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Dingle and Slea Head Drive Private Tour from Killarney
"Heading out of Killarney past the Macgiddycuddy Reeks mountain range with the tallest mountain in Ireland Carrauntoohil on your left out onto our peninsula drive our first stop being ‘Inch beach’ one of the longest beaches in Ireland. You air and soil pollution free.   Leaving Inch you will carry on with the coastal drive through to ‘Gaeltacht’ where the native language is spoken until we come to ‘Dingle’ home to Fungi the Dolphin. Fungi was first spotted in Dingle Bay in the 1980’s and has made it his home ever since. Boats go out enjoy the 'Slea Head Drive’ elevated approximately 330 feet (100 metres) above the ocean the Atlantic on the left mountains to the right and looking out at ‘The Skelligs’ (islands)
From EUR390.00
 
Croagh Patrick Cave and West Summit Trek from Westport Area
"In the early 19th century a man who came to be known as ‘Bob of the Reek’ made his home near the summit of the mountain. He spent the next fourteen years assisting pilgrims in their quest to reach the peak. Winter months were spent in the company of friends at the foot of Croagh if one is to believe that the structure known as ‘Bob of the Reek’s Cave’ was his home. This ‘cave’ which is actually more reminiscent of a medieval holy well faces due north and is very high on the mountain. There is also some controversy as to the true identity of Bob of the Reek. Locals in Lecanvey Village on the northwest side claim him as Robert Geraghty
From EUR30.00
 
Croagh Patrick Pilgrims Hike from Westport Area
"Our first stop is at the statue of St. Patrick normally a ten to fifteen minute walk on an easy gradient. Even at this early stage you will be stunned by the views of Clew Bay and its islands including the birdlike shape of Dorinish which was once owned by John Lennon and the distant guardian of the bay itself – Clare Island once the home of the pirate Grace O’Malley. Looking north
From EUR25.00

Parke Castle Tips (3)

Parkes Castle....

Parkes Castle on the shores of Lough Gill, was built in the 17th century and was the home of Robert Parkes and family. In the courtyard there are what seem to be remains of a Tower House structure believed to have been built in the 16th century. This Tower House was owned by Sir Brian O'Rourke who was executed in London at Tyburn in 1591 for treason.
The castle has been restored and is open to the public from April to September from 10.00 to 18.00. There are good facilities available for visitors including a tea room, disability access and toilets.

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Maryimelda
Jan 14, 2010

This is a steam bath in Parke...

This is a steam bath in Parke Castle - a sort of sauna used for centuries in Ireland. It leads out to the lake. They were used not just for bathing but for treatment of health problems. Herbs were burned and inhaled in the steamy environment.

This will be my last Parke Castle pix - I promise! I just thought it was so well done that I wanted to share a bit more about the place.

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kathycollins
Sep 12, 2002

The well inside the...

The well inside the fortifications at Parke castle was a military advantage - with a water source inside, they could withstand seige longer. Now the well isa place to wish for good luck!
There was a watergate also, allowing transportation of supplies via the lake, circumventing the land route in the event of seige.

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Sep 12, 2002
 
 
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Yeats Memorial

For those of you who are fans of the work of W B Yeats, Sligo is the place to be! The grave is way out in Drumcliff but here in the town itself is the Yeats Memorial Building (run by the Yeats Society...
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Sligo Abbey

The Baron of Offaly, Maurice Fitzgerald, founded the Dominican Friary in the 13th century. The Abbey has been destroyed by fire in 1414 and has been attacked and ravaged in both the Tyrone War in the...
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Benbulben Mountain

Benbulben or more correctly Ben Bulben is a huge formation of shale and limestone which is believed to have been formed during the Ice Age 320 million years ago. It can be seen for miles around as it...
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Lough Key Forest Park

There's this guy called Cé - him being a druid buddy of Nuadha Of The Silver Arm - and there he is minding his own business one day standing in a field when suddenly out from the ground comes a...
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Slieve League

The highest cliffs in Europe at around 800 feet are situated at Slieve League in Co Donegal. Forget the Cliffs of Moher if you want to expereince real cliffs then come here. In fact one of the...
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