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The Carrowkeel Cemetery, Ballymote. County Sligo c.3400BC

2020-05-06T14:07:44+00:00

One of the 'Big 4' ancient passage tomb cemeteries of Ireland The Carrowkeel Neolithic Cemetery is located near Ballymote on a desolate hilltop 1000 feet above sea level in County Sligo. It dates [...]

The Carrowkeel Cemetery, Ballymote. County Sligo c.3400BC2020-05-06T14:07:44+00:00

Trim Castle, Trim, County Meath 1176

2020-04-29T17:31:08+00:00

The earliest and one the largest Norman castles in Europe, Braveheart & Hugh de Lacy Trim Castle is not only the earliest stone castle to be built in Ireland but also one of [...]

Trim Castle, Trim, County Meath 11762020-04-29T17:31:08+00:00

Custom House, Custom House Quay. Dublin City 1791

2020-05-06T19:41:42+00:00

Dublin's most architecturally important building, James Gandon & The 1921 fire Custom House Quay was built between 1781 - 1791 and is Dublin's most architecturally important building and is regarded as a masterpiece [...]

Custom House, Custom House Quay. Dublin City 17912020-05-06T19:41:42+00:00

Mellifont Abbey, Tullyallen. County Meath 1142

2020-04-26T13:28:39+00:00

Ireland's first and most important Cistercian Abbey Mellifont Abbey was founded by St Malachy in 1142. This was the first, the richest and the most important of Ireland's 35 Cistercian abbeys. The Cistercian [...]

Mellifont Abbey, Tullyallen. County Meath 11422020-04-26T13:28:39+00:00

The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin City 1784

2020-04-26T13:37:09+00:00

Ireland's finest 17th century building is now the Irish Museum of Modern Art The Royal Hospital is regarded as the finest 17th-century building in Ireland. It was built in 1684 by Sir William [...]

The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin City 17842020-04-26T13:37:09+00:00

St Patrick’s Tower, Thomas Street, Dublin City 1757

2020-05-02T10:47:28+00:00

The largest smock windmill in Europe & The rise and fall of the Roe Whiskey Distillery This former windmill, now known as St Patrick's Tower, was the largest smock windmill in Europe and [...]

St Patrick’s Tower, Thomas Street, Dublin City 17572020-05-02T10:47:28+00:00

Galway Cathedral, Galway City 1965

2020-05-04T15:57:14+00:00

The last great stone Cathedral to be built in Europe The Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas is more commonly known as Galway Cathedral. This site, on the banks [...]

Galway Cathedral, Galway City 19652020-05-04T15:57:14+00:00

Farren’s Bar, Malin Head. County Donegal

2020-04-28T23:03:27+00:00

Ireland's most northerly bar - next stop Iceland! 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 [...]

Farren’s Bar, Malin Head. County Donegal2020-04-28T23:03:27+00:00

Titanic Belfast, Queens Road, Belfast City 2009

2020-05-03T18:22:45+00:00

Recently voted the World's leading tourist attraction - Riveting stuff This incredible piece of architecture is Titanic Belfast which was designed by the American born architect Eric Kuhne and built by Harcourt Developments. [...]

Titanic Belfast, Queens Road, Belfast City 20092020-05-03T18:22:45+00:00

Sean’s Bar, Athlone. County Westmeath 900AD

2020-04-26T13:56:56+00:00

Ireland's, Europe's and possibly the World's oldest pub! Sean's Bar in Athlone is not only the oldest bar in Ireland but also in Europe and possibly the World dating from 900 a.d. This [...]

Sean’s Bar, Athlone. County Westmeath 900AD2020-04-26T13:56:56+00:00

Carrantuohill Mountain, County Kerry 1,038.6 metres (3,407ft)

2020-05-07T12:43:13+00:00

Ireland's highest mountain Carrantuohill in co. Kerry is Ireland's highest mountain standing at 1,038 m or 3,406 ft. It is the central peak of the Macgillycuddy's Reeks range and is topped by a [...]

Carrantuohill Mountain, County Kerry 1,038.6 metres (3,407ft)2020-05-07T12:43:13+00:00

Banba’s Crown, Malin Head. County Donegal 1805

2020-04-28T22:56:09+00:00

Ireland's most northerly point, It's oldest rocks, The most shipwrecks & Europe's highest sand dunes Banba's Crown is located in Malin Head in County Donegal and is Ireland's most northerly building on the [...]

