Ireland Travel Sitemap - Page 3 2016-09-26

Northern Ireland's Sights and Attractions
An image gallery of sights and attractions in Northern Ireland - from the Giant's Causeway to Bogsite Murals, from cathedrals to steam railways. Page 8.

Northern Ireland's Sights and Attractions
An image gallery of sights and attractions in Northern Ireland - from the Giant's Causeway to Bogsite Murals, from cathedrals to steam railways. Page 23.

Northern Ireland's Sights and Attractions
An image gallery of sights and attractions in Northern Ireland - from the Giant's Causeway to Bogsite Murals, from cathedrals to steam railways.

Ireland Travel
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Northern Ireland's Sights and Attractions
An image gallery of sights and attractions in Northern Ireland - from the Giant's Causeway to Bogsite Murals, from cathedrals to steam railways. Page 3.

Northern Ireland's Sights and Attractions
An image gallery of sights and attractions in Northern Ireland - from the Giant's Causeway to Bogsite Murals, from cathedrals to steam railways. Page 29.

Northern Ireland's Sights and Attractions
An image gallery of sights and attractions in Northern Ireland - from the Giant's Causeway to Bogsite Murals, from cathedrals to steam railways. Page 28.

Northern Ireland's Sights and Attractions
An image gallery of sights and attractions in Northern Ireland - from the Giant's Causeway to Bogsite Murals, from cathedrals to steam railways. Page 7.

Northern Ireland's Sights and Attractions
An image gallery of sights and attractions in Northern Ireland - from the Giant's Causeway to Bogsite Murals, from cathedrals to steam railways. Page 21.

Northern Ireland's Sights and Attractions
An image gallery of sights and attractions in Northern Ireland - from the Giant's Causeway to Bogsite Murals, from cathedrals to steam railways. Page 27.

Northern Ireland's Sights and Attractions
An image gallery of sights and attractions in Northern Ireland - from the Giant's Causeway to Bogsite Murals, from cathedrals to steam railways. Page 19.

Northern Ireland's Sights and Attractions
An image gallery of sights and attractions in Northern Ireland - from the Giant's Causeway to Bogsite Murals, from cathedrals to steam railways. Page 18.

Northern Ireland's Sights and Attractions
An image gallery of sights and attractions in Northern Ireland - from the Giant's Causeway to Bogsite Murals, from cathedrals to steam railways. Page 22.

Northern Ireland's Sights and Attractions
An image gallery of sights and attractions in Northern Ireland - from the Giant's Causeway to Bogsite Murals, from cathedrals to steam railways. Page 25.

Northern Ireland's Sights and Attractions
An image gallery of sights and attractions in Northern Ireland - from the Giant's Causeway to Bogsite Murals, from cathedrals to steam railways. Page 6.

Northern Ireland's Sights and Attractions
An image gallery of sights and attractions in Northern Ireland - from the Giant's Causeway to Bogsite Murals, from cathedrals to steam railways. Page 15.

Northern Ireland's Sights and Attractions
An image gallery of sights and attractions in Northern Ireland - from the Giant's Causeway to Bogsite Murals, from cathedrals to steam railways. Page 14.

Northern Ireland's Sights and Attractions
An image gallery of sights and attractions in Northern Ireland - from the Giant's Causeway to Bogsite Murals, from cathedrals to steam railways. Page 13.

Ireland Travel
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Northern Ireland's Sights and Attractions
An image gallery of sights and attractions in Northern Ireland - from the Giant's Causeway to Bogsite Murals, from cathedrals to steam railways.

Belfast Murals - 1907 Strike Mural in the Falls Road Area
1907 Strike Mural in the Falls Road Area. Page 5.

Belfast Murals - Cuchullainn Mural in the Shankill Area
Cuchullainn Mural in the Shankill Area. Page 2.

Belfast Murals - George Best Mural in the Sandy Row Area
George Best Mural in the Sandy Row Area. Page 4.

Belfast Murals - Idyllic Murals in the Divis Area
Idyllic Murals in the Divis Area. Page 7.

Belfast Murals - Jimmy Johnstone Mural in the Falls Road Area
Jimmy Johnstone Mural in the Falls Road Area. Page 6.

Belfast Murals - Taxi Tour Mural in the Falls Road Area
Taxi Tour Mural in the Falls Road Area. Page 8.

Flooding in Ireland – November 2009
Flooding in Ireland – November 2009: The rainfalls of November 2009 were nothing but catastrophic – it was one of the worst months on record, following on the heels of one of the wettest summers on record. Water everywhere with no place to go.

Flooding in Ireland – November 2009
Flooding in Ireland – November 2009: The rainfalls of November 2009 were nothing but catastrophic – it was one of the worst months on record, following on the heels of one of the wettest summers on record. Water everywhere with no place to go. Page 13.

Flooding in Ireland – November 2009
Flooding in Ireland – November 2009: The rainfalls of November 2009 were nothing but catastrophic – it was one of the worst months on record, following on the heels of one of the wettest summers on record. Water everywhere with no place to go.

Flooding in Ireland – November 2009
Flooding in Ireland – November 2009: The rainfalls of November 2009 were nothing but catastrophic – it was one of the worst months on record, following on the heels of one of the wettest summers on record. Water everywhere with no place to go. Page 12.

Flooding in Ireland – November 2009
Flooding in Ireland – November 2009: The rainfalls of November 2009 were nothing but catastrophic – it was one of the worst months on record, following on the heels of one of the wettest summers on record. Water everywhere with no place to go. Page 15.

Flooding in Ireland – November 2009
Flooding in Ireland – November 2009: The rainfalls of November 2009 were nothing but catastrophic – it was one of the worst months on record, following on the heels of one of the wettest summers on record. Water everywhere with no place to go. Page 6.

Flooding in Ireland – November 2009
Flooding in Ireland – November 2009: The rainfalls of November 2009 were nothing but catastrophic – it was one of the worst months on record, following on the heels of one of the wettest summers on record. Water everywhere with no place to go. Page 16.

Flooding in Ireland – November 2009
Flooding in Ireland – November 2009: The rainfalls of November 2009 were nothing but catastrophic – it was one of the worst months on record, following on the heels of one of the wettest summers on record. Water everywhere with no place to go. Page 14.

Saint Patrick Visualized - Images of Ireland's Patron Saint Patrick
Saint Patrick through modern eyes - an image gallery highlighting the differing depictions of Ireland's Patron Saint Patrick.

Passage into the Knowth Tomb - Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth - Passage Tombs at the Bend of the Boyne - Travel Pre-Historic Ireland
Passage into the Knowth Tomb - Images from the ancient monuments of the Byne Valley, the passage tombs of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. Page 9.

Scale Model of the Newgrange Tumulus - Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth - Passage Tombs at the Bend of the Boyne - Travel Pre-Historic Ireland
Scale Model of the Newgrange Tumulus - Images from the ancient monuments of the Byne Valley, the passage tombs of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. Page 3.

Spirals Guarding Newgrange's Entrance - Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth - Passage Tombs at the Bend of the Boyne - Travel Pre-Historic Ireland
Spirals Guarding Newgrange's Entrance - Images from the ancient monuments of the Byne Valley, the passage tombs of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. Page 7.

