Stunning Views from here

Gap of Dunloe, Dunloe Upper. co.Kerry

The Gap of Dunloe is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland for 250 years. This stunning narrow mountain road passes between MacGillycuddy's Reeks and Purple Mountain in County Kerry and is about [...]

Murrisk Abbey, Murrisk. co.Mayo 1457

Murrisk Abbey 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 overlooking [...]

Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse, Old Head. co.Cork 1853

The Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse is located in one of Ireland’s most spectacular coastal areas. This large promontory juts out into the Atlantic Ocean rising hundreds of feet above the water and is now one [...]

Charles Fort, Kinsale. co.Cork 1682

Charles Fort is located on the hillside entrance of the harbour overlooking the picturesque town of Kinsale. It is a classic example of a late 17th century star-shaped fort and one of the largest military installations in the [...]

Skellig Michael, Kerry. 6th-12th centuries (Sceilig Mhichíl- ‘Michael’s Rock in the Sea’)

This incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site is the early Christian monastery of Skellig Michael. It is located 13 km off the Kerry coastline at an altitude of 600 feet and is one of the most dramatic [...]

Knockmany Cairn & Annya’s Tomb, Augher. co.Tyrone 3000 b.c>100 a.d

This interesting site is located on a beautiful forested hilltop 700 feet above sea level near the village of Augher in County Tyrone. It's name in Irish 'Cnoc mBaine' has had various different interpretations from [...]

Carrowkeel Neolithic Cemetery, Ballymote. co.Sligo c.3400 bc

This mound on top of this desolate hilltop is one of 14 cairns forming part of the Carrowkeel neolithic passage tomb cemetery. The Carrowkeel complex is located at an altitude of about 1000 foot in [...]

Buncrana Castle, Buncrana. co.Donegal 1718 (Bun Cranncha-‘foot of the River Crana’)

During the 18th century large manor houses like this one were known as 'Castles'. This house was built by Colonel George Vaughan between 1716-18 and is the earliest and most important of the big houses [...]

The Baily Lighthouse, Howth. co. Dublin 1814

The Baily Lighthouse is located on a rocky promontory over looking Dublin Bay. It was at this location that the Norse Vikings fled to regroup after the Battle of Clontarf in 1014 and was also [...]

The Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, Glencree. co.Wicklow 1806

The Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation was originally constructed by the British Army as a barracks in 1806. They were built in response to the Irish Rebellion of 1798 and the French Wars of [...]

Inch Island, Lough Swilly. co. Donegal (An Inse -‘island’//Loch Súilí,- ‘Lake of Shadows)

Inch Island is a beautiful small island in Lough Swilly that is now connected to the mainland. In 1855, The Lough Swilly Railway Company, drained marshland near Inch and created two man made embankments which [...]

Gallarus Oratory, Gallarus. co. Kerry c.6th -12th century a.d?

The Gallarus Oratory located on the Dingle Peninsula is one of Ireland's most famous landmarks. It's simple and stunning shape has been compared to that of an upturned boat. Every stone in it's construction has [...]

Voted 2nd most beautiful beach in the World.. Ballymastocker Bay, Portsalon. co. Donegal

Ballymastocker Bay is a spectacular Blue Flag beach located on the Fanad Peninsula in county Donegal. It was once voted the 2nd most beautiful in the World by readers of the Observer Magazine (pipped to [...]

Ireland’s most northerly bar (mainland) – Farren’s Bar, Malin Head. co. Donegal

Farren's Bar holds the claim to being Ireland's most northerly pub on the mainland. According to online blogs...it apparently has stools along the bar which are full all day with day drinkers! It has the [...]

Ireland’s only Fjord – Killary Harbour, Lennane. co.Galway

Killary Harbour, is classified as Ireland's only fjord. It is located beside the beautiful village of Leenane which is often aptly described as the Gateway to Connemara. It forms a partial border between counties Galway [...]

Ireland’s highest mountain – Carrantuohill, co.Kerry 3,406 ft

Carrantuohill is the highest peak in Ireland. It is located in co. Kerry and stands, 1,038 metres (3,406 ft). It is the central peak of the Macgillycuddy's Reeks range. The peak of Carrauntoohil is topped [...]

