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Murder Hole Beach, Mulroy Head. County Donegal

This stunning beach can be located on Melmore Head Peninsula on County Donegal. It is surrounded by huge cliffs, hills, dunes and small hidden caves. The only access is by rambling over 3 fields that are inhabited by 'friendly' cows (don't take my word for it!). There is a small tidal island called 'Rough Island' that is roughly 15 [...]

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Fanad Head Lighthouse, Fanad Head. County Donegal 1817

Voted one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the world Standing between idyllic Lough Swilly and sandy Mulroy Bay, Fanad Head Lighthouse has been voted one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the world. It is one of 70 lighthouses operated by the Commissioners of Irish Lights around the coast of Ireland and continues to provide a vital [...]

St Michael’s Church, Creeslough. County Donegal 1971

St. Michael’s Church in Creeslough was designed in 1971 by the renowned Irish architect Liam McCormick. McCormick is regarded as "The father of modern church architecture in Ireland” and is one of only a handful of Irish architects to attract an international reputation. During his long career, he built more than 30 churches, including three in England. McCormick was [...]

Parknasilla Resort & Spa Hotel, Derryquin. County Kerry 1897

The Parknasilla Resort & Spa is located on the Ring of Kerry. This stunning location at the mouth of the Kenmare River is surrounded by both tropical and indigenous vegetation and has some of the best seascapes and mountain views that Ireland has to offer. This location is also steeped in mythology. According to the great Irish text Lebor [...]

The Copper Coast UNESCO Global Geopark, County Waterford

The Copper Coast UNESCO Global Geopark and Visitor Centre is located on the South East coast of Ireland, between Tramore and Dungarvan in County Waterford. The area was declared a European Geopark in 2001 and in 2015 it became Ireland's first UNESCO Global Geopark. The incredible geology of this area is a spectacular record of the earth's past. Along [...]

Johnstown Castle, Rathaspeck, County Wexford 12th & 19th centuries

Johnstown Castle is located on the 150 acre Johnstown Castle Estate near Rathaspeck in County Wexford. The original castle was built in the late 12th century by the Esmonde family of Lincolnshire soon after the Norman invasion of Ireland. In 1649, Oliver Cromwell spent a night here prior to the Sack of Wexford and soon after expelled the Esmondes [...]