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Ireland Attractions

 Attractions are divided by City or County and Price Band, the Price Bands are as follows –
Price Key
 BAND A  FREE
 BAND B < 5
 BAND C  5-10
 BAND D 11-15
 BAND E 16-20
 BAND F 21-30
 BAND G 31-50
 BAND H 51-75
 BAND I 76-100

ANTRIM

BAND A

North Antrim Coast Drive

The Causeway Coastal route is a designated, way marked drive around the coast of Northern Ireland between the cities of Belfast and Londonderry with nine shorter scenic drives to explore. The route is 120 miles or 190 km long and links to the ‘ Wild Atlantic Way ‘ at Londonderry and the ‘ Mourne Scenic Route ‘ in Belfast.

The landscape is varied from coastal roads to mountain tops, from busy cities to sleepy hamlets and coastal harbours. The main drive is on a two lane A class road, leaving both cities are dual carriageways. Minor single lane roads are only encountered on some of the scenic drives which loop off the main Causeway Coastal Route.

The Dark Hedges Antrim

Romantic, atmospheric, tunnel-like avenue of intertwined beech trees, planted in the 18th-century.

BAND C

Carrick – a Rede Rope Bridge

Connected to the cliffs by a rope bridge across the Atlantic Ocean, Carrick-a-Rede Island (home to a single building – a fisherman’s cottage)

Carrickfergus Castle Tour

Carrickfergus Castle is a Norman castle in Northern Ireland, situated in the town of Carrickfergus in County Antrim, on the northern shore of Belfast Lough. Besieged in turn by the Scots, Irish, English and French, the castle played an important military role until 1928 and remains one of the best preserved medieval structures in Ireland.

Dunluce Castle

Dunluce Castle is a now-ruined medieval castle in Northern Ireland. It is located on the edge of a basalt outcropping in County Antrim, and is accessible via a bridge connecting it to the mainland.

Giant’s Causeway

The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is an UNESCO World heritage Site.

Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum is situated in Cultra, Northern Ireland, about 11 kilometres east of the city of Belfast. It comprises two separate museums, the Folk Museum and the Transport Museum.

BELFAST

BAND B

Titanic Belfast Expo

Titanic Belfast extends over nine interactive galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition, drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features. Explore the shipyard, travel to the depths of the ocean and uncover the true legend of Titanic, in the city where it all began.

Titanic Dock & Pump-House

Nowhere else on earth can bring you this close to Titanic – the world’s most famous liner, built here in Belfast. She sat here in this very dry dock on the eve of her first and last voyage in April of 1912.

Queen’s University

The UK’s ninth oldest university, Queen’s was founded as Queen’s College in 1845, and can trace its roots as far back as 1810.

BAND D

The Crumlin Road Gaol

HMP Belfast, also known as Crumlin Road Gaol, is a former prison situated on the Crumlin Road in north Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is the only Victorian era prison remaining in Northern Ireland since 1996. It is affectionately known as the Crum.

HMS Caroline

HMS Caroline is a decommissioned C-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy that saw combat service in the First World War and served as an administrative centre in the Second World War. Caroline was launched and commissioned in 1914.

SS Nomadic

HMS Caroline is a decommissioned C-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy that saw combat service in the First World War and served as an administrative centre in the Second World War. Caroline was launched and commissioned in 1914.

BAND E

Black Cab Tour

Why not enjoy an escorted tour of Greater Belfast’s historical sites. Let our experienced driver take you on a journey back in time to explore the many places of interest. You choose what you want to see or simply leave it to the driver.

CARLOW

BAND D

Carlow Brewing Company

The Carlow Brewing Company, also known as O’Hara’s Brewing Company is an Irish craft brewery located in Muine Bheag, County Carlow. It is one of the largest craft breweries in Ireland.

CLARE

BAND A

Doolin Village

Doolin is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland, on the Atlantic coast. It borders the spa town of Lisdoonvarna. It is a noted centre of traditional Irish music, which is played nightly in its pubs, making it a popular tourist destination.

