Ireland Things to Do

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Ireland Things to Do

  • Trinity College

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dublin Things to Do

    Trinity College is the biggest university in Dublin, and it has about 17.000 students. Most of the students only study one subject unlike the universities in Denmark. The university was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth 1st. the university is known for its beauty not for its age. Our class went on a study trip and the first attraction on our...

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  • Ring of Kerry

    Killarney Things to Do

    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 as the buses, and not in the opposite direction as the roads can get very narrow, and trying to get past a bus on parts of it would be a trial...

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  • Blarney Castle

    Cork Things to Do

    Southwest Ireland is considered one of the most visited regions in Ireland, and anyone passing through there can understand why. This is thanks to the extraordinary combination of monuments, quiet roads, lively pubs, and most important: bike-friendly paths I decided to dedicate this post on our trip out to Cork, the "Gateway City." Cork is...

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  • Religious buildings

    Galway Things to Do

    One of the stops on our walking tour was "St. Nicholas Collegiate Church," which is dedicated to St. Nicholas of Myra, patron saint of children and sailors. The solid, gray stone medieval church dates to 1320, though I thought its appearance looked much younger. St. Nicholas' is an Anglican/Episcopal church, and falls under the leadership of the...

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  • King John's Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Limerick Things to Do

    I've never actually been to King John's Castle but I'm here in my Technology class and I happened to stumble across this website so I decided to write something on it. I live in Limerick and King John's Castle is located there, so anything in Limerick will be the best.

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  • Waterford Crystal Factory

    Waterford Things to Do

    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 Crystal in the world." I was amazed at the many designs created from crystal! Crystal isn't cheap to buy - you need plenty of money, I really don't...

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  • Charles' Fort

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kinsale Things to Do

    Even though it was raining I enjoyed my visit to the fort and the walk to it from the centre of Kinsale. It is run by the OPW and it is 3 Euro 70 to enter. The best thing about our visit was the free tour given by a well informed and friendly guide. I think tours are run regularly, our tour set off at 11am.

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  • Benbulben Mountain

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sligo Things to Do

    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 dominates the countryside a little north of Sligo. Many a Celtic Legend had its beginnings on or around Benbulben and when you see it and its...

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  • Dingle Peninsula

    Dingle Things to Do

    While I do not think it is as dangerous as some of the other reviews, you DO have to watch out for sheep in the road (right around that next corner!) so drive slowly and you should be fine. Got a pic of the map before starting out----also had a very nice lunch in Dingle proper at a local pub.

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  • Howth Pier

    Howth Things to Do

    This strange sculpture was erected on the pier in 2013 and is considered to be the best piece of public art on the Howth peninsula (i reckon i could have made the same ). Realt na Mara means STAR OF THE SEA and is stands 12 m high and is made with polished stainless steel to reflect maximum light. The sculpture is supposed to reflect the heritage...

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  • Kilkenny Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kilkenny Things to Do

    The original Anglo-Norman stone castle was the work of Norman Knight - Richard De Clare who was nick-named Strongbow. Strongbow was one of the Knights who helped Henry II of England seize control of some regions of Ireland from 1171 onwards. It would have been him who had the sod built structure and sections of a large earthen rampart built, found...

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  • Dun Aengus

    Inishmore Things to Do

    You will have to go to the visitor centre and pay your admission ticket (2 euro) before you can enter the fort. From here you have to go by foot towards the fortress Dun Aonghasa (Dun Aengus). It’s about 900 metres uphill. It will take you about 20 to 30 minutes to reach the fortress. Dún Aengus - The Fort of Aonghasa - is located on the edge of...

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  • The Cliffs of Moher

    Doolin Things to Do

    The walk along the Cliffs of Moher is the main attraction for the tourists, BUT only at a very few places you will be able to look down the dangerous cliffs, that have a hight of 200 meters at some places. No matter how far you walk along the cliffs of Moher, you will NEVER have a chance to find a path going down to the shore! The best place to...

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  • St. Colman's Cathedral

    Cobh Things to Do

    The Cathedral has its roots in the diocese of Cloyne which was moved to Cobh in 1769. At this time, the repression on the Catholic church was still subject to repressions and it was not until the 19th century when Cobh had the legal and financial possibilities to build an adequate Cathedral. Consturction started in 1867 but was not completed until...

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  • General Information

    Tralee Things to Do

    I absolutely loved going to see the dolphin...it was such an amazing experience for me. To see Fungi in his natural habitat was something that I would love to experience again and again and i would strongly reccommend any people travelling to ireland to visit dingle and fungi.

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  • Bunratty Castle

    Shannon Things to Do

    The name Bunratty, Bun Raite (or possibly, Bun na Raite) in Irish, means the 'bottom' or end of the 'Ratty' river. This river, alongside the castle, flows into the nearby Shannon estuary. Bunratty Castle is now a very popular tourist attraction, due in a large part to the proximity of the airport. The interior has been furnished with tapestries and...

