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A 20 metre wide chasm with a 23 metre drop rope bridge that connects to Carrick-a-Rede island

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

A 20 metre wide chasm with a 23 metre drop rope bridge that connects to Carrick-a-Rede island

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge links the mainland to the tiny island of Carrickarede. Originally installed by salmon fishermen in 1755 today its a popular tourist scary walk for tourists!


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6 exclusive 300 year old luxury thatched holiday cottages in Ireland

6 holiday cottages in Ireland

6 exclusive 300 year old luxury thatched holiday cottages in Ireland

6 Irish holiday thatched cottages on Ireland's East coast set beside a long sandy beach.


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A Great House and Gardens, A Grand Adventure for All

Wells House & Gardens

A Great House and Gardens, A Grand Adventure for All

Nestled in the heart of the South East, delivering the promise of Ireland’s Ancient East is Wells House & Gardens with something special for all generations to enjoy, from enchanted woodland walks, animal farm, falconry, archery, an adventure playground, on site restaurant and so much more!


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With 214 metres of vertical cliffs, The Cliffs of Moher offer stunning views of the Aran Islands and Galway Bay

The Cliffs of Moher

With 214 metres of vertical cliffs, The Cliffs of Moher offer stunning views of the Aran Islands and Galway Bay

The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s most spectacular sites to visit.

Vertical cliffs rise to a height of 214 metres.


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A 15th century castle ruin set beside the River Boyne near Navan in Ireland

Dunmoe Castle

A 15th century castle ruin set beside the River Boyne near Navan in Ireland

Dunmoe Castle is a 15th century castle ruin set beside the River Boyne.


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A 53 metre high white lighthouse in County Cork with a beam viewable 30km away

Galley Head lighthouse

A 53 metre high white lighthouse in County Cork with a beam viewable 30km away

Galley Head lighthouse in West Cork in County Cork was the most powerful lighthouse in the world when it began operation in 1875.


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A cut granite 40 metre high lighthouse that has protected Donegal Bay since 1831

Saint John's Point lighthouse

A cut granite 40 metre high lighthouse that has protected Donegal Bay since 1831

Saint John's Point lighthouse, is a yellow and black striped 40 metre high lighthouse built in 1831 that protects boats and ships near Donegal Bay in Ireland.


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Come visit the vibrant city of Cork and discover its various aspects

Cork

Come visit the vibrant city of Cork and discover its various aspects

The city of Cork is vibrant and pleasant to visit.


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An iconic red coloured lighthouse that stands on the East coast of Ireland at the end of the 4 km long Great South Wall

Poolbeg lighthouse

An iconic red coloured lighthouse that stands on the East coast of Ireland at the end of the 4 km long Great South Wall

An iconic red coloured lighthouse that stands on the East coast of Ireland at the end of a 4 km long Great South Wall.

Since 1768 a lighthouse has stood shining and protecting the port of Dublin.


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The most Westerly lighthouse in Europe stands 12 kms off the Kerry coast of Ireland on Tearaght Island (Inishtearaght)

Tearaght Island lighthouse

The most Westerly lighthouse in Europe stands 12 kms off the Kerry coast of Ireland on Tearaght Island (Inishtearaght)

On the remote Tearaght Island known as Inishtearaght, 12 kms off the Kerry coast of Ireland stands the 17 meter high Tearaght lighthouse.

Today the lighthouse is uninhabited and receives a regular visits via helicopter to confirm the correct workings of the lamp, generator and solar panels.


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A prehistoric site of tombs and monuments dating back over 5,000 years

Brú na Bóinne

A prehistoric site of tombs and monuments dating back over 5,000 years

Brú na Bóinne a UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the largest concentration of stone art in Western Europe.


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Over 16,000 hectares of park land and walking trails in the Glenveagh National Park

Glenveagh National Park

Over 16,000 hectares of park land and walking trails in the Glenveagh National Park

With over 16,000 hectares of park land, Glenveagh National Park offers visitors a number of walking trails and Glenveaugh castle set on the shore of Lough Veagh in County Donegal


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A sandy beach in County Donegal famous for its sand dunes that can reach 30 metres high

Five Finger Strand

A sandy beach in County Donegal famous for its sand dunes that can reach 30 metres high

Blow away the cobwebs on your wild Atlantic Way journey and take a long walk along the sand beach at Five Finger Strand.
A sandy beach in County Donegal famous for its sand dunes that can reach 30 metres high.


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Some of Europe's highest cliffs in County Donegal, Sliabh Liag is a walkers paradise in West Ireland

Sliabh Liag

Some of Europe's highest cliffs in County Donegal, Sliabh Liag is a walkers paradise in West Ireland

Some of Europe's highest cliffs in County Donegal, Sliabh Liag is a walkers paradise in West Ireland.

Panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, Donegal Bay and the Sligo Mountains.


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An Irish lighthouse that shines and broadcasts a DGPS signal for GPS navigation

Loop Head lighthouse

An Irish lighthouse that shines and broadcasts a DGPS signal for GPS navigation

Loop Head lighthouse in County Clare has been protecting boats and ships via its white light which flashing 4 times every 20 seconds.


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The remote Great Skelligs island is home to Skelligs lighthouse first opened in 1826.

Skelligs lighthouse

The remote Great Skelligs island is home to Skelligs lighthouse first opened in 1826.

Skelligs lighthouse situation off the South West coast of Ireland at the Southern end of Great Skelligs island first came into operation in 1826.


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Great Skellig is a remote island set off the West coast of Country Kerry, featuring Saint Fionan's monastery and the Skelligs lighthouse

Great Skellig

Great Skellig is a remote island set off the West coast of Country Kerry, featuring Saint Fionan's monastery and the Skelligs lighthouse

The remote island of Great Skellig set off the West coast of Country Kerry is home to the 7th century Saint Fionan's monastery and the 12 meter high, Skelligs lighthouse.


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Standing proudly at the mouth of Blacksod Bay, Blacksod Point lighthouse has played a big part in history of World War II

Blacksod Point lighthouse

Standing proudly at the mouth of Blacksod Bay, Blacksod Point lighthouse has played a big part in history of World War II

A weather forecast broadcast from Blacksod Point lighthouse by its lighthouse keeper, Ted Sweeney on the 3rd June 1944 was unknown to him to change the course of World War II. It ultimately delayed the D-Day landings from the planned 5th June to the 6th June 1944.


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Between 1806 and 1965 it shone its light. Today being completely decommissioned, the lighthouse its available for rental as a holiday accommodation

Clare Island lighthouse

Between 1806 and 1965 it shone its light. Today being completely decommissioned, the lighthouse its available for rental as a holiday accommodation

A lighthouse that gave 159 years of service situated on the Northern tip of Clare Island.

Today its available to rent as a holiday accommodation and a popular island to visit on the Wild Atlantic Way.


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On the Wild Atlantic Way near Kinsdale is the black and white stripped Old Head of Kinsale lighthouse

Old Head of Kinsale lighthouse

On the Wild Atlantic Way near Kinsdale is the black and white stripped Old Head of Kinsale lighthouse

Since 1665 a lighthouse has stood on the headland off of Kinsale, with many changes made to both the structure, colour and workings of the lighthouse tower.

