Touring Ireland »

Bunavalla Harbour from Castlecove

Ring of Kerry Tour

The Ring of Kerry is one of the great drives of the world and a must see for many visitors to Ireland. But it …

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People on a Dublin Street

How to Behave in Ireland!

People in Ireland are generally pretty laid back and casual but it is useful for visitors to know how a little about to behave …

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Free admission in Ireland

Ireland for Free!

The fact that all these places are completely free to visit does not in any way make them inferior - some of the most …

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Ireland tour bus

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 »

Thoor Ballylee

Thoor Ballylee

This small tower in a secluded location was once home to the poet William Butler Yeats, who restored it as a home for his …

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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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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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Stone walls in Kerry

Stone Walls

The ubiquitous stone walls or fences seen in Ireland are the object of much curiosity from visitors, particularly those built without mortar in the …

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What's on Now »

Dublin Piano Festival

Dublin International Piano Festival

A relatively new kid on the block which was founded in 2013 with the dual mission of bringing great piano music to Dublin audiences …

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Croagh Patrick

Croagh Patrick

This mountain in Mayo is closely associated with St Patrick, and is the scene of an annual pilgrimage that can trace its origins to …

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Yeats Summer School and Tread Softly Festival

Yeats Summer School & Tread Softly Festival

A more recently established companion to the better known Yeats Summer School , this weekend event is an opportunity to learn more about one …

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Gaze LBGT Film Festival

Gaze Film Festival

This festival, showing mainly films not previously screened in Ireland, is aimed not just at the Dublin gay community but at anyone interested in …

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Things to Do »

fishing-galway

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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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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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 »

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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