings are still well preserved.
Glendalough or the ravine of the two seas is the founding site of the monastery of St Kevin, which he in the 6th Century had. Although these monastic settlement has been attacked many times, it survived until 16 Century. A typical feature is the chapel with the round tower, which was nicknamed "Kevin's Kitchen" has gotten.
Newgrange is one of three course on the River Boyne tombs. The others are Dowth and Knowth. Newgrange is over 5000 years old, about 9 meters high with a diameter of 104 meters. Newgrange is considered the most important Stone Age site in Europe.
Hill of Tara, here were the high kings of their meetings to St. Patrick's pagan power, or the High King Laoghaire challenged. This submit to the God of St. Patrick, which then brought Christianity to Ireland.
Kilmalkedar Church is a purely Romanesque church. This was on the former church of Saint-mail Cathair built. Meal Cathair had a missionary and died in 636th.
Fort Dunbeg Stonefort This comes from the 8th or 9 Century. There are four massive stone walls, a house and the Beehive huts (accommodation) to find.
Gallarus Oratory is one of the best preserved monuments in Ireland. It is believed that this event. was a prayer and the development of the round beehives huts to rectangular church buildings.
Dun Aenghus This massive ring fort is located on the Aran Islands and is between 700 BC and 100 AD emerged. It is situated 60 meters above the sea, and part is probably in the sea.
Christchurch Cathedral is 1073 by Silke Sitric Beard (a Viking) was founded and is Dublin's oldest Protestant cathedral. Originally this was a wooden construction, but was under the Anglo-Normans to a stone cathedral rebuilt. The crypt of this cathedral is very impressive.
The St. Patrick's Cathedral is the second oldest cathedral of Dublin and was first Roman Catholic and Protestant today. The building dates from the year 1190 and restored in 1864 and is located in the Liberties district. In this cathedral is buried Jonathan Swift, which is the author of Gulliver's Travels. He was considered very generous to the people and when he was buried, everyone wanted a lock of it. Thus it came about so that he has been buried bare.
Trinity College is the oldest university in the country by 1592 and became Queen Elizabet I founded. It can also be beautiful Evangilar, the Book of Kelts visited.
Dublin Castle is different than you expected. It looks more like a castle. 1204 the castle was built. At the time, the castle of the river surrounded Poddle. In the year 1684 a fire destroyed the living rooms of the castle and the reconstruction lasted until 18 Century.
  Kilmainham Gaol was built in 1788. Here, the rebel leader of 1788-established. Also here were the rebels of the Easter Uprising of 1916 by the British Government executed. This was a serious mistake, because of the defeat of the uprising, this was a feat that gave new impetus nationalists.
The construction of the Custom House was started in 1781 and lasted for 10 years to complete and cost 4000 000. The architect was James Gandon. This building is a Paradebeispile of georginanischer architecture.
Four Courts is also built by James Gandon and was located inside the Supreme Court.