Set beside the 18 hole Kinsale golf course, the lighthouse enjoys views of both the Irish coastland and the Atlantic Ocean are breathtaking.


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Since 1871 a lighthouse has stood shining to protect Cork harbour

Roches Point lighthouse

Since 1871 a lighthouse has stood shining to protect Cork harbour

In 1817 a lighthouse was established at the entrance to Cork harbour. On its 200th anniversary Roches Point lighthouse opened to the public.

Standing at 49 feet high and 12 feet in diameter it protects Cork harbour, the 2nd largest harbour in the world.


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On the Sheep's Head peninsula on the wild Atlantic Way is the 7 meter high Sheep's Head lighthouse

Sheep's Head lighthouse

On the Sheep's Head peninsula on the wild Atlantic Way is the 7 meter high Sheep's Head lighthouse

Standing 83 meters above sea level on Sheep's Head peninsula the lighthouse has been protecting ships since 1968.

The peninsula is a popular 88 km walkers trail situated between Bantry Bay and Dunmanus Bay in County Cork on the Wild Atlantic Way.


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Situated in Ireland's scenic Southwest

Renovated holiday cottage in Kanturk

Situated in Ireland's scenic Southwest

Dating back to the 17th century, this historic country cottage has been tastefully renovated and offers a warm welcome.

Set on a private estate of 250 acres the garden and terrace give way to open fields and woodland.


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An famous garden of exotic palms and tropical plants in County Cork

Glengarriff Bamboo Park

An famous garden of exotic palms and tropical plants in County Cork

In the Southwest of Ireland near Glengarriff set in a unique micro-climate is an exotic garden of palms and tropical plants. Enjoy view of Glengarriff harbour and Garnish Island.


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Port of Kinvara and Dunguaire Castle

Kinvara and Dunguaire Castle

Port of Kinvara and Dunguaire Castle

Kinvara is a small charming fishing port whose entrance is watched by the Dunguaire castle. You can visit and eat in both.

The harbour hides in a cove of Galway Bay, only the castle contemplates the whole bay. To get there, take the direction of the south by following the outline of the bay or National 18 then N67.


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Salthill, seaside promenade, Galway, Aquarium Atlantaquaria

Salthill, the beach promenade of Galway

Salthill, seaside promenade, Galway, Aquarium Atlantaquaria

Salthill is in the South-East, a short drive from Galway. Follow the coast or take the R336 which leads you there. The town is very well indicated.
A bus line provides several departures from Eyre Square.


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A 19th century castellated mansion set on the shore of Lough Beagh

Glenveagh Castle

A 19th century castellated mansion set on the shore of Lough Beagh

Set on the shore of Lough Beagh lies Glenveagh Castle, a granite castle in traditional Irish town-house style, was designed by John Townsend Trench and built between 1867 and 1873.


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Blackhead lighthouse since 1902 has played an important role in protected the Eastern coastline of Northern Ireland

Blackhead lighthouse

Blackhead lighthouse since 1902 has played an important role in protected the Eastern coastline of Northern Ireland

Set on a cliff, Blackhead lighthouse works along with 70 other lighthouses across Ireland to protect boats and ships from coastal dangers.


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Dublin Zoo kick-starts spring with TWO new arrivals!

Giraffe Calf Born at Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo kick-starts spring with TWO new arrivals!

Dublin Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of its second new arrival in two weeks - a Rothschild giraffe calf! The new female calf follows the birth of a male Asian elephant calf announced last week.


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Donaghadee is famous for its harbour and its white lighthouse, the first in Ireland to be powered by electricity

Donaghadee lighthouse

Donaghadee is famous for its harbour and its white lighthouse, the first in Ireland to be powered by electricity

Since 1836 a lighthouse has stood protecting Donaghadee harbour in County Down, Northern Ireland.


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Saint Patrick's Day, National Experience

Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day, National Experience

Discover the Irish folklore during Saint Patrick's Day. Celebrated on 17th March, Irish culture is honoured all around the world. You are more than welcome to be part of it!


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The only Toy Soldier Factory in Ireland

Toy Soldier Factory

The only Toy Soldier Factory in Ireland

The Toy Soldier Factory near Macroom is unique in that one can cast one's own toy soldier and decorate them authentically. It contains a 15,000 unit replica of the Battle of Waterloo and can be of interest to aficionados, young and old!


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Lough Corrib, fishing lake, wild nature lake

Lough Corrib in Connemara, County Galway

Lough Corrib, fishing lake, wild nature lake

From Galway head north following the course of the Corrib River. Follow direction Oughterard, then Maam Cross and go to Cong.
You will not have time to be tired, fascinated by the beauty of the landscape.


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A castle fit for a King or Queen

While all modern appliances have been incorporated to make Ballinrobe Castle comfortable, it has been refurbished without detracting from the grandeur and charm of this magnificent building.

Ballinrobe Castle is ideal for small weddings, special parties, corporate events or groups that need an unusual setting for weekends and get togethers.


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Voted one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the world, Fanad Head lighthouse is 'a must visit' on the Wild Atlantic Way

Fanad Head lighthouse

Voted one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the world, Fanad Head lighthouse is 'a must visit' on the Wild Atlantic Way

Voted one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the world, Fanad Head lighthouse situated on the Eastern shore of the Fanad Peninsula, is a truly breathtaking highlight on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way.


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A detached farmhouse cottage near Blacklion in County Cavan

Holiday rental cottage in County Cavan

A detached farmhouse cottage near Blacklion in County Cavan

Cavan Cottage sleeps 3 people and is a superb base for outdoor activites and sight-seeing in County Cavan. The cottage is detached and fully renovated throughout overlooking Lough MacNean with pubs and restaurants close by.


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A Love Shack in Ireland for the Perfect Romantic Getaway

Oak beams and a feature fireplace - but its best-loved feature is given away in the name. A beautiful, sheltered garden, where lovebirds can while away the days with romantic picnics or spend the evenings watching the sunset, surround the cottage.

Brú na Bóinne UNESCO World Heritage Site is on the doorstep and Boyne Valley was also named Ireland's 'Foodie Destination of the Year 2016' by the Restaurant Association of Ireland. 


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Beautiful scenery, pubs and entertainment, Ireland's second largest city Cork and many famous tourist sites and 5 holiday rental properties in County Cork

Holiday properties in County Cork

Beautiful scenery, pubs and entertainment, Ireland's second largest city Cork and many famous tourist sites and 5 holiday rental properties in County Cork

With its beautiful scenery, pubs and entertainment, Ireland's second largest city Cork and many famous tourist sites, County Cork offers visitors endless choices!

Choose your favourite County Cork holiday properties in Dunmanus and Crosshaven.


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2 romantic Irish holiday rental cottages for just 2 people

Holiday cottages for 2 people

2 romantic Irish holiday rental cottages for just 2 people

Check out our favourite Irish holiday cottages for the ideal romantic getaway for 2 people in County Meath.


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Your perfect County Cork holiday rental property

Vacation rentals in County Cork

Your perfect County Cork holiday rental property

If your looking for a holiday property to stay in whilst in County Cork, Pure Ireland offers a wide range of holiday accommodations in South West Ireland.


