Places to Visit in Ireland

Powerscourt House & Gardens

Situated on a hill near Enniskerry in Co Wicklow, Powerscourt House has a fascinating history, as do the impressive gardens which surround it.

Marlay Park

On a sunny day in Dublin Marlay Park is buzzing with visitors picnicking on the grass, walking the forest trails, taking the kids to the playground, …

Off the motorway: Dublin to Waterford

Get off the M9 with this fantastic itinerary filled with interest through an under visited and very beautiful part of Ireland.

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 …

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.

Colclough Walled Garden

The work of heroic local volunteers has seen this typical Georgian walled garden, with both ornamental and kitchen gardens, transformed from overgrown …

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 (love it or hate it) Golf Links Tour: Ireland North

Sweep around Ireland's North coast, with great day by day itineraries for non-golfers and fantastic links courses for golfers.

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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 …

Bridgetown Priory

A little off the beaten track but worth a detour, Bridgetown Priory was established in the early 13th century by the Augustinians, and was one of the …

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 …

Newmills Corn and Flax Mill Museum

The idea of spending a few hours exploring an old mill and admiring its waterwheel will either fill you with excited anticipation or weary resignation.

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.

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.

Burren Tour

This is a full day tour which will last into the evening, taking in all of the main sights on the Burren and some lesser known ones as well.

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 …

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