5th Century St. Patrick's Well, off the main Cahir Clonmel road, near Clonmel, Ireland. The remains of the altar tomb of Nicholas White of Clonmel (d. 1622) are in the remains of the 17th century church incorporating Romanesque fragments of an even older church. At the centre of the small lake is a weathered Celtic Cross which dates from early Christian times in Ireland.
Bohea Stone - St Patrick's Chair From this position on the Tóchar Phádraig the sun appears to set on the summit of Croagh Patrick and then roll down the right side of the Mountain - 'the rolling sun'. It happens only on a date in April and August. The rock and its allignment are thought to date back to the Bronze Age c.2000 BC. Croagh Patrick or The Reek was a sacred site also in Pre-Christian Ireland.
Tens of centuries ago, amid Irelands iconic green, rolling landscape, the kings of Ireland were anointed on a hill of tremendous importance—a place where spirituality met with royalty, and mythical traditions began. The Hill of Tara, one of the most revered spiritual sites in Ireland, is a place where druids held festivals, priestesses were trained and shaman’s rites were performed. Dating back to about 4000 B.C., Tara’s importance to the Irish has withstood the test ...
The small passage tomb known as the Mound of the hostages or Duma na NGiall dates to around 2500BC. The tomb gets its name from the custom of Irish kings taking important people hostage, one of these kings was known as Niall of the Nine Hostages who had taken hostages from all of the provinces of Ireland and from other countries. The passage tomb is one of only two monuments at Tara that have been excavated. TNeill