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

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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Birr Castle and Demesne

Once home to the world's largest telescope, Birr Castle has a fascinating collection of scientific and engineering items from Ireland's past. Although the house is still the private home of the …

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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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Errislannan Manor

Connemara ponies are a favourite all over the world, and it's not surprising, they are well-mannered, versatile and very beautiful. There is little to beat riding them over their home territory, …

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Ulster American Folk Park

The Ulster American Folk Park tells, in a vivid and entertaining fashion, the parallel stories of emigration from Ireland and the discovery of the American West. Split into two sections, covering …

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Imaginosity

A museum not about childhood, but for children, Imaginosity is an absolute must for anyone visiting Dublin with kids aged from 1 to 10 years old. In a colourful spacious …

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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 in Ireland's past. There is a year …

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Warrington Top Flight Equestiran Centre

Horse riding on good quality well schooled horses and ponies across excellent natural fences. Warrington is particularly good for kids, with a very good selection of ponies for all abilities …

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Ilnacullin (Garinish Island)

A lush, green garden full of surprises, Garnish is on an Island in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Cork. Its unique climatic conditions mean it grows plants and …

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Ailwee Caves

Ailwee Caves are Ireland's largest cave system, deep beneath the Burren in Co Clare, and can be explored during a guided tour. There is a good cafe on the site and …

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Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

Bunratty is often the first stop for visitors to Ireland, located as it is close to Shannon Airport. It's a large park, which will take at least half a day …

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