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The village , which is a starting point for a tour of the Vale of Avoca , is a pretty place tucked into one side of a hill , over-looking the river. It is a true hidden gem on any Ireland tours. The vale is a...

Letterkenny is the largest town in Donegal by some way. Though not a normal tourist target on Ireland tours , it does have some hidden gems to offer. Although it sits at the mouth of Lough Swilly , there's no water in sight , and the...

Hi Maurice, I am sharing the email below from Heather Connelly, as I know only too well how nice it is to receive kudos for our hard work and diligence in arranging travel for our clients so they will have a wonderful, stress fee trip and...

If you visit Kilkenny on your tours of Ireland you cannot miss the castle. Its an imposing building standing high and square over the river that really defines Kilkenny. Dating originally from the 12th century ,  it was much added to in the 17th century and 19th...

Donegal and the Inishowen Peninsula would be  recommended areas to visit on any Ireland tours. On the peninsula is an ancient fort known as Grianan Ailigh , whose origins date from 1700 BC !!! It is thought to be linked to "pre Celtic" invaders called Tuatha De...

If you are planning tours of Ireland you may well be advised to visit the Gap of Dunloe ...

County Kilkenny is in south east Ireland , and if you are planning tours of Ireland to take in the south east , it offers the finest of the countryside in that area of Ireland. Mostly it is intensely pretty , rich farmland. Especially to the...

East of Castlepollard towards the Meath border , the Fore Valley is an area of exceptional natural beauty , and well worth a look on any Ireland tours. It is a real hidden gem with great Irish myth !! The Seven Wonders of Fore are supposedly...

Ballinasloe is worth visiting on any Ireland tours. Ballinasloe is the main town in East Galway , important as a crossing point of the River Suck since 1124 when Turlough O'Conor , King of Connacht , built a castle here - the remains that can be...