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Ireland General

  • Tourist Information

    Dublin General

    Location: Europe Local Time: GMT From 25 Oct 09 to 28 Mar 10 GMT From 28 Mar 10 to 31 Oct 10 GMT +1 From 31 Oct 10 to 27 Mar 11 GMT From 27 Mar 11 to 30 Oct 11 GMT +1 Capital City: Dublin Population: 4 million Area: 70,282 square km, 27,136 square miles. Language(s): English, Irish Dialling Code: 353 Emergency: Police, Fire & Ambulance: 999 or...

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  • City Walks, Shopping, and Towns Worth...

    Cork General

    Cork is not too big a city,its suberbs do stretch out a bit but the city centre is small enough being about 1.5 mile squared. there are some interesting buildings in the city centre but most of the centre was burned down by the then occupying British forces in 1920,this episode is called,"The Burning of Cork", (Google it for more info) Here is a...

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  • Breath taking scenery!

    Killarney General

    I have lived in Killarney all my life. I used to go back there practially every weekend when in college. The best thing about Killarney is the scenery, even if it is probably the most popular tourist destination in Ireland. However, there are many places throughout the national park to find peace and tranquility. When I am in Killarney I really...

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  • King John's Castle

    Limerick General

    Here's the main entrance of King John's Castle. Opening Times - Open Year Round. April - October 9.30pm - 5.30pm (Last admission 4.30pm). July & August remains open until 6.00pm (Last admission 500pm). November - March - 10.30am - 4.30pm (Last admission 3.30pm)

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  • City walks and Towns worth visiting

    Galway General

    I recently spent a week-end in Galway with my partner. We took the train from Dublin to Galway. We stayed at Lynfield Guesthouse in College Road. It was just a two to three minute walk from the train station. The B&B was wonderful, warm and well furnished. The breakfast was top quality with a choice of full Irish of continental. There were about...

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  • Historic sites of Waterford

    Waterford General

    Explore the historic sites of Waterford. The cylindrical Reginald's Tower is Irelands most historic urban monument which is more than a thousand years old. The tower is located in the quay area of the city. Not far away are the impressive medieval city walls and the ruined French Church from 1240 (see photo).

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  • Town Centre

    Sligo General

    Take a walk around the town centre of Sligo. There are quite a few well worth seeing sights like the Yeats Memorial, the Sligo Cathedral (see photo) and the ruins of Sligo Abbey. Apart from that, Sligo has many little craft shops and stores in O'Connell Street. Near the river Garavogue many nice pubs, cafes and restaurants can be found.

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  • Kinsale Town

    Kinsale General

    Kinsale can easily claim its place amongst Ireland's most historic locations for this has been a centre of population, commerce, trade and fishing far beyond memory and record. In its earliest days the estuary of the Bandon River gave it great importance as the river is tidal as far as Innishannon and water transport was dominant until the 18th...

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  • Howth Harbour

    Howth General

    Growing up, I was very near the Atlantic Ocean of central Florida, and foolishly this meant little to me. Now I am four or five hours from the ocean. So even a couple of quality hours of seaside activity here at Howth was a treat. I love my big cities but conversely, there is a special draw of the wild and the sea that is almost impossible to...

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  • Kilkenny Castle

    Kilkenny General

    Forty years before our visit (short in the total timespan of the life of the castle), Arthur Butler, 6th Marquess and 24th Earl of Ormonde, sold his abandoned and deteriorating castle to the Castle Restoration Committee for £50. At that time, he said, "The people of Kilkenny, as well as myself and my family, feel a great pride in the Castle, and...

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  • Inch Strand

    Dingle General

    Unless you're there in the July/August "heat wave", I wouldn't swim here without a wetsuit - this water is COLD! But a more picturesque beach you will never find! This is a lovely spot to stretch your legs. Strolling and breathing the clean fresh air is great!

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  • Inishmore

    Inishmore General

    Inis Mór is the largest of the three Aran Islands off the west coast of Galway, with a population of about 900 people. The name means 'large island'. Inishmore is a popular tourist attraction, so it can get quiet busy over there. The island is approximately 14 km long and 3 km wide. It’s mostly made up out of barren limestone rock and small fields...

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  • Queenstown Cove

    Cobh General

    The bus tour made a special stop at Cobh (which is pronounced Cove) so that we could go through The Queenstown Experience. Cobh, under the English was called Queenstown, and many Irish immigrants left for the New World from here. The Queenstown Experience, along with gifts shop and a kind of food court is housed in an old railway station which is...

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  • Off the beaten track

    Drogheda General

    The area around Drogheda is filled with history and there are small and lovely towns to explore everywhere. South of Drogheda and North of Dublin you can find a lovely sea-side-town called Skerries. Here is a photo from the Skerries Mills.

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  • Religion

    Ballyvaughan General

    As you travel around, take time to view the statues that you may find outside Churches and, occasionally, alongside the road side. As well as normally being along a religeous theme they are usually aboslutely gorgeous to look at. This one is the Madonna found in the grounds of Ballyvaughan Church.

