Fanad Lighthouse

Fanad Lighthouse - this lighthouse is located on the peninsula of the same name; it lies on the north coast of Donegal between Lough Swilly and Mulroy Bay.It is one of the most magnificent lighthouses in the world. It was built in 1817, and was designed by...

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Doe Castle

Doe Castle - Located on Sheephaven Bay near the R245 road, between Carrigart and Creeslough in County Donegal, was the historic headquarters of the MacSweeney clan who came from Scotland.It was most probably built around 1420,although a two-story hall was...

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Poisoned Glen

Poisoned Glen - is a picturesquely situated village at the foot of Mount Errigal, the highest peak of the Derryveagh mountain range in County Donegal and surrounded by vast valleys and shimmering lakes.This place is known for frequent photographs of the...

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Ladies View

Ladies View - is a lookout point and an obligatory stop on the Ring of Kerry route. Located in the heart of Killarney National Park, about 19 kilometers south of Killarney on the N71 road to Kenmare.Probably the most famous sight on this famous route, and...

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Knockalla Caravan & Camping Park

Knockalla Caravan & Camping Park - this 4 star field was founded in 1976 and is still a family business approved by Failte Ireland.If you want to explore the northern part of Ireland, feel the golden sand under your feet, enjoy landscapes, climb the...

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Kilbritan Whale

Kilbritan Whale - an amazing opportunity to look at the real skeleton of a whale.This whale measures 19.81 meters and its jaw has a length of nearly 5.5 meters. The story of this mighty whale begins on January 15th, 2009, when he was strayed and confused...

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Birr Castle

Birr Castle (from the Irish Caislean Bhiorra) - is a large castle from year 1170 located in the center of Birr,County Offaly. The castle itself is an impressive 90-room building located on 1,200 acres of land and surrounded by a 12-meter wall, because it...

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Eagle Point Camping

Eagle Point Camping - is a four-star camping site located in County Cork in the south-west of Ireland, about 7 kilometers north of Bantry just off the N71 road. The field itself occupies the entire peninsula and it has about 20 acres which offers a...

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An Bun Beag

An Bun Beag - is a small village in County Donegal with a beautiful and picturesque beach, but is known for the wreck of a fishing vessel that has been there since the 70's.Originally called "Cara na Mara" (Friend of the Sea), it was built in France and...

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Dursey Island

The Dursey Island - located at the tip of the Beara Peninsula is one of the few inhabited islands on the southwestern coast of Ireland. This island is connected to the mainland by Ireland's only cable car suspended over a narrow section of water called...

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Conor Pass

Conor Pass - is a stunning and breathtaking mountain pass, which is the highest pass in Ireland at an altitude of 410 m,located in the mountains of the Dingle and Kilomre Cross peninsulas, on the 'Wild Atlantic Way' route, it is located on the route that...

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Crag Cave

Crag Cave - this cave is made of limestone and is located 2 kilometers north of Castleisland in County Kerry, in the Glannarudders mountains, and is over one million years old.The cave was once filled with water, which caused its erosion and sculpted...

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Ross Castle

Ross Castle (Caislean an Rois) - one of the most famous monuments of the Killarney National Park, this 15th century castle, or rather a majestic tower house, is located on the outskirts of Killarney, on the east side of Lough Leane, overlooking the...

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Saint John’s Point Lighthouse

Saint John Point Lighthouse - In the province of Ulster there are several lighthouses, this lighthouse is located in County Donegal at the end of one of the longest peninsulas in Ireland with access to it via a narrow band of land is really exciting (do...

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Dingle – Dunquin Harbour

Dingle Peninsula (Corca Dhuibhne) - this 48 km stretch of Ireland is located on the southwestern coast of the country and is surrounded by sandy beaches and rocky cliffs that make up this dramatic scenery - almost perfect for photography enthusiasts, the...

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Gap of Dunloe

Gap of Dunloe (Dun Loicha) - is one of the most beautiful parts of County Kerry and even the whole of Ireland, it is a several-kilometer long pass between MacGillycuddy Reeks and Purple Mountains.The Dunloe Pass was created during the ice age that began...