Newgrange as seen from the Opposite Bank of the Boyne - Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth - Passage Tombs on the Boyne - Travel Pre-Historic Ireland
Newgrange as seen from the Opposite Bank of the Boyne - Images from the ancient monuments of the Byne Valley, the passage tombs of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. Page 4.

Moynalty Steam Threshing 2007 - A County Meath Mudfest
The Moynalty Steam Threshing event on the second sunday of August ist a fixture in the Irish events calendar ... in 2007 it turned out to be a mudfest after torrential rains. But a fine day out anyway, as these pictures prove. Page 12.

Moynalty Steam Threshing 2007 - A County Meath Mudfest
The Moynalty Steam Threshing event on the second sunday of August ist a fixture in the Irish events calendar ... in 2007 it turned out to be a mudfest after torrential rains. But a fine day out anyway, as these pictures prove. Page 2.

Moynalty Steam Threshing 2007 - A County Meath Mudfest
The Moynalty Steam Threshing event on the second sunday of August ist a fixture in the Irish events calendar ... in 2007 it turned out to be a mudfest after torrential rains. But a fine day out anyway, as these pictures prove. Page 3.

Moynalty Steam Threshing 2007 - A County Meath Mudfest
The Moynalty Steam Threshing event on the second sunday of August ist a fixture in the Irish events calendar ... in 2007 it turned out to be a mudfest after torrential rains. But a fine day out anyway, as these pictures prove. Page 8.

Moynalty Steam Threshing 2007 - A County Meath Mudfest
The Moynalty Steam Threshing event on the second sunday of August ist a fixture in the Irish events calendar ... in 2007 it turned out to be a mudfest after torrential rains. But a fine day out anyway, as these pictures prove. Page 5.

Moynalty Steam Threshing 2007 - A County Meath Mudfest
The Moynalty Steam Threshing event on the second sunday of August ist a fixture in the Irish events calendar ... in 2007 it turned out to be a mudfest after torrential rains. But a fine day out anyway, as these pictures prove. Page 11.

Moynalty Steam Threshing 2007 - A County Meath Mudfest
The Moynalty Steam Threshing event on the second sunday of August ist a fixture in the Irish events calendar ... in 2007 it turned out to be a mudfest after torrential rains. But a fine day out anyway, as these pictures prove.

Bloomsday - Dublin Celebrating James Joyce
Bloomsday in Dublin - every June 16th the work and life of James Joyce is celebrated by the artistic crowd.

A Museum to Dublin's Writer - the James Joyce Tower
The James Joyce Tower at Sandycove - a museum dedicated to all things Joycean, and entry is free!

Remembrance Sunday - A British Celebration in Ireland
Remembrance Day (later Sunday) was established after the wholesale slaughter of the First World War - today it is mostly observed in Northern Ireland.

Partition - the Creation of Northern Ireland
Ireland is a separated island - and this is a long and complicated history. Let me try to explain how partition came about ...

Questions About Ireland - Are the Irish Speaking Irish?
Irish is in fact a minority language. Despite the best efforts of the state.

The Gathering Ireland 2013
The Gathering Ireland 2013 - a short explanation of this tourist initiatve.

Good Friday Agreement
Good Friday Agreement or Belfast Agreement - a game-changer in the peace process for Northern Ireland.

An Introduction to the History of Georgian Dublin
Georgian Dublin - more than doors, more than just the Southside, and an interesting background in many a movie.

Doors of Dublin
The story behind the iconic poster of

An Introduction to Georgian Architecture in Ireland
The essentials you need to know about Georgian architecture, with an emphasis on its Irish expression (not just in Dublin, though).

Internet Access in Ireland - From WiFi to Data Plans
How to get online in Ireland - preferably for free. From internet cafs to WiFi hotspots, with public libraries and mobile data plans thrown in.

Northern Irish Numberplates - a Short Primer
Numberplates in Northern Ireland - definitely different from the Republic, but not adhering to the British system at the same time.

Irish Numberplates - A Short Primer
Irish numberplates (or

The County Towns of Ireland - Places to Go First
Ireland's county towns - where to head for first when you need supplies, help, information, as they usually provide everything.

Crossing the Border in Ireland - No Problem?
Cross-border travel in Ireland - just how complicated is it? Actually, it might be too easy, and you may run foul of visa regulations.

Internet Access in Dublin - WiFi, Data Plans, Libraries
How to get online in Dublin - sometimes even for free. From internet cafs to WiFi hotspots, with public libraries and mobile data plans thrown in.

The Lusitania - a Wartime Tragedy Off the Irish Coast
The sinking of the Lusitania in 1915 - a maritime tragedy off the Cork coast.

Jim Connell Memorial in Crossakiel - Socialist History
The amazing story of a man from a Meath backwater ... who went on to write one of the best-known anthems of Socialism.

Things to Do in County Roscommon
Visiting County Roscommon in Ireland's province of Connacht? Here is a short list of recommended things to do.

Bealtaine - Irish Festival at the Beginning of Summer
The ancient feast of Bealtaine - bonfires, cattle, may bushes, cosmetic dew and unbridled sex?

The Templars in Ireland - Irish Links to the Crusaders
On Friday, the 13th of October, 1307, French men-at-arms took the Knights Templar of Paris into custody. It was the start of the end for the

On the Trail of the Templars in Ireland - Irish Links to the Knights Templar - Irish Travel Itineraries with a Twist
Today you will find references to former Templar property in Ireland even if the property had not been in existence before the order's suppression. Find some real Templar sites here ... Page 2.

The Sash My Father Wore - Lyrics of Popular Irish Songs
The Sash My Father Wore - the lyrics of this popular Irish folk song.

National Museum of Ireland - Collins Barracks in Dublin
While the National Museum in Kildare Street is a definitive

Rugby's Greatest Championship - the RBS 6 Nations 2015
Preview of and running commentary on rugby's greatest championship, the RBS 6 Nations, of which two games will be played in Dublin.

Ballymote Castle - a Norman Fortress in Sligo
The castle at Ballymote in County Sligo - impressive, but never finished properly. And used as a pawn for military adventures over many centuries.

Ballymote, Brother Walfrid, and Celtic Glasgow
How a Sligo man educated the poor in Glasgow and London ... and founded Celtic, one of Scotland's two main football clubs, and part of the

Ireland's Weather - Expect an Irish Mix
Ireland and weather - a theme in itself ... but the Irish weather, come rain, come shine, is manageable. If unpredictable. That much is true ...

Public Holidays in Northern Ireland and the Republic
Irish public holidays - links to details for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Getting Married in Ireland
Some General Information for the Irish Bride and Groom To Be

Getting Married in the Republic of Ireland
Information on the Legal Requirements for an Irish Wedding

Getting Married in Northern Ireland
Information on the Legal Requirements for a Northern Irish Wedding

Saint Anne's Cathedral, Church of Ireland, in Belfast
Belfast Cathedral, or rather Saint Anne's Cathedral of the Church of Ireland, certainly is worth a visit when exploring the North's capital.

Ireland's Rudest Place Names - and Some Effin Cheese
Places in Ireland with names that you'd think twice about using in polite company - from Muff to Cum, and even Effin, banned from Facebook!

Place Names in Ireland With a Hidden, Strange Meaning
Ireland's rude or strange place names - which you probably never notice actually being

JKL - An Irish Glossary
Irish idioms and terms beginning with letters J, K or L.

