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Ireland is a hugely appealing land. Its people are world famous for their warmth, friendliness and wit, their genuine love of words and sense of fun, their music and dance, and their ability to rise above the troubles of a turbulent history. With the popular...

Ireland Luxury Tours are receiving a large number of bookings this year. It seems that more and more people want to see Ireland independently , with a varied itinerary , and a driver/guide to take all the hassle away. Our roads are narrow and winding and...

Ireland's most loved poet, Seamus Heaney, was not the first to notice that the country's late night radio fog reports, melancholy in tone, were a poem in themselves, and Mizen Head, at the furthest outcrop between Dunmanus and Roaring Water Bay, figures prominently in an...

The brooding, conical outline of this mountain dominates the skyline all around southwest Mayo. It is associated with St Patrick, the site of his Lenten fast and legendary 'Pied Piper' act with the snakes. Each year, on the last Sunday in July, pilgrims make an...

In 1917, W B Yeats found this evocative 'ivy-covered tower', conveniently close to his friend and patron Lady Gregory, who lived at Coole Park. Thoor Ballylee was a fortified residence built by the Anglo-Norman de Burgo family during the 14th century. Yeats is a name...

At Ireland Luxury Tours we recommend this hotel for the Galway stage of our trips. It is a fantastic building , still very original , and the rooms are just...

Every visitor to the Southwest has to see Killarney. The town itself may be given over to tourism and choc-a-bloc in summer, but the immediate surroundings of the Killarney National Park are not to be missed and, if you can evade the milling coach parties...

DAY ONE : Fly into Dublin. Ireland Luxury Tours driver/guide will meet you at airport. Travel to Cork. (approx 3 hour drive). Book into the Hayfield Manor Hotel  http://www.hotels.com/ho182169/hayfield-manor-hotel-cork-ireland/  for 2 nights.   DAY TWO : Visit the English Market in Cork http://www.theenglishmarket.ie/    and historic Kinsale  http://www.kinsale.ie/   DAY...

Men with great wealth are inclined to indulge in expensive playhouses, and the Gothic Revival Charleville Forest outside the tiny distillery town of Tullamore, County Offaly, is one of the finest of its kind in Europe.  It was built by renowned architect Francis Johnston in...