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One, two, or three concrete walls usually surrounding the summit of a hill. Too extensive for permanent fortification, the area enclosed may have served as temporary refuge or for annual folk gatherings. Most were erected in the last dozen pre-Christian centuries. Dotted across Ireland See them on...

Inland county in the province of Leinster. After Leitrim , the landlocked county of Longford (421 square miles) is the second least populated county in Ireland, with 31,500 inhabitants. Primarily agricultural, the county has some light industry and textile production. The reputation of being of being a...

A fantastic Prehistoric stone fort. Dramatrcally sited above a two-hundred-foot cliff on Inishmore (Aran Island), Dun Aengus has multiple walls, the innermost one defended by stone snakes known as chevaux-de-frise. The date of  construction is uncertain, but recent excavation showed human activity in interior from about 800...

On Ireland tours you might come across this county. County Carlow is Irelands second smallest county. It is located inland in the southeast within the province of Leinster. The county covers an area of 346 square miles and has a popu;ation of over 45,000.  Surrounded by mountains and...

Albert Clock Until a recent renovation corrected its list, the Albert Memorial Clock was Belfast’s answer to Pisa’s leaning tower. Erected in 1865 in Gothic style to commemorate Queen Victoria’s consort, Prince Albert, it was tall enough at 113ft, to offer an excellent vantage point for...

A real opportunity to stay at a very different location on Ireland tours. Escape to the shores of Lough Erne and discover the true art of relaxation. Set within the exclusive Lough Erne Golf Resort, on a private 600 acre peninsula, this brand new bespoke holiday...

The Dublin diocesan cathedral of the Church of Ireland. This church was founded in 1038 by King Sitric Silkenbeard in the center of Viking Dublin. A part of the choir dates from the late twelfth century, and the nave was completed in the thirteenth. Damaged...