Lough Derg

Lough Derg

For generations of Irish people this has been a place to retreat to, for prayer, fasting and pilgrimage. In spite of a changing world many people still make an annual …

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Trim Castle

Trim Castle

Although now virtually in ruins Trim Castle is an excellent example of an early Norman defensive castle, with a thick outer curtain wall protecting the central keep. It is beautifully situated …

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Irish National Heritage Park

The history of early Ireland is brought vividly to life here, through reconstructed buildings and re-enactments of the life and work of Irish people in the distant past. Although there are …

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Entrance to Dunmore cave

Dunmore Cave

While many cave systems open to visitors in Ireland were discovered relatively recently, this one has been known about since at least the 9th century, and its history is as …

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Galway Cathedral at Dusk

Galway Cathedral

This modern cathedral, completed in 1965, is to say the least eclectic in design, mixing Romanesque, Gothic and Moorish influences in a way that, somehow, works. Inside there is some good …

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Rag tree in the Burren

Rag Trees

The custom of hanging rags from the branches of trees is an ancient one in Ireland, its origin lost in the mists of time. The trees are usually hawthorns situated close …

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Natural History Museum, Ireland

Museum of Natural History

Known as the 'dead zoo' to Dubliners this is an amazing collection of animals, insects and birds in a beautiful and historic museum building. Sadly it is closed at present …

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Newmills Corn and Flax Mills

Newmills Corn and Flax Mill Museum

The idea of spending a few hours exploring an old mill and admiring its waterwheel will either fill you with excited anticipation or weary resignation. If you fall into the …

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National Gallery of Ireland

National Gallery of Ireland

This gallery is home to the National art collection which is an eclectic collection spanning all periods of art from the 14th century on. It's broadly in two parts, the old …

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Cavan Leitrim Railway

The Cavan and Leitrim Railway

It's one of the great tragedies of Ireland that a once extensive local railway network was allowed to disappear. Some are being restored by bands of enthusiasts, and this is one …

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Glucksman Gallery

The Lewis Glucksman Gallery

Owned by University College Cork, this relatively new gallery houses the college collection and has a year round programme of visiting exhibitions. The building has won multiple awards for its architecture, …

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Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle

One of the earliest and most important Norman castles in Ireland sits high on a hill overlooking the river Nore at the heart of the city that grew up around …

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