Garinish Island also known as ‘Ilnacullin’ or ‘Island of Holly’ is located in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in west Cork. The micro climate in Bantry Bay is caused by the warmer currents of the Gulf Stream […]
Moore Abbey, Monasterevin. co.Kildare was built in 1767. This was originally the site of the 7th century monastery of St Evin. In the 12th century it became a rich and powerful Cistercian Monastery and after the suppression of the monasteries […]
Castledermot, County Kildare 7th – 18th century a. d.
Castledermot packs a big punch for having historical buildings. This small town was originally called ‘Diseart Diarmad’; meaning ‘Dermot’s Hermitage’. This was once a very important ecclesiastical centre and there are […]
The Gap of Dunloe has been one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland for 250 years. This stunning mountain is about 11km long and passes between The MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and Purple Mountain in […]
This NATIONAL MONUMENT is Ninch Barrow Mound located in Laytown. co.Meath. It possibly dates from approx c.400 a.d and stands nearly 20 feet high with a diameter of 75 feet. It resembles a Norman motte and the nearby bungalow also […]
Strokestown Park House is located in 300 acres of parklands in Strokestown. co.Roscommon. It was built in 1730 and is regarded as one of Ireland’s finest and most intact Palladian mansions. It’s centre block was completed in 1696 but was extended around […]
This NATIONAL MONUMENT is Murrisk Abbey in co.Mayo. It was founded 1456 by the Augustinian Friars on the site of a former church reputedly founded by St Patrick. It is located near to foot of Croagh Patrick Mountain close to the sea […]