A R M A G H I N S I G H T S ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Armagh Courthouse was completed in 1809, it was designed by Francis Johnston an eminent architect of the period who was born in Kilmore Co Armagh in 1761. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Johnston’s most famous building is the GPO (General Post Office) in #dublin he also designed a number of other buildings in Armagh including The Observatory, St Luke’s Hospital, The Bank of Ireland in Scotch St (now St Patrick’s Fold) and St Mark’s Church of Ireland Church. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He was also an extremely enthusiastic ringer of church bells and thus ensured that many of his buildings whether secular or sacred were provided with bells.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Contractor for the original construction was Arthur Irwin Kelly. He was a well to do business man who held the title of Sovereign (Mayor) of Armagh. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Kelly had a house built for himself allegedly with the material left over from the Courthouse - because of this the two buildings are known as the cat & the kitten. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Kelly’s house is now the Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum on the Mall appropriately called Sovereigns house.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #alleyways # ArtsCouncilNI #visitarmagh#armaghinsta#instaarmagh#armagh#discoverni#explorenorthernireland#insta_ni #instanorthernireland#niexplorer#failteireland#tourismireland#visitni#culturetrip
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Ross Castle, an 15th century tower house. From “stumble steps,” to the clockwise spiral stair case, tiny window, and more this little castle was so well defended and thought out! And it also blew my mind how small it actually is inside.
Old Things 2 of 2 1, 2, & 3) Gallarus Oratory: Another dry stone construction. There are nine stones along the roof capping it off. The walls are about 4'/1.2m thick. It's still wind and water tight. There is much speculation as to the name which could refer to geographical elements or a name of one of the founders. There are no written records which to verify any speculation. 4) St. Brendan's House: A legendary person, who may or may not have actually existed. He was rumoured to have made his way to North America nearly 1,000 years before Columbus in 484CE. (Who, at this point, was like the hundredth white person to 'find' North America.) Instantly, a thousand years is about when his house dates from. 5, 6, 7, & 8) Kilmalkedar Church: A thirty second walk down a short lane is Kilmalkedar Church. This site, as is so often in Ireland a mixed bag of past, really very old, and present. The graveyard has markers so old as to just be little stubs of rock and so new as to still have fresh flowers. This version of the church was built in the mid-11th century, but is associated with both St. Brendan and St. Maolcethair, a local who died in 636ce. There is a standing stone inside the church carved with Latin unical alphabet and one outside with Ogham script. There is also a sundial standing stone, but it tells prayer times rather than hours of the day. 9) Parts of the new Star Wars movies were filmed in the area. There are several signs and references. #ireland#visitireland#exploreireland#tourismireland#dingle#dinglepeninsula#ruins#standingstones#landscape#church