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Ardgillan Castle Co. Dublin – An Eighteenth Century Irish Country House

Ardgillan Castle is a distinctive country house, set in a 194-acre demesne near Balbriggan in Co. Dublin. The house was built by the Reverend Robert Taylor in 1738 and remained in the Taylor family until 1962. In 1982 the house became the property of the local authority of Fingal County Council and opened its doors to the public for the ... Read More »

120 Seconds Of Video To Make You Fall In Love With Ireland

Wicklow Mountains

CAUTION! This video will make you fall in love! (with Ireland) 🙂 Michael & Trish, of Wild West Irish Tours, have put together this video, with beautiful music and stunning Irish scenery. They asked Cathy Jordan, of Irish Traditional band Dervish, if she could tell them why so many people all over the world feel like Ireland is “home” in ... Read More »

Bantry House and Garden, Co. Cork – A Mid 18th Century Georgian Country Residence

Bantry House is the ancestral home of the Earls of Bantry which is situated overlooking Bantry Bay in West Cork. The title lapsed in 1891 but the house is still owned and lived in by the direct descendant of the 1st Earl of Bantry, Egerton Shelswell-White and his family. Since 1946 the House and Garden has been open to the ... Read More »

Your Favorite Places In Ireland – Part 3

This is third and final part of the “Your Favorite Places in Ireland” series. Your favorite places in Ireland, and reasons why. The Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare – “This is a truly awesome place. I know that it is “touristy,” but this place deserves to be seen.” More info: Visiting the Cliffs of Moher Hill of Tara, County Meath ... Read More »

Your Favorite Places In Ireland – Part 2

This is part 2 of the 3 part series of “Your Favorite Places in Ireland”. Your favorite places in Ireland, and reasons why. Cobh, Co. Cork – “Beautiful views and wonderful people. The museum is small but has some great items in it and the local cemetery is moving with the mass grave for those that died on the Lusitania.” ... Read More »

Your Favorite Places In Ireland – Part 1

Recently I ran a short survey on the blog, and many of you kindly participated by sending in responses to the questions- Thank you! The questions I asked were: Of all the places in Ireland you visited, what was your favorite? and What was so special about this place? I really enjoyed reading your answers as they started rolling in, ... Read More »

Trim Castle, Co. Meath – Photos And Facts

Trim Castle (Irish: Caisleán Bhaile Atha Troim) can be found in the heritage town of Trim, County Meath, about 30 miles to the North East of Dublin City Center. Sitting on the banks of the River Boyne, the remains of Trim Castle are those of the largest Anglo-Norman Castle in Ireland. Guided tours of the castle are available. Click here ... Read More »

Dublin’s 20th Century Revisited At, The Little Museum Of Dublin

The Little Museum of Dublin tells the story of Ireland’s capital city in the 20th Century. The Lord Mayor of Dublin opened this new and charming non-profit museum in October of 2011. The museum chronicles social, political, and cultural history of the city in a unique way, displaying over 400 artifacts donated exclusively by Dubliners. The wide range of artifacts ... Read More »