A maritime history spanning over a thousand years, set in a beautiful soft coastal environment where land, the people and their culture will allow you to discover a quirky way to stimulate your senses.
This walled park, extending over more than 400 acres and bisected by the Awbeg River has formal gardens, sweeping parkland vistas, groves of ancient trees, river cascades and lakes, deer and cattle herds and a profusion of wildlife and plants. Doneraile is a small rural town but it has a public park that would be the envy of any large city.
Built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland's greatest chieftains, Cormac MacCarthy, and has been attracting attention ever since. Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney making it a world landmark and one of Ireland's greatest treasures.
We’re Irish, so telling a few of our own stories is in our blood
We’ve been making whiskey for well over two hundred years, so we’ve obviously had to cut a few long stories short, but our aim is to take you on a journey from past to present; along the path of generations of true craftsmen and the founder of Jameson.
Learn about the story of irish emigration in its various forms to many destinations, trace your ancestors, hear about the ill-fated titanic and the lusitania, and immerse yourself in irish naval and military history at cobh heritage centre. This beautiful, informative and sometimes emotive exhibition is situated within cobh’s beautifully restored victorian railway station, a building with its own historic story.
A spectacular group of Medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale including the 12th century round tower, High Cross and Romanesque Chapel, 13th century Gothic cathedral, 15th century Castle and the restored Hall of the Vicars Choral. Attractions include an audio-visual show and exhibitions. Access for visitors with disabilities by prior arrangement.
The Ring of Kerry (or Iveragh Peninsula to give it its correct name) is the Kerry tourist trail and part of the mystical & unspoilt region of Ireland that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years and is part of the Wild Atlantic Way. Its spectacular beauty is beyond question and it is a natural centre for outdoor pursuits that include golf, water-sports, cycling, walking, running, riding and the very best fishing in freshwater rivers for salmon & trout and at sea for bass, ray, pollack, conger eel, cod, flounder, wrasse, mullet, mackerel & tuna.
Bantry House and Garden is a stately home situated on the Wild Atlantic Way overlooking Bantry Bay in the south west of Ireland. It houses an important private collection of furniture and objects of art. It has been home to the White family since 1739 and was open to the public in 1946. Today visitors can explore the house and formal garden, have tea in the tearoom or even stay the night in the B&B located in the East Wing. The estate is unique since it is still lived in and managed by the family.
Mizen Head Tour is three experiences in one exciting package. The site ranges over a dynamic Mizen Head
This website features megalithic, Early Christian, medieval and fortified sites we have visited around Ireland. This year we have added sites to seven different counties. Please check back as we add pages for these locales. A huge thanks to Marcus for all his help with our latest clickable MAP.