Doneraile Court & Wildlife Park

This walled park, extending over more than 400 acres and bisected by the Awbeg River has formal gardens, sweeping parkland vistas, groves of ancient trees, river cascades and lakes, deer and cattle …

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The Wonderful Barn

Built on the original grounds of Castletown House, this amazing and beautifully named building really is wonderful and well worth a post all of its own. Famine Relief When we …

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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 worth seeing. There is a magical atmosphere …

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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 keep you keep everyone safe, happy …

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Mitchelstown Cave

Mitchellstown varies from most of Ireland's other show caves in being a very low key place, still owned and run by the same family on whose land it was discovered …

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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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Three Days in Dublin with Kids

Dublin is a good city for kids, with lots of attractions they will enjoy and activities specially aimed at younger visitors. However touring as a family means a different approach and …

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The Ulster Museum

This has always been an excellent museum to visit, especially with children who particularly love the natural history section. It was extensively refurbished in recent years and now has greatly …

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Westport House and Gardens

An interesting old house in a beautiful location with Clew Bay on one side and a serenely lovely lake on the other. There is a virtual theme park in the grounds, …

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Cobh Heritage Centre

This fascinating centre tells the often tragic story of Irish emigration in a most vivid way and also commemorates the departure of the Titanic from Cove on its final voyage. Not …

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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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Blarney Castle

A visit to Blarney Castle and a chance to kiss the Blarney stone are fixtures on many Irish tour itineraries, but is it actually a must-see or something of a …

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