MNO - An Irish Glossary
Irish idioms and terms beginning with letters M, N or O.

PQRS - An Irish Glossary
Irish idioms and terms beginning with letters P, Q, R or S.

TUV - An Irish Glossary
Irish idioms and terms beginning with letters T, U or V.

WXYZ - An Irish Glossary
Irish idioms and terms beginning with letters W, X, Y or Z.

DEF - An Irish Glossary
Irish idioms and terms beginning with letters D, E or F.

GHI - An Irish Glossary
Irish idioms and terms beginning with letters G, H or I.

0-9 - An Irish Glossary
Irish idioms and terms beginning with numbers.

ABC - An Irish Glossary
Irish idioms and terms beginning with letters A, B or C.

Irish Breakfast - What to Expect
An exploration of Ireland's culinary start of the day - the Full Irish Breakfast (... or even the Ulster Fry). Not suitable for vegetarians.

Airlines Serving Ireland
A comprehensive list of airlines serving Ireland - including airports they fly from, fleet and contact details.

Air Baltic - Airlines Flying to Ireland - Irish Air Travel
Air Baltic is a fairly new airline, concentrating on the Scandinavian and Baltic market but also operating Irish connections.

Dublin's Iveagh Market
The history (and hopefully future) of Dublin's Iveagh Market.

Indian Head - Iveagh Market in Dublin
Sculptures of Dublin's Iveagh Market - the Indian with the turban.

Asian Head - Iveagh Market in Dublin
Sculptures of Dublin's Iveagh Market - a very stylized Asian head.

Hibernia - Iveagh Market in Dublin
Sculptures of Dublin's Iveagh Market - Hibernia guards the central entrance.

African Head - Iveagh Market in Dublin
Sculptures of Dublin's Iveagh Market - stereotypical African features.

American Head - Iveagh Market in Dublin
Sculptures of Dublin's Iveagh Market - a native American, but North or South?

Mediterranean Type - Iveagh Market in Dublin
Sculptures of Dublin's Iveagh Market - a rogue from the Mediterranean?

Racism on the Side - the Jew of Iveagh Market
Sculptures of Dublin's Iveagh Market - the slightly racist portrayal of a Jew.

Europe Personified - Iveagh Market in Dublin
Sculptures of Dublin's Iveagh Market - a female, possibly Europe herself.

Dublin Pubs with Literary Connections
Dublin's pubs are well-known, but what about their connections to Dublin's equally well-known writers? Find out more ...

The Basics of Irish Dancing (in Theory)
Some words on Irish dancing ... which is more than Riverdance, clicking heels, and wearing a colourful,

An Irish Calendar
Need to know what to expect in Ireland at the time you are taking your Irish vacation? Here is a general list of all the events, holidays and festivals a typical year in Ireland holds ...

Saint Patrick's Parades in Images
A small collection of images from Saint Patrick Parades in Ireland.

Saint Patrick - Some Historical Notes
Some historical notes on Saint Patrick and the Legends surrounding him.

The Giant's Causeway - Northern Ireland's World Heritage Site
Finn MacCool may not have built the Giant's Causeway to cross over to Scotland - but the World Heritage Site in County Antrim is highly recommended.

The Dame Tavern - Lesser Known Dublin Pubs That You Might Like
The Dame Tavern - one of the Dublin pubs that are not on everyone's radar.

Devitt's - Lesser Known Dublin Pubs That You Might Like
Devitt's

Doyle's - Lesser Known Dublin Pubs That You Might Like
Doyle's - one of the Dublin pubs that are not on everyone's radar.

The Lotts Snug - Lesser Known Dublin Pubs That You Might Like
The Lotts Snug - one of the Dublin pubs that are not on everyone's radar.

McGrattan's - Lesser Known Dublin Pubs That You Might Like
McGrattan's - one of the Dublin pubs that are not on everyone's radar.

Sheehan's - Lesser Known Dublin Pubs That You Might Like
Sheehan's - one of Dublin pubs that are not on everyone's radar.

Bowe's - Lesser Known Dublin Pubs That You Might Like
Bowe's - one of the Dublin pubs that are not on everyone's radar.

O'Shea's Merchant - Lesser Known Dublin Pubs That You Might Like
O'Shea's Merchant - one of the Dublin pubs that are not on everyone's radar.

Lesser Known Dublin Pubs That You Might Like
Dublin pubs that are not on everyone's radar ... but that provide a unique experience, a quiet pint. or a convenient pit-stop when touring Ireland.

Recommended Dublin Pubs Outside the City Centre
A list of Dublin pubs that are not in the city centre, but it is recommended that you make an effort to get there when visiting Ireland.

Johnnie Fox's - Recommended Dublin Pubs Outside the City Centre
Johnnie Fox's - a recommended Dublin pub that is not located in the city centre.

The Man O' War - Recommended Dublin Pubs Outside the City Centre
The Man O'War - a recommended Dublin pub that is not located in the city centre.

The Merry Ploughboy - Recommended Dublin Pubs Outside the City Centre
The Merry Ploughboy - a recommended Dublin pub that is not located in the city centre.

The Hole in the Wall - Recommended Dublin Pubs Outside the City Centre
The Hole in the Wall - a recommended Dublin pub that is not located in the city centre.

Kavanagh's - Recommended Dublin Pubs Outside the City Centre
Kavanagh's

Irish History from 1949 to 1981
Irish History from the Ireland Act to the 1981 Hunger Strike

Irish History from 1983 to 2005
Irish History from the

Irish History from 1918 to 1948
Irish History from the First Dail Eireann to Full Independence

Irish History from 1796 to 1869
Irish History from the 1798 Rebellion to the Rise of the Fenians

Irish History from 1870 to 1916
Irish History from the Home Government Association to the Easter Rising

Irish History from 1660 to 1795
Irish History from the Restoration to the United Irishmen

Irish History from 1494 to 1658
Irish History from the Establishment of English Rule to Cromwell

Irish History from 1169 to 1366
Irish History from the Synod of Whitby to Dermot McMurrough

Irish History from 664 to 1166
Irish History from the Synod of Whitby to Dermot McMurrough

Irish History from 8000 BC to 600 AD
Irish History from Prehistory to the Early Christian Period

Irish History in 10 Easy Steps
A very short introduction to Ireland's often complicated history.

County Louth's Proleek Dolmen and Gallery Grave
The Proleek dolmen - hidden in plain sight, on a private golf course, but with a bonus tomb in the vicinity.

Definitions of the Irish Republican Army - from Fenians to Dissidents
A short history and explanation of the term

Belfast Zoo - a Walk on the Hilly Side
Belfast's Zoological Gardens are a bit off the easy path, but provide a variety of animals and great views.

Dublin Zoo in Phoenix Park - a Family Favourite
Dublin Zoo is certainly a great day out ... unfortunately, all Dublin families seem to be of the same opinion on sunny weekends.

Eagles Flying, a Conservation Project in County Sligo
Eagles Flying in County Sligo is the

Close Encounters are Possible at Fota Wildlife Park
Fota Wildlife Park actually has a high number of animals roaming free ... thankfully the cheetahs are not amongst them.

Tayto Park - Ireland's Only "Theme Park"
A very diverse attraction, Tayto Park offers animals, lots of action, and some juicy buffalo burgers with Tayto crisps on the side ...