The Burren

The Burren is a region of County Clare in the southwest of Ireland. It’s a karst landscape of bedrock incorporating a vast cracked pavement of glacial-era limestone, with cliffs and caves, fossils, rock formations and archaeological sites. On the Atlantic coast, the precipitous Cliffs of Moher are home to thousands of seabirds, including puffins. Nearby Doolin village is a renowned centre for traditional Irish music.

Vandeleur Walled Garden

Vandeleur Walled Garden is a sheltered walled garden, formerly part of the Vandeleur Family Demesne and covering 2.158 acres, is set among 420 acres of native woodland. It was restored around the old paths with a horizontal maze, unusual water features and a Victorian-style working glasshouse. The former fruit and vegetable garden now specialises in many unusual and tender plants that thrive in the areas unique western micro-climate. A wide variety of plants are also available for sale.

BAND B

Cliffs of Moher

Standing 214m (702 feet) at their highest point they stretch for 8 kilometres (5 miles) along the Atlantic coast of County Clare in the west of Ireland. From the Cliffs of Moher on a clear day one can see the Aran Islands and Galway Bay, as well as the Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk mountains in Connemara, Loop Head to the south and the Dingle Peninsula and Blasket Islands in Kerry. O’Brien’s Tower stands near the highest point and has served as a viewing point for visitors for hundreds of years.

Burren Centre

Discover the unique magic of the Burren Region in ‘A Walk Through Time’ at the Burren Centre.Located in the historic village of Kilfenora the visitor centre encompasses an exhibition, audio visual film theatre, craft shop and tea room.Ireland’s first Interpretative Centre rebuilt on the site of the old school and situated beside the ancient Kilfenora Cathedral. We now invite you to explore the flora, fauna, geology, legends, archaeology and natural history of the Burren in the Burren Centre.

BAND C

Ennis Walking Tours

Experience a journey through time on our Guided Walking Tours through the winding streets of medieval Ennis, Co. Clare.An experienced guide will lead you through the atmospheric streets and “bow-ways” of the town, while revealing the intriguing characters and stories that shaped its history.

Guided tour of Aillwee Cave

Located in the heart of the Burren In County Clare. Forty minutes from both Galway and Shannon. Perched high on its Burren terraced mountain side with what has to be one of the most spectacular views of Galway Bay. It is a must for all who find themselves in the area.The Burren is a place full of wonder, beauty and discovery. Let the staff at AILLWEE CAVE welcome you to the dramatic underworld of this area. Expert guides will accompany and inform you during your leisurely tour. The tour consists of a 30 minute stroll through the beautiful caverns – over bridged chasms, under weird formations and alongside the thunderous waterfall which sometimes gently sprays the unsuspecting visitor! Unique Cave Features Marvel at the frozen waterfall and explore the now extinct brown bears bones (ursos arctos). The guides will bring you back to the outside world where you can browse and SHOP in distinctly different craft shops which are housed in the award winning complex that guards the entrance to the Burren underground.

BAND D

Doolin Cave

The award winning Doolin Cave and visitor centre is home to the Great Stalactite. At 7.3 metres (23feet) it is the longest free-hanging stalactite in the Northern Hemisphere. The Great Stalactite, suspended from the ceiling like a chandelier, is truly astounding. Visitors can hardly believe that it was formed from a single drop of water over thousands of years.Extend the adventure from underground to over ground following a charming Farmland Nature Trail that takes a looped walk around the cave setting. The nature trail is home to indigenous species of flora along with rare and miniature breeds of animals. Visitors can enjoy delicious home-cooked foods and home-baked cakes in the comfortable surroundings of Doolin Cave Cafe. Doolin Cave pottery, hand-made using glacial clay found deep within Doolin Cave, is available in the gift-shop.

