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  This beautiful lough is in the heart of the Connemara countryside. We usually explore it on our tours of Ireland while staying at Ballynahinch Castle. In fact, Derryclare Lough forms part of the famous salmon fishery of Ballynahinch. It is well worth visiting.   The lough lies between Lough Corrib...

Achill is the largest island off the Irish coast. It is approached by bridge across the sound and you should see it on any tours of Ireland.   It is shaped like an inverted “L” and is fifteen miles in length. Its widest point is twelve miles. For the...

To see the lakes of Killarney for the first time is to realise the haunting luxuriance of mountain, waterfall, castle, lough, and island. They let you see a very important part of the tapestry of Ireland. Do not miss them on any tours of Ireland. There is...

The largest open space in central Glasgow, George Square, laid out in 1781 and named after George III, may be considered the centre of the city itself. In 1837 it was crowned by Glasgow’s tribute to the great Edinburgh novelist, Sir Walter Scott: an eighty-foot...

Ardmore, with its smooth beach, its colour washed cottages, and green fields, is the pleasantest of places to see on any tours of Ireland.   It was once an Episcopal seat, which for centuries ranked amongst the high places of Ireland. It is said to have been founded...

Louth is the smallest of the Irish counties and lies between the Boyne Estuary and Carlingford Lough. It was always border country and therefore debatable land.   It guarded the Gap of the North. This was the pass that runs from the plains of Leinster into the hills of...

[caption id="attachment_8739" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Tantallon, East Lothian, Lothian[/caption]   Both road and rail north to Edinburgh from England run through country like this after crossing the border at Berwick. With sea and cliffs on one side and portions of sweet land on the other, no more beguiling...

Mount Brandon is on the Dingle Peninsula. It is the second highest peak in Ireland at 3,127 feet.   It is named after Saint Brendan and on his feast day, 16th May , many pilgrims climb the Saints Road to the summit. At the summit lie the ruins of Saint...

  This is a quaint village in the North of Ireland. It’s worth looking at on any tours of Ireland that take you around the North coast.   The village lies at the entrance to Glendun, which is one of the famous Nine Glens of Antrim. The coastal road which...

  Cork is the chief city of Munster and is said to have been founded in the sixth or seventh century by Saint Finbarr. He established a monastic settlement on the south side of the River Lee containing over 700 priests, monks, and students.   Danes and Anglo-Normans in...