Some Words of Warning on Irish Animals in General
Not all animals in Ireland are cuddly ...

Animal Encounters in Ireland - a Guide
Safe, yet (moderately) close animal encounters in Ireland - a list of attractions that might be of special interest for stressed parents.

Poulnabrone - a Dolmen in the Burren
The Poulnabrone Dolmen - easily found, as it sticks out from the Burren, and is beside the main road.

Dowth - the Tomb Near Newgrange
The mighty megalithic tumulus at Dowth - Cinderella to Newgrange and Knowth, but worth a (free) visit any day.

Fourknocks - a Megalithic Mound Seldom Found
Fourknocks - a megalithic tomb (or four), defying convention in its layout, and defying the most ardent navigator at times ...

Aghade Holed Stone or Clochaphoill
Clochaphoill - the stone with a hole in Aghade, near Tullow, is not overwhelmingly spectacular, but well worth a short stop.

The Piper's Stones - the Athgreany Stone Circle
The Piper's Stones at Athgreany - a variety on the same old tune, but a stone circle definitely hidden away in plain sight.

Saint Patrick's Trian - County Armagh - Places to Visit in Ireland
Saint Patrick's Trian in Armagh is a treat for the whole family. Three exhibitions and a small section re-creating a medieval scriptorium take you back in time and to another country - the story of Saint Patrick, the history of Armagh itself and finally Gulliver's travels are subject of colorful displays.

Is there a Burns' Night in Ireland? Yes, but ...
Burns' Night and Burns' Supper - a feast imported into Ireland by Scottish ex-pats and the Ulster-Scots.

Irish Weekly Habits - Day by Day
Spending a week in Ireland? Find out when best to do (or avoid doing) what ... because life is repetitive here.

The Court Tomb at Ballymacdermot
The Ballymacdermot Court Tomb - a piece of prehistoric Ireland even the US Army could not destroy with a tank ...

Will You Come To The Bower? - Lyrics of Popular Irish Folk Songs
Will You Come To The Bower? - the lyrics of this popular Irish folk song.

Wild Mountain Thyme - Lyrics of Popular Irish Folk Songs
Wild Mountain Thyme - the lyrics of this popular Irish folk song.

Whiskey In The Jar - Lyrics of Popular Irish Folk Songs
Whiskey In The Jar - the lyrics of this popular Irish folk song.

Irish History and Culture
Background information on the history and culture of Ireland. To help you to make sense of it all and put mere impressions into a historical Irish context.

Chinese New Year in Dublin - in Images
Chinese New Year 2009 in Dublin - Irish Celebrations for the Chinese Year of the Ox

Irish National Liberation Army
A short introduction to the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA).

Brigid - Saint or Goddess?
Saint Brigid, Brigit or Brigantia - what's in a name? And who was this enigmatic Irish saint, a Pagan goddess?

Belfast Street Art - Going Full Dark Manga
Going Full Dark Manga - an example of the often weird and wonderful street art that can be found in Belfast.

Belfast Street Art - Psychonautes in Mosaic Style
Psychonautes in Mosaic Style - an example of the often weird and wonderful street art that can be found in Belfast.

Belfast Street Art - The Chips are Down
The Chips are Down - an example of the often weird and wonderful street art that can be found in Belfast.

Belfast Street Art - Facing the Rain
Facing the Rain - an example of the often weird and wonderful street art that can be found in Belfast.

Belfast Street Art - Butchering in Central Belfast
Butchering in Central Belfast - an example of the often weird and wonderful street art that can be found in Belfast.

Belfast Street Art - Typical Belfast Girl?
Typical Belfast Girl? - an example of the often weird and wonderful street art that can be found in Belfast.

Belfast Street Art - A Lioness Who Might be a Witch
A Lioness Who Might be a Witch - an example of the often weird and wonderful street art that can be found in Belfast.

Belfast Street Art - An Owl, Perched on a Girl's Shoulder
An Owl, Perched on a Girl's Shoulder - an example of the often weird and wonderful street art that can be found in Belfast.

Belfast Street Art - Comic-Style Shutters
Comic-Style Shutters - an example of the often weird and wonderful street art that can be found in Belfast.

Belfast Street Art - Tiger, Tiger, Burning Green?
Tiger, Tiger, Burning Green? - an example of the often weird and wonderful street art that can be found in Belfast.

Belfast Street Art - Ghostbusting in Belfast?
Ghostbusting in Belfast? - an example of the often weird and wonderful street art that can be found in Belfast.

Belfast Street Art - A Bird, Made from Belfast Landmarks
A Bird, Made up from Belfast Landmarks - an example of the often weird and wonderful street art that can be found in Belfast.

Belfast Street Art - Abstract Doodles Brighten the Day
Abstract Doodles Brighten the Day - an example of the often weird and wonderful street art that can be found in Belfast.

Belfast Street Art - Girl with Wolf and Bird
Girl with Wolf and Bird - an example of the often weird and wonderful street art that can be found in Belfast.

Belfast Street Art - Music and Red Bull
Music and Red Bull - an example of the often weird and wonderful street art that can be found in Belfast.

Belfast Street Art - Flower Power Corner
Flower Power Corner - an example of the often weird and wonderful street art that can be found in Belfast.

Belfast Street Art - Meaty Artwork
Meaty Artwork - an example of the often weird and wonderful street art that can be found in Belfast.

Belfast Street Art - Looks Like a Psychedelic Dream ...
Looks Like a Psychedelic Dream ... - an example of the often weird and wonderful street art that can be found in Belfast.

Belfast Street Art - Wolves are in Hiding Sometimes
Wolves are in Hiding Sometimes - an example of the often weird and wonderful street art that can be found in Belfast.

Belfast Street Art - Just What Were They Drinking?
Just What Were They Drinking? - an example of the often weird and wonderful street art that can be found in Belfast.

Emergency Contraception - Also Available in Ireland
The status of emergency contraception in Ireland - how and where to get it.

The Lidl Christmas Market, Travelling Across Ireland
The Lidl Christmas Market - marketing at its best, and quite a nice touch ...

Christmas Cheer at Dublin's St. Stephen's Green
Dublin's re-imagined Christmas market, at St. Stephen's Green since 2014 - good, but with lots of room for improvements.

Dublin Street Art - Teddy Bear and Apple Tree
A teddy and a tree as naive street art in Dublin - part of a series of images highlighting the more unusual aspects of Ireland's art scene.

Dublin Street Art - Poetry in Docklands
Public poetry, a (now partially lost) piece of street art in Dublin - part of a series highlighting the unusual aspects of Ireland's art scene.

Dublin Street Art - LUAS Promotion
Street art with a promotional message for Dublin's free morning newspaper - part of a series of images highlighting the more unusual aspects of Ireland's art scene.

Dublin Street Art - Roisin Dubh?
Memories of the Roisin Dubh as street art in Dublin - part of a series of images highlighting the more unusual aspects of Ireland's art scene.

Dublin Street Art - Open Question
When Dublin street art makes you stop and think - part of a series of images highlighting the more unusual aspects of Ireland's art scene.

Dublin Street Art - Night Art
Alice, Supeman, and the Joker as street art in Dublin - part of a series of images highlighting the more unusual aspects of Ireland's art scene.

Dublin Street Art - Tintin in Dublin
The iconic Tintin as street art in Dublin - part of a series of images highlighting the more unusual aspects of Ireland's art scene.