Doolin Ferry – Cliffs of Moher Cruise

Cliffs of Moher Cruises have 1 Hour tours around the Cliffs – round trip from Doolin back to Doolin

BAND E

Aran Islands Ferry

BAND G

Bunratty Castle Bunratty Traditional Irish Night

You will experience the magic of Irish traditional music, song and dance at the Traditional Irish Night in the Corn-Barn at Bunratty Folk Park. Listen to music that will have your feet tapping and your hands clapping, a great night for all to enjoy, a fun-packed, lively experience and a celebration of the best in Irish music, song and dance.

Shannon Golf Club

Established in 1966, Shannon’s 6,763-yard course, designed by John D Harris, has been tested by golfers from all over the world – members, European professionals and a host of US stars. Shannon has proudly hosted both Irish and European amateur championships and the Men’s Amateur Irish Close Championship

BAND H

Bunratty Banquet

Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet tradition of hospitality is fifty years old, a testament its enjoyment and success. From the moment you cross the drawbridge you will be enthralled by an extraordinary experience. You will really enjoy the beautiful harp and violin music performed by period costumed musicians as you sip your glass of mead

Knappogue Castle Banquet

You will be captivated from the moment you arrive. At Knappogue, the ladies of the castle perform a programme of Music Song and Irish Traditional Dance. Sean Lord of Clancullen’s reputation for lavish parties and royal entertainment surpassed that of his father, we are delighted to honour the tradition of entertainment and hospitality today at Knappogue Castle.

Dromoland Castle Falconry

Dromoland Castle offers a unique insight into the noble and ancient art of Falconry. Our guests rave about this stimulating. Unique and memorable experience time and time again. All of their majestic, beautiful birds are captive bred, both in Ireland and abroad. They include different species of falcons, hawks and owls.

BAND I

Dromoland Castle Golf and Country Club

Widely regarded as one of the finest 18 hole parkland golf courses in the Country and is situated in the West of Ireland, Dromoland Golf Course has been described as an experience never to be forgotten, presenting a stern challenge to both professionals and amateurs.

Lahinch Golf Club

Lahinch Golf Club is a world-renowned links golf course in the village of Lahinch on the northwest coast of County Clare, in northern Munster, Ireland. It is situated approximately 20 miles northwest of the town of Ennis.

CORK

BAND A

Kinsale Town

Kinsale is a historic port and fishing town in County Cork, Ireland, which also has significant military history.

Cork City

Cork, just inland from Ireland’s southwest coast, is a university city with its centre on an island in the River Lee, connected to the sea by Cork Harbour. The castlelike 1824 Cork City Gaol once held prisoners bound for Australia, and exhibitions relay the building’s history. The hilltop steeple of 18th-century Shandon Church (officially the Church of Saint Anne) is a symbol of the city.

West Cork Driving Tour

BAND B

Charles Fort

Charles Fort is a classic example of a late 17th century star-shaped fort. William Robinson, architect of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, Dublin, and Superintendent of Fortifications, is credited with designing the fort. As one of the largest military installations in the country, Charles Fort has been associated with some of the most momentous events in Irish history. The most significant of these are the Williamite War 1689-91 and the Civil War 1922-23. Charles Fort was declared a National Monument in 1973. Across the estuary is James Fort designed by Paul Ive in 1602.

BAND C

Blarney Castle

Built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftans, 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.

Now that might have something to do with the Blarney Stone, the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of our tower. Kiss it and you’ll never again be lost for words.

Cobh Heritage Centre

Learn about Irish Emigration story, 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 cultural Centre is situated within Cobh’s beautifully restored Victorian railway station, a building with its own historic story. Cobh: The Queenstown Story.

Eight Degrees Brewing Company

Eight Degrees Brewing is located in the beautiful Ballyhoura Region of North Cork, in the shadow of the Galtee Mountains.