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In the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay is Ilnacullin (Garinish Island) a small island of 15 hectares of trees and shrubs of rare beauty

Garnish Island

In the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay is Ilnacullin (Garinish Island) a small island of 15 hectares of trees and shrubs of rare beauty

The 37 acre Garnish Island in Glengarriff harbour with its Italian style gardens, structures and its exotic plants is a popular tourist site during the summertime.


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Ireland offers huge numbers of castles open to the public along with a variety of castles available for holiday rental

Castles in Ireland

Ireland offers huge numbers of castles open to the public along with a variety of castles available for holiday rental

Ireland offers huge numbers of castles open to the public along with a variety of castles available for holiday rental.


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Ashford Castle, five stars hotel, Connemara County Mayo in Ireland

Ashford Castle

Ashford Castle, five stars hotel, Connemara County Mayo in Ireland

Ashford Castle is located east of Connemara in Mayo County, on the Northern most shore of Lough Corrib.
From Galway take the N84 north (Castlebar) and in Headford head to Glencorrib. The village of Cong will then be indicated.
If you are coming from the North, head towards Galway on the N84 and turn to Ballinrobe.


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We have selected the most famous Irish dishes to enjoy during your trip

What to eat in Ireland?

We have selected the most famous Irish dishes to enjoy during your trip

The discovery of a country cannot be complete without gastronomy!
We have selected the most famous Irish dishes to enjoy during your trip.


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County Mayo offers a huge choice of holiday properties

Holiday properties in County Mayo

County Mayo offers a huge choice of holiday properties

County Mayo offers a range of castles, country homes, town houses and Irish holiday cottages.


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Special places to rent in Ireland - Three hundred years of solitude

Luxury in spectacular, secluded settings without going abroad.

Whitewashed Thatcher’s Rest cottage in Bettystown, County Meath sleeps six in three bedrooms with direct access to almost 10km of sandy beach.

- Vaulted oak-beamed ceiling and solid oak flooring.
- Traditional-style pine furniture.
- Under-floor heating and heated towel rails.
- Large organic flower gardens, and beautiful sea views.


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World famous caves in County Tipperary

Mitchelstown Caves

World famous caves in County Tipperary

Mitchelstown Caves was discovered in 1833 by Michael Condon who was quarrying limestone when he accidentally dropped his crowbar into a crevice. He stooped down to pull out a few boulders to retrieve the bar, next minute he found himself looking down into a vast series of underground chambers, passages and caverns.


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Book a holiday cottage and explore the County Tipperary region

Holiday cottages in County Tipperary

Book a holiday cottage and explore the County Tipperary region

County Tipperary in Ireland is a paradise for walkers, full of ancient monuments to discover and museums to visit and a great choice of Irish holiday cottages.


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Magnificent rugged terrain, sandy beaches, beautiful lakes and 4 holiday rental properties in County Kerry

Holiday properties in County Kerry

Magnificent rugged terrain, sandy beaches, beautiful lakes and 4 holiday rental properties in County Kerry

With its magnificent rugged terrain, sandy beaches, beautiful lakes and the stunning Dingle peninsula and the Ring of Kerry, County Kerry has it all!

Choose your favourite County Kerry holiday properties in Kenmare, Waterville, Dingle and Beaufort.


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Russborough is a cherished and renowned part of Ireland’s architectural heritage

Russborough House and Parklands

Russborough is a cherished and renowned part of Ireland’s architectural heritage

Rediscover Russborough – rich in paintings collected by the Earls of Milltown and donated to the National Gallery of Ireland in 1902 by lady Geraldine Milltown. They will be on view in their original surroundings for the first time in over 100 years.


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Informative visitor centre and wool mill tours

Foxford Woollen Mills

Informative visitor centre and wool mill tours

Visit Foxford Woollen Mill’s and experience the mill as it's run today. See first-hand how the master craftspeople create these contemporary designs, explore the history of Foxford Woollen Mills and learn about the techniques that have been passed down through generations.


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A lovely cottage set in stunning countryside

Holiday cottage on the Wild Atlantic Way

A lovely cottage set in stunning countryside

Here’s a fantastic holiday cottage set amongst some of the most stunning scenery in the whole of Ireland.

On the very edge of Killary Harbour, it’s an ideal base from which to explore this part of the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’.


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Ireland, the land of Folklore tales and legends

Irish Folklore

Ireland, the land of Folklore tales and legends

Ireland is a land of history, tales and legends. Irish people are proud of their cultural heritage and have many opportunities to celebrate and share it!


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Come to Tralee and enjoy the Aqua Dome indoor swimming pool, sauna suite, gym and 18 hole miniature golf course

The Aqua Dome - let yourself go

Come to Tralee and enjoy the Aqua Dome indoor swimming pool, sauna suite, gym and 18 hole miniature golf course

Relax and enjoy tropical temperatures. Brave the aqua dome water jets and wrestling the river rapids.

Relax in the adult only health suite gym. Ride the sky high flume and play the miniature 18 hole themed adventure golf course.


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Celtic Castles features Ballinrobe Castle

Ballinrobe Castle in County Mayo, Ireland is the latest castle to be featured within Celtic Castles.

Its appearance follows an increasingly familiar tale of a building that was neglected by time, only to be turned once again into something that rivals the glories of years gone by.


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Proud mum, Anak, gave birth to a healthy male calf on Saturday 10th February 2018 after a 22-month gestation period

Birth of an Asian elephant calf at Dublin Zoo

Proud mum, Anak, gave birth to a healthy male calf on Saturday 10th February 2018 after a 22-month gestation period

Dublin Zoo is celebrating the birth of an Asian elephant calf. Proud mum, Anak, gave birth to the healthy male calf on Saturday (10th February) after a 22-month gestation period. The calf is estimated to weigh approx. 90kg.


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Experience the spirit of Dublin

The Teeling Whiskey Distillery

Experience the spirit of Dublin

In the heart of Dublin in Newmarket, Merchants Quay is the first new distillery in Dublin for over 125 years and home to the Spirit of Dublin, The Teeling Whiskey Distillery.


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Cruise the River Shannon and Lough Derg daily from Killaloe. Tour lasts for 1 hour

Killaloe River Cruises

Cruise the River Shannon and Lough Derg daily from Killaloe. Tour lasts for 1 hour

Enjoy a tour of the River Shannon and Lough Derg, Ireland's pleasure lake and escape to a carefree world where you can relax and unwind as you cruise along the calm waters, sheltered by the forested hills of the Slieve Bernagh mountains of County Clare and the Area Mountains of County Tipperary.


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Waterville’s reputation as one of the great links courses has stood the test of time

Waterville Golf Links

Waterville’s reputation as one of the great links courses has stood the test of time

Waterville’s reputation as one of the great links courses has stood the test of time. Waterville was elected to join Golf Magazines prestigious list, the Top 100 Courses in the World.


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Ireland’s Wildest Attraction

Fota Wildlife Park

Ireland’s Wildest Attraction

Fota Wildlife Park is not like an ordinary zoo. Set on 100 acres of land, wherever possible animals are chosen that thrive in a free-range environment, allowing them to roam free, mixing with other species and human visitors!


