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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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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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Choosing a Tour Operator

Picking the right tour company to organise your trip to Ireland is the first major decision you take when planning your vacation - and …

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Places to See »

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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Jerpoint Abbey

Jerpoint Abbey

Jerpoint Abbey was founded in the 1160s by Cistertians, a contemplative order of monks which originated in France, on land granted by the King of Ossory, Donal …

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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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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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What's on Now »

Sligo International Choral Festival

Sligo International Choral Festival

One of Ireland's premier choral events which sees choirs from Ireland and abroad converge on Sligo for a weekend of competition and concerts. The festival …

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Listowel Food Fair

Listowel Food Fair

Now in its 17th year, the Listowel Food Fair is the longest running food festival in Ireland and aims to showcase the food producers …

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Green Santa

Green Santa at Belvedere

Step through the wardrobe and travel the Narnia Trail to visit Green Santa in what is probably Ireland's most magical Christmas adventure. No tacky plastic …

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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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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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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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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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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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Ireland & the Irish »

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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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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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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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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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