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  • Donegal Town

    Donegal Things to Do

    Spend some time at the Scotsman, a small pub on the Diamond (town center). It doesn't look like much from the outside but it's nice inside...There's music every night provided by the pub owner, his wife and guest musicians. the locals at the bar are friendly and colorful. But order beer because the mixed drinks are suspiciously weak! Visit Donegal...

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  • Aillwee Caves

    Ballyvaughan Things to Do

    The Burren is a large area of ground made up of limestone. Because limestone is porous, over the years, water has penetrated to the lower strata and formed many caves and chambers underground. Aillwee cave was formed in this manner and is the only cave in Ireland where it is safe for the public to enter, without using specialist pot-holing...

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  • Glendalough

    Wicklow Things to Do

    The first stop we made at Glendalough was at the Upper Lake. Absolutely stunning scenery here! You can walk from one lake to the other but our tour bus just took us straight here to save some time.

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  • Browne's Hill Dolmen

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Carlow Things to Do

    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. Its a pretty impressive site and is located in the middle of a field just outside Carlow town. Picture on the way!

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  • Achill Island

    Achill Island Things to Do

    Achill Island is also the place where part of Heinrich Boell's novel "Irisches Tagebuch" (Irish Journal) is set. This is the deserted village he describes in his book. It lies near Dugort at the foot of Slievemore. You will come across many houses in ruins all over Ireland, but this a whole village with about 80 houses. I found it fascinating to...

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  • Millmount Tower

    Drogheda Things to Do

    It is a must to see Millmount Tower and museum. Also Laurences Gate, Magdelene Tower, Old Abbey. These are all within walking distance of each other. Drogheda is a very old town it has lots of history. St peters church, west st., is another must. It contains a shrine to St. Oliver who was martyered.

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  • Croagh Patrick

    Castlebar Things to Do

    West of Castlebar lies Westport, and west of Westport lies the mighty mountain Croagh Patrick. It can be seen from afar. On this mountain, St. Patrick is said to have ordered all snakes to leave the island (and to this date, there are no snakes in Ireland). Every year many people make the pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick and climb the mountain barefoot...

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  • Luxury Charter Lough Corrib

    Cong Things to Do

    We had done a little research about things to do in Cong (as we planned to stay there for a while) before we arrived. If we hadn't, we wouldn't have come across this activity. Basically, Luxury Charter Lough Corrib is a private 40ft motor-yacht charter service. I did not know such a thing existed in Ireland. After a bit of Googling, we assumed...

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  • Bogside

    Derry Things to Do

    The Bogside section of Derry is home to a group of strong and stark murals which bring home the struggles and troubles of Northern Ireland. A walk through the streets and a visit to the People's Gallery where the artists who created the murals work is an indispensable part of a visit to this city rich in history and creativity.

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  • Skellig Island

    Great Skelligs Things to Do

    On the way back, we had a last look at Small Skellig with its birds (first photo) The second photo was taken when we passed the end of Small Skellig with Great Skellig in the background. The third photo was taken just before entering the harbor of Portmaggee. The Skelligs are now far away! Goodby Skelligs!

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  • Dún Aengus

    Aran Island Things to Do

    One of the main tourist attractions on the island of Inishmore, is the vast stone fortification. Perched on the side of a steep 300 meter high cliff at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, it dates back to the `bronze age', to 1,000 BC or earlier... (a dun is a fort)

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  • Holy Trinity Abbey Church

    Adare Things to Do

    This beautiful church was founded in 1232 so it's been here for a while. There is a marvelous explanation of the church, with history, stained glass descriptions, ongoing restoration work, etc. on their web site. It is a small church so doesn't take much time unless you want to study some of the different aspects of it. In that case, it...

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  • Cliffs of Moher

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    County Clare Things to Do

    Cliffs of Moher is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Ireland and it is easy to understand why. It is a spectacular sight to see the high steep cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean. At the highest point the cliffs are 214m. I had hoped to go here independently and to hike along the coast for some hours, but unfortunately the bus connection...

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  • National Famine Memorial

    County Mayo Things to Do

    The piece of art by John Behan is called "Coffin Ship". It is an impressive monument showing a ship full of skeletons - a symbol to remember all the people who died on the ships to America when they wanted to escape Ireland's potato famine in the 19th century. The monument was unveiled in 1997to mark the 150th anniversary of the famine.

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  • Dublin

    Ireland Things to Do

    Dublin is Ireland's capital and its largest city. We did not really have long enough to do full justice to Dublin, so I think a future visit is called for. We spent a couple of hours on a guided walk - Rebellion Walk - which told the story of the 1916 Easter Rising. This was interesting and worthwhile. We also visited Dublin Castle, Trinity...

