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"Celtic Heritage Day Trip from Dublin: Boyne Valley
"Celtic Heritage Day Trip from Dublin: Boyne Valley Hill of Tara and Loughcrew Celtic Tombs""Leave Dublin by bus and embark on a full-day trip to Boyne Valley for a unique Celtic experience. Stop first in the County of Meath to explore the passage tombs at Loughcrew with your expert guide and view the 6000-year-old artistic stone carvings that hold considerable historical importance for Ireland. After a scenic drive through Ireland's beautiful countryside arrive in the old town of Trim. Where we will visit the famous Trim Castle the largest best-preserved and most impressive Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland.Travel farther to one of the most sacred sites of ancient Ireland‚ the Hill of Tara. A thousand years ago
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Connemara Day Trip Including Leenane Village and Kylemore Abbey from Galway
"Your full day guided tour departs from Galway you will then make your way to Connemara. A region which is famed for it’s natural beauty and landscapes. Listen to your expert driver/guide share there knowledge and the history of Connemara on your drive through the countryside. Climb off the c starring Richard Harris and John Hurt) and most recently Marley & Me (Starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston).On your day trip you will be visiting Leenane Village this is a small mountain-side town which is full of Irish charm. This village was used for the setting for the film ‘The Field’ starring Richard Harris and John Hurt. Your next stop will be in Killary Fjord this is Ireland’s only fjord which serves as the natural border between the counties of Galway and Mayo.Your tour will then move onto Kylemore Abbey which is situated on a lake in the midst of the mountains. This abbey was originally built in the 19th century by Mitchell Henry as a gift to his wife
From EUR25.00
 
Self-Guided Day Trip of Inishbofin Island and Connemara Coast from Galway
"Hop on the bus in the morning and depart central Galway city to Cleggan. Traveling through Connemara through Oughterard village then past the famous Quiet Man Bridge through Connemara's capital Clifden and on to the fishing village of Cleggan to catch the ferry at the pier.Then arrive in Cleggan and explore the village before making your way to the ferry and discovering the island time capsule that is Inishbofin. Punctuated by historical sites wild rugged landscapes the geology and natural history of the region are in a class of its own. Inis Bo Finne (Island of the White Cow) lies seven miles (11 km) off Galway’s north-west coast. The island is five by three miles (4.8 km) long and the main activities on the island farming and fishing. There are five villages: West Quarter
From EUR94.00

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Glendalough

Glendalough is an amazing valley located in County Wicklow, Ireland, formed during the last ice age by a glacier. Today it is best known for its spectacular greenery and the renowned Early Medieval...
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Cobh....

Cobh (pronounced cove) - formerly Cove and, subsequently, Queenstown, is a pretty resort and port situated on the largest island in Cork Harbour. Walking along the quayside lined with elegant hotels,...
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Cratloe woods

Cratloe Woods is located between Limerick City and Shannon. From the top of the hill in Cratloe you can see the whole of Limerick City. This is beautiful, especially as the street lights start to...
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Muckross House

Muckross House was on my places to see. We admired the 19th century mansion designed by Scottish architect, William Burn for Henry Herbert and his wife. It took between 1839 to 1843 to build, and...
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Kilkenny Castle

Have a visit to the lovely inland town of Kilkenny. Here: The Kilkenny Castle. For more photos, please check out my Kilkenny travelogue to the upper right.
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In the City

A rather strange thing has happened near the Spanish arch in Galway. A very smart and well made plaque has appeared on a wall proclaiming the founding of the GDR - the Galway Democratic Republic. I...
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Parke's Castle

Parke's Castle, is located on the shore of Lough Gill, in County Leitrim. It's a very pleasant drive to the castle from Sligo, which can well be included with other touring. Well worth a visit, very...
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Garretstown and the Old head of Kinsale.

If you have a car or can take a tour it is really worthwhile going a few miles beyond Kinsale to the Blue Flag beach at Garretstown and the magnificent cliffs at the Old Head. Garretstown beach is...
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Dingle Peninsula

What a spot...a real "off the beaten path", great old castle, no fees, just enjoy. If you go to Inch Beach and you are on your way to Dingle Town, stop here for a moment. It's a great introduction to...
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Pottery

In the village of Shanagarry, in Co. Cork, There is a pottery factory. Their best known designs are an unfinished brown with a white glazed trim. We drove to the factory and had a good browse around....
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Dingle Peninsula

Tralee is located at the gateway of the Dingle Peninsula, so you could easily take a bus or a car down to the Kerry Gaeltacht towns of Ventry and Dingle. The scenery is beautiful - I took this photo...
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Tuamgraney

If you have any interest in seeing how hand woven scarves are made, stop in Tuamgraney along the shores of the Shannon enroute to Mountshannon. Anke and Eugene McKernan do beautiful work, and will...
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Hore Abbey

Just 1 km down from the Rock of Cashel is the Hore Abbey, a ruined Cistercian monastery on the Tipperary plains in Southern Ireland. The name for the abbey comes from the term "iubhair" meaning "Yew...
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Kilclooney Dolmen, Ardara

Take the R261 from Ardara towards Portnoo, just before you get to Kilclooney you will see the Dolmen to your right in a field. Park your car at the Dolmen Centre (Eco-Tourism Centre, see tip) and walk...
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Castle Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin, County Dublin, 3, Ireland
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Top Things to Do in Ireland

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Kilmainham Jail

There is a separate area in the Kilmainham Jail Museum where the last words uttered by the 14 leaders of the 1916 Easter Uprising who were executed, plus some photographs and documents. The first...
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St Finbarr's Cathedral

Saint Fin Barre came to Cork in 606AD where he founded a monastery on the site of the present Cathedral. He died in Cloyne in 623AD and is said to have been buried in the the graveyard somewhere...
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Bunratty Castle

The good - easy to see Irish dancing and singing without having to go to a pub and wait until 11pm. Ample parking. Extremely talented singer and dancers and musicians. Good view from all tables, as...
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Ring of Kerry

The ring of kerry is a wonderful scenic route thew takes in the Kerry peninsular. There are 2 main ways of doing it, by bus or by car. If you do it by car, make sure you drive in the same direction...
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Waterford Crystal Factory

The house of Waterford Crystal is located in the centre of Waterford and is easy to find. There is a large showroom filled with wonderful crystal what they say is "the largest selection of Waterford...
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Burren

Strangely im from galway county and had never been to the Burren or the cliffs (or mabye i was when i was very small). I can really see how people are so impressed with the Burren and the Cliffs....
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