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 @ancienteastIRL
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: