Synonyms for grianan or Related words with grianan

aileach              dunadd              loughcrew              trethevy              portmahomack              dunseverick              carrowmore              housesteads              caisteal              poulnabrone              segontium              kisimul              ringfort              tulach              kinneddar              carrowkeel              mhor              aonghasa              clachan              fetternear              fogou              jarlshof              ardbraccan              dowth              dalavich              terryglass              crathie              newgrange              rathcroghan              dunnottar              hinba              carraig              roughfort              yeavering              fetteresso              penmon              doune              caherconnell              trimontium              dunragit              knowth              coole              kindrochit              hoddom              caerhun              eileach              inchtuthil              auchenharvie              daill              fortalice             

Examples of "grianan"
Termonfeckin is also home to An Grianan, a stately home built in the 18th century which was the first residential adult learning college in Ireland. Owned by the Irish Countrywomen's Association, it fulfills many of that organisation's educational and social requirements. An Grianan was also a horticultural college until 2003. An Grianan featured in a recent RTÉ series; ICA bootcamp.
35. Patrick Hannay – “The Grianan Building, Dundee Technology Park” – AJ Page 1 – Publisher: …… - 12/10/1988.
36. Anthony Williams – “Grianan Building, Dundee” – Building Magazine Page 47 – Publisher…….. – 23/09/1988.
The association runs courses in crafts and skills at its centre An Grianan in Termonfeckin, County Louth.
In 1983 her father sent her to Newtown School, an exclusive Quaker boarding school in Waterford, an institution with a much more permissive atmosphere than Grianan. With the help and encouragement of her Irish language teacher, Joseph Falvey, she recorded a four-song demo, with two covers and two of her own songs which later appeared on her first album.
Ring forts (Cashels) and ornately carved stonework are features of Iron Age Donegal (500 BC – 400 AD) including such major monuments as Grianan Aileach. Evidence of ring forts has been found in 35–40 locations in Fanad, principally in coastal locations on both the Swilly and Mulroy coasts.
Newtown Cunningham is located close to Blanket Nook, a wetland area that is a wintering site for the rare whooper swan. The bird sanctuary is one of many tourist attractions in the surrounding area, which also include Grianan of Aileach and the sixteenth-century Burt Castle.
The Kings of Ailech belonged to the Northern Uí Néill and were based at the Grianan of Aileach (), a hillfort on top of Greenan Mountain in modern-day County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. The restored fort stands in a commanding position at the base of the Inishowen peninsula overlooking Lough Swilly to the west and Lough Foyle to the east.
While in training he met and became a lifelong friend of Gearóid O'Sullivan, a fellow student from Skibbereen in County Cork. Both having got jobs in Dublin, they arranged to stay at "Grianan na nGaedheal", 44 Mountjoy Street, Dublin, the hotel and lodgings run by his aunt Miss Myra McCarthy.
Inishowen () is a peninsula in County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. It is the largest peninsula on the island of Ireland. Inishowen is a picturesque location with a rich history. The peninsula includes Ireland's most northerly point, Malin Head, along with Lagg sand dunes, some of the highest in Europe. The Grianan of Aileach, a ringfort that served as the royal seat of the over-kingdom of Ailech, stands at the entrance to the peninsula.
Among Nicoll Russell's principal projects are Arbroath Market Place (1987), The Grianan Building, Dundee (1987), TSB Bank, St Andrews (1989), Scrimgeour's Corner, Crieff (1993), the White Top Centre, Dundee (1995), Dundee Sheriff Court (1998), the Falkirk Wheel (1999), the Byre Theatre, St Andrews (2002), Scottish Dance Theatre, Dundee (2003), An Lanntair, Stornoway (2005), Howden Park Arts Centre, Livingston (2009), and the Briggait Artists' Studios Complex, in a listed former fish market facing the River Clyde in Glasgow, for The Wasps Trust (due 2010).
Today, Mountmellick embroidery is enjoying a resurgence of popularity around the world. A museum at the Mountmellick Development Association in Mountmellick has been opened to permanently display articles of Mountmellick embroidery for all to see. The National Museum of Ireland (Dublin) also has some beautiful examples of the work, as does the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum outside Belfast and the An Grianan Adult Education College at Termonfechin, County Louth.
The teaser trailer was released on 1 September 2014 and focused on a group of men uncovering a mysterious item buried in the grounds of Grianan of Aileach. It also introduced all the main characters and an explanation of the term "Night People" as depicted in the fictional world of the film. A slightly longer version of the teaser was screened at Dublin's Horrorthon Film Festival a month later.