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Mullaghmore

Mullaghmore and Classiebawn Castle - (An Mullach Mór - The Great Peak) - is a village on the Mullaghmore peninsula in County Sligo, from which there are spectacular views of the ocean and the panorama of Mount Ben Bulben...

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Parke’s Castle

Parke's Castle - This fortified manor house is located on the banks of Lough Gill in Leitrim, on the R286 road (Sligo - Dromahair), about 11 kilometers east of the city of Sligo.Originally it was a stronghold from the early 17th century originally...

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Leap Castle

Leap Castle - This private castle is located in Coolderry about 9 kilometers north of the city of Roscrea in County Offlay just off the R421 road.The owner of the castle is the Irish musician Sean Ryan, who bought it in 1991, and has been taking care of...

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Three Castle Head

Three Castle Head - (the proper name is Dunlough Castle) - is a ruin of a fort adjacent to a lake standing on top of a 100 meter cliff on the northern end of the Mizen peninsula,the name Three Castle Head comes from three fortified towers.The only route...

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Croagh Patrick

Croagh Patrick - (Cruach Phadraig - or The Reek) - the most sacred mountain of Ireland, 765 meters above sea level with a conical shape, that rises majestically and looks at Clew Bay, County Mayo and the west coast of Ireland.The history of this mountain...

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Slieve League

Slieve League - (Sliabh Liag – Grey Mountain) - it is a mountain and cliff coast on the south-west coast of County Donegal, and this is a mandatory point if you follow the "Wild Atlantic Way" or just in this area. The cliffs themselves are not as well...

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Downpatrick Head

Downpatrick Head - (Ceann Dhun Padraig - Patel Fortress) - this amazing piece of coastline lies about 6 kilometers north of the village of Ballycastle in the north of Mayo.The name itself comes from the times when Saint Patrick himself founded a church...

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Mount Brandon

Mount Brandon - (Cnoc Breanainn - Bernard Hill) - located on the Dingle Peninsula, this mountain is 952 meters above sea level and is the highest peak in Ireland beyond MacGillycuddy's Reeks in County Kerry and is second in the ranking of Ireland's most...

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Gleniff Horseshoe

Gleniff Horseshoe - is a horseshoe-shaped road (hence the name Horseshoe) surrounded by spectacular mountain views.Getting there is relatively easy, take the N15 road from Sligo in the north, after about 22 km we reach Cliffoney and turn right here, after...

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Glencar Waterfall

Glencar Waterfall - located near the lake of the same name, 11 kilometers west of Manorhamilton in County Leitrim.The waterfall itself is a little over 15 meters, but it is very spectacular,even more so after fresh rain fall.You will be able to locate a...

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Deerpark

Deerpark Court Tomb - This tomb is located 7 kilometers east of Sligo - first along the N16 road, you then turn towards Calra road R286 and in the village of Calry turn right to the park. But to reach the tomb itself, we have to go for a 3.5-kilometer walk...

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Assaranca Waterfall

Assaranca Waterfall - (Eas a'Ranca from Galician means waterfall) - this beautiful waterfall located just off the road about 8 kilometers from the village of Ardara in County Donegal on the north west coast of Ireland.You can easily see it while driving...

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Grianan Of Aileach

Grianan Of Aileach - This prehistoric stone fort is located at the top of the sacred Greenan hill (250 meters above sea level) near the village of Burt in County Donegal, about 17 kilometers west of Derry (road N13 towards on Letterkenny).It was not only a...

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Knocknarea

Knocknarea - (Conoc na Ri) - King's Hill - Queen Maeve trail to a fairly intense mountain trail, although its length is only 2.4 kilometers, the height is only 320 meters .It’s a limestone mountain located on the Coolera peninsula and is one of the most...

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Creevykeel Court Tomb

Creevykeel Court Tomb - This tomb can be found at the foot of Mount Tievebaun, about 1.5 km north of Cliffony in County Sligo.In Creevykeel excavations took place several times, but the tomb itself was completely dug up between July 25 and September 4,...

