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Obama mania in Moneygall

O’Bama and other Irish presidents

Many US presidents have had connections to Ireland, from Andrew Jackson in the early 18th century right up to Barack Obama. But none of …

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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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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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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 »

Casita Garninish Island

Ilnacullin (Garinish Island)

A lush, green garden full of surprises, Garnish is on an Island in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Cork. Its unique climatic …

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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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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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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 »

Offline Film Festival

OFFline: Offaly Film Festival

OFFline is a somewhat unusual film festival with at its heart a competition, requiring teams to shoot & edit short films in just two …

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Halloween Event Farmaphobia

Farmaphobia

A truly scary Halloween event which promises blood-curdling frights, ghoulish entertainers and life-threatening fear, all on a farm near Navan. This is not a kids …

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Charles Macklin Autumn School

Charles Macklin Autumn School

A weekend of lectures, workshops, poetry, drama, music and fun in beautiful Inishowen to celebrate the life of Charles Macklin. Born in Culduff Macklin is …

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Haunted House Tooban

Halfway Dead: Haunted House at Tooban

The tiny peaceful village of Tooban will be home for Halloween to a scary band of vampires, mutants, zombies and walking corpses. It all takes …

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Things to Do »

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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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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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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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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Ireland & the Irish »

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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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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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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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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