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Irish Tower Houses are tall , often four or five-story castles erected in the fifteenth , sixteenth , and early seventeenth centuries. Affluent  Irish landowners built these tower houses and defenses, status symbols, and homes for their families and retainers. Sparsely furnished within, the houses somtimes had an...

This is a Catholic pilgrimage long regarded as the most difficult pilgrimage in Christendom. A real hidden gem if you want to experience that sort of thing. It is a journey to Saint Patricks Purgatory , or Station Island , in County Donegal. If you are on...

Another unusual hidden gem for any Ireland tours. Kilmainham Gaol is in Dublin. It is a famous , or perhaps infamous , prison first opened in 1796. It was an ordinary prison , which also housed political prisoners such as the "United Irishmen"  and  "Young Irelanders". "Charles Stewart Parnell"...

The Mountains of Mourne are a must see attraction on any tours of Ireland. Born in fire, shaped by ice, gentled by rain and sun and living things, the Mountains of Mourne are a place apart, and they occupy a unique place in the hearts of...

If you are  on any Ireland tours and coming to Belfast in January then check out the following : ULSTER ORCHESTRA : NEW YEAR VIENNESE CONCERTS - 7TH AND 8TH JANUARY 2011 - IN THE WATERFRONT HALL ULSTER ORCHESTRA : PIAZZOLLAS FOUR SEASONS - 21ST JANUARY 2011...

A very Merry Christmas to all of our clients and future clients. Talk to us about any Ireland tours or Belfast tours for 2011 !!!! Have a great one !!! ...

Leinster House is a Palladian mansion and worth seeing on any tours of Ireland. Designed by Richard Cassels (1690-1751) in 1745 for James FitzGerald , Earl of Kildare (1722-73) , this mansion stimulated the development of Merrion Square as the center of fashionable society in Dublin. Its...

On any tours of Ireland you will come across many Viking influences and history. Norsemen , largely from Western Norway, who made raids on Ireland from 795 onward. The Vikings founded the first Irish cities , such as Dublin , Limerick , Wexford, and Waterford , after...