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Devil’s Chimney

The Devils Chimney (Sruth in Aghaidh An Aird) - To get to this beautiful waterfall in the Dartra mountains in north-west Ireland, you should go about 11 kilometers north of Sligo along the N16 road (signs towards the lake and the Glencar waterfall),...

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The Copper Coast UNESCO Geopark

The Copper Coast UNESCO Geopark - This is a panoramic route about 17 km long on the south coast of Ireland in County Waterford. The area is an open museum of geological records, and the name comes from the former mining industry, which is now a tourist...

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The Irish National Heritage Park – Wexford

Irish National Heritage Park - is located on the banks of the picturesque River Slaney just off the N11, about 6 km north of Wexford.This museum, or rather an outdoor open-air museum, represents 9,000 years of recreated Irish history, the cornerstone of...

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Shell Cottage

A house made of sea shells - a country house decorated with sea shells by the sailor Kevin L. French, who lived from 1921 - 2003.Located on the cliff, this cottage has a thatched roof and beautiful patterns made of sea shells of local character.The work...

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Glendalough

Glendalough - is located in the National Park of Wicklow, which is known as the "Garden of Ireland" and is known throughout the world because of its picturesque beauty with a variety of walking routes - from short for families with small children to wild...

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Muckross House & Gardens

Muckross House and Gardens (from Irish Teach Mhucrois) – To get to this property, take the N71 route south of Killarney (about 7 kilometres), the estate itself dates from the seventeenth century when the first member of the Herbert family from Wales...

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Torc

Waterfall and Torc peak - (the name comes from the Irish Easach Toirc which means a wild cascade) - convenient parking is located in Killarney National Park, about 8 km from the town of Killarney on the N71 road, the waterfall itself is about 300 meters...

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Belfast

Belfast - (Irish: Beal Feirste) - is the capital of Northern Ireland on the River Lagan located to the north-east coast of Ireland, it’s the second largest city on the island with a population of about 335,000.This place has been known since the Bronze...

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Crumlin Road Gaol

The Belfast prison (known as "Crumlin Road Gaol") was opened in 1845. In 1996 after 150 years of service it was closed and opened to visitors in 2012 thanks to the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, which gave it Class A status due to its historical and...

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Dark Hedges Road

The Dark Hedges - is a beautiful alley of beech trees located in Stranocum in County Antrim  they were planted by the Stuart family in the seventeenth century and were to underline the beautiful landscape that would impress visitors who approached their...

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Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Carrick-a-Rede - this famous rope bridge is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Northern Ireland, suspended near the town of Ballinoty in Co Antrim, linking the land with the island of Carrick. It is located near the village of Bushmill and the...

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Dunguaire Castle

Dunguaire Castle - (Dun Guaire) - this sixteenth century building is actually a house and a 75-meter castle tower, which has been restored with a defensive wall. This building is located on the southeastern shore of Galway Bay in County Galway near...

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Glengowla Mines

Glengowla Mines - If you are in Galway, make sure you visit this unique 19th century attraction that is dedicated to the history of lead and silver mining in the Glengowla and Oughterard area and is near the main road N59 leading from Galway to Clifden,...

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Portlairge wreck

Portlairge wreck – unfortunately you cant find much information about this wreck, the only thing we know is that it was the last steam dredger of this type in Ireland.  It was built in Dublin in 1907 and was 42 meters long and worked all the time on the...

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Dungarvan

Dungarvan (Dun Garbhain) - is a port town located around its own bay, on the south-east coast of Ireland in the county of Waterford. It is located on the Cork Waterford route (route N25). The city is neither too big nor too small, and has a lot to offer...

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Tintern Abbey

Tintern Abbey - is located on the Hook peninsula in County Wexford, about 16 kilometers south of New Ross on the R734 road. It was a Cistercian abbey founded in the year 1200 by count William Marshall as a result of the oath he made when he...

