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Ireland Cities


Adare

Adare is worth a stop with its charming row of thatched cottages and tree-lined streets.... more

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Allihies

In the 19th century, Allihies was a center of the copper mining industry, but now it is a resort with a magnificent beach curving along the bay.... more

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Ardgroom2

Ardgroom, on the north shore of the Beara Peninsula, is a picturesque village nestled beside a little harbor at the foot of the mountains.... more

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Avoca

The scenic village of Avoca is set amongst heavily forested hills at the confluence of the rivers Avonbeg and Avonmore. Beneath a tree the Irish Romantic poet Thomas Moore composed his 1807 poem "The Meeting of the Waters". Overlooking the scene from its imposing position on a cliff over the ri... more

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Ballinspittle

Follow country lanes to the sleepy, little village of Ballinspittle. As you drive through the village, it is hard to imagine that in 1985 it was overwhelmed by pilgrims. They came to the village shrine after a local girl reported seeing the statue of the Virgin Mary rocking back and forth. You ... more

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Ballycastle

Life in the holiday town of Ballycastle centers around the beach, fishing, and golf.... more

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Ballyferriter

On the road to Ballyferriter (Balle an Fheirtearaigh), the pottery of Louis Mulcahy makes an interesting stop. During the summer you can try your hand at throwing a pot, and thus gain an appreciation for how difficult it is. (Open all year 10 am–5:30 pm.) One kilometer after driving through B... more

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Ballyvaughan

A good area to base oneself for exploration of the Burren region.... more

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Bantry

This waterfront town is worth a stop to view Bantry House and the French Armada Centre.... more

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Blarney 2

About a half-hour drive north of Kinsale is the town of Blarney with it's castle and famous stone which, history tells us, will make one quite loquacious.... more

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Burtonport

In Burtonport (Ailt An Chorain) more salmon and lobster are landed than at any other port in the country.... more

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caherdaniel

Continuing your journey westward you come to Caherdaniel village where you turn left for Derrynane House, the home of Daniel O’Connell, "The Liberator," a title he earned for winning Catholic emancipation.  Caherdaniel in Irish, Cathair Dónall, means "Dónall's stone ringfort."... more

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Cahersiveen

From Waterville, a pleasant drive takes you to Cahersiveen, a classic Irish town with a long main street made up of shops and pubs.... more

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Churchill

Home to Glebe House and Gallery just outside the Glenveagh National Park.... more

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Clifden

Clifden is the major market town of Connemara and the home of the annual Connemara Pony Show (third week in August). The town presents a gay face with shopfronts painted in bright hues of red, blue, yellow, and green. Craft and tourist shops alternate with the butchers, the hardware store, pubs... more

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Cobh

Cobh (pronounced “cove”) was renamed Queenstown to mark the visit of Queen Victoria in 1849 and reverted back to Cobh in 1922. There’s a long tradition of naval operations here, as its large harbor is a safe anchorage.The Cobh Experience, an audio-visual display housed in the restored Vic... more

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Collooney

Collooney is the home of Markree Castle where you can partake of lunch or afternoon.... more

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Corofin

A good area to base oneself for exploration of the Burren region.... more

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Dingle

Colorfully painted pubs, shops, and houses welcome you to Dingle (An Daingean) where fishing boats bob in the harbor unloading bountiful catches of fish and shellfish. It is not surprising that you find a great many excellent seafood restaurants here: The Half Door and adjacent Doyle’s are tw... more

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Donegal

Donegal is a busy, bustling place, laid out around a diamond-shaped area surrounded by shops. Donegal is one of the best places to buy tweed goods—Magees sells a variety.... more

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Dublin

“In Dublin’s fair city, where the girls are so pretty . . .” goes the popular old ballad. The girls are certainly pretty and the city fair, if you can overlook the rash of modern office developments begun in the 1960s and the areas that have been razed and seemingly abandoned. Dublin now ... more

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Pastel Village, Berra Peninsula, County Cork, Ireland

Eyeries village looks out over the Skellig Rocks and several rocky inlets. Behind the village, the mountain road rises up through the Pass of Boffickle for a fantastic view back over the bay.... more

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garnish2

At the most westerly point of the Beara Peninsula lies Garinish, where Ireland's only  cable car takes visitors (and livestock) over to Dursey Island.... more

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Glencolumbkille

Stop here to visit the Glencolumbkille Folk Village Museum, a cluster of cottages grouped to form a traditional, tiny, village (clachan). Each cottage is a replica of those lived in by local people in each of three successive centuries.... more

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Glendalough

Glendalough, a monastic settlement of seven churches, was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. After St. Patrick, St. Kevin is Ireland’s most popular saint. He certainly picked a stunning site in this wooded valley between two lakes to found his monastic order. Amidst the tilting stones o... more

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Glengarriff

As you arrive in Glengarriff,head for the harbor to take a ferryboat for the ten-minute ride to Garinish Island, a most worthwhile trip. (Harbour Queen Ferryboats, tel: 027 63116, fax: 027 63298.) Garinish Island, once a barren rock where only gorse and heather grew, was transformed into a mini... more

