St Maelruains Tower

Ed’s photos always have a dreamlike quality about them, but these I find particularly otherworldly. Must be the height shots.

Ed Mooney Photography

St Maelruains Tower (1)

You might recall my previous visit to St. Maelruains in Tallaght back in 2013. It’s a fantastic site, full of history which dates back to the eight century and a religious settlement built on the outskirts of what would become the Pale during the Norman occupation of Ireland. But before that in pre-history Tallaght as it is now known was the site of destruction of a colony of 9’000 Parthalonians from what is described as a plague or pestilence by the Annals of the Four Masters.  As part of the recent Tallafest, the Tower at Maelruains was opened up to the public, so it was a perfect chance for a return visit to explore the belfry tower which dates from the 15th or 16th century. When Maelruain first arrived here in the 8th century an abbey was built and the monastic settlement grew up around it. The…

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I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

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