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Free admission in Ireland

Ireland for Free!

The fact that all these places are completely free to visit does not in any way make them inferior - some of the most …

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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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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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Road signs in Ireland

Irish Road Signs & Traffic Signals

Many Irish road signs - such as the STOP sign - will be familiar, but there are others which are not so readily identified …

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Places to See »

Jerpoint Abbey

Jerpoint Abbey

Jerpoint Abbey was founded in the 1160s by Cistertians, a contemplative order of monks which originated in France, on land granted by the King of Ossory, Donal …

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Graiguenamanagh sunset

Barrow Valley

The Barrow Valley is a quiet and unspoiled area, much loved by walkers and little visited by tourists. The river that meanders though is popular …

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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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Glendalough

Glendalough

Glendalough in Co Wicklow with its famous round tower was one of the most important Christian monastic settlements in Europe. It is a mystical and …

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What's on Now »

Balmoral Show

Balmoral Show

The biggest event in Northern Irelands equestrian calendar, with the cream of show jumpers as well a show horses and young stock in attendance. There …

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Dublin International Piano Competition

Dublin International Piano Competition

Held every three years in Dublin, this highly regarded competition for young pianists has a strong track record in advancing the careers of the …

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Cat Laughs Comedy

Cat Laughs Comedy Festival

This annual event is a fixture on the comedy circuit and brings not just the cream of Irish comedians to Kilkenny but some of …

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Irish Open Golf

The Irish Open Golf Championship

The Irish Open, which dates back to 1927, is extremely popular as a spectator event, as is the pro-am which takes place before it …

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Things to Do »

Golf in Ireland

Tips for Golfing in Ireland

Most golfing visitors to Ireland are especially keen to play on our famous links courses, but you'll need to be equipped for the challenge. Don't …

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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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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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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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Ireland & the Irish »

Irish Sodabread

Irish Soda Bread

This traditional bread from Ireland is made without yeast, instead using bread soda (bicarbonate of soda) as a raising agent. It is quick and easy …

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Dublin People

Fast Facts about Ireland: People & Society

Ireland's population is growing for the first time in over 150 years, which is affecting just about every aspect of life here. The changes are …

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Kissing the Blarney Stone 1913

Kissing the Blarney Stone

People flock still to kiss the famous stone and, allegedly, gain the gift of loquaciousness. These days they are far less likely to injure …

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Crubeens

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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