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This is near the town of Castlebar. It is interesting and well worth looking at on any tours of Ireland. Castlebar is situated on the Castlebar River connecting Lough Cullin with Castlebar Lough. It is a great place for fishing.   Ballintober Abbey was founded in 1216 by Cathal, the...

This is situated in Lauderdale, Berwickshire. It’s a good stop on any tours of Scotland.   Lauder’s charter as a royal burgh dates from 1502. But there are claims it has been a royal burgh since the time of William the First in 1185.   The local church was built by...

This is truly a monastic site that has to be seen on any tours of Ireland.   It is an island on Lough Erne, near Enniskillen, in the North of Ireland. The island is accessible by boat only.   The monastery was founded by Saint Molaise in the 6th century. There...

This is the best surviving example of a 13th century stone castle in all of Scotland. It is situated in Aberdeenshire and worth visiting on any tours of Scotland.   The castle still possesses a complete articulated layout of domestic buildings. This gives you a real feel of living...

This village is still a busy port on the Moray Firth, in Scotland. It was created in the early 19th century.   But Burghead has a unique relic of ancient times. The remarkable rock-cut structure is thought to be an early Christian baptistery. It was possibly constructed by followers of...

This is one of the largest of the islands off the West of Ireland. It is connected to the mainland by a bridge across Achill Sound. It is definitely worth visiting on any tours of Ireland.   The island is renowned for its magnificent cliffs. There are three mountains on...

This is a picturesque, ancient, seaport. It’s a nice stop on any tours of Scotland.   The town grew up around its 12th century Priory and the harbour.   Parts of the Priory dating from the 16th century, and the gatehouse, have been restored by the National Trust.   Then you have...

Worth a visit on any tours of Ireland taking you through Killarney.   This is a deep-set tarn, 2200 feet above sea level. It is around a quarter of a mile long and set deep down in a dark gorge. To many the water looks eerily black. The water...

This is a fine baronial mansion erected in 1564 by the twentieth Lord of Howth. It is worth visiting on any tours of Ireland.   The great feature of the castle is the Armorial Hall. It has many antiquities and relics on display. There are many fine paintings also.   It is...

This castle was the seat of the Menzies family. It sits near the quaint village of Weem. Definitely worth seeing on any tours of Scotland.   The castle dates from 1570 and additions were made in 1840. It is certainly worth a visit.   Nearby is the old church at Weem is...