Kinsale Walking Tour

Kinsale Heritage Town Walks provide the ideal way to explore this unique town which has been at the centre of Irish history since the first settlers came,– the history of Kinsale is the History of Ireland. Celts, Vikings, Normans and English as well as settlers from mainland Europe and North America have made it a unique place. “Walk on water” to trace our maritime and military traditions. Admire the 800 year old Church of Saint Multose and learn of the unique star-shaped Charles Fort. Listen to the story of the 1601 Siege and Battle of Kinsale and walk in the footsteps of James II, Oliver Cromwell, William Penn and John Wesley. Enjoy the stories of the White lady, Pirates, Robinson Crusoe and Polar Explorers. Learn of the Wine Museum in the French prison, the Lusitania Inquest, the Great Famine and much much more.

Kinsale Ghost Tour

Brian O’Neill offers an exciting crazy Ghost Tour of fun and excitement for all during the summer starting from the Tap Tavern at 9 pm and lasting about one hour fifteen minutes

Old Midleton Distillery

The Jameson Experience, Midleton, is an Irish whiskey tourist attraction located in the Old Midleton Distillery in Midleton, County Cork, Ireland. Since opening as an attraction in 1992, it receives approximately 100,000 guests per year.

Titanic Experience Cobh

Titanic Experience Cobh is located in Casement Square in the heart of Cobh Town. Our home is the original White Star Line Ticket Office a building steeped in history dating back to the early 19th century and the departure point for many thousands of White Star Line passengers. When you arrive, check-in with us at reception and let us tell you the story of those 123 passengers.

 

Titanic Trail – Walking Tour

A must see for any tourist visiting Cobh is the Titanic Trail. Anyone undertaking this walking tour will certainly not be disappointed. The warm host and tour guide, Dr. Michael Martin, brings Cobh’s rich history to life in a warm, welcoming and informative manner.

Garnish Island Ferry & Gardens

Visit the wonderful Gardens of Ilnacullin on Garnish (Garinish) Island aboard one of our fully licensed ferries. The Harbour Queen Ferries provides a regular service to the island. Ferries depart from Glengarriff Pier every 30 minutes during the season (April 1 – October 31). Our fleet of ferries are purpose built enclosed waterbuses which will whisk you to the island in safety and comfort.

BAND I

Old Head Golf Links

The Old Head of Kinsale is home to a World-Class Golf Course and Luxury Members’ Accommodation located in County Cork on the Southwest Coast of Ireland. The brainchild of the late John and his brother Patrick O’Connor, the Club has developed into one of the most recognised and sought after golf experiences anywhere on earth. It is a sanctuary for those seeking the finest in personalized service. We look forward to welcoming you to the ‘Old Head Experience’ in the very near future.

DERRY

BAND A

Derry City

Derry, also known as Londonderry, is a city on the River Foyle in Northern Ireland. It’s known for the intact 17th-century Derry’s Walls with 7 gates. Within the walls, spired St. Columb’s Cathedral displays artefacts from the 1688–9 Siege of Derry. Near the Peace Bridge, the Tower Museum has city views and historical exhibits. Huge stained-glass windows adorn the neo-Gothic red sandstone Guildhall.

BAND H

Derry City Tours

City Tours is a company with a difference. Based in the heart of the historic city of Derry, this innovative tourism venture, owned by local man Martin McCrossan, puts choice, quality and service at the centre of its activities. The tour has been described by many as possibly the Best Value Walking Tour on the Island of Ireland. With over fifty natural and built attractions in the region, such as Derry’s Walls, The Bogside, The Peoples Gallery (Murals) The Bloody Sunday Story, The History of the Apprentice Boys, The Marching Season Traditions. The walking tour has been listed by many as one of the best experiences they have had on their travels anywhere.

Donegal

BAND A

Blue Stack Mountain Drive

The Blue Stack Mountains or Bluestack Mountains, also called the Croaghgorms, are the major mountain range in the south of County Donegal, Ireland.

Slieve League Cliffs

Slieve League, sometimes Slieve Leag or Slieve Liag, is a mountain on the Atlantic coast of County Donegal, Ireland. At 601 metres, it has some of the highest sea cliffs on the island of Ireland.

