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If you are thinking of coming to Ireland in 2013 please plan ahead. We have had a lot of interest in our tours of Ireland over the last few months and many of our clients are booking early to secure their first choice hotels and driver/guides. Our...

The Hill of Tara was the most important sacred centre of ancient Ireland , and was the seat of power of the high - kings of the country for several centuries. It is well worth a visit on any tours of Ireland. The hill abounds in...

Joseph Damer was a banker and entrepreneur who moved to Ireland from England 1662. He lived in Dublin. He soon purchased large tracts of land in County Tipperary from the Cromwellian settlers there. He filled these pastures with sheep and soon he had set up a vast...

This is the best known place to be inhabited in all of Ireland and worth a look on any tours of Ireland. Its a real hidden gem ! Known in Irish as Dun Da Bheann (‘the fortress of two peaks’) , it is situated about a...

Towards the end of the 10th century , a new sept rose to power in Munster. This was the Dal gCais , from the area West of the bend in the river Shannon , and its leader was Mathghamhain. Why not make a stop here...

Piaras Feiritear was a nobleman and poet whose castle overlooked the sea on Sybil Head , at the extreme West of the Dingle Peninsula and is a must see attraction on your tours of Ireland. He fought against the Cromwellian forces from the beginning of hostilities...

This is a small peaked mountain standing with a view over the wide and rich plain of County Limerick. It is a real hidden gem on any Ireland tours and is just east of the town of Ballingarry. Its name means "hill of truth" and all indications...

A chieftain of the MacCarthys , called Cormac Laidir ('strong Cormac') , was a great builder , and the most striking of his works was Blarney Castle , which dates from the year 1446 and is worth a visit on your Ireland tours. With a massive...

Why not organise a visit to Shronell in County Tipperary and see the remains of Mount Bruis on your tours of Ireland. Its a real hidden gem. Joseph Damer was a banker and entrepreneur who moved from England to Dublin in 1662 and soon purchased large...

Ireland being an island , fish is an important part of the staple diet of the people. In times of scarcity and even famine , coastal dwellers have often been preserved by the abundant harvest of the sea. According to an old Irish saying , 'though every...