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Johnstown Castle

Johnstown Castle - This jewel of Gothic architecture is just a 10-minute drive from Wexford city center. The history of this castle dates back to the 11th century when the Esmonde English family from Lincolnshire settled in this area after the...

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Hook Lighthouse

Hook Lighthouse - This Hook peninsula  is located on the edge of County Wexford - about 846 years old, The lighthouse opened to the public in 2001. It is the world's oldest still operating lighthouse, tours of the lighthouse are possible with a guide all...

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Galtee

Galtee - is a mountain range located in Munster on the border of three counties Cork, Tipperary and Limerick, and the highest peak you will locate Galteemore which is 917 meters above sea level. We decided to get two peaks of Galtybeg (799.0 m above sea...

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Coumshingaun Loop

Coumshingaun Loop - is a moderate 4 - 4.5 hour walking path around the magnificent natural amphitheater around Lake Coumshingaun Corrie (or Goumshingaun Lough) in County Waterford. (8 km - with access to the lake after descending from the mountains)The...

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Dunluce Castle

Dunluce Castle - is a picturesque ruin of a medieval castle located  in Northern Ireland Co Antrim, its situated on the coast between Portballintrae and Portrush. The castle can be reached via a bridge connecting it to the mainland. There are Extremely...

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Newgrange

Newgrange (Si an Bhru) - is one of the largest and most famous man-made corridors tombs and added in 1993 to the UNESCO World Heritage. To visit this Meath County tomb, which is only a part of the Boyne River monument complex, you should reach the Brune...

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Bushmill Distillery

Bushmills Distillery - This 400-year-old distillery is located in Northern Ireland Co Antrim and is the oldest working Irish distillery which was founded on April 20th  1608, although the company was officially founded in 1784, but from the beginning of...

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Hill of Tara

Hill of Tara (Teamhair na Ri) - This hill is only 197 meters above sea level! Where to find ot? is located in County Meath between Dunshaughlin and Navan - not far from the M3 motorway. The Irish name - Teamhair on Ri - means "Sanctuary of the Kings". This...

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Trim Castle

Trim Castle (Caislean Bhaile Atha Troim) - Located in the historically rich Boyne Valley in the center of the town of Trim,County Meath. Its the largest and best preserved Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. It was surrounded by 500 m of walls and a moat, its...

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Dunmore Cave

Dunmore Cave - from Irish Dun Mor means great Fort. Since 1940, it has been owned by the state and has been recognized as a national monument. It is located to the north of the city of Kilkenny and like other caves in the country, was created by limestone...

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Gougane Barra

Gougane Barra - is a small settlement in a long valley surrounded by hills in County Cork  located to the west of the city of Macroom, It is here that has its source River Lee, where it  first falls into the lake. The lake itself is about a kilometer long...

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Mitchelstown Cave

Mitchelstown Cave - This picturesque cave considered one of the most spectacular in Ireland, its located on the border between the counties of Tipperary and Cork. It’s one of the most well-known and complicated networks of European caves - the caves...

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Jameson Midleton Distillery

Jameson Midleton Distillery - Irish whiskey was first produced in 1780 by John Jameson and one of the first whiskeys produced in Dublin, now produced in Midleton, County Cork. On each bottle there is a characteristic motto of the Jameson family: Sine Metu...

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Railway Village – Clonakilty

Railway Village - is the first miniature village in Ireland, which is located in the picturesque city of Clonakilty in the west of County Cork, where sixty years ago life was developed around the railwayman system. Models of cities such as Clonakilty,...

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Lee Valley

The Gearagh - Lee Valley - a few kilometers long, So-called wooden river and nature reserve, located in County Cork, near the city of Macroom. This area was flooded in 1954 to allow the construction of two hydro-electric Carrigadrahoid and Inniscarra dams,...

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Tullamore DEW

Tullamore Dew - a variation of Irish whiskey, which was first produced in 1829 in the town of Tullamore in County Offlay. Its name comes from the initials of the first owner of Deniela E. Williams distillery, hence D.E.W. What makes Tullamore Dew whiskey...