BAND C

Donegal Castle

Donegal Castle is a castle situated in the centre of Donegal Town in County Donegal in Ulster, Ireland. For most of the last two centuries, the majority of the buildings lay in ruins but the castle was almost fully restored in the early 1990s.

BAND I

Donegal Golf Club

Donegal Golf Club, located on the Murvagh peninsula in South Donegal, welcomes you to a unique golfing experience. The course was designed by Eddie Hackett, the master of Irish golf course architecture, and is often called the Muirfield of Ireland. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Donegal Bay and a designated Special Area of Conservation, it is one of the longest golf courses in Europe, measuring a massive 7,453 yards from the championship tees. Yet, it is an easy walk and a welcome break from the roller coaster dunes found on other links courses. The panoramic views of Donegal Bay and the surrounding countryside are sensational. The peninsula itself is steeped in local and ancient history. Come and engage with the golfing spirits of the past, while you enjoy a truly memorable golfing experience on one of Darren Clarke’s “favourite courses in the world”.

DOWN                                                                                           

BAND A

Mourne Scenic Drive

The Mourne Mountains, also called the Mournes or Mountains of Mourne, are a granite mountain range in County Down in the south-east of Northern Ireland. It includes the highest mountains in Northern Ireland and the province of Ulster

BAND I

The Royal County Down Golf Club

The Royal County Down Golf Club is a golf club in Northern Ireland, located in Newcastle, County Down. It opened 127 years ago 23 March 1889 and is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland

DUBLIN

BAND A

Botanic Gardens

The National Botanic Gardens are located in Glasnevin, 5 km north-west of Dublin city centre, Ireland. The 19.5 hectares are situated between Prospect Cemetery and the River Tolka where it forms part of that river’s floodplain.

Howth Summit

Newman House

Ornately decorated Georgian-era university buildings restored for events and guided tours.

National Museum

The National Museum of Ireland is the national museum in Ireland. It has three branches in Dublin and one in County Mayo, with a strong emphasis on Irish art, culture and natural history.

BAND C

Dublin Writers Museum

The Dublin Writers Museum was opened in November 1991 at No 18, Parnell Square, Dublin, Ireland. The museum occupies an original 18th-century house, which accommodates the museum rooms, library, gallery and administration area.

Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle off Dame Street, Dublin, Ireland, was until 1922 the seat of the United Kingdom government’s administration in Ireland, and is now a major Irish government complex.

Malahide Castle & Gardens

Malahide Castle, parts of which date to the 12th century, lies, with over 260 acres of remaining estate parkland, close to the village of Malahide, nine miles north of Dublin in Ireland.

St Patrick’s Cathedral

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland, founded in 1191, is the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland. With its 43-metre spire, St. Patrick’s is the tallest church in Ireland and the largest

Trinity College & The Book of Kells

The Book of Kells Exhibition is a must-see on the itinerary of all visitors to Dublin. Located in the heart of Dublin City, a walk through the cobbled stones of Trinity College Dublin will bring visitors back to the 18th century, when the magnificent Old Library building was constructed and which displays the Book of Kells.

BAND D

Butlers Chocolate Experience

First a chocolate factory, now a tourist destination! Located in Dublin 17, at the home of Butlers Chocolates and close to Dublin, Airport, the Port Tunnel and Malahide, the Butlers Chocolate Experience tour is fast becoming one of the top things to do in North Dublin for chocolate lovers of all ages. There is something for everyone to enjoy at the Butlers Chocolate Experience; from the perfect family day out to school tours, group tours, corporate events, team challenges to birthday parties and everything in between.

Christchurch Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral is the cathedral of the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough and the cathedral of the Ecclesiastical province of the United Provinces of Dublin and Cashel in the Church of Ireland.

Glasnevin Museum

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, both the guardian and storyteller for over 1.5 million people. From the ordinary to the truly extraordinary, these people helped shape the Ireland of today. We want to share their stories and times with you through tours of the cemetery, a visit to the museum or through a genealogy search for your family history.

Guinness Storehouse

Brewery experience telling the tale of Ireland’s famous beer, with tastings and a rooftop bar.

