Fernhill, County Dublin, the Darley family, and the building of Australia.

Excavating an enigmatic granite structure on the wet and windy slopes of Fernhill estate, County Dublin, in 2019 brought an unexpected series of coincidences to mind. The structure was composed of boulders and roughly cut stone derived from the granite outcrops surrounding it. The excavation took place in advance of the laying out of publicContinue reading “Fernhill, County Dublin, the Darley family, and the building of Australia.”

Kirwans Lane, Galway.

Travellers to Dublin Airport in recent years may have noticed the large display showing a stone lined medieval street, advertised as one of the tourist attractions to be visited in Ireland. The street on display is Kirwan’s Lane, in Galway City, It is one of the oldest streets in Galway, possibly dating back to theContinue reading “Kirwans Lane, Galway.”