Ireland



Ireland

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Some helpful information about Ireland gathered from various sources
More information will be added as I find it
Arrival in Ireland, Things to Do, Lodging, Pubs, Dining

These recommendations are from third parties. I do not have any personal information about these places. Take the recommendations but make allowance for the fact that tastes vary and you may find a different experience than what you read here.

This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

Arrival in Ireland

  • Dublin

    Although there are other options, most tours of Ireland start and end in Dublin.

    • The Dublin Pass

      The Dublin Pass
      From the website: Travel hassle-free to the city centre by using your Dublin Pass. From the minute you arrive in Dublin Airport, you can avail of this pass by travelling FREE to the city centre with Aircoach. From there, experience the delights Dublin has to offer for a fraction of the cost.

Things to do

These recommendations are from third parties. I do not have any information about these places. Take the recommendations but make allowance for the fact that tastes vary and you may find a different experience than what you read here.

  • County Wicklow

    County Wicklow is located south of the city of Dublin.
    Wicklow County Tourism
    The official Wicklow Tourism website offering information on tours, maps, travel, accommodation, and online booking for Wicklow, Ireland.

    • Glendalough

      Glendalough tourist information
      From the website: Travel to Glendalough, in County Wicklow, and visit one of the most famous places in Ireland, where St, Patrick and St Kevin passed through. Visit the Round Tower or ancient monaastic places and churches. You may like to stay with some of the local people in the welcome accommodation!
      Glendalough Visitor Centre
    • Wicklow Mountains National Park

      Wicklow Mountains National Park
      From the website: Situated off the Green Road close to the Upper Lake, and approximately 100m from the Upper Lake Car Park — 2km from Glendalough Visitor Centre. The National Park which covers much of upland Wicklow, contains an area of approximately 20,000 hectares (49,421 acres). This includes large areas of mountain blanket bogs, including the Lugnaquilla and Liffey Head Bog complexes and Glendalough Wood Nature Reserve. The National Park provides protection for the landscape and the wildlife, from rare orchids to the wild and beautiful Peregrine Falcon. Wicklow Mountains National Park runs a wide variety of activities for groups and individuals of all ages. Activities are free of charge and include field trips, nature walks, lectures and workshops.
    • Wicklow Gap

      Wicklow Gap Road
      From the website: The 26 km section from Hollywood to Laragh is known as the Wicklow Gap Road and it is one of only two routes crossing the Wicklow Mountains from east to west, the other being the road through the Sally Gap in North Wicklow. The road through the Wicklow Gap is both an important regional route and a very popular tourist route as it travels through some spectacular scenery.
    • Walking Wicklow

      Walking Wicklow
      From the website: Kippure Walking Centre is perfectly located in an area of wild, natural beauty in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland. Yet, despite its rural setting, it is less than an hour from Dublin City and Dublin Airport.
      More information about walks in Wicklow at: Wicklow Way and Walking in Wicklow.
    • Vale of Avoca

      Vale of Avoca
      From the website: There is not in the wide world a valley so sweet As that vale in whose bosom the bright waters meet. So sang Thomas Moore in 1807. The Vale of Avoca, already popular in his time, took on immortality. Valley and village make a delightful place to visit and a great base for exploring the many beauties of County Wicklow.
      If you are a fan of the TV show "Ballykissangel" on the BBC or on PBS, then you should be sure to visit the town of Avoca which was the location of the show.
      Vale of Avoca information from the Devil's Glen website.
    • Avoca Handweavers

      Avoca Handweavers
      From the website: Built on the banks of the Avoca River from where it used to draw its power, you'll find a large Avoca Store and Café, and a working handweaving mill. Our Mill itself dates from 1723, and is said to be the oldest extant manufacturer in Ireland and, indeed, one of the world's oldest.
      If you are a fan of the TV show "Ballykissangel" on the BBC or on PBS, then you should be sure to visit the town of Avoca which was the location of the show.
      Vale of Avoca information from the Devil's Glen website.
    • Wicklow Head

      Wicklow Head information from Ask About Ireland
      From the website: The views from here stretch to Dublin and Arklow Head. This is the most easterly point of land in the Republic of Ireland and a strong tidal current passes the headland. The present lighthouse is the most recent of three towers which stand on the head.
      If you are a fan of the TV show "Ballykissangel" on the BBC or on PBS, then you should be sure to visit the town of Avoca which was the location of the show.
      Vale of Avoca information from the Devil's Glen website.
  • County Wexford

    County Wexford is located south of County Wicklow.
    Wexford County Tourism
    The official Wexford Tourism website offering information on tours, maps, travel, accommodation, and online booking.

  • County Waterford

    County Waterford is located south and west of County Wexford.
    Waterford County Tourism
    The Definitive Waterford Tourist Information Resource

    • Waterford City

      Waterford City—Ireland's first city
      The Waterford Ireland Website Directory And Search Engine.
  • County Cork

    County Cork is located west of County Wexford.
    Cork-Guide Accomodations, Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, Car Hire, Events, Festivals
    County Cork information from Discover Ireland

Lodging

These recommendations are from third parties. I do not have any information about these places. Take the recommendations but make allowance for the fact that tastes vary and you may find a different experience than what you read here.

Pubs

These recommendations are from third parties. I do not have any information about these places. Take the recommendations but make allowance for the fact that tastes vary and you may find a different experience than what you read here.

  • Harbour Bar
    The Harbour, Portrush, County Antrim, N. Ireland, BT56 8DF
    The oldest bar in Ireland

Dining

These recommendations are from third parties. I do not have any information about these places. Take the recommendations but make allowance for the fact that tastes vary and you may find a different experience than what you read here.

  • The Meetings

    The Meetings
    Vale of Avoca, County Wicklow, Ireland
    Telephone: +353 0402 35226
    From the website: Restaurant, Bar and Lounge, Function Room, Craft Shop and Bureau de Change, Ensuite Accommodation with wireless broadband.
    Situated in the heart of the scenic Vale of Avoca, Co. Wicklow - The Meeting of the Waters is a famous landmark immortalised by Ireland's National poet "Thomas Moore."

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