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Cork City Gaol

Cork City Gaol - is one of the most recognizable tourist attractions in Cork, it is a former prison, now turned into a museum. The prison itself was originally opened  in 1824 and operated until 1923. This prison was designed to replace the old one, which...

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Titanic – Belfast

Titanic, Belfast - This museum has in recent years become the most visited tourist attraction in Northern Ireland. We all know the tragic stories of the Titanic, and although there are many exhibitions and museums devoted to this tragic story in the world,...

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Caherconnell

Caherconnell - (Cathair Chonaill) - means literally "stone ring". This unique Irish ring fortress is located on the Burren plateau in County Clare, west of the R480 road connecting Ballyvaughan and Leamaneh Castle. This impressive building built 1500 years...

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Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle - is a medieval fortress near Cork dating back to 1446, although previously there was probably a fortification already present before 1200. It is the most famous tourist attraction in Ireland - right after the cliffs of Moher. This castle...

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Ballysaggartmore Towers

Ballysaggartmore Towers - these mysterious and magical buildings in the Gothic style are not well known to tourists though they are located just 3 km from Lismore in County Waterford on the R666 road towards Fermoy. These buildings were built in 1850 by a...

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Skellig Islands

Skellig Islands - these are two small islands Great Skellig (also known as Skellig Michael) and Little Skellig on the southwest coast of County Kerry. Little Skellig - is a reserve of 25,000 pairs of white gannets and for this reason it is not possible to...

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Blackrock Castle

Blackrock Castle - a fortification located in Blackrock, about 2 km from Cork city center, on the banks of the River Lee. It was built in the sixteenth century and was originally a defensive structure of the coast when the inhabitants of Cork turned to...

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Cashel

Cashel - is a town located in the county Tipperary, famous for the oldest monuments of Ireland dating back to pre-Christian times. Cashel is not just the former residence of the kings of Munster, It is also the seat of the episcopate, erected on the site...

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Doolin

Doolin - a small but charming town - or rather a traditional Irish fishing village - now more touristy! Located in Clare on the west coast of Ireland between the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren peninsula. It is considered to be the center of real Irish...

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Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher - This very characteristic place located in the middle of the Wild Atlantic Scenic Route, The cliffs are located in the south-western part of the Burren plateau in County Clare and are definitely the most emblematic coast in Ireland, over a...

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The Vee

The Vee - Clogheen, County of Tipperary,Is a picturesque mountain pass between the Knockmealdown mountains. You can drive through this breathtaking road from Lismore to Clogheen where there is beautiful and changing scenery that surely pleases the eye. It...

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Mizen Head

Mizen Head - A signaling station, a lighthouse and a meteorological station, open to the public. This station was built to prevent disasters associated with treacherous rocks protruding along the Irish coast. There are beautiful pavements with safety...

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Cobh

Cobh (bay) - until 1922 it was named Queenstown in honor of Queen Victoria - it is a city and port in County Cork, lying southeast of the city of Cork about 20 minutes by car,It’s a beautiful town where the streets climb the steep slope on the top is the...

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Mahon Falls

Mahon Falls - is a waterfall that is 80m high and is located inthe Comeragh Mountains near Lemybrien in County Waterford. Parking is available from which you can walk to the waterfall after a not too exhausting walk, a beautiful waterfall surrounded by...

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Kinsale

Kinsale - This is a picturesque port town with colorful streets in which there are charming pubs. Kinsale is known for its interesting cuisine, the Gourmet Festival takes place here every April (Food Festival) The city is situated in the place of the...

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Carrantuohill

Carrantuohill - The highest peak in Ireland  sitting at 1038 m above sea level located in the Macgillycuddy's Reeks mountains in County Kerry, about 30 km from Kilarney. In 1976, a 5-meter cross was erected at the top, which was cut down in 2014 by unknown...

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Burren

The Burren - a peninsula on the north-west coast of Ireland in the north of Clare and partly in the south of Galway. The word "Burren" comes from the Irish word "Boireann", meaning a rocky place. The peninsula is known for being one of the largest karst...