Four groups of islands are part of the parish of Cashel: the Black Islands; Clawinch, Priests’ Island and Inis Clothrann (or Quaker). The largest and most historic island on the River Shannon is Inis Clothrann. The name Clothra was the name of Queen Maeve’s sister and two landmarks on the island are Grianan Meidhbhe and Innod Marfe Meidhbhe. St Diarmuid founded a monastery on this island about the year 540 AD and the well preserved ruins are to be seen in the area known as ‘The Moat’.
For most of the Gaelic period, dwellings and farm buildings were circular with conical thatched roofs (see roundhouse). Square and rectangle-shaped buildings gradually became more common, and by the 14th or 15th century they had replaced round buildings completely. In some areas, buildings were made mostly of stone. In others, they were built of timber, wattle and daub, or a mix of materials. Most ancient and early medieval stone buildings were of dry stone construction. Some buildings would have had glass windows. Among the wealthy, it was common for women to have their own 'apartment' called a "grianan" (anglicized "greenan") in the sunniest part of the homestead.
"The learned historian and poet, Mac Brody (Maoilin Oge), represented that it was in revenge of the demolition of Grianan Oiligh, formerly, by Murtough More, son of Turlough [son of Teige], son of Brian Boroimhe, that God, in consequence of the curse of Columbkille upon the O'Briens, had permitted Thomond to be totally plundered and devastated on this occasion by O'Donnell. This Maoilin Oge came to O'Donnell, to request of him the restoration of his cattle, which a party of the troops had carried off; and they were all given back to him; upon which Maoilin composed the following quatrain: It was destined that, in revenge of Oileach/O Hugh Roe! the Prophet announced/Thy troops should come to the land of Magh-Adhair;/From the North the aid of all is sought."
Drumboe Woods are the major attraction of Stranorlar. The woods are managed by Coillte and provide walking routes along the banks of the River Finn and the upper woods. Outside the town, a small folly called The Steeple is a popular destination for many walkers. From the top of the tower, on a clear day, the hillfort of The Grianan of Aileach can be seen. There is a raised ring fort at Dunwiley, outside the town. There are numerous guest houses throughout the town and on the main street is Stranorlar's only hotel. Kee's Hotel is a family run hotel, first established in the 19th century as a coach house. The vernacular architecture of the town is largely 19th century solid two and three storey townhouses, one or two of some interest. Unfortunately, they are rapidly being lost to development.
The Grianan of Aileach (, sometimes anglicised as Greenan Ely or Greenan Fort) is a hillfort atop the high Greenan Mountain at Inishowen in County Donegal, Ireland. The main structure is a stone ringfort, thought to have been built by the Northern Uí Néill, in the sixth or seventh century CE; although there is evidence that the site had been in use before the fort was built. It has been identified as the seat of the Kingdom of Ailech and one of the royal sites of Gaelic Ireland. The wall is about thick and high. Inside it has three terraces, which are linked by steps, and two long passages within it. Originally, there would have been buildings inside the ringfort. Just outside it are the remains of a well and a tumulus.
Lewis's description of Aghaderg Parish from the "Topographical Dictionary of Ireland" states, "about half a mile to the south-west of Loughbrickland are three upright stones, called "The Three Sisters of Greenan", apparently the remains of an ancient cromlech: they are situated on a gentle eminence, and near them is a fourth lying in a ditch." While the fourth stone seems to have been forgotten in recent times, "The Three Sisters" came to be associated with a short alignment of three standing stones in the townland of Greenan, whose name comes from "grianan", "the place of the sun", hinting that the stones may have been the site of midsummer and midwinter rituals. Only two of the original stones remains standing.
The over-kingdom of the Northern Uí Néill was known originally as "In Fochla", meaning "the North", with the over-king styled as "rí ind Fhochlai", the "king of the North". It was divided into several sub-kingdoms, which on their own held dominance over smaller tuatha. The territory of the Cenél Conaill was called "Tír Conaill", meaning "the land of Conall". The territory Tír Conaill (Anglicised as Tyrconnell) held by the late 16th century, would become the basis for County Donegal. The territory of the Cenél nEógain was called "Inis Eógain", meaning "Eógain's island", the name of which survives today as the name of the Inishowen peninsula. Their king was styled as "rí Ailig", the "king of Ailech", with their base being the Grianan of Aileach at the entrance of the Inishowen peninsula. The Cenél Conaill and Cenél nEógain are assumed to have established lordship over their neighbouring local tuatha.