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Achill Island is the largest island off the Irish coast has been connected to the mainland by bridge since 1888. The seaside resort if Doorgort is at the base of the Island’s highest point , Slievemore (2204ft). There is a 2 mile sandy beach at Keel...

These massive rocks off the Kerry coast are Little Skellig (a bird sanctuary , and breeding ground for 20,000 gannets) and Great Skellig or Skellig Michael. Boat trips to Skellig Michael are made in calm weather from Portmagee and Ballinskelligs , and even the most...

We used Ireland Luxury Tours for our trip to Ireland and Scotland in 2013. They helped us plan a tour of Ireland that suited our requirements and they chose the most wonderful hotels to use as bases on our trip. We began in Dublin , then onto...

Inishmore (7635 acres) , Inishmaan (2253 acres) and Inisheer (1400 acres) lie about 30 miles off the Galway Coast and even today remain relatively isolated. Fishing is done from currachs , fragile-looking boats covered in tarred canvas , and the islanders have cultivated small pockets...

Rising to 1722ft , the unmistakable ‘table-topped’ shape fo this mountain dominates the countryside around Sligo Town. There are panoramic views from its summit , where many alpine plant species can be found. W. B. Yeats was just one of this mountains fans , and his...

The ancient Celts of Europe held great drinking-parties at which tribal bonds were secured and treaties were made. The principal drink on such occasions was called coirm , a kind of ale made from a mash of barley or wheat fermented in water. The ancient Irish...

The church of this 12th century monastery on the banks of the Suir has been meticulously restored and is now used as a parish church. The monastery itself took its name from a relic of the True Cross , which was contained in a golden...

Situated on the River Moy with views of the Ox mountains to the North East. The Providence Woollen Mills , where the famous Foxford rugs are made , was founded in 1892 by Agnes Morrogh Bernard to stop emigration from the area. Though some of...

Although it is best noted for its tweed industry in the 18th century , Blarney has become best known for the Blarney Stone , set in the castle’s battlements 83ft above the ground. According to legend kissing the stone – and it is no easy...