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The English Market, Cork

20 Recommended Places to Eat in Cork

This selection of 20 great places to eat in Cork city has everything from market stalls to sushi bars, from the best places …

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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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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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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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Places to See »

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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Scattery Island from boat

Scattery Island

Now uninhabited, Scattery was lived in from the time St Senen established a monastery there in 534 until the last Islanders left in 1978. It …

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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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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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What's on Now »

Temple Bar Trad

Temple Bar Tradfest

Traditional music takes Dublin over at the end of January for this festival that celebrates the music session. Most of the events are free, …

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Tipperariana

Tipperariana Book Fair

This popular annual book fair takes place in the pretty village of Fethard in Tipperary each February, with everything from inexpensive paperbacks to rare …

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The Gathering, Kerry

The Gathering Festival

A lively weekend of traditional music & dance which celebrates the rich culture and diversity of traditional Irish music and dance. Events are very varied …

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Russell Memorial Weekend

Russell Memorial Weekend

This annual event which draws thousands of traditional music lovers to the tiny village of Doolin is held in memory of local tin whistle …

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Things to Do »

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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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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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Delphi Activity Centre

Delphi Activity Centre

Delphi Adventure centre is located in one of the most remote and beautiful parts of Ireland and provides a range of water sports and …

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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 »

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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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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Hurling

Hurling: A traditional Irish Sport

Hurling is a traditional Irish sport whose origins go back more than 700 years and which is still hugely popular today. Its a fast paced …

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