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Marconi station a historic place of transatlantic communications

Marconi Station in Clifden

Marconi station a historic place of transatlantic communications

Marconi station near Clifden in the Connemara was a pioneer place for transatlantic communications. The first wireless message from Europe to Canada, and the place where the first transatlantic flight landed.
Take the road (Wild Atlantic Way) to Clifden and reach the little village of Derrigimlah, the site is indicated.


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Just one hour from Galway is one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions

Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden

Just one hour from Galway is one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions

Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden, just one hour from Galway is one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions. Kylemore Castle was built in the late 1800s by Mitchell Henry MP, a wealthy business man and liberal politician. Inspired by his love for his wife Margaret, and his hopes for his beloved Ireland, Henry created an estate boasting ‘all the innovations of the modern age’.


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Visit Europe's largest public park in Ireland

Phoenix Park in Dublin

Visit Europe's largest public park in Ireland

Originally a royal hunting Park in the 1660's, today it is one of Dublin's oldest and most famous largest enclosed city parks in Europe.


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A 42 km walking and cycling trail that runs through County Mayo

Great Western Greenway

A 42 km walking and cycling trail that runs through County Mayo

Experience a part of the Wild Atlantic Way on the West coast of Ireland by discovering the Great Western Greenway, a 42 km long walking and cycling trail in County Mayo that begins in Westport and ends in Achill.

The route passes the Irish towns of Newport and Mulranny.


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20 unforgettable Irish castles

The Times writer, Georgina Wilson-Powell chose Ballinrobe Castle in Kilmaine, County Mayo, Ireland as number 10 out of 20 for the most romantic places in Ireland to stay.

Swing open the medieval oak door and you're in your own castle complete with banqueting hall and musicians' gallery. Six bedrooms set over four floors including a hidden bedroom behind a bookcase!


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Clew Bay Inspiration

Autumn is the perfect time for a creative getaway, and the beautiful Wild Atlantic Way offers lots of inspiration. Following a recent restoration, Bay View House in Westport, County Mayo, is being launched as a residential centre, with courses and programmes in activities, health and learning.

Sitting in the shadow of Coagh Patrick, the centre offers both pre-designed and bespoke programmes - from watersports and languages, to psychotherapy and massage - for groups of five to eight adults. Upcoming programmes include genealogy, health/strength and nutrition, and the well-being-orientated Alexander technique.
As a sister project to the Clare Island Lighthouse, Bay View House is a sanctuary-style residence. The cosy sitting room and panoramic views over Clew Bay will inspire and surely as they relax.
The Irish Times - Gráinne Loughran


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An unfinished fortified house built in 1601 as a defence against English settlers

Kanturk Castle

An unfinished fortified house built in 1601 as a defence against English settlers

An unfinished fortified house built in 1601, Kanturk Castle was built as a defence against English settlers.

The castle is a rectangular stone building with 4 towers, 1 on each corner measuring measuring 28 meters in length, 11 metres deep and 29 metres in height.


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Explore wild beauty of Connemara

Connemara in County Galway

Explore wild beauty of Connemara

In County Galway, Connemara has harsh climate, where Mother Nature rules. Dark mountains, lakes and streams meandering green plains form the magnificent setting of this famous land.


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Not only is Bantry House one of the finest historic houses in Ireland, but it also commands one of the best views overlooking Bantry Bay in West Cork

Bantry House and Garden

Not only is Bantry House one of the finest historic houses in Ireland, but it also commands one of the best views overlooking Bantry Bay in West Cork

Bantry House has been home to the White family (formally the Earls of Bantry) since the early 1700's.

Not only is it one of the finest historic houses in Ireland, but it also commands one of the best views overlooking Bantry Bay in West Cork.


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Ireland's Eden, this award winning garden has been 25 years in the making

The Ewe Experience

Ireland's Eden, this award winning garden has been 25 years in the making

This award winning garden has been 25 years in the making. It is a unique creative treat - a wonderful escape for a day out that has been thoughtfully designed for all ages.

The Ewe Experience includes a great educational science walk and a poetry trail, intriguing sculptures and mysteries to solve.


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One of the most beautiful beaches in the world

Dog's Bay in Connemara

One of the most beautiful beaches in the world

Dog's Bay and its sister Kurteen Bay are in southern Connemara. Access is easy by the Wild Atlantic Way. Take the N59 and head towards Clifden. Continue until you see the junction for the village of Roundstone. Then the beach will be indicated.


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The museum is one of Galway's most popular cultural hotspots and welcomes over 200,000 visitors per year

Galway City Museum

The museum is one of Galway's most popular cultural hotspots and welcomes over 200,000 visitors per year

Centrally located behind the famous Spanish Arch, Galway City Museum (GCM) has three floors of exciting exhibitions engaging visitors in the archaeology, history and sea-science of Galway. The museum is one of Galway's most popular cultural hotspots and welcomes over 200,000 visitors per year.


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Rib tour of the Dingle Peninsula and the Blasket Islands

Dingle dolphin boat tours

Rib tour of the Dingle Peninsula and the Blasket Islands

Rib tour experience along the majestic cliffs and along the coast of Dingle Peninsula & the Blasket Islands. Interaction with Fungie the Dolphin then watch out for seals. See the puffins at Inis na Bró and other marine mammals that vacation in these rich waters. Bonus viewing of Luke Sky Walkers hideaway planet.


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An imaginative and exciting Viking themed tour in Dublin City on land and water

Dublin Viking Splash Tours

An imaginative and exciting Viking themed tour in Dublin City on land and water

Discover the sights and sound of Dublin City and the Grand Canal basin whilst 'Vikings' deliver an informative, entertaining and engaging commentary. An experience never to be forgotten!


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The city of Tribes

Galway

The city of Tribes

Galway, located in county Galway, in the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way is the fourth city of Ireland.


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Trinity College and its Old Library, Dublin, Ireland

Trinity College and its Old Library in Dublin, Ireland

Trinity College and its Old Library, Dublin, Ireland

Prestigious school opened in 1592, Trinity College features treasures of its Old Library, like the Book of Kells.


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At home with Medieval style

Ballinrobe Castle in County Mayo was built by Richard de Burgo, 'The Red Earl' in 1228.

Today its new Irish owners have transformed the castle along with all its Medieval style into a self-catering holiday castle allowing its visitor to discover and experience a little bit of Irish history.


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Captivating Irish Castles

There are many pretenders, but only a few true strongholds where you can lord it up in style with your clan. In Ireland everyone needs a castle.

Ballyportry is one of the most impressive, a tower house built in the 15th century for the O'Brien family, descendants of Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland.


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A rare black coloured lighthouse with a red balcony that protects the East Cork coastline of Ireland

Ballycotton lighthouse

A rare black coloured lighthouse with a red balcony that protects the East Cork coastline of Ireland

Since 1847 Ballycotton lighthouse has protected the East Cork coastline of Ireland.
Ballycotton lighthouse is unique in being of 1 of 2 black lighthouses in Ireland.


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Not precisely a castle, rather a Gaelic "tower house" from the 15th century

Rising like an extravagant silver boulder above the surreal moonscape of the Burren, It's been restored to full medieval majesty, with vast peat fires flickering against walls of naked stone.