Ireland’s most northerly point on the mainland – Banba’s Crown, Malin Head. co.Donegal

This is Ireland's most northerly building on the mainland. It was named 'Banba' after the mythological patron goddess of Ireland. It was built by the British in 1805 as a Napoleonic lookout tower to help [...]

Ireland’s highest waterfall – Powerscourt Waterfall, Powerscourt Estate. co.Wicklow

The Waterfall at Powerscourt is Ireland's highest at 121m (398ft) and is set in the Powerscourt Estate at the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. This is one of Ireland's most beautiful parklands set in a [...]

Dalkey Island, South County Dublin

The 22 acre island of Dalkey lies less than 300 metres off the south Dublin coastline near the village of Dalkey. It gets it's name from a meld of the Irish deilg ("thorn") and the [...]

The highest sea cliffs in Europe – Slieve League, Glencolumcille. co.Donegal

The dramatic Slieve League cliffs are situated on the south west coast of Donegal and are reputed to be among the highest marine cliffs in Europe. The cliffs rise 1972 feet above the Atlantic Ocean [...]

Poulnabrone Dolmen, Caherconnell. co.Clare – c.3600 b.c

This national monument is Poulnabrone Dolmen. It's timeless simplicity has made it one of the most photographed landmarks in Ireland. It is a classic example of a portal tomb. The tall portal stones flank the [...]

The Loughcrew Passage Tombs, Oldcastle. co. Meath – c.3300 b.c

Loughcrew is one of our most important and impressive megalithic sites and is described as 'the best kept archaeological secret in Ireland'. This particular tomb 'Cairn T' is probably older than Newgrange and is located [...]

Glencullen House, Glencullen. co.Dublin – c.1800 (Gleann Cuilinn-‘Valley of the Holly’)

Glencullen House is a Neoclassical style villa designed by the famous Irish architect, Francis Johnson. The house, along with it's Doric portico was added to an older farmhouse already positioned in this stunning tree lined [...]

Hook Lighthouse, Hook Head. co.Wexford – c.1210

Hook Lighthouse is the oldest operational lighthouse in the World. Tradition states that Dubhán, a missionary monk, may have established some sort of beacon at this location at an even earlier date in the 5th [...]

Kylemore Abbey, Connemara. co. Galway – 1871

Kylemore Abbey was originally built as a private residence for Mitchell and Margaret Henry between 1867 – 1871. They had come to this area from England on their honeymoon and were enchanted by the beauty [...]

Westport House, Westport. co. Mayo – 1730

Westport House was built in 1730 and is considered to be one of Ireland's most beautiful historic homes. It was designed by the famous architects Richard Cassels and James Wyatt. Cassels, born in German, also [...]

Russborough House, Blessington. co. Wicklow – 1741

Russborough is often referred to as Ireland's most beautiful house. It is also Ireland's longest, with a facade of over 700 feet in length. It was designed by Richard Cassels, one of the greatest architects [...]

Ashford Castle, Cong. co. Mayo – b.1881 on earlier Norman site

The architecture of Ashford Castle dates from several eras. The oldest section is a 13th-century Norman castle that once belonged to the de Burgh family. A house styled like a French château (the original Ashford [...]

Rock of Dunamase, Dunamase. co.Laois – built c.1170 on ancient site

This national monument is The Rock of Dunamase. It is one of Ireland's most impressive historical sites as it sits on a limestone outcrop (known as a hum) 150 feet above the flat surrounding plains. [...]

Dunseverick Castle, Dunseverick. co.Antrim. c.1540

Dunseverick Castle is located in what was regarded as a 'key' site in ancient Ireland as this was the point where one of the royal roads from Tara ended. It has  a well which was [...]

Ballintoy Parish Church, Ballintoy. co. Antrim 1813

Ballintoy Church was built in 1813 and is perched on a hill above Ballintoy harbour. It is one of the most scenic churches in the country and is often pictured with the stunning vista of [...]

Doe Castle, Cresslough. co.Donegal – c.1500

Doe Castle is located on the shore of Sheephaven Bay in County Donegal. It sits on a small peninsula, surrounded on 3 sides by water with a moat cut into the rock. The castle was [...]