Dublin Street Art - the Anglo Saga
Epic storytelling about Anglo as street art in Dublin - part of a series of images highlighting the more unusual aspects of Ireland's art scene.

Dublin Street Art - Colourful House
Improving an unexciting Dublin house with street art - part of a series of images highlighting the more unusual aspects of Ireland's art scene.

Dublin Street Art - Ethnic Looks
Slightly puzzling female portraits as street art in Dublin - part of a series of images highlighting the more unusual aspects of Ireland's art scene.

Dublin Street Art - Sailor's Tattoo
Street art in Dublin, maybe inspired by Popeye the Sailor - part of a series of images highlighting the more unusual aspects of Ireland's art scene.

Dublin Street Art - Smithfield's Heads
Sic transit gloria mundi, partially destroyed street art in Dublin's Smithfield area - part of the more unusual aspects of Ireland's art scene.

When Best to Visit Ireland's Narnia Landscapes
Outside the main season may be the best way to explore the Narnia locations of Ireland.

C.S. Lewis and his Hometown of Belfast
Belfast - the city that C.S. Lewis grew up in.

Narnia - Created by C.S. Lewis, Born in Ireland
Narnia - a classic by an Irish author, C.S. Lewis.

Narnia's Giants, Born in the Mountains of Mourne?
Here be giants - C.S. Lewis drew inspiration for Narnia from the Mountains of Mourne.

Southward Landscapes - the Cooley Peninsula
C.S. Lewis mentioned the landscape

The village of Rostrevor - Lewis' Urban Narnia
Where C.S. Lewis found inspiration for Narnia's more urban parts - Rostrevor.

Caer Paravel on the Causeway Coast - Dunluce Castle
A mighty Narnian fortress towering above the sea - Caer Paravel, or Dunluce Castle.

RMS Titanic - An Irish Icon
The ill-fated RMS Titanic was tragedy after triumph - and made in Ireland.

Planning a Trip to Ireland
Planning a vacation in Ireland doesn't have to be hard - just follow some basic advice. How to get to Ireland, how to get around, where to stay overnight and what to eat are just some topics that should be of interest.

Dublin City for Visitors - Travel Ireland
Dublin City is the first port-of-call for many visitors to Ireland - and an essential part of experiencing Ireland.

What to Do in Ireland
Where should you go, what should you see, which events are on? Questions that will influence your trip planning ... unless you

Irish History 101
Irish history can be complicated, but there are some key dates and events that every visitor should be aware of. Look back on 10,000 years from the prehistoric first appearance of mankind on the Emerald Isle via St. Patrick's mission to the ongoing peace process.

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Ireland's Capital - The Lesser Known Sights
Dublin has hidden gems - not hidden as such, maybe, but certainly worth more than the usual effort of ticking off the list of

Newgrange in Detail - History, Construction, Purpose
An introduction to Newgrange - facts, figures and theories on Ireland's best-known man-made attraction.

The Winter Solstice in Ireland - Background and Travel Ideas
The longest night - the winter solstice or

Ireland's Tourist Traps
Tourist traps are more hype than substance - best avoid, in Ireland as well as everywhere else. An Irish list of things to miss.

Irish Houseboats and Cabin Cruisers
Need some accommodation and a different sort of holiday? Why not rent a houseboat or cabin cruiser for a week and see Ireland in a relaxed way?

Baily Lighthouse - a Howth Landmark
Baily Lighthouse on Howth - guarding the entrance to Dublin Bay and a worthwhile motive for photographers.

Driving Through Ireland's Rain and Floods
Driving in Ireland's quite regular rain and frequent floods is not for the faint-hearted. And as a tourist you’ll be lacking local knowledge, too.

Winter Driving in Ireland
Winter driving in Ireland, is it a challenge? You bet it is, as driving in Ireland might test you more than expected even on good days.

What You Need to Know About County Laois
Visiting County Laois in Ireland's province of Leinster? Here is a short list of recommended things to do.

What You Need to Know About County Wexford
Visiting County Wexford in Ireland's province of Leinster? Here is a short list of recommended things to do.

The Classic "Irish Public House" Explored
The Irish pub, short for

Exploring Dublin's Home of Whiskey - Old Jameson Distillery
Is a tour of the Old Jameson Distillery in Dublin worth the fee? In a nutshell ... it depends upon you expectations. But we give it a

A Night at the Distillery - Jameson's Barrelman's Feast
Joining the fun at the Barrelman's Feast in the Old Jameson Distillery - a good Dublin night out worth the price.

The "Irish Car Bomb" - a Faux Pas Best Avoided
Come on, naming a drink after an improvised explosive device that killed dozens ... just how moronic can one be?

A List of Live Irish Folk Music Sessions in Roscommon
A list of Roscommon pubs and clubs hosting regular sessions of traditional music.

A List of Live Irish Folk Music Sessions in Sligo
A list of Sligo pubs and clubs hosting regular sessions of traditional music.

A List of Live Irish Folk Music Sessions in Galway
A list of Galway pubs and clubs hosting regular sessions of traditional music.

A List of Live Irish Folk Music Sessions in Armagh
A list of Armagh pubs and clubs hosting regular sessions of traditional music.

A List of Live Irish Folk Music Sessions in Belfast
A list of Belfast pubs and clubs hosting regular sessions of traditional music.

A List of Live Irish Folk Music Sessions in Waterford
A list of Waterford pubs and clubs hosting regular sessions of traditional music.

A List of Live Irish Folk Music Sessions in Tipperary
A list of Tipperary pubs and clubs hosting regular sessions of traditional music.

A List of Live Irish Folk Music Sessions in Limerick
A list of Limerick pubs and clubs hosting regular sessions of traditional music.

A List of Live Irish Folk Music Sessions in Wexford
A list of Wexford pubs and clubs hosting regular sessions of traditional music.

A List of Live Irish Folk Music Sessions in Dublin
A list of Dublin pubs and clubs hosting regular sessions of traditional music.

Saint Martin's Day in Ireland
Saint Martin's Day in Ireland - the end of the agricultural year and a day of feasting (though not for geese).

Historical Meath - Attractions in County Meath
The historical attractions of County Meath - more than just piles of stones.

Visiting the King House in Boyle, County Roscommon
A history and description of the King House in Boyle (County Roscommon) - an eclectic treat for those in search of variety.

Visiting Boyle Abbey in County Roscommon
A history and description of Boyle Abbey in County Roscommon - and some good reasons why you should visit it (and not just from the outside).

Food for an Irish Halloween
Samhain or Halloween - whatever the occasion, food was an integral part of it. And here are some ideas for Irish goodies to prepare at home.

Ireland's Best Natural Beaches - According to the Green Coast Award
Irish beaches that won the Green Coast Award - which places an emphasis on nature rather than facilities.

Ireland's Best Beaches - According to the Blue Flags
The Blue Flag Beaches of Ireland, recommended for good, clean, and safe fun in the water and on the beach.

More Than Just Guinness - Irish Beers
Irish beers ... you might think they start and end with Guinness, but not only the Murphy's crowd in Cork would take exception to that!

Public Nudity in Dublin City Streets
Dublin's nudes - it is art, so they can get away with it. Unless you show a man's bare backside, then a sex change is due ...

