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Discover the magic of beautiful Ireland and her people. Ireland is one of those ideal traveling destinations except for one thing: the weather. But you would be foolish to let this stop you. If is should pour down, you can always take refuge in one of the quaint Irish pubs

Magical Journeys to Ireland

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• Dublin

Destination Dublin, Ireland

Dublin has a world-famous literary history, having produced many prominent literary figures, including Nobel laureates William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw and Samuel Beckett. It is arguably most famous as the location of the greatest works of James Joyce …

• Galway

Destination Galway, Ireland

County Galway is home to Lough Corrib (the largest lake in the Republic of Ireland) the Na Beanna Beola (Twelve Bens) mountain range, Na Sleibhte Mham Toirc (the Maum Turk mountains), and the low mountains of Sliabh Echtghe (Slieve Aughty) …

• Killarney

Destination Killarney, Ireland

Killarney is a town that's been practicing the tourism game for over 250 years. And as the jumping-off point for County Kerry's magnificent lake and woodland scenery, and photogenic day trip destinations like the Dingle Peninsula and Ring of Kerry, it's no wonder Killarney is everyone's destination of choice …

• Belfast, Northern Ireland

Destination Belfast, Northern Ireland

Since the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, there has been significant urban regeneration in Belfast including Victoria Square, Queen's Island and Laganside as well as the Odyssey complex and the landmark Waterfront Hall …

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» Avoca

Avoca, Ireland

Even though it's only an hour from Dublin, Avoca is a town where visitors feel like they've traveled back 400 years. Much of that feeling can be attributed to the historic Mill at Avoca Village, which has been weaving rugs, throws and scarves since 1723. Today, Avoca Handweavers is renowned throughout Ireland for their woven women's clothing, and in addition to being Ireland's oldest mill, is also considered to be the oldest business still operating in Ireland today …

» The Burren

The Burren

One of Ireland's most unique and photogenic landscapes, stretching over 160 square km, The Burren, derived from the Gaelic word Boireann meaning 'rocky place', is one of the most visited attractions in the Shannon region. Aptly named, the karst topography is characterized by its unusual limestone formations, naturally sculpted through acidic erosion over thousands of years. The natural landscape is an otherworldly terrain …

» Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

The Irish landscape, normally so gentle and well-behaved, reaches for a dramatic flourish as it meets the Atlantic coast. The seaboard offers no greater sight than County Clare's mighty Cliffs of Moher, which tower above the raging ocean below along a 5-mile (8-kilometer) stretch. The viewing platform on top of crenellated O'Brien's Tower provides the best vistas, stretching west to the Aran Islands and north to Galway Bay. To find out more about the natural and historical significance of the cliffs …

» Clonmacnoise


While Ireland's weather is famously cool, it isn't the temperature that will give you chills when visiting Clonmacnoise. Rather, it's the 1,500 years of monastic history that's powerfully felt in these ruins-where temples, cathedrals, home sites, and graveyards have withstood the elements for centuries. Originally founded in the 6th century, this stone village along the River Shannon prospered for a time as Christian monastery in Ireland's central plains …

» Cobh


Where the River Lee flows out of Cork and into the Atlantic Sea, Cobh sits wrapped in the protective arms of its Cork Harbor surroundings. This picturesque port town was known as Queenstown until the late 1920s, and of the 6 million Irish citizens who immigrated to North America, it's believed nearly half of them waved goodbye to their homeland here on the shores of Cobh. Even more infamous is the tale of the Titanic, which departed on its doomed North Atlantic crossing …

» Cong


Set between the lakes of Lough Corrib and Lough Mask, the idyllic village of Cong is known for its pretty, thatched-roof cottages and its starring role in the Oscar-winning movie, The Quiet Man, where it was upstaged only by the lead actor - John Wayne. Covering 350 acres, Ashford Castle and its grounds are also a popular visit while in Cong. The old country estate of the Guinness family, today it's one of Ireland's finest 5-star hotels that's hosted everyone from Brad Pitt to Princess Grace of Monaco …