Hop on hop off

Irish Whiskey Museum

Guided tours tracing the history of whiskey through interactive exhibits, plus a tasting at the end.

Rebellion Walking Tour

In 1916 a small band of armed insurrectionists declared Ireland a Republic. This event is known as the Easter Rising, a violent battle which resulted in many deaths and the destruction of many parts of Dublin. Lorcan Collins and Conor Kostick, authors of The Easter Rising will take you to the relevant sites of the Rebellion in Dublin, Ireland, to give you an understanding of this historic occasion which precipitated the formation of the Irish Republic.

BAND E

Viking Splash Tours

Viking Splash Tours is a truly unique experience on land and water, taking in the sights of Dublin during a fun-filled and engaging guided city tour. We do what no one else can do by showing you the sights of Dublin by land and water! Our amphibious vehicles take you from land to water and back again, offering city vistas not available on other Dublin tours. You will experience an unanticipated, enjoyable and informative experience that appeals to young and old alike.

Croke Park Skyline and GAA Museum

What better way to see Dublin, Ireland’s vibrant and dynamic capital city, than from 17 storeys high on the roof of Ireland’s most famous sporting arena?

The Etihad Skyline tour at Croke Park offers visitors unmatched panoramic city views and insights into Dublin’s celebrated landmarks combined with the thrill of walking on top of one of Europe’s largest stadiums. Learn about Dublin’s history in this unique experience that’s not for the faint hearted!

BAND F

The Ghostbus Tour Dublin

Step inside the world’s first & original Ghostbus and be transported into a world of ghostly happenings, comedy horror, and terrifying histories. The new Ghostbus will drive you into your nightmares, taking in some of Dublin’s most haunting sights along the way. Visit the Hellfire Clubroom and haunted museum downstairs, and play a hand of cards with the devil himself. Next take your seat upstairs in the Victorian Theatre with its blood red velvet curtains and begin a thrilling ride tracing Dublin’s creepiest mysteries. You will be led through this ordeal by a sinister guide and driver, two men in tune with the afterlife, who will do their best to put you at your unease.

BAND G

Taylors Three Rock Irish Night

Ireland’s most loved pub and entertainment venue Taylors Three Rock involves a rip roaring evening of traditional Irish song and dance accompanied by a great selection of quality Irish food to delight your palate. Our resident band and traditional Irish Dancers provide breathtaking performances for their audience and never fail to entertain.

Whitefriar Street Church

The Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church is a Roman Catholic church in Dublin, Ireland maintained by the Carmelite order.

The Brazen Head Dublin

This unique, authentic and entertaining evening of Irish storytelling offers a memorable night out in Dublin. Our guests are enchanted by stories of Irish life long ago and gain fascinating insights into the history of Ireland. We are delighted to have consistently been voted the Number 1 Dinner Entertainment in Dublin on ‘ Trip Advisor ‘ from 2011 to 2015!

The Merry Ploughboys

The Merry Ploughboys Live in Concert is widely regarded as the best traditional music show in Dublin and also as a must see for any visitors to Dublin city. The show kicks off at 8.00 pm and is a highly entertaining performance of live traditional Irish Music, Song and Irish Dancing. From start to finish, this is a show based on fantastic interaction between the performers and the audience.

BAND I

Portmarnock Golf Club

Within a picturesque curve of coastline, 10 miles to the north of Dublin City and only a 15-minute drive from Dublin Airport, Portmarnock Golf Club sits majestically on a narrow tongue of shallow duneland.

Galway

BAND A

Galway City

Galway, a harbour city on Ireland’s west coast, sits where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean. The city’s hub is 18th-century Eyre Square, a popular meeting spot surrounded by shops and traditional pubs that often offer live Irish folk music. Nearby, stone-clad cafes, boutiques and art galleries line the winding lanes of the Latin Quarter, which retains portions of the medieval city walls.

