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12 striking photos of ruined buildings around Ireland

A tour of the beautiful and derelict dwellings across the country.

A DERELICT STRUCTURE can be just as interesting and aesthetically pleasing to look at than examples of modern architecture.

Sites such as Clonmacnoise in Co Offaly and Wexford’s Castleboro House have become popular tourist attractions for a number of decades.

Here’s a selection of twelve stunning images showcasing the beautiful ruins around Ireland that you need to visit.  

1. Kinbane Castle, County Antrim 

2. Clonmacnoise, Co Offaly

3. Coppinger’s Court, Co Cork 

 4. Castle Roche, Co Louth 

 5. Dunamase Castle, Co Laois  

6. Dunluce Castle, Co Antrim 

7. Castleboro House, Co Wexford

8. Old Mellifont Abbey, Co Louth 

9. Jerpoint Abbey, Co Kilkenny 

10. Castlelyons, Co Cork 

11. Menlo Castle, Co Galway

12. Callan Augustinian Friary, Co Kilkenny 

More: All aboard: 12 of Ireland’s most picturesque railway stations>

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