Travel Insurance for Ireland
Do you need travel insurance when coming to Ireland? Well, yes and no ...

Nuisances the Irish Capital Dublin Could Do Without
How to make Dublin a better place for locals and tourists alike ... in nine (maybe not so easy) steps.

Mummies, Bog Bodies and Other Relics
Seeing dead people is not unusual in Ireland – as a number of museums and churches provide this thought-provoking and at times haunting experience.

From Round Towers to Tower House - Medieval Irish Architecture
Architectural relics from the Irish middle ages, an abiding memory of Ireland's past.

European Regulation EC 261/200 - Air Passenger Rights in Ireland
Air passenger rights - when things go wrong, European Regulation EC 261/2004 is here to help you deal with your airline.

Amir's Delights - Dublin's Moorish Café
Amir's Delights occupies a corner in Dublin's (maybe) most cosmopolitan area and offers genuine North African hospitality and specialities.

Driving on the Left Using a Left-Hand Control Car
Driving with left-hand controls on the left made easier - in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Information Regarding Cancelled Irish Events and Consumer Rights
Travelling to a special event in Ireland, only to have it cancelled? Here's what you may be able to salvage ...

Ireland's Railways - Museums and Preserved Lines
The railway enthusiasts' guide to travelling through Ireland - museums and preserved Irish lines.

Ulster Folk and Transport Museum - Cultra, County Down
The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum will take you 100 years back in time, complete with village life and steam trains.

Ireland Under Power - Electric Outlets
Some basic information on using electrical items with adaptors in Ireland.

Eating Out on a Budget in Ireland
How to save money on eating out in Ireland - surviving a budget Irish vacation without starving.

Priority Boarding on Ryanair (Is It Worth It?)
Priority Boarding on Ryanair can be a bone of contention ... if it actually works, it can be good.

Top 10 Festivals in Ireland
Ireland has literally hundreds of festivals, but where should a visitor go? Find out more about the best festivals in Ireland.

All About Ulster Province - North-East Ireland
Ulster, or in Irish Cige Uladh, encompasses the North of Ireland. The counties of Antrim, Armagh, Cavan, Derry, Donegal, Down, Fermanagh, Monaghan and Tyrone make up this ancient province.

Buying a Holiday Home in Ireland
The basic knowledge you need for buying a holiday home in Ireland.

Visit Counties Kerry and Cork - Beara Peninsula, Ireland
Though only a few miles south of the more famous Ring of Kerry, the Beara Peninsula is a different world. The peninsula and its main town Castletownbere have not yet been totally discovered by mainstream tourism and retained a rural charm that has been modernized and polished to death in other places.

Gaelic Football - Hands Allowed
For the Irish, football often means nothing else but Gaelic Football - a fast game, with occasionally rough play, and hands are allowed too.

Ring of Kerry - Visitor's Guide
The Ring of Kerry, a circular tour taking you from Killorglin via Cahersiveen and Kenmare to Killarney, takes in some of the most spectacular landscapes of Ireland's Southwest. But it has been so well publicized that traffic jams are not unknown in Summer. So is it still worth taking this tour?

Adventure Boating on Ireland's Shannon River
On a kayak or canoe through Ireland, following the course of the river Shannon - an idea for the more adventurous traveller.

Trinity College Dublin - A Seat of Protestant Learning
The Campanile of Trinity College must be the most-photographed building in Dublin - but there is so much more to this university, founded in 1592.

Enniskillen Town in County Fermanagh
Enniskillen has reinvented itself after the Troubles and the lethal IRA bombing - and welcomes the visitor with its own charme.

Walking Along the Liffey Through Dublin City
Dublin's most logical and easiest walk - just follow the course of the River Liffey.

The Drinking Irish - Beyond the Stereotype
The Irish and alcohol - it is a stereotype, but with a little bit of truth in it. Though Ireland is not

My Cavan Girl - Lyrics of Popular Irish Folk Songs
My Cavan Girl - the lyrics of this popular Irish folk song.

A Short Introduction to Dublin Castle
Dublin Castle, one of the top sights of Dublin, is hidden away near Dame Street. And not a castle in the classical sense. But the former seat of British power in Ireland should be on every agenda.

1916 Burial Site - Arbour Hill Cemetery
Visit Arbour Hill in Dublin if you are interested in the Easter Rising of 1916 and its aftermath ... and have time to spare.

Air Travel to Ireland - Choosing the Right Flight
Air travel to Ireland ... does it still hold surprises? Okay, I would rate myself as a fairly seasoned traveler, but some surprises are still in store at every

Irish Money Matters - Paying and Budgeting in Ireland
Find out how to pay for your stay, how much to tip, whether credit cards are accepted, which taxes you may claim back and how to enjoy Ireland on a budget.

Tourism Statistics - Who Does What Where in Ireland
Some statistics on who actually visits Ireland - gleaned from publications by Filte Ireland.

Irish Value Added Tax Refund - How to Shop Cheaper
Most goods in Ireland carry a hefty surcharge of 23% Value Added Tax (VAT). Thus goods that would be actually priced at 100 Euros will cost you 123 Euros. Or, to reverse the process, without the added VAT a souvenir bought for 100 Euros would only set you back by 81.30 Euros.

BMI - Airlines Flying to Ireland - Irish Air Travel
British Midlands has long played (a very successful) second fiddle to British Airways, but should be regarded as a major British airline.

Iberia - Airlines Flying to Ireland - Irish Air Travel
Spanish flag carrier Iberia serves worldwide destinationa and provides direct flights to Ireland.

Questions About Ireland - What are the Geographical Extremes of Ireland?
Some people like to go to the ends of the world. Find the geographical extremes of Ireland and try to cover them all.

Taking the Ferry to Ireland - A Sensible Alternative?
Ferry travel to Ireland sounds outdated - but it has definite advantages. Provided you are travelling from the UK or mainland Europe.

Hop-on Hop-off - Dublin Bus Tours
This Dublin tour is a must-do if you are in Ireland's capital for the first time and want to take in Dublin's most important attractions at a leisurely pace. The whole tour would take just 75 minutes.

The Irish Writer Brendan Behan
Brendan Behan - a life in literature, pickled in alcohol, dead at 41.

Slieve League in County Donegal
The cliffs of Slieve League in Donegal are the highest sea cliffs in Europe - so they say.

Dublin's Famous General Post Office - 1916 and all that
The General Post Office or GPO in O'Connell Street is one of the top ten sights of Dublin. Not only does the massive classical building dominate Dublin's main thoroughfare, it also is the iconic symbol of the failed 1916 Easter Rising. Several renovations restored the GPO to its former glory.

The Province of Leinster - Ireland Profile
Leinster, or in Irish Cige Laighean, encompasses the Midlands and the South-East. The counties of Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford and finally Wicklow make up this ancient province.

Colcannon - Irish Recipes to Try at Home
Colcannon is a filling and satisfying vegetarian meal - especially popular at Halloween.

Belfast Images - Northern Ireland's Capital in Pictures
Belfast, Northern Ireland's capital city, still suffers from an image that is steeped in a violent past - but take a look yourself, it is different.

Ireland's One and Only True High King - Brian Boru
Brian Boru - Guerilla Leader, High King, Victor over the Vikings ... Slain in a Moment of Glory

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park in County Clare
Bunratty has made itself a name as one of the best attractions of Ireland over the years. A complete Victorian village was recreated with original and reconstructed buildings, a medieval castle and entertainment.

