Blessington Lakes County Wicklow
Mar25

Blessington Lakes County Wicklow

Just 25 miles from the centre of Dublin lie Blessington lakes. Beautiful and tranquil, there is a nostalgic tale of loss together with a sense of pride in their creation. In the 1930’s a decision was taken to build a dam at Poulaphouca waterfall. The waterfall now no longer exists. There was a need to supply Dublin with drinking water and hydroelectricity. The reservoir, officially known as the Poulaphouca reservoir flooded the...

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Walks in Wicklow: Glendalough
Mar19

Walks in Wicklow: Glendalough

“Gleann dá locha”; The Glen of the two lakes, was carved into the Wicklow landscape by glacial activity. Standing in the graveyard in the lands surrounding the lower lake you can easily imagine a time when this was a very important, bustling place with a busy monastic centre including churches, farmhouses, workshops, guesthouses and monastic cells at its height in the 9th Century. Founded in early 600ad by Saint Kevin, visiting here,...

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Step Into Ireland With This Brilliant Video
Mar19

Step Into Ireland With This Brilliant Video

Via Sonder Ireland: WHATEVER YOU’RE DOING RIGHT NOW, STOP! Step into ’Sonder’- a visual journey capturing spectacular views from above and below some of Ireland’s national treasures and tourist havens! Take a step back through the history of our beautiful country exploring the troubles of our past and the rising of our future! It’s food for the soul and music to your ears as it encapsulates that Irish sense of humour through the...

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The Cliffs of Moher Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before
Mar17

The Cliffs of Moher Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

The Cliffs of Moher Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before Via: Wiebe de Jager The Cliffs of Moher (Irish: Aillte an Mhothair) [1] are located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region in County Clare, Ireland. [2][3] They rise 120 metres (390 ft) above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag’s Head, and reach their maximum height of 214 metres (702 ft) just north of O’Brien’s Tower, eight kilometres to the north. [4] A...

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The World Goes Green For St Patrick’s Day
Mar11

The World Goes Green For St Patrick’s Day

Tourism Ireland reveals the quirkiest ‘Greenings’ for St Patrick’s Day 2017 More pictures below. What do the Big Banana in Australia, an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft in Addis Ababa and two rhino statues in Nairobi have in common? They are just some of the more unusual participants in Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative for St Patrick’s Day 2017. Tourism Ireland’s annual Global Greening initiative has gone from strength to...

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Suburban Dublin, Drimnagh Castle
Mar06

Suburban Dublin, Drimnagh Castle

Just over three miles from Dublin City Centre is Drimnagh Castle built in the early 13th century. The castle was originally granted to a Norman family the De Berneval’s. It is the only fully moated castle in Ireland supplied by the Bluebell River. The castle was built as a defensive outpost following the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland. Irish clans, usurped from their lands by the Normans had retreated to the Dublin and Wicklow...

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New Tourism Ireland video showcases Northern Ireland’s Game of Thrones locations
Feb27

New Tourism Ireland video showcases Northern Ireland’s Game of Thrones locations

Tourism Ireland has created a new Game of Thrones video to coincide with the launch of season 6. The video shows fans exploring some of the incredible Northern Ireland filming locations seen on HBO’s smash TV show, and the immersive activities visitors can do there. Northern Ireland is called Game of Thrones Territory for good reason. It’s been one of the show’s main filming locations since 2011, and is home to iconic locations like...

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Thatched Cottages Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford
Feb19

Thatched Cottages Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford

Kilmore Quay still retains it’s 19 century traditional thatched cottages in all their splendour. Traditionally thatcher’s used natural materials that could be sourced locally, for example water reeds by the river Slaney, wheat reed or straw from the farm. There are various designs that can be chosen for a thatched roof. The ridge of the roof can be very decorative or simple. Designs can be flush, block cut, bobbin, wrap...

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Irish Whiskey Museum offers something to pour over
Jan29

Irish Whiskey Museum offers something to pour over

The only Irish whiskey museum in the world has opened its doors in the centre of Dublin. The unique attraction chronicles the story of Irish whiskey, looking at everything from its taste and flavour, to the rise, fall and current worldwide renaissance of the Irish whiskey industry. The museum features a range of enjoyable, interactive exhibitions spread out across five rooms in a location right in the heart of the city’s ‘golden mile’...

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Scenes of Winters Past In Ireland
Dec31

Scenes of Winters Past In Ireland

Scenes of Winters Past In Ireland.   Scenes Of Winter’s Past In Ireland.

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