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 [...]

Embark on a journey through the Munster Vales – Ireland’s historic heartland

By |2021-08-19T20:17:05+00:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: Attractions, Touring Ireland|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

“An authentic slice of Ireland.” As sound-bites go, the people behind the Munster Vales could hardly have asked for anything better than the one provided by travel writer and broadcaster Fionn Davenport. Speaking to RTÉ Radio 1, Davenport fondly recalled his brief trek across Ireland’s newest tourism region. Encompassing Tipperary, Waterford, Limerick and Cork, the Munster [...]

Explore Connemara

By |2017-05-16T13:54:45+00:00June 7th, 2016|Categories: Touring Ireland|

Some define it to be the land contained by Killary Harbour, the Maam Valley, Lough Corrib (as far as Moycullen); a line from there to the sea at Barna and the Atlantic Ocean. The historical territory of Connemara, as defined by the 17th century historian Ruaidhrí Ó Flaithbheartaigh in his book West or H-Iar Connaught, was [...]

Self-Drive Ireland: A Luxury Experience?

By |2021-08-19T20:21:04+00:00April 29th, 2015|Categories: Driving in Ireland, Touring Ireland|

Travelling around Ireland is a magical experience and, with globally-recognised routes such as the Wild Atlantic Way, it’s no surprise that the Emerald Isle has become such a popular destination for self-drive holidays. Each new road you discover will reveal it's own unique character. In Ireland, the roads are safe, the drivers are courteous and the [...]

4 Jaw Dropping Ireland Videos

By |2017-05-16T13:54:46+00:00February 17th, 2015|Categories: Touring Ireland|

A couple videos represents Ireland beautifully; The Sounds Of The Wild Atlantic Way Solomon Grey drove down the West-Coast of Ireland recording the sounds and people they met along the way. Their aim was to compose a unique score to this inspirational coastline   The Garden of Ireland Wonderful views of Wicklow Seen from [...]

Boyne Valley Drive

By |2015-02-17T17:10:53+00:00December 22nd, 2014|Categories: Attractions, Touring Ireland|

The Boyne Valley Drive is a scenic route that follows the Boyne River through counties Louth and Meath. What makes this drive remarkable, is the fact that the attractions along the route cover 9,000 years of history! In comparison to routes such as the Wild Atlantic Way, the Boyne Valley Route is a lot more accessible to [...]

Best Small Towns to visit in Ireland

By |2014-12-18T16:02:26+00:00December 15th, 2014|Categories: Touring Ireland, Towns & Cities|

Best Small Towns to visit in Ireland Ireland’s hospitable population, rolling hills, and lively cities make it one of the great countries of the world to visit. Yet for all the visitors that places like Dublin and Cork receive, there’s something to be said for the small, historic villages that represent the absolute best of Ireland. With [...]

Discover Ireland your own Way

By |2017-07-07T15:13:54+00:00September 8th, 2014|Categories: Car Rental, Driving in Ireland, Touring Ireland|

Tips on Touring Ireland by Phil Teare from My Ireland Tour. To Drive or not to Drive They say there are two types of people in the world: those who think there are two types of people in the world, and those who don't. Well, there are certainly two types of people who tour Ireland - [...]

The Ring of Kerry – 4 Personal Highlights

By |2017-05-16T13:54:47+00:00September 2nd, 2014|Categories: Activities, Attractions, Touring Ireland|

The Ring of Kerry has so much to offer tourists. The 180km route does take a bit of time to explore. This article looks at some highlights along the Ring of Kerry and off the beaten track that should be explored. The attractions listed here are in order of preference of the author. Geokaun Mountain Valentia [...]

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