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10 Money Saving Tips for Visiting Ireland

Your precious vacation is for enjoying treats, having a little more luxury than normal and being able to relax – you don’t want to …

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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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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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Kids enjoy Bunratty

A Guide to Touring Ireland with Kids

Children are welcomed almost everywhere in Ireland, but touring anywhere as a family can have its moments! We've loads of advice and tips here to …

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Places to See »

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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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Loughcrew Sunrise

Loughcrew

While the tour groups and crowds build up at Newgrange, you can slip quietly past and go instead to Loughcrew, where there are megalithic …

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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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Christmas Farmleigh

Christmas at Farmleigh

Farmleigh, an estate within Dublin's Phoenix Park, is the venue for this annual programme of Christmas events aimed at all ages, but with a …

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Leopardstown Christmas Festival

Christmas Racing at Leopardstown

For many people Christmas is not Christmas without a day or two at Leopardstown races. It's a very festive event, with families very much …

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Dublin New Year's Eve

NYE Dublin: New Year Festival

For many Dubliners greeting the New Year means gathering outside Christchurch Cathedral at mid-night to hear the bells ring. It's a loud and boisterous …

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Castlecome wellie race

Castlecomer Wellie Race

An annual fixture on the New Year calendar in which the denizens of 'Comer take to streets in outrageous fancy dress, before entering a …

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Things to Do »

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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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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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 »

Irish surnames

Origin & Meaning of Irish Surnames

Although many of the most common surnames or family names in Ireland have a history that stretches back to our Celtic ancestors, quite a …

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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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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 Tea Brack

This deliciously fruity cross between cake and bread is traditionally eaten at Halloween in Ireland. There are a number of fun traditions associated with brack, …

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