How Cork’s Spike Island went from Ireland’s Hell to Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction

By |2018-04-27T13:06:19+00:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: Attractions, Ireland's Ancient East, Munster, Museums, Spike Island, Touring Ireland|Tags: , , , , , |

Of all the profound changes Cork’s Spike Island has undergone during its recorded 1,300-year history, perhaps the most significant is that all those who go there now do so willingly. For a time, it was the largest prison on earth - housing 2,300 inmates - and a venue for the most squalid, inhumane internment imaginable. Enveloped [...]

5 Off beaten track places in Ireland Map

By |2015-03-18T13:42:41+00:00February 19th, 2013|Categories: Attractions, Car Rental, Driving in Ireland, Museums, Touring Ireland| recently published an article on "5 off-the-beaten track places in Ireland you really should visit". You would find all the recommend places by using MyDiscoverIreland map also! 1.The Wonderful Barn, near Leixlip, Co Kildare 2. Haroldstown Dolmen, Co Carlow ( Alternative - Brownshill Dolomen, Carlow ) 3. The Rock of Dunamase, Co Laois 4. Kells Priory, Co [...]

Waterford County Museum

By |2015-03-16T15:38:51+00:00March 13th, 2008|Categories: Museums|Tags: , , , , |

Not the oldest museum in Ireland, the Waterford County Museum is nevertheless a popular and important attraction for numerous visitors and locals. The museum is a relative newcomer on the scene, and is located in Dungarven. Dungarven is located halfway between Cork City and Waterford. It was not until the year 1982 that the idea that [...]

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