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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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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 f... 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... 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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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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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 re... 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... 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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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 i... 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.... 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 ... 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... 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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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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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... 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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Youghal

Youghal (pronounced “yawl”) is where Sir Walter Raleigh, who introduced the potato and tobacco from the New World, was once its mayor. It’s a pleasant, old town dominated by the clock tower, which was built in 1776 and served as the town’s jail. The one-way traffic system make... more

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