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  • Glendalough

    Wicklow General

    GLENDALOUGH' this a very beautiful aim to travel! Here you can hike through the forests and mountains and you can see a beautiful waterfall! And before you do that you can make an organized trip through the place Glendalough where you see old ruins and a lot of celtic crosses - it´s a very historic place!

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  • The Rock of Cashel

    Cashel General

    As you pass through the castles, ruins, abbeys and the such, pay attention to the detail of the craftsmanship that went into the construction and how they were able to do the work with limited tools. Wandering through the castle will amaze you with the scale of the buildings and the detail that went into the construction. Those memories will stay...

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  • Driving

    Achill Island General

    Driving in the mountains through thick, soup-like fog towards the Western end of Achill Island when all of a sudden we came out of the clouds and this beach appeared below us. It was just beautiful, and the mist gave a very special feel to the place. The road actually ends here at Keem Bay, and we walked around on the beach for a while before...

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  • Skellig Michael

    Great Skelligs General

    The information centre is ok, but it's nothing like the real thing. And the boat from the centre only takes you around (at best!), without landing... You can find boats that take you to the island in several nearby towns - Portmagee, Ballinskelligs, and Caherdaniel. See the transportation tip for some more details. The Ballinskelligs one also...

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  • Tholsel

    New Ross General

    Check out the 'Tholsel', (toll stall) on the corner of Quay Street and South Street. This building can be shown beyond the palmtrees in this photo. I was surprised to find palm trees growing here at shore of the river Barrow at New Ross, but they do! I'm still amazed.

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  • Croagh Patrick

    County Mayo General

    After giving up half way to climb Croagh Patrick I walked down and sat down in the cafe of the visitors centre to wait for my boyfriend who went all the way up. A few old ladies and a nun asked me whether we they can sit at my table and after a while they invited me for a tea and we had a lovely afternoon tea and a nice chat. That's Ireland for me!

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  • Cliffs of Moher

    County Clare General

    Lighthouses are one of my favorite things, and I was able to photograph one when I was at the Cliffs of Moher. I believe that this one was Inisheer which is actually one of the Aran Islands Lighthouses. The Aran Islands, located in the mouth of Galway Bay, But I photographed the lighthouse from County Clare. This lighthouse was built originally in...

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  • Connemara

    Ireland General

    I would probably take someone else that's never been to Ireland to the Western part. It is a favorite amoung even the Irish to holiday in. The hills of Connemara, the hiking/biking trails/the Burren, the neat little towns that one can walk around within about an hour's time, and feel pretty safe! So much to do and see in Ireland. And a visit to the...

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  • Ocean Waters

    Dursey Island General

    The Dursey Island aerial tramway operates from the mainland across to Dursey Island, travelling on a cable 250 metres above Dursey Sound. This is a treacherous narrow stretch of water as it has a very strong tidal race that is open to the Atlantic Ocean on either end and with a reef of rocks in the centre of the channel being submerged at high...

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  • General Comments

    Dublin General

    I loved every activity i engaged in when i was in Ireland and every tour was just great. There is alot to see and i couldn't see everthing. a 5 hour tour to County Galway was one of my favourate and I did enjoy it and always intrigued by what was ahead of us. It was amazing life changing experience to be on a ferry for the first time in my life...

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  • Castles, Big Houses, Ruins and Churches

    Cork General

    I had a real fascination with Castles and especially the Ramparts! I could just vision waiting up in the castle waitin for enemy to attack. Well I thought they were cool anyways! They reminded me the fairytales and stories that I read as a kid.

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  • Black Valley

    Killarney General

    It's a very pretty little village in the hills with little more than a B&B, a hostel, small church, school, and a few houses. The village is near the Gap of Dunloe, so you can use it as a staging point for hikes into the surrounding mountains. There are no buses or any other public transportation that goes to Black Valley, but you can get there by...

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  • Limerick Treaty Stone

    Limerick General

    Check out the Limerick Treaty Stone. It was in 1691 that the Limerick Treaty is said to have been signed when Limerick finally fell into English hands. This stone can be found near the castle if you cross the Thomond Bridge and immediately turn left onto Clancy's Strand. On your left you will see this large Limerick Treaty Stone perched on a...

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  • Island hopping, Irish style

    Galway General

    These three islands lie across the mouth of Galway Bay, about 30 miles out to sea. The Aran Islands consist of Inishmaan, Inisheer and the largest, Inishmore, which is about 8 miles long and 2 miles wide. These are Irish-speaking islands, and old traditions and folklore still persist here. Improved education, transport and communication have...

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  • The Cairn

    Sligo General

    As you approach the Cairn you traverse an area of pine woods. It seems a fitting surrounding for the ancient burial grounds. Was it just my imagination or did these trees lend a sense of tranquil protection and watchfulness to the cairn?

