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Springhill house !!!! This is an atmospheric "Ulster Planter" house built by William "Good-Will" Conyngham in 1680 as a wedding gift for his wife , Anne Upton. (the Conyngham spelling probably led to the more widely known Cunningham) The house can be visited and guided tours take...

One of the most important houses in Ulster. Worth seeing on any tours of Ireland. It was built in the mid - eighteenth century by John Cole, father of the first Earl of Enniskillen. It is particularly noted for its rococo plasterwork by Robert West of Dublin. The...

At Ireland Luxury Tours we always get asked about the local Bed and Breakfast accomodation. People seem to think that this is where you meet the locals. That is not so. In fact you have very little chance of meeting real locals beyond the owners of the...

The IGTOA held their Annual Conference at the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle , County Down from Sunday 17th Oct 2010 to Monday 18th Oct 2010. Event organiser Stacey Williams did a superb job !!! And has a great singing voice !!! The event was attended by...

Cave Hill rises to almost 370 metres above sea level. The slopes of Cave Hill were originally used as farmland but, from the 1880s, a major planting exercise was undertaken, producing the now familiar deciduous and coniferous woodland landscape. There are three large caves. The lowest is...

This is one of the most celebrated scenic sites in Ireland and lies immediately outside the town. Well worth seeing on any Ireland tours. The three Lakes of Killarney lie within the 11,000 acre national park of the same name. In the cntre stands Muckross House...

Ireland is magical and is possessed of yet another unique geological formation. That is the moon like "Burren"...

I received an email today and thought that some of the comments deserved to be on the blog. A full testimonial will follow. "Hello Maurice, We thoroughly enjoyed Edinburgh. The hotel was just right and in a great location for all that we wanted to do – I...

Check our great new itinerary for Ireland and Scotland. It can be adjusted to suit individuals. Want to see more castles ???...

The Irish have always had a close relationship with drink.  Public houses or bars began as illicit drink shops or shebeens where people met to exchange news and drink poitin, a raw fiery spirit whose history is traced in John McGuffin's entertaining book In Praise...