The Skull House, Moville. co.Donegal – c.6th century a.d

This curious looking is called the Skull House. It measures 8.5 X 6.5 feet and may have served as an oratory. It stands within a graveyard in the parish of Cooley overlooking Lough Foyle and [...]

The Friary on The Hill of Slane, Slane Village. co.Meath – 1512

This site is reputed to be to be the place where the Fir Bolg King 'Sláine' is buried and the location where St. Patrick lit the 1st paschal fire in 433 in defiance of King [...]

The Bocan Stone Circle, Culdaff. co.Donegal – c.3000 b.c.>1500 b.c

This is the Bocan Stone Circle located on Bocan Hill just outside the village of Culdaff on the Inishowen Peninsula. Stone circles may have been sun temples but no one really knows what shenanigans were [...]

The Stone of Destiny, Hill of Tara. co. Meath – c.500 b.c

The Stone of Destiny otherwise known as the 'Lia Fail' is located on the inauguration mound on the Hill of Tara. It served as the coronation stone for thousands of years for the High Kings [...]

Malin Bridge, Malin Town. co.Donegal – 1758

The beautiful 10 arched Malin Bridge was built in 1758. It is built over the Ballyboe river and is said to be the second longest and probably the most northerly bridge in Ireland. The town [...]

Northburg Castle, Greencastle. co.Donegal – 1305

Northburg Castle is locally known as 'Greencastle' and was one of the most impressive Norman castles built in Ireland. It was built by Richard de Burgh in 1305 (The Red Earl of Ulster) on a [...]

The Temple of Deen, Culdaff. co.Donegal – c.1500 b.c>2500 b.c

These strange looking granite rocks are the remains of a central chamber of a large prehistoric burial monument. It is popularly known as  'The Temple of Deen' and dates from between 2500bc - 1500bc.  It [...]

Banba’s Crown, Malin Head. co.Donegal – 1805

This is Ireland's most northerly building on the mainland. It was named 'Banba' after the mythological patron goddess of Ireland. It was built by the British in 1805 as a Napoleonic lookout tower to help [...]

Fairy Castle, 2 Rock Mountain. co.Dublin – 2500 > 2000 bc

This 'cairn' is a collapsed passage tomb and is often referred to as 'Fairy Castle'. It sits at the highest point of 'The Dublin Mountains' at an altitude of 1,740 feet beside a trig point [...]

Ballycorus Lead Mine, Shankill. co.Dublin – 1807

The Ballychorus Lead Mine Tower was built in 1807 after a vein of lead was found within this hill. It is the only example left in Ireland and is regarded as one of the finest [...]

Ardgillan Castle, Balbriggan. co.Dublin – 1738

Ardgillan Castle is located in a beautiful setting overlooking the town of Skerries and has spectacular views out to the Irish Sea and up to the Mourne Mountains in co. Down. The name 'Ardgillan' is [...]

King John’s Castle, Carlingford. co.Louth – c.1200

King John's Castle is a national monument and can be found in the beautiful village of Carlingford. It was allegedly built for King John of England in 1200 however recent research suggests that it may [...]

The Hellfire Club, Mount Pelier Hill. co.Dublin-1725

This infamous building was built in 1725 by William 'Speaker' Conolly as a hunting lodge for his Rathfarnham estate. It was originally known as 'Mount Pelier House' and has spectacular views over the entire City [...]

Dunluce Castle, Bushmills. co.Antrim – built c.16th & 17th centuries

Click edit button to change this text. The stunning ruins of Dunluce Castle is used extensively to market Northern Ireland as a holiday destination. It is located on the north Antrim coast on top [...]

US Ambassador’s Residence, Phoenix Park. Dublin City-1776 (fionn uisce- “clear water’)

This beautiful building was built in 1776 for Sir John Blaquiere, the Chief Secretary for Ireland. It then became the official residence for this post (which was akin to Prime Minister) and 69 Chief Secretaries [...]

The Telegraph Tower, Dalkey Hill. co.Dublin – 1807

This Tower was built in 1807 and is located above Dalkey Quarry. It is known as 'The Telegraph Tower' and was used for communicating with all the other Martello Towers along the coast and also [...]

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