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  • Charles Fort

    Kinsale General

    The Battle of Kinsale, fought in 1601 between a combined Spanish, an Irish force and English armies, was a turning point in Irish history. The harbour is guarded by two very fine star-shaped fortresses built in the 17th century: Charles Fort can be seen in the distance on this photo.

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  • Smithwick's Brewery

    Kilkenny General

    Smithwick's Brewery (Smithwicks (St. Francis' Abbey) Brewery is situated in the heart of Kilkenny. Brewing was instigated in the city by the monks of the Franciscan Abbey who brewed their beers using the waters from the Friars Well. The Abbey closed in the 16th century and in 1710 John Smithwick started brewing commercially. The Brewery is today...

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  • Dingle Peninsula

    Dingle General

    Michael Coilean, Sciuird Archaeological Tours We had an awesome tour of the Dingle Penninsula through a company called the Scuid Aracheology Tours. Our guide was wonderful and very friendly. We were a rowdy bunch and he nicely gave in to our picture taking and cake stopping whims. We saw all of the wonderul panorama views, but also some of the...

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  • Bikes

    Inishmore General

    On our first night on Inishmore we rented bikes right after our boat had arrived and went for a short cycle. We went up the path to Dún Dubhchathair but it was a path you couldn't cycle on. Well I couldn't. Colm tried and I waited for him. It was really quiet there, at 10 in the evening on a path in the middle of nowhere. The only sound I heard was...

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  • Titanic and the Lusitania

    Cobh General

    in 1912, the Titanic left Cobh as it's last port of call before heading across the Atlantic on it's first and only tragic voyage. There is a heritage walking tour in Cobh called the Titanic Trail that might be of interest to visitors. I didn't take it as i didn't have the time. http://www.titanic-trail.com/ The Lusitania was a ship that was...

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  • Doolin

    County Clare General

    A perfect storm for 2 entire days!!! I'll never forget the sound of the sea we heard from the bed in the morning!!! We stayed in Doolin, a little village directly at the Atlantic ocean which is famous for its pubs and music.

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  • Christchurch Cathedral

    Dublin General

    As you approach the arch you will begin to see the entrance to the Dublinia, which in this photo is just abeam of the white car. The photograph also shows the O'Donovan Rossa Bridge crossing the Liffey along Wood Quay. The red cars in the far middle of the photo are actually on the bridge, so this can give you a relative idea of how close the...

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  • Rivers and Shorelines

    Cork General

    This setting is much more beautiful than my 20 year-old photo shows!!! I can still remember sitting and staring with awe the beautiful setting! The River Lee with that bridge...I'd love to go back for another look and a fresh photo!

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  • Dingle Peninsula

    Killarney General

    visit the peninsulas of Iveragh and Dingle. Both are equally beautiful, although Iveragh tends to get overcrowded in summer, when all tourists insist on driving along the Ring of Kerry together in a single file! Dingle doesn't have this (yet, but I fear it will soon). One of the many fine moments was the tour we made along Slea Head, Dingle's (and...

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  • Music, Dancing, Ceol agus Craic

    Galway General

    I walked down Shop Street which as usual was full of buskers. There was one that made me smile: He was standing on a litter box singing "My lovely horse" (Famous from the Father Ted Eurovision episode). Everybody who passed by him sang along and had a smile on their face - including me!

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  • Yeats Memorial

    Sligo General

    Besides being a good base to tour the surrounding area it's a nice walkable city. If you stay in a hotel near Stephen Street you can walk to transportation, the Abbey, the Mall and the Tourist office located on Temple Street and The Lungy. The Yeats statue is located on Stephen Street (where it turns into Low Knox St) and Markievicz Road (is that...

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  • Saint Canice's Cathedral

    Kilkenny General

    The 13th Century Cathedral was closed for maintenace when we visited (Sept 2004), but you can still walk through th grounds and climb the round tower. The round tower is more inspiring for the climb itself than the views of Kilkenny at the summit. A number of round towers can be seen in Ireland but not all of them can be entered and climbed. A...

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  • Fungie

    Dingle General

    So when my friend saw all of these people taking pictures of the Fungi statue she was really confused. "Out of all the pretty things here, why is everyone wanting a picture of the damn dolphin?" were her exact words. Well, Fungi is kind of like the mascot of Dingle. He is a bottlenosed dolphin and has lived in the Dingle Harbor for fifteen years....

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  • Temple Bar

    Dublin General

    Temple bar is the night life district with a high density of pubs and music clubs. It has a reputation of being loud and dirty – for some it may an attribute, some will find it rather scary. Anyway, it is not as repellent as Hamburg’s Reeperbahn but more lively than the “Schanzenviertel” in the same city. Most pubs have live music, prices and...

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  • Pubs, Clubs and General Merrymaking

    Cork General

    I found Cork well worth the 4 hour bus trip from dublin via bus erin. Cork proved to be a friendly place with good bars and enough to see and do to stop me getting bored .soon i will place pics and add a heap of info about the place Cork people remind me of melbourne people in the way they have a healthy rilary with the other major city in their...

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