Hook Head Lighthouse

Hook Head Lighthouse

One of the oldest lighthouses in the world, the light from Hook Head has been shining its beacon more or less continuously for over 800 years. Since then its gone from …

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Charles Fort Kinsale

Charles Fort & James Fort

Charles Fort is a massive structure, with walls up to 6m thick and five defensive bastions around its perimeter. Its star shape provided better defenses than earlier round forts, and …

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Watergarden Thomastown

The Watergarden, Thomastown

This small garden is managed and staffed by the residents of Camphill, a movement composed of individuals, many with special needs, who live together in a mutually supportive environment. Its a …

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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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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 have been open to the public …

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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, high ropes, a climbing tower, Hobie …

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Cahir Castle

Cahir Castle

A particular good example of Ireland Norman castles, Cahir Castle has been well restored and visitors, especially younger ones, will enjoy exploring its keeps, towers and battlements. It has seen many …

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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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Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo

Located in the wonderful Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo is one of Ireland's most popular visitor attractions and is a perennial kid's favourite. The zoo is involved in many international breeding programmes …

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Duncannon Fort

Duncannon Fort

Duncannon Fort in Wexford is a star shaped fort which has had an important role in defending Waterford Port for more than 800 years. While far from intact, enough remains of …

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Emo Court

Emo Court

Emo Court is a Gandon designed Georgian house at the centre of a huge landscaped estate of gardens, walks and grand vistas. There is an arboretu with some splendid specimen trees …

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Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park

This is the way a zoo should be - with animals kept in large enclosures designed to emulate their natural habitats - not just better for the animals but more …

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