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Gorey

The town of Gorey stands on a gentle slope, with the Wicklow Mountains in the background, its broad clean streets testify to the commercial ideals of its earlier founders. Gorey was first identified as a centre in the Norman records of 1296. In its time, Gorey has known the  triumph and traged... more

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Kenmare

Cross the River Kenmare into Kenmare. This delightful town of gray stone houses, with gaily painted shopfronts lining two broad main streets, is a favorite with tourists who prefer its peace and charm to the hectic pace of Killarney. Kenmare is full of excellent shops and restaurants. Walks abo... more

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Kilanerin

Kilanerin Village dates from around the late 1600s and was initially a small crossroads settlement south of the larger Limbrick Village with its Castle and Church. After the Cromwellian settlement and redistrubution of lands in the 1650’s the Church at Limerick would have fallen into disuse a... more

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Kilkenny

Kilkenny is quite the loveliest of Irish towns and it is easy to spend a day here sightseeing and shopping. Entering the town, turn left at the first traffic lights along the main street and park your car outside the castle. Undoubtedly, the best way to see the medieval buildings of Kilkenny is... more

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Killala is a workaday village whose skyline is punctuated by an ancient, round tower.... more

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Killarney

Believe everything you ever read about the magnificent beauty of the Killarney lakes, but realize that Killarney is not all that attractive and is absolutely packed with tourists during the summer season. If you would like additional views of the lakes, then a tour to Aghadoe Hill or a boat tri... more

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Killybegs

Killybegs is Ireland’s major fishing port. Large trawlers from all over the world have replaced family fishing boats in the working harbor of this most enjoyable town.... more

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Kilronan

If you are planning to visit the Aran Islands, take the coastal route through Spiddal to Rossaveel where two ferry companies operate a shuttle service to Kilronan on Inishmore, the largest of the three Aran Islands. (Island Ferries, tel: 091 561767 and 091 568903.) Until a decade or so ago, tim... more

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Kinsale

Another waterside town is Kinsale, whose harbor is populated with tall-masted boats. Narrow, winding streets are lined with quaint and several sadly derelict houses lead up from the harbor. Kinsale has some attractive shops and a great variety of restaurants. For lunch, Fishy Fishy is an excell... more

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Kinvarra

Kinvarra is a pretty village with boats bobbing in the harbor and small rocky islands separating it from the expanse of Galway Bay.... more

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Knock

From the Sligo area—you can go into Northern Ireland, continue north or return south. If you travel south, consider visiting either Ballintubber Abbey or the village of Knock. A religious apparition seen on the gable of the village church in 1879, and some hearty promotion, has led to the dev... more

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Leenane

Leenane is a little village nestled at the head of the inlet. Continue along the shoreline and take the first turn to the left, signposted as a scenic route to Westport via Louisburgh. This interesting side road gently winds you along the sea lough to Delphi, an area of pools and loughs amongst... more

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Limerick

You can avoid Limerick's traffic-crowded streets by taking the ring road signposted Ennis and Shannon Airport around the city.... more

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lissadell

Lissadell is the home of the Gore-Booth sisters with whom Yeats was friendly.... more

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Meenlaragh

If you follow the coastal road west through Gortahawk, you come to Meenlaragh where you take the ferry to Tory Island, a windswept island where the inhabitants eke out a hard life farming and fishing.... more

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Old Midleton Distillery in County Cork

In the heart of Midleton is where you’ll find the Jameson Heritage Centre, the old whiskey distillery. Marvel at the world’s largest pot distillery in the courtyard (capacity 143,872 liters), learn about whiskey production, visit the huge waterwheel, and be rewarded by a sample of the golde... more

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Oughterard

Oughterard is a pleasant, bustling town, “the gateway to Connemara,” whose main street has several, attractive shops. A stay here affords the opportunity for fishing and exploring the island-dotted Lough Corrib by boat.... more

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Rossaveel

In Rossaveel two ferry companies operate a shuttle service to Kilronan on Inishmore, the largest of the three Aran Islands. (Island Ferries, tel: 091 561767 and 091 568903.)... more

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The county and town of Sligo are ever mindful of William Butler Yeats, and the whole area is promoted as being Yeats country. If you are an ardent admirer of the poet, you will want to visit the County Museum, which has a special section about his poetry and writing. Base yourself near the town... more

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Sneem2

Arriving at Sneem, enjoy the most picturesque village on the Ring, with its tiny, gaily painted houses bordering two village greens. (The most beautiful coastal scenery lies between Sneem and Waterville.)... more

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Timoleague

Follow country lanes to Timoleague, a very small coastal village watched over by the ruins of a Franciscan abbey.... more

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tramore

A very short distance from Waterford, turn right to Tramore, a family holiday town, long a favorite of the “ice-cream-and-bucket-and-spade” brigade.... more

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Waterford

Waterford is a town is famous for its cut crystal.... more

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Waterville

Cresting the Coomakesta Pass, you turn north for Waterville, an aptly named town surrounded by water. Its main street with several colorfully painted houses is built along the shore.... more

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