» Connemara


One may not truly understand the awesome power of Mother Nature's beauty until you have visited Connemara. With a countryside that will knock your socks off with the sheer beauty of the peninsula, a plethora of gorgeous flora, and remarkable landscape and coastal view, Connemara is a hiker's dream. Immerse yourself in the land by taking up on of the area's offered activities, including kayaking, gorge walking or even rock climbing. Getting outdoors is the perfect way to explore this paradise …

» Cork

Cork, Ireland

Perhaps the most important thing to understand about Cork is that it's not another Dublin. As the second largest city in Ireland, Cork and its residents have a sense of independence and identity all of their own, and if there's one way to upset a local it's with comparisons to the Irish capital. When visiting what locals call 'the real Irish capital,' ring the famous Shandon Bells in the church looking over the city, or go deep into an Irish prison in the dungeon-like Cork City Gaol …

» Cushendun


Cushendun, derived from the Irish for 'Foot of the Dun' for its position at the mouth of the River Dun, has long been a safe harbor for travelers between Ireland and Scotland. The village was erected in 1912, based on the villages of Cornwall in England for Ronald John McNeill, Baron Cushendun. Initially consisting of a town square and seven houses, it was expanded with quaint whitewashed cottages. The town's harbor features the ruins of the 14th-century Carra Castle, and regular ferry service once ran between Cushendun and Scotland …

» Derrynane Beach

Derrynane Beach

Derrynane Beach looks out of place when compared to the rest of Ireland - almost like a tropical sliver of the Caribbean that's drifted across the Atlantic. Here at this long, white sand cove on the famous Ring of Kerry, lush green mountains serve as the backdrop to a clear, turquoise bay. The natural harbor is popular for swimming, and a flotilla of sailboats and pleasure craft are often found offshore. At low tide, stroll across to Abbey Island and scramble around on the rocks …

» Dingle


A busy fishing port and one of Ireland's largest Gaelic-speaking towns, Dingle (An Daingean in Gaelic), effortlessly bridges the gap between old and new. Historic pubs and a lively folk music scene nod to the traditional, while the town's cosmopolitan youth award it a reputation for creativity, cemented by a packed schedule of annual arts festivals. Dingle's charming activities are simple, but nonetheless enchanting - walking along the rugged coastal cliffs …

» Gap of Dunloe

Gap of Dunloe

The Gap of Dunloe is a narrow mountain pass formed by glacial ice a couple of million of years ago. The valley winds its way for 6 miles (10km) between Macgillycuddy's Reeks and the Purple Mountains. Along the way it passes five lakes, or loughs, Coosaun Lough, Black Lake, Cushnavally Lake, Auger Lake, and Black Lough. The River Loe connects the lakes. Over the river at one end is the Wishing Bridge where it's promised that wishes made while crossing the bridge will come true …

» Giant's Causeway

Giant's Causeway

Giant's Causeway is a cluster of approximately 40,000 basalt columns rising out of the sea on the Antrim Coast of Northern Ireland. These rock formations get their name from an old legend stating that Irish warrior Finn McCool built the path across the sea to face his Scottish rival, Benandonner. On his way back to Scotland, Benandonner tears up the path behind him, leaving just what exists today on the Northern Irish coast and the Scottish island of Staffa, which has similar rock formations …

» Gougane Barra

Gougane Barra

When strolling through the trees of the Gougana Barra Forest Park, and gazing out at the placid waters of Gougana Barra's lake, you can see why this corner of southwestern Ireland was a place of historical solace. It was here on the island in the middle of the lake, that St. Finnbar - patron saint of Cork - founded a monastery in the 6th century before eventually moving to Cork. When visiting the Gougane Barra today, the most popular site is St. Finnbar's Oratory on a small island in the lake …

» Howth


Howth is a small fishing village outside of Dublin with views over the bay. It is also home to Howth Castle, which is partly in ruins. The castle is about a 10-minute walk from the market. There are many hiking trails in the area where you can enjoy the coastal scenery and views of the cliffs. From the pier, you can see Ireland's Eye, an island that's a 15-minute boat ride from the coast. Due to its location on the sea, Howth is a popular place for yachting and other scenic boat trips …

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