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In a quiet pine glade on Shantemon Hill, five great boulders stand in a row on the emerald grass. Named after the legendary Irish giant-slayer Finn MacCool, or MacCumhaill, the stones are thought to have been erected during the Bronze Age (between 1750 and 500BC),...

My family and I planned our tour of Ireland through Ireland Luxury Tours this year. I didnt want to drive and we wanted somebody to take us to the "real Ireland" rather than the tourist hot spots. Maurice and his team created the most wonderful trip taking...

Edinburgh owes its existence to the Castle Rock, the glacier-worn stump of a long-extinct volcano that provided a near-perfect defensive position guarding the coastal route from North East England into central Scotland. Back in the 7th century the Castle Rock was called Dun Eiden (meaning ‘Fort...

From May 12-24th, 2014 my husband and I (from Chicago) along with my sister and her husband (from Philadelphia) took a two week tour of Ireland with Ireland luxury tours. There's so much good to say it is hard know where to start. If you are busy...

Hi Maurice (Big Mo)! I  have never given testimonials ever! , but I feel compelled to do so in this case. Maurice (Mo),  our recent trip to Ireland was a trip of a life time for us. Ireland Luxury Tours is the best ! You knew all of...

Thanks to being retained for parish worship for much of the 17th and 18th centuries, more remains of Grey Abbey church than of many other Irish monasteries. Built on Strangford Lough, it is set in mature parkland and has an atmosphere of monastic calm. The...

The battlemented keep of Knappogue – built by one of the MacNamras in 1467 – and its later extensions were rescued from ruin in the 1960s by Mark Edwin Andrews of Houston, Texas, a former assistant secretary of the US Navy, and his architect wife....

On top of a hill, in a labyrinth of lanes, stand some 300 stones. All about 3ft high and seemingly scattered at random, their origin and significance are a mystery. Many explanations have been put forward – Bronze Age rituals, druidical ceremonies, even medieval follies...

The well-preserved ruins of an Augustinian priory stand about a quarter of a mile’s walk across fields at the edge of the vale of Suck. The original foundation on the site was by St Baetan in 805 and from 1140 it became a monastery of...

A ruined shell on a rise above a small, wooded rover valley is all that remains of one of the many tower houses built in this area by the de Burgo family. It dates from the 1630s, by which time these defensive buildings began to...