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Swiss Cottage

Swiss Cottage - A Swiss village cottage hidden in a forest near Cahir, which was built in 1810 for Richard and Emilia Butler, who were also the owners of the Cahir castle. The building blends in perfectly with its beautiful and natural surroundings, from...

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Giant’s Causeway

Giant's Causeway - is one of the most recognizable places in Ireland. This interesting rock formation consists of tens of thousands of basalt columns in the shape of cubes with a width of several dozen centimeters and reaching up to several meters in...

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Rock of Dunamase

Rock of Dunamase - in Irish Fort of Masc, or the rock fortress in Dunamase, is located near the N80 road between the cities of Portlaoise and Stradbally in the National Park of County Laois with a beautiful landscape on the Slieve Bloom mountains and on...

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Inis Oirr

Inis Oirr - This is the smallest of the three limestone islands of Aran located on the west coast of Ireland. Our journey began from a small port in Doolin. On top of this island, the ruins of the medieval castle of the O'Brien family from the 14th century...

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The Moorings

Bar and Restaurant "The Moorings" in Dungarvan The location of this restaurant is ideal, because it is located in the Dungarvan port itself, there is a castle right behind it, the combination of its rustic design and tavern create a really great...

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Ben Bulben

Ben Bulben - a spectacular mountain with a height of 526m, found in County Sligo as part of the Dartra table mountains and is known for its characteristic rock formation formed during the ice age when Ireland was covered with a glacier. On top of this...

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Poulnabrone Dolmen

Poulnabrone Dolmen - located in County Clare on the Burren plateau east of the Ballyvaughan - Corrofin road. It is the oldest monumental megalithic monument in Ireland - its ceiling is made of a flat granite slab measuring 3.5 by 2 meters and weighing...

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Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle - This four-level castle is located on the banks of the Nore River, from which there is a panoramic view of the city. During the eight centuries of the existence of this castle, many changes were made to its structure, now it combines many...

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Lake Muskry

Lake Muskry (Lough Muskry) - To get to the beginning of the route, follow the N24 road to Bansha, then head towards Coolgurt and Rossadrehid. This scenic route is located in the Galtee mountains in the southern part of County Tipperary,it is a moderate 3.5...

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Aillwee Cave

Aillwee Cave - is the oldest cave in Ireland located in the heart of the Burren peninsula in County Clare,This is not just a cave because below the cave from 2008 you can also visit the Park with wild birds in which there are: Eagles,Owls and Vultures, You...

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Bunratty

Bunratty - Castle and open-air museum It is not only a wonderfully preserved and meticulously restored fortress, but also an open-air museum with many buildings from the Victorian era. There is also the possibility of reserving a place and taking part in a...

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Lismore Castle

Lismore Castle - The beautiful Irish estate of the Duke of Devonshire, located in Lismore in County Waterford just on the Blackwater River. It was built in 1185 by Prince Jan as a sister castle to the Ardifnnan castle near Cahir. Originally, Prince Jan...

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Glanworth

Glanworth - a village about 8 km northwest of  the town of Fermoy in County Cork. There are ruins of a 13th-century Norman castle built by the Condon family. Right next to it is a historic mill built in 1840 as part of a relief plan for famine victims with...

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Ballycotton

Ballycotton - is a small seaside town in County Cork, located about 40 km east of Cork city. A fishing village known for the making of the movie, Holy Savage in 1995, In which stars such as Marlon Brando, Johnny Depp and Debra Winger were cast in,sadly the...

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Kilbeggan Distillery

Kilbeggan Distillery - Whiskey which has a smooth, original and characteristic taste carefully pampered by craftsmen in the oldest licensed distillery in Ireland, which now enjoys good times but also remembers and difficult moments in its 250-year history....

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Cahir

Cahir - a town in the county of Tipperary on the river Suir. The town has a medieval castle which is one of the largest and best preserved medieval castles in Ireland. The castle was built in 1142 by Conor O'Brien, the prince of Thomond. In 1372, the...

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