All it lacks is a bard to sing as you swing in the rooftop hammocks.


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Far-flung hideaways

100 Best Places in the world 2005.

Ballyportray in Ireland comes in under "Far-flung hideaways".


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500 year old tower standing alone amid the rocky wilds of the Burren

Ireland has its share of posh crenellated hotels- but for drama and seclusion, none matches this 500 year old tower standing alone amid the rocky wilds of the Burren.

Built by the O'Brien's, it was saved from dereliction in the 1960s and stylishly refurbished in the 2000s.


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Aasleagh Falls and Killary Fjord

Aasleagh Falls

Aasleagh Falls and Killary Fjord

To visit the Aasleagh Falls, head to Connemara Park. Take the N59 which will take you there. If you come from the South (Galway), a shortcut is at Maam Cross. If you miss it you will go through Clifden and Letterfrack. If you are coming from the North, take the N59 at Wesport.


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The Kerry Bog Village, working life in 18th century Ireland

The Kerry Bog Village

The Kerry Bog Village, working life in 18th century Ireland

The only one of its kind in Europe, The Kerry Bog Village gives a fascinating insight into how people lived and worked in 18th century Ireland.


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Don't forget the centre of the Iveragh Peninsula!

Blackstones Bridge, Lickeen Forest and Lough Caragh

Don't forget the centre of the Iveragh Peninsula!

Take some time off the Ring of Kerry and explore the centre of the Iveragh Peninsula. Follow the road along Lough Caragh to Lickeen Forest and the pretty Blackstones Bridge.


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Family museum containing hundreds of wax versions of famous Irish and international personalities

National Wax Museum Plus

Family museum containing hundreds of wax versions of famous Irish and international personalities

A unique experience, the National Wax Museum Plus presents visitors with a plethora of fun-filled and educational engagements that will fascinate children, teenagers and adults alike.


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Emerald tower

Hidden in the wilds of West Ireland is a castle you can rent without paying a king's ransom, Andy Pietrasik from the Guardian reports.

The tower is split into four main living levels accessed by an immaculately preserved spiral stone staircase. There's a kitchen and dining room on the ground level, with the great hall and a second kitchen at the top. In between come two master bedrooms and four smaller ones.


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Ireland offers a huge choice of holiday rental cottages

Choosing a holiday rental cottage in Ireland

Ireland offers a huge choice of holiday rental cottages

Pure Ireland offers a range of thatched, detached, traditional and renovated Irish holiday cottages.


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Turoe Pet Farm is a children’s outdoor activity centre. Discover The Turoe Stone, feed a range of animals and enjoy a summer picnic on the 14 acre farm

Turoe Pet Farm

Turoe Pet Farm is a children’s outdoor activity centre. Discover The Turoe Stone, feed a range of animals and enjoy a summer picnic on the 14 acre farm

Turoe Pet Farm is a children’s outdoor activity centre. Discover The Turoe Stone, feed a range of animals and enjoy a summer picnic on the 14 acre farm.


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Explore the deep culture of Ireland and its people while having a nice beer

Irish Pub Experience

Explore the deep culture of Ireland and its people while having a nice beer

Impossible to avoid Irish pubs, they are everywhere. Ireland has the most pubs per square foot in the world!


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Take the road along Dingle Peninsula and discover the beauty of Irish landscape

Dingle Peninsula, Co Kerry, Ireland

Take the road along Dingle Peninsula and discover the beauty of Irish landscape

Take the road along Dingle Peninsula and discover the beauty of Irish landscape.


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Spanish Point beach, County Clare

Spanish Point beach

Spanish Point beach, County Clare

In County Clare, near Miltown Malbay, visit Spanish Point and relax on its magnificent sandy beach.


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Come discover the Irish Capital of Dublin

Dublin, the Capital City

Come discover the Irish Capital of Dublin

What to see in Dublin city? The list is endless! We selected for you some highlights of the historic, vibrant and rich city of Dublin!


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Inside the winner of the Best Beach Holiday Home in Europe

Thatcher’s Rest in Bettystown, Co Meath, the first Irish accommodation ever to win the accolade.

- 1 of 6 Irish thatched holiday cottages.
- stunning sea views.
- three bedrooms (one master, one double and a twin room).
- two luxury bathrooms.

"In such an idyllic setting and the fantastic hospitality. What more can we say... Best kept secret in Ireland".

Located near Dublin airport, Boyne Valley and Ireland's Ancient East.


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A Gaelic tower complete with its own battlements

A child's imagination can be kindled in the strangest of places... For something grandiose, why not hire the kids their own castle.

"Great for pretending you live in the olden days."


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A visit to Blackrock Castle Observatory includes entry to Journeys of Exploration and Cosmos at the Castle

Blackrock Castle Observatory

A visit to Blackrock Castle Observatory includes entry to Journeys of Exploration and Cosmos at the Castle

Housed in an iconic Cork landmark dating back to 1582, a visit to Blackrock Castle Observatory includes entry to Journeys of Exploration and Cosmos at the Castle.


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High-class home comforts at Thatcher's Rest cottage

Top prize winner at the 2016 European Holiday Home Awards. A cosy clutch of thatched Irish cottages winning the Best Holiday Home Beach House in Europe.

Lovely, old-world feel cottages but with cutting edge Wi-Fi, flatscreen TVs, luxury beds and linen.


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A beautiful and extensive sandy beach in Derrynane Bay close to Caherdaniel

Derrynane Beach

A beautiful and extensive sandy beach in Derrynane Bay close to Caherdaniel

A lovely sheltered sandy Blue Flag Beach beach with a natural harbour. Ideal for long walks, horse riding or just relaxing. Backed by large sand dunes and the Derrynane Seashore Nature Trail.


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It's just a road but the scenery is stunning

Ballaghbeama Gap

It's just a road but the scenery is stunning

The Ballaghbeama Gap will take you from the southern part of the Ring of Kerry up into the heart of the Iveragh Peninsula close to Ireland's highest mountain, Carrauntoohil.


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Traditional holiday cottages on Lough Derg near Whitegate in County Clare, Ireland with excellent fishing and boat hire available

The 'perfect catch'

Traditional holiday cottages on Lough Derg near Whitegate in County Clare, Ireland with excellent fishing and boat hire available

Traditional holiday cottages on Lough Derg near Whitegate in County Clare, Ireland with excellent fishing and boat hire available.


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This lovely long sandy beach is ideal for family days out, long walks and water sports

Rossbeigh Beach on the Wild Atlantic Way

This lovely long sandy beach is ideal for family days out, long walks and water sports

On the northern side of the Ring of Kerry, close to the village of Glenbeigh, is the beautiful Rossbeigh Beach. It is one of Ireland's best Blue flag beaches and ideal for a family day out.


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A national stud horse breeding facility in Tully, County Kildare, Ireland

The Irish National Stud and Gardens

A national stud horse breeding facility in Tully, County Kildare, Ireland

The Irish National Stud is a thoroughbred horse breeding facility in Tully, County Kildare, Ireland. Home of the most magnificent horses and glorious gardens.