Dunguaire Castle

Dunguaire Castle is a 16th-century tower house on the southeastern shore of Galway Bay in County Galway, Ireland, near Kinvarra. The name derives from the Dun of King Guaire, the legendary king of Connacht.

Galway Cathedral

The Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, commonly known as Galway Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Galway, Ireland, and one of the largest and most impressive buildings in the city.

Connemara Marble

Stephen Walsh and his family welcome you to our Connemara marble website. My Family have worked the beautiful, green Connemara marble for three generations and we take great pride in the Irish jewelry and Irish gifts that we produce. Connemara marble is over 900 Million years old and is unique to Ireland. We own and operate the oldest marble quarry, which was first opened in the 19th Century, and visited in 1903 by King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra during the Royal tour of Connemara.

Galway Crystal

Galway Crystal was established in 1967 by a group of local business people from the Galway Junior Chamber of Commerce. It’s first location was on the famous Nun’s Island, named so because of the Poor Clare Convent which is still home to the Poor Clare Sisters today. In the late 60’s Galway Crystal moved to a specially designed facility on the Dublin Road, on the site of one of Galway’s Ballroom of Romances, the Eagle, or Skyline Ballroom.

BAND B

Woodville Walled Garden

A visit to Woodville House Walled Garden will take you on a journey through the 18th century as it was once home to two prominent Galway families. The first family, the D’Arcy’s, were one of the “Tribes of Galway City”, resided at Woodville between 1750 and 1879. Robert Darcy was the most colorful character of the family, as he was the Land Agent for the first Marquis of Clanricarde, Ulick John de Burgh, of Portumna Castle for over 30 years including the Famine period 1828 – 1860.

BAND C

Brigit’s Garden

Brigit’s Garden takes you on a magical journey into the heart of Celtic heritage and mythology, making it one of the truly outstanding places to visit in the West of Ireland. The award-winning Celtic Gardens are widely regarded as one of the most spectacular in Ireland, set within 11 acres of native woodland & wildflower meadows. In addition to the Celtic Gardens visitors can enjoy the nature trail, an ancient ring fort (fairy fort), thatched roundhouse and crannog, and the calendar sundial, the largest in Ireland.

Dartfield Horse Museum

Dartfield is set in 350 acres of parkland and visitors are welcome to explore our walking trails, see the farm animals and take part in the many activities available, including horse riding, 4×4 off road driving, sheep dog demonstrations, archery, clay pigeon shooting, or visit our museum display of vintage Farm Machinery and Carriages which were used with horses. Our collection also features an equine veterinary gallery and on your way around you will find the workshop of Master Blacksmith Stephen Quinn and you will be able to watch hime working and learn about his craftmenship.

Corrib Princess

A cruise boat for 157 guests, passing local landmarks, castles, historical sites and wildlife.

BAND D

Killary Harbour Cruise

Just West of Leenane in Connemara – on the border between Galway and Mayo. The journey to us will take you through landscapes of breathtaking beauty.

Kylemore Abbey & Garden

Kylemore Abbey is a Benedictine monastery founded in 1920 on the grounds of Kylemore Castle, in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland. The abbey was founded for Benedictine Nuns who fled Belgium in World War I.

BAND H

Dunguaire Banquet

Dunguaire offers food that will please your palate and entertainment to lift your soul. You will delight in stories and excerpts specially selected to lighten your heart. Let the castle’s superb artists inspire you with extracts chosen from the works of great literary writers such as Synge, Yeats, Shaw and O’Casey.

BAND I

Connemara Championship Links

Golf on the edge of Europe…Connemara Championship Golf Links, the only links course in Co. Galway, is nestled between the scenic splendour of the 12 Bens mountain range and the rugged Atlantic Ocean. This beautiful isolated links course, founded in 1973 and designed by Eddie Hackett lies to the West of Clifden along the Wild Atlantic Ways signature discovery point of Derrigimla Bog and Mannin Bay Blueway. From the testing dog leg opening hole through to the breathtaking back 9, the course is a test for all levels. In 2000 an additional 9 holes were unveiled to add a further dimension to the exhilarating Connemara golfing experience.

