Curious Ireland aims to encourage travel and promote Ireland’s heritage by combining photography, state of the art mapping, informative videos, and interesting facts. Many, but not all of the locations have been classified as national monuments. These are not only the most important landmarks in the country but are also usually located in spectacular places. There are more than 50,000 recorded archaeological sites, of which 1200 monuments on 750 sites have been carefully selected by our ‘history experts’ to be of national importance. Sites like Glendalough, Newgrange, and Skellig Michael are internationally known however most lie largely hidden, unprotected, and even lack proper signage. This however is quite possibly the world’s greatest and most beautiful outdoor museum.

Emmet McLaughlin