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Clonmacnoise - Part 2

Near the monastery of Clonmacnoise are the ruins of the “Nuns’ Church” completed by Dervorgilla in 1167. Dervorgilla was the daughter of Murchad Maelseaclainn (Ua Máelsechnaill), king of Meath (Mide), which was the fifth and richest province of Ireland, stretching from the sea at Drogheda to the Shannon and including the modern counties of Meath and Westmeath together with parts of Kildare, Offaly and Laois. 286 more words

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Clonmacnoise - Part 1

The medieval monastery of Clonmacnoise (Cluain Mhic Nóis in Irish, meaning “Meadow of the Sons of Nós”) was founded by St Ciaran between 545 and 548 by the river Shannon and at the crossroads of several medieval routes linking all parts of Ireland. 176 more words

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We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone. #quote

Oíche mhaith agaibh. Goodnight from Stair na hÉireann.

Clonmacnoise, Co Offaly, Fiachra Mangan Photography

Ireland

Today in Irish History – 4 December:

1831 – Birth of Robert Horatio George Minty. Westport born Minty would become a Civil War Brevet Major General in the Union army. His campaigns included Chickamauga and Atlanta. 988 more words

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Today in Irish History – 31 October:

Halloween/Samhain Eve/Oíche Shamhna. Samhain is a festival on the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture, with aspects of a Festival of the Dead. It is popularly regarded as ‘The Celtic New Year’. 1,421 more words

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Dia daoibh ar maidin. Good morning from Stair na hÉireann.

Treat yourself with love and respect, and you will attract people who show you love and respect.

Shannonbridge, Co Offaly, Fiachra Mangan Photography

Ireland