Rothar Routes

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Archive for ‘August 22nd, 2017’

Heritage Week

Our roots are in our cultural heritage. We are fortunate in this country to have so many wonderful heritage sites in every county. Some are well known but there are a host of unmarked sites that are not promoted or signposted.

It’s so important that we protect these sites and monuments which are a direct link with our past. As this is heritage week it might be a good time to get out on your bike or walk to visit these connections with our distant and recent past.

I have included a lot of sited on my routes in my book ‘South Leinster Cycle Routes’ and they tell wonderful stories of this part of @ancienteastIRLĀ 

Here is a random collection of photographs of some of the sites encountered while cycling the 30 routes across Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois, Kildare, Wicklow and Wexford:


Aghowle Church and Cross

3.1 Moone high Cross Base

Lisnavagh House

Ahenny High Cross

Fertagh Round Tower, County Kilkenny. The tallest of Ireland’s Round Towers at 30 metres high.

Emo Court

Rock of Dunamaise

Mount Leinster Mist

Base of the Round Tower at St Mullins

Rathgeran Rock Art