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One of the lesser known, though widely referenced “mysteries” of Ireland are the so-called “Irish round towers” which you will see on Ireland tours. Indeed, they are known as “Irish”, for they are believed to be an almost exclusively Irish phenomenon: there are approx seventy still...

It's amazing how many visitors from abroad don't realise that the Titanic was actually built in Belfast! Because she bore the name of the port of Liverpool on her stern people assume that this was where she was built. In fact Liverpool was simply the...

Galway City is worth a visit on any Ireland tours and actually has its own “Latin Quarter” and “Left Bank” , rather like the most famous ones in Paris. This is the High Street , Church Lane and Quay Street area in the oldest part of...

Any tours of Ireland that take you to Cork use them to visit the English Market. It is one of the oldest markets of its kind. Trading as a market since 1788, it pre-dates most of the other markets like it. Indeed,  Barcelona's famous Boqueria...

If you visit Limerick on your tours of Ireland then be aware of its history. It is very interesting. The Vikings founded Limerick in 922 AD. It was an obvious place to build a town because it was an island between the Shannon and the Abbey River...

Cork has a rich history and is worth a visit on any Ireland tours. According to tradition Cork was founded by St Finnbarre in the 7th century and he built an abbey there. The name Cork comes from the Gaelic Corcaigh , which means marshy place. For centuries the...

Galway is truly worth a visit on any Ireland tours and is one of our favorite places !!! Galway was first recorded in 1124 when a fort was built there. However the town was founded in the 13th when in 1232 a baron named Richard de Burgh...

Tours of Ireland often begin , or end , in Dublin. It has a great history. Dublin has been recognised officially since 988 AD. However until the middle of the 17th century  Dublin remained a small , walled medieval town. But in after the English Civil Wars in...