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  • Ring of Kerry

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    County Kerry Things to Do

    We really enjoyed our drive around the Ring, although I can't imagine doing it during a busy tourist season. We were able to stop and see most things, without having to fight through big crowds. We probably enjoyed the swing through Killarney Park the best, although that was probably the heaviest rains. Don't try and pack too much into the day you...

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  • Horn Head

    County Donegal Things to Do

    Mount Errigal is one of the highest mountains in the region, it's 752 m high. That doesn't sound too high, but trust me, when you are climbing it, it sure feels high! There is a parking place about 1km from Dunlewy. From there you can walk up to Errigal Mountain. It takes about 1,5 hours to walk up to the top, at some points it gets really, really...

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  • Guinness Brewery

    Dublin Things to Do

    I have been on many brewery tours before so i was not really interested in visiting this particular one, anyway i am not so keen on Guinness, but if you are interested in a tour please refer to the website below. I guess many people did not know about this spectacular lease that Arthur Guinness signed on 31st December 1759. He started brewing ale...

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  • Killarney National Park

    5 out of 5 stars

    Killarney Things to Do

    Killarney National Park covers over 25,000 acres (10,000 hectares) of mountain, moorland, woodland, waterways, parks and gardens, providing a living space for the wild life and vegetations like Ireland's only remaining wild herd of native Red Deer and the largest area of old-growth Oak woods left in the country. You see lakes, streams, birds, etc.,...

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  • St Finbar's Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cork Things to Do

    In a country like Ireland, you would expect he most splendid church building to be Catholic. However, the Gothic Revival period – one of the most chraracteristic in British history – coincided with a period of British dominance (not to say opression). That left some late 19th and early 20th century Protestant churches in Ireland. Cork Cathedral...

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  • Public Buildings and City Landmarks

    Galway Things to Do

    Located at the corner of Shop Street and Abbeygate Street, and just across from Eyre Square is the multi-story, solid-looking "Lynch Castle", built by the powerful and wealthy Lynch family, one of the original 14 tribes. Standing since medieval times, the formidable Lynch Castle may date as early as 1320, but it is thought that the present...

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  • Bunratty Castle

    Limerick Things to Do

    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 there are two tiers of seating. The bad - 39 Euro per adult. Entertainment may have been great but the food was not. Limp salad on bread and butter...

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  • Reginalds Tower

    Waterford Things to Do

    Originally standing on this site was a Viking Tower built in 1003 which formed the apex of the triangular settlement known today as the Viking Triangle. Rebuilt by the Anglo-Normans in 1171, the Tower is constructed with mortar made with the mixture of fur, blood, lime and sea mud. A year after the tower was constructed, Strongbow married Eva...

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  • Town centre

    Kinsale Things to Do

    The centre of Kinsale is lovely - its winding narrow lanes are pure bliss for the eyes - I have never seen so many colourful houses anywhere, and all of them matching their neighbours. I wonder if Kinsale has an architect or an artist whose task it is to coordinate the decorating. In addition to the colourful walls, there are floral decorations on...

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  • Knocknarea Mountain

    Sligo Things to Do

    Overlooking the megaliths at Carrowmore is the legendary Maeve's Cairn. It sits on top of Knocknarea, the only mountain around so easy to spot. The site is Neolithic and about 5000 years old. It is the alleged burial site of the Iron Age queen of Connaught, Maeve, who supposedly watches over Connaught from her vantage point to be ready for invaders...

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  • Gallarus Oratory

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dingle Things to Do

    Pretty cool church considering it's age and the precision with which it was built. No mortar, cement, etc- just stones stacked so precisely and perfectly that it is completely bone dry inside. However, that is not surprising as all over Ireland you will see stone stacked in every which way but always with precision. I read somewhere that in order...

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  • Howth Head

    Howth Things to Do

    Ceann Bhinn Éadair (Howth Head) is best approached from Sutton bu there is a wonderful view of the area from the clifftop path from Howth. Howth Head was originally a separate island but through time the sand built up and it is now connected to the mainland. The area is great for birdwatchers as many birds nest in the cliff and the scrubland...

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  • St Canice Cathedral

    Kilkenny Things to Do

    St Canice’s Cathedral is a Gothic Cathedral believed to have been constructed between 1250 and 1285, how-ever this religious site was founded in the 6th century and named after St Canice or Cill Channigh, Gaelic for the Church of Canice The Anglo Norman Cathedral has maintained many of its 13th Century features despite the collapse of the central...

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  • Seven churches

    4 out of 5 stars

    Inishmore Things to Do

    This ancient site of two churches and a graveyard (the 7 Churches name comes from other buildings on the site that most likely were homes of the monks) is fascinating. One passes through the wall and the quietness of the site takes over. The combination of new and old tombstones in the cemetary adds to the feeling as well. We biked here from...

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