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Huntington Castle , County Carlow

The elegance of Huntington Castle , built at Clonegall in 1625 by Lord Esmond , caught the eye of director Stanley Kubrick , who chose it as the location for his 1975 film Barry Lyndon. The castle occupies the site of a monastery , of which little remains except a 600 year old yew walk, […]

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Cruise ships in Belfast 2014

If you are visiting Belfast on a cruise ship in 2014 then contact Ireland Luxury Tours for a chauffeur driven trip. Our experienced driver/guides and luxury vehicles will show you the North of Ireland in the best way possible. With a private tour you will be able to take in so much more , access […]

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Ireland Luxury Tours

Ireland Luxury Tours are offering a 10% discount to customers who book before 31st January 2014. Our tours of Ireland are of the highest quality and our experienced driver/guides will ensure that you enjoy the “real Ireland” Any trip to the Emerald Isle needs to take in the hidden gems and the people ! So……if […]

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Dunsany Castle , County Meath

On the Southern slopes of the Hill of Tara is one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in Ireland. A Norman stone fortress , it was built 1180 to guard the road between Trim and Dublin , where I crosses the River Skane , against the ‘savage Irish’. Only the four towers remain of the […]

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Ireland Luxury Tours top ten things to do and see in Dublin

If you are on any tours of Ireland that take yout to Dublin then this is what Ireland Luxury Tours recommend to do and see…… 1. The Viking Splash Tour www.vikingsplash.com 2. The Dublin open top bus tour 3. The Book of Kells and Trinity College library 4. Dublin National Museum especially the archaelogy displays 5. […]

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Guinness

In 1756 Arthur Guinness established a brewery in Leixlip , County Kildare , which he moved to Dublin in 1759. The business grew under his son Arthur and grandson Benjamin , who developed export markets in the United States and Europe. Sir Benjamin’s sons , Arthur Edward , First Baron Ardilaun , and Edward Cecil […]

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Cahir Castle , County Tipperary

Sited on a rock Island in the River Suir , this predominantly 15th century defensive castle is the largest of its period in Ireland. It is built on the site of a 3rd century fort , and King Brian Boru had a residence here during the 10th century. Despite its many defences , the castle […]

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Arklow , County Wicklow

Arklow has a long and prosperous history based on fishing , shipbuilding and the export of copper ore , pyrites and even gold , mined further up the valley. While no longer a major port , shipbuilding continues to be important – Gypsy Moth IV , Sir Francis Chichester’s prize winning transatlantic yacht now moored […]

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Baltinglass , County Wicklow

This little town stands at the foot of Baltinglass Hill. On its summit , which affords lovely views of the Wicklow mountains , there are substantial remains of a cairn and passage cave. On the banks of the River Slaney are the ruins of the 12th Century Cistercian Abbey of Vallis Salutis , founded by […]

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Dunluce Castle , County Antrim

The 16th century Dunluce Castle is perched on a fine headline , high above a cave , it looks as if it only needs a roof to be perfectly habitable once again. Its history is inextricably linked to that of its original owner , Sorley Boy MacDonnell , whose clan , the so-called “Lords of […]