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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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Packing for Ireland

Packing for Ireland

It's tempting to bring nothing but waterproof gear when packing for a trip to Ireland, but the sun does shine sometimes - honestly! We've some …

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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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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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Places to See »

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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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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Museum of Country Life

Irish Museum of Country Life

A branch of the National Museum, which concentrates on clothing, tools, toys and other household items giving an insight into day to day living …

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What's on Now »

Lisdoonvarna Match Making Festival

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaker Festival

Non stop merrymaking for an entire month with the chance of meeting your life partner thrown in - who could resist? Well, lots of people. …

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Harvest Time Blues

Harvest Time Blues

Lovers of blues from all over Ireland and beyond converge on Monaghan in September for this festival which has grown in stature every year …

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Fringefest, Dublin

Dublin Fringe Festival

The term 'fringe' may suggest this is a relatively small event. It isn't, running in the weeks prior to the Dublin Theatre Festival it …

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Waterford Harvest Festival

Waterford Harvest Festival

Waterford Harvest Festival celebrates the food and food heritage of Waterford and is all about local food. As a coastal county with a rich …

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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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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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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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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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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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placenames

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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irish-stew

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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