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18 Holes at Castle Barna Golf Club Including Club Hire
"Castle Barna Golf Club...what a fabulous course! What makes Castle Barna such a special place is a difficult question to answer the beautiful setting along the banks of the Grand Canal the welcome atmosphere in the clubhouse the immaculate greens tees fairways the many challenging holes; a test to any golfer. The course is always maintained to the highest standard. The friendliness of the staff and members is superb with excellent food served all day. Host club to many Golfing Union Competitions including Pier Junior Cup and C.B
From EUR23.00
 
18 Holes at Castle Barna Golf Club Including Club Hire
"Castle Barna Golf Club...what a fabulous course! What makes Castle Barna such a special place is a difficult question to answer the beautiful setting along the banks of the Grand Canal the welcome atmosphere in the clubhouse the immaculate greens tees fairways the many challenging holes; a test to any golfer. The course is always maintained to the highest standard. The friendliness of the staff and members is superb with excellent food served all day. Host club to many Golfing Union Competitions including Pier Junior Cup and C.B
From EUR23.00
 
Private Mizen Head Tour from Kenmare
"Mizen Head tour starts in Killarney town. At the first stage we will drive through Killarney National Park visiting Torc Waterfall a beautiful place created by nature hidden in always green very dense medival forest. Heading along the N71 we reach Ladies View first place at our tour with spectacular view at the lakes of Killarney National Park.Driving away through Moll's Gap towards Kenmare town one of most cute place in Ireland. Druid's stone circle (circa 3000 years old) and Cromwell's bridge (circa 1000 years old) are waiting for you in Kenmare. Town itself as well specially on Wednesday which is fair market day
From EUR56.00

Grand Canal Tips (5)

THE LOCKS ON THE GRAND CANAL

After i got off the LUAS at Suir Road station i was surprised to see some locks right in front of me. They were part of the system on the grand Canal but the last working cargo barge passed through them in 1960. The Grand Canal stretches for 132 kilometers and has 43 locks, and construction started in 1756 and was completed in 1804. The canal links Grand Canal Dock in the river Liffey to the Shannon Harbour. Nowadays there is a 117 km trail by the side of the canal that takes 4-5 days to walk.

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davidjo
Aug 06, 2015

Grand Canal

Take a walk along the 200 year old "Grand Canal" when you want to escape from busy rushhour Dublin! It's nice, green and quiet there - even though it is located in the city centre! At the canal you find many benches to sit down for a picknick.... in the canal you find many nice old locks.

Just a little walk through the Georgian quarter in the southside of the city and you're there. My favourite walk combines this quarter, the canal and the area around the Dart Station "Grand Canal Dock" with its new and old industrial buildings.

sabsi
Feb 08, 2007

GRAND CANAL

Sitting on a bench beside the Grand Canal, one of his favourite spots, is a statue of the Dublin poet Patrick Kavanagh. For some reason I missed it on my first stop at the canal but he is hard to miss if you walk far enough along.

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hevbell
Dec 23, 2006

GRAND CANAL

The Grand Canal is older than the Royal canal in the north of the city, having been built between 1756 and 1803. It hasn't been used commercially since the 1960s but its a nice area to walk along particularly between Leeson St Bridge and Mount St Bridge

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Nov 26, 2006
 
 
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Walking the Waterways

The canal here is quite pretty - probably more so in summer. They unfortunately have quite a bad littler problem in Dublin - and a lot of it seems to end up in the canal. Despite the rubbish it is a haven for wildlife and we saw a few ducks and swans.

There hasn't been any waterway traffic here since the 60's but in summer there are tour boats. A 2 hour stroll along the tow-path will take you all the way to Killmainham Jail.... we took the bus.

Mariajoy
Feb 18, 2005
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Browne's Hill Dolmen

Brownshill Dolmen is a megalithic tomb that is rumoured to have the largest capstone in Europe...100 metric tons.The site was never excavated but is believed to be the burial place of a local king....
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Carlow Castle

carlow castle is an interesting ruin located in central carlow. it was built by william de marshal and the lord of leinster between 1207 and 1213. this castle withstood an attack by cromwell in 1650....
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Trim Castle

Trim Castle, on the River Boyne, is one of the largest castles you will find in Ireland. The original castle at the site was erected by the Norman Hugh de Lacy and the simple motte and bailey grew...
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