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Ireland’s most romantic 300-year-old thatched cottages

Cosy up in a seaside holiday cottage right on the beach at Bettystown in Ireland.

Super cute hamlet of six 300-year-old thatched cottages with open fireplaces and exposed timber beams.
Long walks by the seashore just tiptoes from its organic flower gardens.


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Discover the spectacular scenery that Ireland offers

The Slea Head Drive

Discover the spectacular scenery that Ireland offers

The route begins and ends at Dingle harbour and forms part of the Wild Atlantic Way.


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Family Gatherings : Great places to get the gang together in Ireland

An award-winning set of traditional cottages that can suit 2 to 25 people on the edge of Bettystown that takes some beating.

High-end luxury interiors and beach access that make them popular for multi-generation stays.
The 6 Irish cottages are self-catering, but several family-friendly restaurants are close by.


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18 hole golf course in Beaufort, County Kerry, Ireland

Beaufort Golf Course

18 hole golf course in Beaufort, County Kerry, Ireland

Set amongst 200 year old Trees, 15th century castle ruins, two lakes and miles of rolling meadows, Beaufort Golf Club truly is one of the hidden gems of the South West of Ireland.


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Roots Travel In Ireland

Megan Smolenyak of The Huffington Post writes "To begin with, I did something I've never done before - rented a private castle. I'm not kidding. You can actually rent your own castle. In our case, the half dozen of us traveling together selected Ballinrobe Castle, which can sleep 10-12.

The owners have done a remarkable job of retaining authenticity while providing the comforts we've come to expect (after all, would you really want to replicate every aspect of life some 750 years ago?)."


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Feast your way through fabulous food in Galway

Ard Bia in Nimmos Restaurant

Feast your way through fabulous food in Galway

Galway is famous for its lively Latin Quarter full of pubs, where you can enjoy fish and chips with a beer.


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12th and 13th century Medieval buildings at the heart of Tipperary

Rock of Cashel

12th and 13th century Medieval buildings at the heart of Tipperary

Rock of Cashel is a group of Medieval buildings dated between 12th and 13th century set on an outcrop of limestone situated in the Golden Vale at the heart of Tipperary.


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Beneath bogland of North Mayo lies The Céide Fields, a Stone Age monument dating from 5,000 - 6,000 years ago

The Céide Fields

Beneath bogland of North Mayo lies The Céide Fields, a Stone Age monument dating from 5,000 - 6,000 years ago

The Céide Fields, meaning 'a flat topped hill' is a historical site that is the oldest known enclosed Neolithic and Stone Age landscapes offering an insight into the lives of our ancestors over the past several thousand years.


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Blarney Castle, a 600 year old medieval fortress with its famous Blarney Stone which grants 'The Gift of the Gab' to all that kiss it

Blarney Castle and The Blarney Stone

Blarney Castle, a 600 year old medieval fortress with its famous Blarney Stone which grants 'The Gift of the Gab' to all that kiss it

Visit a 600 year-old castle built by one of Ireland's greatest chieftans, Cormac MacCarthy, discover the legendary Stone of Eloquence, The Blarney Stone and explore Blarney house and its diverse gardens.


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Discover how the Irish influenced and shaped the world

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Discover how the Irish influenced and shaped the world

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.

A state-of-the-art interactive experience located in the beautiful vaults of the 1820 Custom House Quarter building in Dublin's Docklands, the original departure point for so many of Ireland's emigrants.


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A prison in the heart of Dublin that first opened its doors in 1796 and closed in 1924

Kilmainham Gaol museum

A prison in the heart of Dublin that first opened its doors in 1796 and closed in 1924

Kilmainham Gaol housed inmates whose offences ranged from stealing food to more serious crimes such as murder or rape.

Convicts from many parts of Ireland were held at Kilmainham Gaol for long periods waiting to be transported to Australia.


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Ireland's most South Westerly point on the Wild Atlantic Way

Mizen Head Signal Station

Ireland's most South Westerly point on the Wild Atlantic Way

An authentic must do outdoor experience. Discover the iconic bridge, the Mizen Peninsula and the Mizen Head visitor centre.


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Grand collection of European art spanning the 14th to the 20th-century covering all major schools

The National Gallery of Ireland

Grand collection of European art spanning the 14th to the 20th-century covering all major schools

Established in 1854 by an Act of Parliament, the National Gallery of Ireland houses the nation's collection of European and Irish fine art spanning the early Renaissance to the 1950s.

The collection comprises over 16,300 works of art.


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A pretty little beach easily accessible from the Ring of Kerry

Whitestrand beach

A pretty little beach easily accessible from the Ring of Kerry

A picturesque sheltered white sandy beach located between Waterville and Sneem just off the Ring of Kerry. Ideal for swimming and popular with families.


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Doonagore Castle, a 16th century tower house on the West coast of Ireland

Doonagore Castle

Doonagore Castle, a 16th century tower house on the West coast of Ireland

Situated near the stunning Cliffs of Moher, Doonagore Castle is a striking tower house dating back to the 16th century on the Wild Atlantic Way.


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The original home of Irish poet, W. B. Yeats, Balscadden House in Howth is one of many tourist sites to discover

W B Yeats - Balscadden House

The original home of Irish poet, W. B. Yeats, Balscadden House in Howth is one of many tourist sites to discover

The original home of Irish poet, W. B. Yeats, Balscadden House in Howth is one of many tourist sites to discover. Be sure to visit the cliff walk, its 2 golf courses, the national transport museum and Howth castle currently inhabited by the Gaisford Saint Lawrence family.


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Hook lighthouse in County Wexford, Ireland is the oldest operational lighthouse in the world

Hook lighthouse

Hook lighthouse in County Wexford, Ireland is the oldest operational lighthouse in the world

Hook lighthouse in Wexford offers guided tours all year round of the 800-year-old medieval tower and this is one of the top things to do on Ireland's Ancient East.


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Restaurant review by Hugh Atkins, PureIreland.com

The Spitjack Rotisserie and Brasserie in Cork City

Restaurant review by Hugh Atkins, PureIreland.com

"For the first-timer in Cork, it's a daunting task of finding a great restaurant for evening dinner. On this occasion - an early Autumn evening, I got it right."


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Enter an amazing underwater world in Bray

Bray National Sea Life centre

Enter an amazing underwater world in Bray

Situated on the seafront in Bray, County Wicklow in Ireland, the Sea Life centre is open 7 days a week. Come and discover an underwater world up close.


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Discover the era of transatlantic flying boats and maritime life on the mystic River Shannon

Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum

Discover the era of transatlantic flying boats and maritime life on the mystic River Shannon

In the Irish village of Foynes on the banks of the Shannon Estuary and a recommended site on the Wild Atlantic Way, lies Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum.

Come and discover a bygone era.


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A 12th century castle remodelled in Victorian times and set in extensive parkland

Kilkenny Castle

A 12th century castle remodelled in Victorian times and set in extensive parkland

A 12th century castle remodelled in Victorian times and set in extensive parkland which was the principal seat of the Butler Family.


