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Lambey Island is a large island off the North Dublin coast. You will see it on a clear day when in Dublin on any Ireland tours. "Colm Cille" is said to have founded a church , of which no trace remains. Recent excavations have shown that the...

A handmade cylindrical drum , about three feet in diameter. They are made from goatskin over an oak frame. The drum is played with canes. The first recorded use was in the eighteenth century. Associated with "Orange Order" bands , Lambeg drums were used by different organisations ,...

A hidden gem worth viewing on any tours of Ireland. It is an elegant processional cross, dating from circa 1125. The cross was commissioned by the High King " Turlough O'Connor"  to house a relic of the True Cross , which was covered by a rock crystal...

Worth seeing on any Ireland tours. County Armagh is an inland county in the province of Ulster , one of the six counties of Northern Ireland. Armagh has an area of 480 square miles and a population of approx 150,000. The county is highly fertile and agriculture is...

If you are in Dublin on Ireland tours then you may want an evening out. Ireland's national theatre is worth thinking about. Considered one of the most prestigious theatre companies in the world , the Abbey is one of the important institutions to emerge from the Irish...

You may come across County Westmeath on your Ireland tours. It is an inland county in the province of Leinster. The county has an area of 710 square miles and a population of approx 75,000. The old royal kingdom of Mide became part of the "de Lacy" earldom...

If you are on tours of Ireland try and see some of this crystal. You may even be lucky enough to be able to buy some. World-famous crystal. The Waterford Glasshouse was founded by George and William Penrose in 1783. Over several generations , this family perfected...

Once again , if you find yourself on tours of Ireland and visiting Dublin , this is a bit of a hidden gem. Perfect to visit on a rainy day. The National Gallery was inaugurated in 1864. It houses the national gallery of Irish art from the...