Glendalough - Ireland's Premier Monastic Site
Glendalough ranks among the most historic and beautiful places in Ireland. A visit from Dublin will take only a few hours - but is it worth it? Your About Guide to Ireland thinks it definitely is, let Bernd Biege explain.

Legal Aspects of Taking Images in Ireland
Camera? Packed ... but what are the rules and regulations regarding photography in Ireland?

Festivals in Ireland 2013
A run-down of the most interesting festivals in Ireland scheduled for 2013.

Things to Do in County Tyrone
Visiting County Tyrone in Ireland's province of Ulster? Here is a short list of recommended things to do.

Things to Do in County Fermanagh
Visiting County Fermanagh in Ireland's province of Ulster? Here is a short list of recommended things to do.

Eagles Flying - Irish Raptor Research Centre
Eagles Flying in images - snapshots from the Irish Raptor Research Centre.

Wedding Venues in Ireland
Wedding Venues in Ireland - some of the best places to have your special day.

Things to Do in County Leitrim
Visiting County Leitrim in Ireland's province of Connacht? Here is a short list of recommended things to do.

Things to Do in County Sligo
Visiting County Sligo in Ireland's province of Connacht? Here is a short list of recommended things to do.

Things to Do in County Galway
Visiting County Galway in Ireland's province of Connacht? Here is a short list of recommended things to do.

Irish Oddities - Travel Destinations That Show a Different Ireland
Ireland is full of oddities - and some should be actively sought out. To spice up your travels and to have some really good Irish stories to tell your friends back home.

Ballinderry Park Images
Impressions of a Galway Country House with Outstanding Hospitality

Viking Ireland - A Short History
A short overview of what can be called

Images of Ireland - Irish Impressions - Pictures of Ireland
Images of Ireland - endless green fields dotted with sheep, high cliffs straight down into the Atlantic Ocean, old world charm and modern art, colorful details or the almost monochrome landscape of the Burren. Get a first taste of Ireland with some Irish impressions.

Accommodation in Ireland
Need to spend a night or two in Ireland? Here is some basic information on Irish accommodation as well as reviews of places we actually stayed in.

Architecture Connected to and Defining Ireland
Signature buildings of Ireland - architecture that is uniquely Irish to or

Attractive and Interesting Irish Castles to Seek Out
Castles in Ireland - some are in a state of disrepair, others restored and renovated. Most are worth a visit, in passing at least.

Irish Hauntings
Irish hauntings often come with a whimsical note - here are some locations worth a visit when tracking the supernatural in Ireland.

Irish Saints - Dropping in on Ecclesiatical Celebrities when Touring Ireland
Ireland - island of saints and scholars. Why not make this a theme four your Irish vacation?

A Trail Leading to Cork's Heritage Pubs
Want to experience a traditional welcome in Cork City? Go on the Heritage Pub Trail ...

Kitesurfing on Bull Island – Dublin – Outdoor Activities in Ireland
Kitesurfing on Bull Island is still a bit of a novelty – people are more used to boy racers practising “donuts” on the beach or cars getting reclaimed by the incoming tide.

Rock Climbing in Dalkey Quarry – County Dublin – Outdoor Activities in Ireland
Rock climbing in Dalkey Quarry is great – if you have a head for heights and are moderately fit. Otherwise no preconditions are to be met, as you can even take beginner’s courses there.

Glasnevin Cemetery – Museum and Tours
A welcome addition to Dublin's long list of museums and to the cemetery itself, the Glasnevin Museum explores the history of the vast necropolis and helps people exploring the burial grounds themselves. Tours are also offered.

National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire is an attraction for those interested in the history of shipping. Situated in a disused church near the harbour, it presents glimpses of Irish maritime history – but do expect a low-key approach.

Dingle Peninsula - County Kerry - Places to Visit in Ireland
The Dingle Peninsula is one of the most remote areas of Ireland - yet a tourist magnet. Worth a visit, but crowded in summer.

Mellifont Abbey - County Louth - Places to Visit in Ireland
If you are interested in the history of Christianity in Ireland, you simply have to visit Mellifont - this was the first

Aer Arann - Airlines Flying to Ireland - Irish Air Travel
From servicing the Aran Islands in Galway Bay to providing the only inner-Irish network and (more recently) international flights Aer Arann's growth has been an Irish success story.

Aer Lingus - Ireland's National Airline
Aer Lingus is Ireland's official flag carrier - but not the largest Irish airline. here are more details ...

Get a glimpse of the Irish middle ages in Dublinia
Dublin was a medieval city once - Dublinia recreates Dublin between the 11th century and the Reformation. Vikings included.

Shopping Malls in Ireland - Blanchardstown Shopping Centre
Blanchardstown is the place to head for if you are looking for a sprawling mall in Dublin.

Shopping at the Kildare Village Outlet Centre in Ireland
This is Ireland's take on the outlet

Delta - Airlines Flying to Ireland - Irish Air Travel
One of the largest airlines of the world, Delta is a well-established presence in the transatlantic market and also serving Ireland.

easyJet - Airlines Flying to Ireland - Irish Air Travel
One of the most successful and lasting European low-fare airlines, easyJet concentrates on battling Ryanair at Belfast.

Bmibaby - Airlines Flying to Ireland - Irish Air Travel
Bmibaby is the daughter airline of British Midlands, concentrating of cost-effective short-haul flights.

Jet2.com - Airlines Flying to Ireland - Irish Air Travel
Since 2003 Jet2.com are active as a passenger airline, but they have over thirty years commercial aviation experience as Channel Express.

Ryanair - Airlines Flying to Ireland - Irish Air Travel
Ryanair is one of the worlds largest airlines in passenger numbers - and one of the original budget or no-frills airlines.

SkyEurope - Airlines Flying to Ireland - Irish Air Travel
SkyEurope is a Slovakian low-cost airline with its main base at M. R. Stefanik Airport (BTS) in Bratislava, Slovakia - some Irish connections are on offer.

The Shannon Pot - A Peaceful Place
Ireland's longest river, the Shannon? Forget the

Kilmokea Country House
Kilmokea Country House provide accommodation for those in need of a good night's sleep, smoe pampering and all-round relaxation. Not to mention good, healthy food.

Ballinderry Park
A Galway Country House with Outstanding Hospitality

Temple House - Bed and Breakfast in an Irish Great House
Temple House near Ballymote in County Sligo is not your common-and-garden B&B with utilitarian, smallish rooms, tiny breakfast tables crowding a small communal area and the noise from the road competing with the TV next room. If you want a quiet, stylish night ... you'll find it here.

John F. Kennedy Arboretum - County Wexford
An unusual attraction in County Wexford - just south of New Ross JFK's Irish roots are remembered by planting trees from all around the world.

Buying a Holiday Home on Ireland's West Coast – The Prices
The prices you must expect when buying a holiday home on the west coast of Ireland.

The Colombian ARC "Gloria" in Waterford - Tall Ships Races 2011
The Colombian ARC

The Dutch "Europa" in Waterford - Tall Ships Races 2011
The Dutch

Basilica "Our Lady, Queen of Ireland" at Knock Shrine - Images of one of Europe's Major Marian Shrines in County Mayo
Basilica

Guidebooks to and Travel Writing on Ireland
We are spoilt for choice: Getting a guide book to Ireland is easy - any large bookstore will stock a few and there are dozens more available to order. Travel literature on the Emerald Isle also abounds, as do all sorts of books about Ireland. But which ones come recommended?