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The Kilbeggan Distillery is the oldest licensed distillery in Ireland, retaining its licence to distill whiskey on the same site and in the same buildings for over 256 years

Kilbeggan Distillery Experience

The Kilbeggan Distillery is the oldest licensed distillery in Ireland, retaining its licence to distill whiskey on the same site and in the same buildings for over 256 years

The Kilbeggan Distillery Experience is a step back in time to a bygone era of Ireland's distilling history.

First licensed in 1757, Kilbeggan rightly claims to be the oldest whiskey distillery of its type in Ireland.


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Discover traditional life in Ireland in the 19th and early 20th century

National Museum of Ireland - Country Life

Discover traditional life in Ireland in the 19th and early 20th century

A museum set in Turlough park, depicting life in Ireland between 1850 and 1950.

Explore Turlough Park gardens and Turlough Park House built in 1865.


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6 holiday cottage gardens in Bettystown now feature in the Boyne Valley Garden Trail

The Boyne Valley Garden Trail

6 holiday cottage gardens in Bettystown now feature in the Boyne Valley Garden Trail

New for 2018!

Explore 6 cottage gardens, now part of the Boyne Valley Garden Trail in Bettystown, County Meath in Ireland.


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Halloween festival of Meath, 7th Oct - 5th Nov 2017. Visit if you DARE!

Halloween in Ireland

Halloween festival of Meath, 7th Oct - 5th Nov 2017. Visit if you DARE!

The delightfully frightful Spirits of Meath Halloween festival in Boyne Valley, 2017.

Witches, Spooks and Spells created 3000 years ago.


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Visit the Guinness Storehouse® in Dublin and discover the history behind this world famous Irish stout

The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin

Visit the Guinness Storehouse® in Dublin and discover the history behind this world famous Irish stout

Visit the Guinness Storehouse and discover the history Guinness, the brewery process, enjoy a pint of Guinness and purchase a Guinness souvenir.


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Come explore Ireland's most beautiful and intriguing estate

Powerscourt Estate

Come explore Ireland's most beautiful and intriguing estate

Beautiful world renowned Powerscourt House and Gardens, set in the rugged Wicklow countryside, is located within the 1,000 acre Powerscourt Estate, only 30 minutes from Dublin.


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The Best Beach Holiday Home in Europe 2016

Thatcher's Rest Cottage was the winner chosen by the European Holiday Homes Association in Brussels.

Thatcher's Rest Cottage
A relaxing getaway in a 300-year-old seaside cottage with comfortable and cosy interiors in a coastal location with beautiful views, set on a six-mile stretch of sandy beach and walking distance to Bettystown, County Meath in Ireland.


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Discover something new in Dublin today by visiting a museum

The National Museums of Ireland

Discover something new in Dublin today by visiting a museum

Dublin in Ireland is packed full of history.

Discover something new and visit 3 National Museums of Ireland in Dublin today.


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Taste the Spirit of Ireland. Experience an interactive, ultra-modern tour offering an experience unlike any other in Dublin!


The Irish Whiskey Museum

Taste the Spirit of Ireland. Experience an interactive, ultra-modern tour offering an experience unlike any other in Dublin!


Welcome to the Irish Whiskey Museum, the first Irish Whiskey museum in the world!

Taste the Spirit of Ireland!


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A spectacular, traditional medieval holiday rental castle in Kilmaine, County Mayo in Ireland

Play "king of the castle" in Ireland

A spectacular, traditional medieval holiday rental castle in Kilmaine, County Mayo in Ireland

A sympathetically renovated holiday rental castle to offer an unforgettable holiday experience.

There is simply nothing like it; truly unique which will astound you when you pull up next to the forboding structure.


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An archaeological preserve near Kenmare containing Stone, Bronze and Iron Age gems

Bonane Heritage Park

An archaeological preserve near Kenmare containing Stone, Bronze and Iron Age gems

Danny O’Connor a local farmer in December 1999 made a discovery that put Bonane Heritage Park on the map.

Discover 5000 years of history at an archaeological preserve near Curragraigue, Kenmare, County Kerry in Ireland.


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Ireland's first National Park, Killarney National Park is 25,000 acres of woodlands and mountain peaks set on the Kerry Way

Killarney National Park

Ireland's first National Park, Killarney National Park is 25,000 acres of woodlands and mountain peaks set on the Kerry Way

Killarney National Park, 25,000 acres of woodlands, and mountain peaks.

Visit Ross Castle, Torc-Waterfall and Muckross House all situated in Killarney National Park in Killarney, County Kerry in Ireland.


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Magical Omey Island

Omey Island

Magical Omey Island

Follow the 'Sky road' from Clifden to Omey Island.


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Immerse yourself in the interactive Titanic experience with galleries, rides and displays at Titanic Belfast.

Titanic Experience Belfast

Immerse yourself in the interactive Titanic experience with galleries, rides and displays at Titanic Belfast.

Just outside Belfast city centre, Titanic Belfast is quickly becoming Northern Ireland's most popular tourist attraction.


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Ireland’s largest native species aquarium at the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way

Galway Atlantaquaria National Aquarium of Ireland

Ireland’s largest native species aquarium at the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way

Galway Atlantaquaria, Ireland’s largest native species aquarium at the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way. Located alongside the world famous Salthill promenade, and overlooking Galway Bay. A visit to the aquarium is a must see for the family, friends or ‘wanderlust’ adventurer.


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Muckross House and gardens in Killarney National Park

Muckross House

Muckross House and gardens in Killarney National Park

A 19th century Victorian mansion situated in the Killarney National Park overlooking Muckross Lake.

Visit this splendid mansion, wander through the gardens, enjoy the garden restaurant or take a Jaunting Car tour of the Killarney lakes.


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Experience encompasses all things weird and wonderful related to the vibrant Irish music industry over the past 30 years

Irish Rock and Roll Museum

Experience encompasses all things weird and wonderful related to the vibrant Irish music industry over the past 30 years

The Irish Rock 'n' Roll Museum Experience explores the development of Irish Rock presented against the intriguing historic backdrop of the area, and its people's need for a creative space to make, rehearse and perform music.


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A 15th-century tower on the edge of Lough Leane, in Killarney National Park

Ross Castle

A 15th-century tower on the edge of Lough Leane, in Killarney National Park

Ross Castle is one of Killarney's main tourist attractions.

This 15th-century tower and the ancestral home of the O'Donoghue clan is open to the public seasonally.


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A scenic waterfall in the Killarney National Park on the Ring of Kerry

Torc Waterfall

A scenic waterfall in the Killarney National Park on the Ring of Kerry

Torc Waterfall is an easily accessible waterfall in a scenic woodland setting at the base of Torc Mountain.

A few kilometres from Killarney itself, the waterfall is part of the Killarney National Park and a quick stop on the famous Ring of Kerry.


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Experience Viking and Medieval Dublin

Dublinia

Experience Viking and Medieval Dublin

Discover the lives of the Vikings and meet them face to face and experience day to day life in Medieval Dublin.

View the National Museum of Ireland's Viking and Medieval artefacts and skeletal remains.


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An iron Age circular defensive Fort with 4m thick walls

Staigue Stone Fort

An iron Age circular defensive Fort with 4m thick walls

Staigue Fort was most likely build as a defensive stronghold for a local lord or king and is believed to date from the late Iron Age.

