Cities & Towns

Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary

With a charter that dates back to 1247, Carrick-on-Suir is one of Ireland oldest towns and home to one of its longest established annual fairs.

Castlebar, Co Mayo

A fairly large and busy town, Castlebar grew up around the de Barry castle and is a popular centre for anglers and walkers.

Cavan Town, Co Cavan

Home of the O'Reillys, many of whom still live there, Cavan is at the heart of Drumlin country, an area of low hills and innumerable lakes.

Clifden, Co Galway

The capital of Connemara, Clifden is beautifully situated in the shadow of the Twelve Pin mountains, but has suffered somewhat from its popularity …

Dundalk, Co Louth

Dundalk is not just an interesting town to visit, its a great base for touring the North-East of Ireland, a much overlooked region which deserves more …

Drogheda, Co Louth

Now a booming town in Dublin's commuter belt, Drogheda has a long and interesting history and is well worth a few hours exploration.

Ennis, Co Clare

Its proximity to Shannon airport not only means many visitors spend either their first or last night in Ennis, but that it has for quite a while had a …

Kildare, Co Kildare

Kildare is a town where the horse is king, surrounded as it is by race courses, training stables and stud farms, most famously the Irish National Stud.

Kilkenny City, Co Kilkenny

Known as the Marble City, Kilkenny is Ireland's smallest city and was once its capital, albeit very briefly.

Killarney, Co Kerry

A mecca for tourists, Killarney is for some their favourite place in Ireland and for others a place best avoided and something of a tourist trap.

Letterkenny, Co Donegal

Situated on what was once a boggy estuary, Letterkenny is, in Irish terms, a relatively new town, and now one of the fastest growing in the country.

Longford, Co Longford

Not a place that many tourists visit but one worth a stop and there are some excellent dolmens, forts and other interesting sites nearby that you …