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Heritage Card

The Heritage Card

If you are touring Ireland for more than a couple of days, this card will certainly save you money, possibly quite a lot of …

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Choosing a Tour Operator

Picking the right tour company to organise your trip to Ireland is the first major decision you take when planning your vacation - and …

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Windy weather and struggling umbrellas

When to Visit Ireland

When choosing the best time to visit Ireland you need to take account of the weather, but since nobody comes here for sunshine the …

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Luxury Ireland

10 Outstanding Luxury Hotels in Ireland

These are hotels that will make you feel pampered and special and lucky in locations you are quite likely to visit on a tour …

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Places to See »

Thoor Ballylee

Thoor Ballylee

This small tower in a secluded location was once home to the poet William Butler Yeats, who restored it as a home for his …

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Kilruddery House

Kilruddery House & Gardens

A 17th century garden little changed in 3 centuries, the gardens at Kilruddery House are of special interest to gardening historians, but you certainly …

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Inside Marble Arch Caves

Marble Arch Caves

Marble Arch caves are Ireland largest caves, both in terms of the extent and the sheer hugeness of some of the internal spaces. The caves …

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Explore Yeats Country

WB Yeats is one of the most romantic poets ever and this is his ancestral home, a place he dearly loved and where he …

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What's on Now »

Belfast Film Festival

Belfast Film Festival

A rapidly growing and increasingly popular film festival which focuses mainly on films with a socio-political theme and includes speakers and seminars as well …

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Punchestown Racing

Punchestown Racing Festival

This is Ireland's Cheltenham and a very big event in the area - kids are even given time off school to attend! It is a …

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Cork International Choral Festival

An annual feast for those who love choral music, this festival brings highly rated choirs from all over the world to Cork each year. The …

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All Ireland Drama Festival

RTE All Ireland Drama Festival

This hotly contested annual final of a competition for amateur drama societies and clubs provides a very varied feast of theatre. Standards are very high, …

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Things to Do »

Killary Harbour

Killary Adventure Centre

Located on the shore of the remote and lovely Killary Fjord, this busy and popular adventure centre offers, among other things, kayaking, wind surfing, …

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When & Where to Fish in Ireland

Despite declining stocks of some fish, Ireland remains an excellent fishing destination, whether you are an angler in search of trout and salmon or …

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Errislannan Manor

Errislannan Manor

Connemara ponies are a favourite all over the world, and it's not surprising, they are well-mannered, versatile and very beautiful. There is little to beat …

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Carne Golf Club

The (love it or hate it) Golf Links Tour: Ireland North

An itinerary sweeping around the north coast of Ireland, with great day by day itineraries for non-golfers and some of the world's best links …

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Ireland & the Irish »

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Traditional Foods of Ireland

From Irish stew to soda bread, black pudding to drisheen, these are some of the dishes and recipes that Irish people have cooked for …

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Irish Place Names

The origin and meaning of place names in Ireland can be tricky to decipher, but they are a vivid reminder of our varied past, …

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Kindergarten St Annes

Irish First Names

An introduction to the origin and meaning of baby names or Christian names in Ireland. …

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Irish Stew

The ingredients are simple, lamb, potato, onion and carrot, but the result is a hearty and warming dish which the Irish have enjoyed for …

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