Banba’s Crown, Malin Head. County Donegal 18052020-04-28T22:56:09+00:00

The Ceide Fields, Ballycastle. County Mayo c.3000BC

2020-04-30T13:15:05+00:00

The World's oldest field system The Céide Fields are the oldest known and most extensive stone age field systems in the world covering 1,500 hectares. This open-air archaeological site is made up of [...]

The Ceide Fields, Ballycastle. County Mayo c.3000BC2020-04-30T13:15:05+00:00

Slieve League, Glencolumcille. County Donegal

2020-04-28T22:12:32+00:00

Amongst the highest sea cliffs in Europe The Slieve League Cliffs are among the highest sea cliffs in Europe rising 1972 feet above the Atlantic Ocean (making them nearly 3 times higher than [...]

Slieve League, Glencolumcille. County Donegal2020-04-28T22:12:32+00:00

Knocksink Bridge, Enniskerry. County Wicklow 1859

2020-05-02T10:18:57+00:00

Once the highest bridge in Ireland with a treasure trove of unique species below it Not many people are aware whilst driving into Enniskerry on the R117 that they passing over the Knocksink [...]

Knocksink Bridge, Enniskerry. County Wicklow 18592020-05-02T10:18:57+00:00

St Audeon’s Church, High Street. Dublin City c.1190AD

2020-05-05T12:27:15+00:00

The oldest and best-preserved original features of any church in Dublin City St Audeon's Church is located on High Street in Dublin City and dates from c.1190AD. It has the distinction of being [...]

St Audeon’s Church, High Street. Dublin City c.1190AD2020-05-05T12:27:15+00:00

The Ha’penny Bridge, Wellington Quay, Dublin City 1816

2020-05-06T19:32:58+00:00

One of the first cast-iron bridges in the World The Ha’penny Bridge was built in 1816 and is one of the oldest cast-iron bridges in the World. It was originally named 'The Wellington [...]

The Ha’penny Bridge, Wellington Quay, Dublin City 18162020-05-06T19:32:58+00:00

Castletown House, Celbridge. County Kildare 1729

2020-04-29T19:36:50+00:00

Ireland's largest, finest and earliest Palladian style house Castletown House is located in Celbridge in County Kildare. It is regarded as Ireland's largest, finest and earliest Palladian style house and is significant in [...]

Castletown House, Celbridge. County Kildare 17292020-04-29T19:36:50+00:00

Kilteel Monastic Ruins, Kilteel. County Kildare 12th century

2020-05-04T16:13:39+00:00

Unique 12th-century Romanesque sculptures  These monastic ruins, now a national monument, can be found in the historic village of Kilteel. The 12th-century Romanesque chancel arch is unique in Ireland for the fact that [...]

Kilteel Monastic Ruins, Kilteel. County Kildare 12th century2020-05-04T16:13:39+00:00

The Bank of Ireland Building, College Green. Dublin City 1739

2020-05-02T14:20:46+00:00

The first purpose-built two-chamber parliament house in the World The Bank of Ireland building is located on College Green in Dublin City. This was the World's first purpose-built two-chamber parliament house. It served [...]

The Bank of Ireland Building, College Green. Dublin City 17392020-05-02T14:20:46+00:00

Malahide Castle, Malahide, County Dublin 1185

2020-04-25T16:04:52+00:00

This castle was built as a large fortress in 1185 by Sir Richard Talbot, a knight who accompanied King Henry II to Ireland. It was was occupied by the Talbot family between 1185 until 1973 making it the longest continuosly inhabited castle in Ireland by the same family. On the morning of the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, 14 members of the family sat and had breakfast together for the last time as none of them returned. It was considerably enlarged during the reign of Edward IV around 1470 and the towers were added in 1765. Dublin County Council bought the property and the 265 acres in 1975 giving public access to one of the finest period interiors and beautiful botanical gardens.

Malahide Castle, Malahide, County Dublin 11852020-04-25T16:04:52+00:00

Samson & Goliath, Queen’s Island. Belfast City 1969 & 1974

2020-05-03T18:04:47+00:00

Once the World's largest cranes and shipyard These are the famous landmark gantry cranes that dominate the Belfast skyline. Samson and Goliath are named after Biblical figures and are located on Queen's Island [...]

Samson & Goliath, Queen’s Island. Belfast City 1969 & 19742020-05-03T18:04:47+00:00

The Ponderosa Pub, Glenshane Pass. County Derry c.1900

2020-04-29T13:10:50+00:00

The highest pub in Ireland The Ponderosa Pub is located on the Glenshane Pass between Derry and Belfast. It was established around c.1900 but started its life as a little farmhouse on the [...]

The Ponderosa Pub, Glenshane Pass. County Derry c.19002020-04-29T13:10:50+00:00