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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Tintern Abbey

After three centuries as a Cisterian monestery Tintern Abbey underwent a renovation in the 1560s, going on to be the home of the Colclough family for the next four centuries. …

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Jerpoint Abbey

Jerpoint Abbey was founded in the 1160s by Cistercians, a contemplative order of monks which originated in France, on land granted by the King of Ossory, Donal Mac Gilla Patric. It is beautifully …

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Donegal Castle

When it was originally built in 1474 by Hugh O’Donnell, chief of the O’Donnell clan, Donegal Castle was among the most impressive castles in the country, and over 6 centuries later it’s …

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Ireland is Free on Wednesdays!

There is free entrance each Wednesday to all historic buildings, monuments and other sites in Ireland that are in the care of the Heritage Council of Ireland. So, get ready …

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Heywood Gardens

The house that once stood here is now gone, lost to fire in 1951, only the impressive entrance gates hinting at previous grandeur. Thankfully the gardens survived. Designed by Edward …

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The Heritage Card

If you are touring Ireland for more than a couple of days, this card will certainly save you money, possibly quite a lot of money! It is easy to buy, a …

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Heritage Card Attractions

This is a complete listing of the sites to which the Hertiage Card gives admission in Ireland, ordered by their location, since this is the way they are most likely …

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Connemara Tour

Connemara is a place of mountains, lakes and spectacular views famed for the quality of the light. It's also often overrun with tourists which takes a little from its serenity. However …

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Brú na Bóinne

The cluster of ancient structures around Bru na Boinne are designated as a World Heritage Site pre-date the pyramids and are extremely sophisticated in their construction. They also show that the …

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Ceide Fields

Archaeological excavations in Mayo are uncovering new insights into life in Stone Age Ireland, and what they are finding is having an international impact. Far from being the uncivilised people we …

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Explore Yeats Country

WB Yeats is one of the most romantic poets ever and this is his ancestral home, a place he dearly loved and where he is buried. Add lovely unspoiled countryside, good …

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