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Founded by the Vikings at the beginning of the 10th century. After being conquered by the Anglo-Normans the town grew into a thriving port and became famous for its loyalty to the English Crown. Its world famous crystal industry was founded in the 18th century...

This small country town has boomed since the 19th century , when tourists magnificent environs. Its most distinguished building is the 19th century Cathedral of St. Mary , built to a design by Alexander Pugin. The National Museum of Irish Transport is a must see...

The earliest of the building which crown St. Patrick’s Rock is the perfectly preserved Round Tower. Cormac’s Chapel , which was consecrated in 1134 , is next in date. The roofless cathedral which joins the two was erected between 1235 and 1270 , though its...

I arranged a tour of Northern Ireland and Galway & Dublin for a group of 12 people using Ireland Luxury Tours, I cannot speak highly enough of Maurice Dowle and his team who worked closely with me over a 12 month period to ensure that...

May 2013 Thank you so much to Maurice and his crew for a fantastic coastal tour of Ireland for our combination celebration of 50th birthday and 25th wedding anniversary. It was our first visit but will definitely not be our last. From step one at the airport to...

Built in the 15th century by the O’Flahertys , during the Cromwellian era this was one of the outposts guarding Galway and proved to be among the strongest fortresses in Ireland. The remains include a six storey tower which stands on a rock island. One...

Steeped in history , Drogheda was originally two walled municipalities on either side of the Boyne. It became an important English town in the middle Ages. The squat turret-shaped building on a hill is Mill Mount , the motte of a Norman castle built in...

Now this is a real hidden gem for any tours of Ireland !!! This is a hotel with a great history in a good location with excellent staff and delicious food. The original Cabra Castle , the ruins of which still stand on high ground in "Dun...