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The Claregalway Friary – photos

I spent a few days in Galway a couple of years ago, and while there I stayed in the Claregalway hotel around 7 or 8 miles from Galway city center. Just a short distance from the hotel was the Claregalway Friary, a medieval Franciscan abbey. There’s not a whole lot in the town of Claregalway itself, but it’s a good ... Read More »

Free GotIreland.com 2012 Calendar

If you’re looking for a 2012 Calendar, then look no further ūüôā Download our calendar using the 2 links below (2 zip files). There are some great pictures from all around Ireland – beautiful ocean views, Cliffs of Moher scenery, the Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle¬†and more. If a printed calendar isn’t for you, then maybe you can use the ... Read More »

An Irish Road

Yes, this is a two lane road. ¬†Maybe it’s hard to tell in the photograph, but anyone who has been to Ireland will be able to¬†attest¬†to the surprise they got when they had to drive on a road like this. Things are ok, until you meet that oncoming tractor or truck, and you have to reverse half a mile back ... Read More »

The Battle of Kinsale

The Battle of Kinsale, in 1601, saw Irish and Spanish forces join forces against the eventual English victors. ¬†You can read all about the battle of Kinsale here on Wikipedia. There is a pub in the town of Kinsale that was named in honor of the Spanish commander Don Juan d’Aquila. ¬†The pub is known as “The Spaniard”. ¬†Outside that ... Read More »

Lough Leane in Killarney

Photo, taken on a beautiful March day,¬†of Lough Leane ¬†in Killarney,¬†with the Kerry mountains in the background. Read More »

Blarney Castle and the Blarney Stone

Blarney is a small town just a few miles to the north of Cork City in the southern end or Ireland. Blarney is famously known across the globe for its castle, but probably more so for it‚Äôs world renowned Blarney Stone. Kissing the Blarney Stone will give you what is locally and affectionately known as the ‚Äúgift of the gab‚ÄĚ. Read More »

Sunset over the ocean at Charles Fort, Kinsale County Cork

I was quite thrilled to get this stunning sunset photograph at¬†Charles Fort in Kinsale¬†one February day a few years ago. ¬†It’s pretty rare to have such a beautiful sky in Ireland in February, but I was lucky enough to be at Charles Fort for this one. Read More »

Ross Castle, Killarney Co. Kerry

Ross Castle which sits on the edge of Loch Leane in Killarney County Kerry,¬†was built in the 15th century. ¬†It is an amazing place to visit if you are in the Killarney area. ¬†Guided tours are available to show you all the castle has to offer.   Read More »