Phoenix Park

The Phoenix Park

This vast enclosed park in Dublin houses a Zoo, residences for the president of Ireland and the US ambassador as well as a herd of wild deer. There are wide open …

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Killykeen Forest

Killykeen Forest Park

Killykeen is a large forested area beside Lough Oughter in Co Cavan, which as well as good walks has an interesting ruined castle on an Island and a number of …

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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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