Irish Media on the Web
Read up on current Irish affairs, opinions and events - the most important Irish media are available on the web for your perusal.

Bringing a Taste of Ireland Home - Irish Recipes You May Like to Try
Irish food is best enjoyed in Ireland - but if you cannot go there, simply cook up an Irish meal at home. Here are some tried and tasted recipes that stood the test of time ...

Ireland's Weather - Temperatures, Sunshine and Rainfall in Ireland
The only constant is change - this saying could have been custom-made for Ireland's weather. Travelers should prepare for four seasons in one day!

Stevie "Top Gun" McKeag - Loyalist Murals in Belfast - Northern Ireland Images
Stevie

A "Fake" Round Tower in County Donegal - Reaching out to the Heavens - The Round Towers of Ireland
The round towers are a unique Irish form of architecture - and have been puzzling antiquarians for centuries. See some of the remaining towers in an ever-growing gallery. Page 24.

Camping - Accommodation for the Mobile Bunch in Ireland
Camping in Ireland is an acquired taste, especially if you are using the good old tent - and it is fraught with legal difficulties ...

Waveline Fleet
Ireland is not only surrounded by water, it also has an amazing 9,000 miles of waterways and around 800 sizeable lakes. As many of the lakes are interconnected by rivers and canals a veritable network of navigable waters exists. And several companies offer boats for hire. Cabin cruisers of varying size and technology, but all designed to provide transport and accommodation in one. Cruising on Ireland's inland waterways is a very popular option for a really relaxing vacation. Page 2.

Erne Navigation near Enniskillen
Ireland is not only surrounded by water, it also has an amazing 9,000 miles of waterways and around 800 sizeable lakes. As many of the lakes are interconnected by rivers and canals a veritable network of navigable waters exists. And several companies offer boats for hire. Cabin cruisers of varying size and technology, but all designed to provide transport and accommodation in one. Cruising on Ireland's inland waterways is a very popular option for a really relaxing vacation.

Cruisers on Erne
Ireland is not only surrounded by water, it also has an amazing 9,000 miles of waterways and around 800 sizeable lakes. As many of the lakes are interconnected by rivers and canals a veritable network of navigable waters exists. And several companies offer boats for hire. Cabin cruisers of varying size and technology, but all designed to provide transport and accommodation in one. Cruising on Ireland's inland waterways is a very popular option for a really relaxing vacation. Page 3.

Cavan Lakelands
Ireland is not only surrounded by water, it also has an amazing 9,000 miles of waterways and around 800 sizeable lakes. As many of the lakes are interconnected by rivers and canals a veritable network of navigable waters exists. And several companies offer boats for hire. Cabin cruisers of varying size and technology, but all designed to provide transport and accommodation in one. Cruising on Ireland's inland waterways is a very popular option for a really relaxing vacation. Page 7.

Holy Island
Ireland is not only surrounded by water, it also has an amazing 9,000 miles of waterways and around 800 sizeable lakes. As many of the lakes are interconnected by rivers and canals a veritable network of navigable waters exists. And several companies offer boats for hire. Cabin cruisers of varying size and technology, but all designed to provide transport and accommodation in one. Cruising on Ireland's inland waterways is a very popular option for a really relaxing vacation. Page 6.

Sundown on Erne
Ireland is not only surrounded by water, it also has an amazing 9,000 miles of waterways and around 800 sizeable lakes. As many of the lakes are interconnected by rivers and canals a veritable network of navigable waters exists. And several companies offer boats for hire. Cabin cruisers of varying size and technology, but all designed to provide transport and accommodation in one. Cruising on Ireland's inland waterways is a very popular option for a really relaxing vacation. Page 5.

Cruising on Ireland's Inland Waterways - See Ireland from a Boat - Cruising in Ireland Outside the Main Season
Ireland is not only surrounded by water, it also has an amazing 9,000 miles of waterways and around 800 sizeable lakes. As many of the lakes are interconnected by rivers and canals a veritable network of navigable waters exists. And several companies offer boats for hire. Cabin cruisers of varying size and technology, but all designed to provide transport and accommodation in one. Cruising on Ireland's inland waterways is a very popular option for a really relaxing vacation. Page 8.

Royal Canal, Dublin
Ireland is not only surrounded by water, it also has an amazing 9,000 miles of waterways and around 800 sizeable lakes. As many of the lakes are interconnected by rivers and canals a veritable network of navigable waters exists. And several companies offer boats for hire. Cabin cruisers of varying size and technology, but all designed to provide transport and accommodation in one. Cruising on Ireland's inland waterways is a very popular option for a really relaxing vacation. Page 4.

Police Boat on the Erne
Ireland is not only surrounded by water, it also has an amazing 9,000 miles of waterways and around 800 sizeable lakes. As many of the lakes are interconnected by rivers and canals a veritable network of navigable waters exists. And several companies offer boats for hire. Cabin cruisers of varying size and technology, but all designed to provide transport and accommodation in one. Cruising on Ireland's inland waterways is a very popular option for a really relaxing vacation. Page 9.

Watergate in Enniskillen
Ireland is not only surrounded by water, it also has an amazing 9,000 miles of waterways and around 800 sizeable lakes. As many of the lakes are interconnected by rivers and canals a veritable network of navigable waters exists. And several companies offer boats for hire. Cabin cruisers of varying size and technology, but all designed to provide transport and accommodation in one. Cruising on Ireland's inland waterways is a very popular option for a really relaxing vacation. Page 10.

Cruising on Ireland's Inland Waterways - in Images
Some images from Ireland's inland waterways - where you can be the captain of your own cruiser.

Things Not to Forget When Renting a Car in Ireland
Touring Ireland by rental car? Some things to take with you are common sense items, some are Irish legal necessities.

Lough Navar Forest and the Cliffs of Magho - Touring Lough Erne by Car
Continuing the Tour of Lough Erne at Lough Navar Forest and the Cliffs of Magho. Page 6.

Plantation Castles at Tully and Monea - Touring Lough Erne by Car
Continuing the Tour of Lough Erne at the plantation castles of Tully and Monea. Page 7.

Caffeine and Added Warmth - the Famous Irish Coffee
Irish Coffee is a clich and a real warmer-upper ... a cold day in Ireland will be made better by one. Even better by two. Stop at three, though ...

The Truth About Flying Without Frills - But with Ryanair to Ireland
Ryanair, like all budget airlines, provides a no-frills service at a keen price. If you want extras, you pay for them. What are the main points of criticism waged against Ryanair?

Killarney - An Introduction
Killarney remains one of the top tourist destinations in Ireland for both Irish and foreign travellers.

Belfast Castle Cats - The Feline Protectors on Cave Hill
Belfast Castle and the cats ... according to legend, Belfast Castle is safe as long as there is a (preferably white) cat residing there. This myth led to the creation of the

Belfast Castle Cats - The Feline Protectors on Cave Hill - Topiary Sculputre of a Sitting Cat
Belfast Castle and the cats ... according to legend, Belfast Castle is safe as long as there is a (preferably white) cat residing there. This myth led to the creation of the