Category Archives: Built Heritage

Online resource launched for owners of Historic and Protected Structures

Old House New Home is an important new online resource for the owners of existing properties, including protected structures. The guide can be downloaded here. The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, TD, has welcomed the Royal … Continue reading

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May Day in Ireland

‘folk beliefs…spring from our common heritage of human fears and human hopes…the fate of the house and of those who dwelt in it was affected, if not determined, by the good or bad luck which followed on casual actions or … Continue reading

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Ogham Stones in Ardmore

There are roughly 400 surviving Ogham inscriptions on stone monuments throughout Ireland and western Britain, the bulk of them are in the south of Ireland, in Counties Kerry, Cork and Waterford. The vast majority of the inscriptions consist of personal … Continue reading

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Ardmore Cathedral

On the exterior of the west gable of Ardmore Cathedral, there are a number of carved tone panels, which according to  historians, depict events from the psalms. In the past one of functions of these carvings was  to illustrate stories … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Maps … Archaeology

Continuing with how we can view our archaeology and built heritage through the maps using the  Historic Environment Viewer link on The National Monuments website, it is possible to find archaeological features via town-land or by feature. For instance, a search … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Maps … What’s in your 2km zone (Part 1)

If you are finding yourself with some spare time, and bored of cat videos, why not try some detective work about the built heritage in your own locality? The National Monuments website has a link to a “Historic Environment Viewer” … Continue reading

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Fanlights of Waterford

The history of fanlights available on the Buildings of Ireland Facebook page posted a photograph of the lovely double fanlight at 31 The Mall Waterford city recently. Here are a few more examples from around the City and County.   … Continue reading

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Fantastic Irish Fanlights

During the Covid crisis, The National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) Facebook site is highlighting some of our wonderful historic buildings and features with Built Heritage puzzles.  This week they are starting a “Fantastic Irish Fanlights: An Armchair Tour of … Continue reading

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The WW2 Look-Out Posts of Waterford (LOPs)

A network of 83 Look Out Posts (LOPs) was constructed at approximately 10 to 20 mile intervals around the coast of Ireland during “The Emergency”.  These single bay, single story, flat roofed mass concrete structures were built to the standardised … Continue reading

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