Touring Ireland »

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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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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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 »

Donegal Castle

Donegal Castle

When it was originally built in 1474 by Hugh O’Donnell, chief of the O’Donnell clan, Donegal Castle was among the most impressive castles in the country, …

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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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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 »

Cuisle Poetry Festival

Cuisle Poetry Festival

A Limerick based festival with evening readings by international, national and local poets, a schools' programme, lunchtime readings, discussions and book launches. There is plenty …

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Open House Dublin

For one weekend Dublin buildings of all types and periods will open up their doors to the public, many of them private home or …

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Halloween at Wicklow Goal

Hallow’en Horror at Wicklow Goal

Famously haunted, Wickow Gaol will be a place of untold horror this Hallow'een with a series of spooky events for Halloween Week! There is ghost …

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Halloween at Hook Head

Ghostly Tours of Hook Lighthouse

Venture in darkness into a lighthouse where ghosts and ghouls await and there are frights around every dark corner. If you've never been to Hook …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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