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Irish Round Towers

One of the lesser known, though widely referenced “mysteries” of Ireland are the so-called “Irish round towers” which you will see on Ireland tours. Indeed, they are known as “Irish”, for they are believed to be an almost exclusively Irish phenomenon: there are approx seventy still standing in Ireland They can be as high as […]

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History of Limerick

If you visit Limerick on your tours of Ireland then be aware of its history. It is very interesting. The Vikings founded Limerick in 922 AD. It was an obvious place to build a town because it was an island between the Shannon and the Abbey River and so was easily defended. Limerick soon became […]

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History of Cork

Cork has a rich history and is worth a visit on any Ireland tours. According to tradition Cork was founded by St Finnbarre in the 7th century and he built an abbey there. The name Cork comes from the Gaelic Corcaigh , which means marshy place. For centuries the abbey at Cork flourished and it was […]

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History of Galway

Galway is truly worth a visit on any Ireland tours and is one of our favorite places !!! Galway was first recorded in 1124 when a fort was built there. However the town was founded in the 13th when in 1232 a baron named Richard de Burgh took this area and created a town. After […]

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History of Dublin

Tours of Ireland often begin , or end , in Dublin. It has a great history. Dublin has been recognised officially since 988 AD. However until the middle of the 17th century  Dublin remained a small , walled medieval town. But in after the English Civil Wars in 1649 the town was taken over by […]

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Armagh Cathedral and the famous Saint Patrick

Armagh is a city in Northern Ireland that you may pass through on Ireland tours. The Metropolitan Cathedral of St Patrick , Armagh , is set on a hill from which the name of the city derives – Ard Macha – the Height of Macha. Macha, a legendary pre-christian tribal princess – some say goddess […]

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Saint Patricks Day … the tradition.

If you are on tours of Ireland in March you need to know about Saint Patrick’s Day as it is celebrated each year on the seventeenth of March. In Ireland, Saint Patrick’s Day is both a holy day and a national holiday. Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland as he was the one who […]

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Prehistoric Tours of Ireland and more…….

Why not take the road less travelled with Ireland Luxury Tours We offer bespoke tours of Ireland , combining scenic routes and the most historic places  , tailored to your personal requirements. We now have a Prehistoric tour available. Build your tour around a theme or one of the four Irish provinces , or take in […]

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Fire at Guinness Brewery

Workmen repairing a roof with a blow torch sparked a major blaze at the Guinness Brewery in Dublin. But it was quickly under control and minimal damage occurred. As part of your tours of Ireland why not visit the iconoc brewery and learn how the famous black stuff is made. This is a must see […]