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Inland county in the province of Munster. The county, 1,064 square miles, has a population of approx 180,000. Very fertile areas of the county, especially in the east and center, are part of the "Golden Vale," where dairy farming thrives. The Shannon forms the northern border of County...

An extensive megalithic cemetery.  Possibly started in the fifth millennium B.C. Sadly it has been much depleted by stone-quarrying. Though it was formerly the largest known collection of megalithic tombs in Ireland or Britain. Two miles west of Sligo town, the tombs include passage graves and dolmens with stone...

County Roscommon is an inland county in the province of Connacht.   The economy of the county is agriculture, primarily cattle.  Its many market towns include Boyle, Strokestown, Castlerea, Elphin, and the largest, the county capital, Roscommon town.   Roscommon is the Anglicized form of Ros Comain, "the wood...

A Family of brewers.  In 1756 Arthur Guinness (1725-1803) established a brewery in Leixlip, County Kildare, which he moved to Dublin in 1759. The business grew under his son Arthur (1767-1855) and grandson Benjamin (1798-1868), who developed export markets in the United States and Europe. Sir Benjamin's sons,...

Inland county in the province of Leinster.  Stretching over 800 square miles, Kilkenny is a medium sized county, with a population of  over 80,000 people. Geographically, the county is varied: the elevated Castlecomer plateau to the north, the Slieveardagh hills in the west and the hills in...

The longest river in Ireland or Britain. The Shannon rises in the "Shannon Pot" in County Cavan ...

We recently took some clients on a quick tour around Belfast. A trip up to Belfast Castle to enjoy the spectacular views over the city and the beautiful gardens. Followed by a visit to the Titanic Dry Dock , Drawing Office , and harbour area. We enjoyed...

The capital of Northern Ireland. The name derives from the Irish, Beal Feirsde, meaning "mouth of the river". In the nineteenth century, Belfast was Ireland's main industrial city and, since 1921, capital of Northern Ireland. Although a settlement had existed since the seventh century, the town was...

Tours of Ireland do not always have a visit to the Rock of Cashel. This is a rock rising above County Tipperary's Golden Vale and bearing one of the most imposing collections of ecclesiastical monuments in Ireland.  Originally a fortress, and allegedly where St. Patrick baptized a...