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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Dublin’s hidden gems
Mar19

Dublin’s hidden gems

Tourism Ireland has unveiled a new film called “Dublin – Tales of the Unexpected”, specially created to highlight some of the quirkier, lesser known things to see and do in Dublin. The 66-second film reminds our visitors that Dublin is a city filled with exciting things to do – some of them off the beaten track. From underground mummies to the 26 towers build to battle Napoleon, the film introduces viewers to an alternative Dublin,...

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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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Powerscourt House and Gardens, Co Wicklow
Mar08

Powerscourt House and Gardens, Co Wicklow

Powerscourt House and Gardens is located in Enniskerry, County Wicklow in the most picturesque natural surrounds. It is reported that Powerscourt House was built upon the remnants of a two storey strategic 13th century castle originally built by the la Poer family, a Norman family. The estate is so very intertwined with Irish history and the history of the local area. Richard Wingfield, Viscount Powerscourt, and then owner of the...

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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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Jump into Ireland, Feet first!
Mar01

Jump into Ireland, Feet first!

You don’t just arrive in Ireland. You jump in, feet first, right in amongst it all. From the minute you’re here, you’re one of us. Living in the moment, or, ‘in the now’ as we like to say. You never know quite what to expect when you’re in the now. But one thing’s for sure – we’ll show you wonderful places, and things you won’t find anywhere else in the world. And when the fun’s finally over, you’ll feel like you’re leaving home...

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Phoenix Park Dublin
Feb27

Phoenix Park Dublin

The best thing about living in Dublin is that you are a stones throw away from the sea and the mountains, offering quick escape from the busyness of the city. The city centre itself has many green spaces such as the famous Stephen’s Green and the secluded Iveagh Gardens. But the jewel above all else is the beloved Phoenix Park. Known affectionately as “the Phoeno” or just, “The Park” and steeped in...

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