Breathtaking photographs of Ireland’s most historic monuments show the country’s ancient heritage

Stunning photographs of Ireland’s most historic monuments have been revealed in a new book which uncovers the country’s charming heritage. From the stunning 15th century Donegal castle, to the New Stone Age ancient passage tombs of Carrowkeel and the Gothic arches of Baltinglass Abbey, which was once one of the riches abbeys in Ireland until Henry VIII’s reformation.

Another picture shows the incredible formation of the Drombeg stone circle in County Cork. The spectacular images have been revealed by photographer and historian, Tarquin Blake and archaeologist, Fiona Reilly who have documented historic sites from 32 counties across Ireland.

The 143 monuments or sites included in this book have been chosen not only to represent a broad selection of type and period in each county but also for their photographic beauty. They range in date from the earliest farming communities of the Neolithic to the modern period and in type include megalithic tombs, hill forts, monastic sites, castles, military forts and churches. 

Published by The Collins Press, Ancient Ireland: Exploring Irish Historic Monuments by Tarquin Blake and Fiona Reilly is now available to buy for RRP £17.99.

Breathtaking photographs of Ireland’s most historic monuments show the country’s ancient heritage

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