Built without mortar, the Fort with its 4 metre thick walls is a considerable feat in engineering.


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The mining of lead, zinc and silver began in the 1790's in the Glendalough and Glendasan valleys

Glendalough Mines and the Miners Village

The mining of lead, zinc and silver began in the 1790's in the Glendalough and Glendasan valleys

The Glendalough mines at its peak employed 2,000 miners who mined lead, zinc and silver in the Glendalough and Glendasan valleys. Mining began in the 1790's and continued until floodings and lack of funds caused mining to halt in 1957.


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A neolithic stone circle near Gleninchaquin Park on the Beara Peninsula

Uragh Stone Circle

A neolithic stone circle near Gleninchaquin Park on the Beara Peninsula

On the north side of Lough Inchiquin, the Uragh Stone Circle is eight feet in diameter and consists of five megaliths, the largest of which is ten feet high.

With wonderful views of the surrounding valley, Lough Inchiquin and Gleninchaquin park and waterfall.


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600 hectares of beautifully preserved mountain landscape, a gem in the Ring of Beara

Gleninchaquin Park

600 hectares of beautifully preserved mountain landscape, a gem in the Ring of Beara

This beautiful valley, on the Beara peninsula, offers a spectacular waterfall, an 18th century thatched farmstead, a sensory garden along the stream, green pastures and extensive mountain scenery.

Visitors are joyfully welcomed and the park offers walking circuits (from 1 hour to 7 hours) and a tea room with homemade produce.


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Discover the Valley of two glacial lakes in the Wicklow Mountains National Park

Glendalough Upper and Lower glacial lakes

Discover the Valley of two glacial lakes in the Wicklow Mountains National Park

Originally one large glacial lake in the Wicklow Mountains National Park it separated into two, to form the Upper Lake and Lower Lake.

Walk the trails around their shores and discover many ancient sites.


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Discover diverse and enticing gardens in Donegal, Ireland

Donegal Garden Trail

Discover diverse and enticing gardens in Donegal, Ireland

2017 has been a busy year for The Donegal Garden Trail with 22 gardens of all shapes, sizes and typography on public show in and around County Donegal in Ireland.


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Breathtaking views from the island’s highest mountain and 600 foot Fogher cliffs

Fogher Cliffs and Geokaun Mountain

Breathtaking views from the island’s highest mountain and 600 foot Fogher cliffs

Geokaun is the highest mountain on Valentia Island and the 600 foot Fogher Cliffs with its viewing deck offers breathtaking views of Valentia Island, the Dingle Peninsula and the Wild Atlantic Way.


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View glacial lakes, rivers and waterfalls and discover a 6th century Medieval monastic settlement founded by Saint Kevin

Wicklow Mountains National Park

View glacial lakes, rivers and waterfalls and discover a 6th century Medieval monastic settlement founded by Saint Kevin

Visit Wicklow Mountains National Park for just an hour or explore all day. Discover the Glendalough visitor centre, the 6th century Medieval monastic settlement, glacial lakes and waterfalls near Glendalough in County Wicklow, Ireland.


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A 6th century monastery, one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland

Glendalough Monastic Site

A 6th century monastery, one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland

The Glendalough Monastic Site is a 6th century monastery founded by a priest named Saint Kevin.

Visit the Glendalough Visitor Centre and discover the history behind one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland.


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A 20,000 year old glacial valley with two lakes, and a monastic site

Glendalough glacial valley

A 20,000 year old glacial valley with two lakes, and a monastic site

Glendalough glacial valley formed over 20,000 years ago during the ice age. The Glendalough Lower and Upper Lakes were formed and today are popular walking trails with tourists.


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The Chester Beatty Library, gallery, exhibition and collection

Chester Beatty Library

The Chester Beatty Library, gallery, exhibition and collection

Mining magnate's exceptional collections of religious and artistic work on grounds of Dublin Castle.


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A coastal walk on Valentia Island with views of The Skellig Islands

Bray Head Tower on Valentia Island

A coastal walk on Valentia Island with views of The Skellig Islands

From Foilhommerum Bay on the West coast of Valentia Island, follow the coastal path to Bray Head Tower with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and the famous Skellig Islands.


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A 400 hectare National Park in Gougane Barra offering 10 km of hill walks, source of the River Lee, Gougane Barra lake and Saint Finbarr church

Gougane Barra National Forest Park

A 400 hectare National Park in Gougane Barra offering 10 km of hill walks, source of the River Lee, Gougane Barra lake and Saint Finbarr church

Positioned between 3 mountain ranges, Gougane Barra National Forest Park is home of the source of the River Lee.

With its setting beside the Gougane Barra lake, it was Ireland's first National Park when it opened in 1966.


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Cromwell Point on Valentia Island is home to Valentia lighthouse

Valentia lighthouse

Cromwell Point on Valentia Island is home to Valentia lighthouse

A fully automated lighthouse on Valentia Island, open to visitors, 7 days a week with views from the lighthouse of the Blasket Islands and a 300 million year old dinosaur footprint.

On the Ring of Kerry, part of Ireland’s famous Wild Atlantic Way.


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Saint Finbarr's church on the 6th century foundations of a monastery on the island on Gougane Barra lake

Saint Finbarr's Oratory on Gougane Barra lake

Saint Finbarr's church on the 6th century foundations of a monastery on the island on Gougane Barra lake

During the 6th century Saint Finbarr built a monastery on an island in the middle of Gougane Barra lake. The original foundations can still be seen today.

Today it is a popular wedding destination giving visitors wonderful views of the surrounding Gougane Barra National Park, West of Macroom in County Cork, Ireland.


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The largest town on Valentia Island, Knight's Town at the Eastern tip of the island is a popular destination for tourists on the Ring of Kerry

Knight's Town on Valentia Island

The largest town on Valentia Island, Knight's Town at the Eastern tip of the island is a popular destination for tourists on the Ring of Kerry

Knight's Town on Valentia Island is famous for the 1866 transatlantic telephone cable which connects to Newfoundland in Canada.

A popular summer tourist attraction is a vintage 1968 Bristol Lodekka Double Decker Bus converted into a cafe.

Take a walk along Knight's Town harbour admiring the boats and coastal views of County Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way.


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The Blasket Centre museum explores the unique community who lived on the remote Blasket Islands until their evacuation in 1953

The Blasket Centre and Great Blasket Island

The Blasket Centre museum explores the unique community who lived on the remote Blasket Islands until their evacuation in 1953

Learn about the unique community who lived on the remote Great Blasket Island up until their evacuation in 1953.

The Blasket Centre museum explores the unique history, art and lifestyles of the original inhabitants of Great Blasket Island.


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Since 1167 a lighthouse has been protecting the coastline of the Howth peninsula

Baily lighthouse

Since 1167 a lighthouse has been protecting the coastline of the Howth peninsula

Baily lighthouse standing 13 meters high is set on cliffs that extend into Dublin Bay on the South-Eastern side of the Howth peninsula. Its light shines out 50 kms out over the Irish sea.

A small museum, open upon appointment and established in 2000 displays memorabilia and artefacts collected by its lighthouse keepers.


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