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West Cork Chamber Music

West Cork Chamber Music Festival

This festival held annually in Bantry offers classical music lovers a varied and packed programme of concerts and recitals from popular works to those …

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Clonmel Junction

Clonmel Junction Festival

A lively and varied festival which includes theatre, dance, music, comedy and spectacle. A lot of events take place on the street and are …

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Willie Clancy Summer School

Willie Clancy Summer School

This is Ireland's premier traditional music summer school, held annually in memory of the late, great piper Willie Clancy. Students from all over the world …

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Loughcrew Opera Festival

Loughcrew Opera

The opera is performed in a splendidly decorated marquee in the magnificent surroundings of the gardens at Loughcrew House. This is a unique event …

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Places to See »

Ogham Stone

Ogham

Ogham is an ancient form of writing, which takes the form of linear cuts made in stone. It is found in Ireland on stones …

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Rock of Dunamace

Rock of Dunamase

Dunamase Castle, built on a high limestone outcrop overlooking a flat plain, has been a ruin for almost 700 years, but is still …

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Ailwee Cave

Ailwee Caves

Ailwee Caves are Ireland's largest cave system, deep beneath the Burren in Co Clare, and can be explored during a guided tour. There is a …

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Foals at the Irish National Stud

The National Stud and Japanese Gardens

If Kildare is the home of the horse in Ireland, this is it's headquarters. With stallions, mares and foals to see and a museum …

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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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Island Golf Club

The Island Golf Club

A less well known links golf course than many other in Ireland, The Island is a classic links course more than 100 years old. Build …

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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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Touring Ireland »

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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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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Soup - Lunchtime bargain in Ireland

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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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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Ireland & the Irish »

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Elephants at Dublin Zoo

Being an elephant in Dublin Zoo in the past was not much fun, confined for life to a tiny concrete enclosure, but things have …

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Afternoon Tea

History of Irish Food

The food people ate in the past in Ireland has always been closely interwoven with other aspects of our history, particularly so because 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 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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