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The little village that sits just North of Galway City is famous for its Abbey , which is the only church in the English-speaking world where Mass has been continuously celebrated over 750 years , despite the suppression of religious communities by Henry VIII ,...

West of Cork City the bustling market town of Macroom is set in the picturesque Sullane River valley , a hidden gem that is a must see on your tours of Ireland. A gateway is all that remains of Macroom Castle , built by the...

South of Galway City is a picturesque fishing village with breath-taking views of Galway Bay is a hidden gem and worth a visit on your Ireland tours. The annual Crinniu na mBad Festival (The Gathering of the Boats) features the racing of the country’s traditional...

The park encompasses 1000 acres , with spectacular drives , walks and nature trails which are a must see on your tours of Ireland. Gougane Barra Lake is the source of the River Lee and is surrounded by steep mountains. Streams cascade down their sides...

Saint Columbcille came here to pray during the 6th Century. It is a wee hidden gem on any tours of Ireland. Glencolumkille is still a place of pilgrimage and on June 9th each year , at midnight , locals walk barefoot for 3 miles stopping at each...

Kanturk is another little hidden gem for any tours of Ireland. Kanturk is 35 miles Northwest of Cork if you are in the area on Ireland tours. It is a market town at the meeting of the Dalua and Allow rivers and a little south of the...

Now this is a real hidden gem on any tours of Ireland !!!! Tory Island is off the coast of County Donegal and has approx 120 inhabitants. The island is often cut off from the mainland for weeks on end by winter storms. It takes its name from...

This former garrison town still retains some lovely Georgian houses. The rivers Camcor and Little Brosna join here , and there is good trout fishing. Birr Castle was originally an O'Carroll fortress and withstood many sieges. Sir Laurence Parsons rebuilt the castle around a ruined keep...

This cairn and passage tomb is over 5000 years old and is regarded as the world’s first solar observatory. It is estimated that 18,000 tonnes of stone were needed to build it. It contains many mysterious and well preserved stone carvings. A small distance away...

The town , which served as a vital port for trade with Spain and was walled during Elizabethan times , has many claims to fame. Among them is its use as a location for the film Ryan’s Daughter. It was also ‘nearly’ famous as a...