Galway Bay Golf Club

You are assured of a friendly welcome to what has been described as Galway’s finest 18 hole golf course. Visitors are attracted from all over Ireland to test their skills over the course which gently meanders its way along the shores of Galway Bay.

Kerry

BAND A

Dingle Village

Dingle is a town in County Kerry, Ireland. The only town on the Dingle Peninsula, it sits on the Atlantic coast, about 50 kilometres southwest of Tralee and 71 kilometres northwest of Killarney.

Connor Pass

Conor Pass or Connor Pass is one of the highest Irish mountain passes served by an asphalted road. It is located on the R560 road in County Kerry, Ireland.

Dingle Peninsula

The Dingle Peninsula, on Ireland’s southwest Atlantic coast, is ringed by sandy beaches and craggy cliffs. Inland are rolling hills and mountains, including 952m Mount Brandon. The region’s an officially recognised bastion of Irish language and culture. Dunmore Head, mainland Ireland’s easternmost point, has views of the Blasket Islands, famous for Irish-language memoirs documenting rural life in the 1800s and 1900s.

Inch Strand

The Blue Flag Inch Beach spans for 5 kilometres and is the perfect place with an easy gradient and plenty of space providing a safe environment for all types of water sports including Surfing, Kayaking, Windsurfing, Kite Surfing, Hangliding and Fishing. The Dingle Peninsula is one of the most spectacular regions on Ireland’s West Coast. There are many walking routes and guided walks can be arranged which include packed lunches and maps. The area is also steeped in history, mythology and traditional Irish culture.

Killarney Lakes

Ring of Kerry

The Ring of Kerry is a scenic drive around the Iveragh Peninsula in southwest Ireland’s County Kerry. Its 179km-long, circular route takes in rugged and verdant coastal landscapes and rural seaside villages. Skellig Michael, a rocky island with an abandoned 7th-century Christian monastery, is a major destination point, with several boats from Portmagee making the 12km crossing during the warmer months.

Skellig Michael

Skellig Michael, also called Great Skellig, is the larger of the two Skellig Islands, 11.6 kilometres west of the Iveragh peninsula in County Kerry

Slea Head

Slea Head is a promontory in the westernmost part of the Dingle Peninsula, located in the barony of Corca Dhuibhne in southwest County Kerry

Tom Crean’s Pub

This landmark building, located in Annascaul, County Kerry, Ireland, contains a collection of Tom Crean memorabilia. As well as paying tribute to Tom, the South Pole Inn now commemorates the village’s other famous son: Jerome Connor, a major Irish-American sculptor. A purpose-built gallery exhibiting his work was opened in April 2014.

Torc Waterfall

Torc Waterfall is a waterfall at the base of Torc Mountain, about 5 miles from Killarney in County Kerry, Ireland. The falls are one of the landmarks on the 200 kilometre Kerry Way walking tour, and are encompassed in the Killarney National Park

BAND B

Blasket Visitor Centre

The Blasket Centre on the mainland in Dún Chaoin on the tip of the Dingle Peninsula is a fascinating heritage centre/museum honouring the unique community who lived on the remote Blasket Islands until their evacuation in 1953. The Blasket Centre tells the story of island life, subsistence fishing and farming, traditional life including modes of work and transport, home life, housing and entertainment. The Centre details the community’s struggle for existence, their language and culture, and the extraordinary literary legacy they left behind- classics such as ‘The Islandman’, ‘Twenty Years A-Growing’ and ‘Peig’. Their story is told using a variety of means – exhibitons, interactive displays, artefacts, audio visual presentations and artworks.

Gallarus Oratory

One of the most famous landmarks on the Dingle Peninsula and situated close to Gallarus Castle. The Oratory is completely made of stone and some way it resembles an upturned boat. Various dates have been suggested for its construction but an exact date for same is not available. It is extremely well preserved and several archeological artifacts are to be found on the grounds of the Oratory. The Oratory and grounds are carefully maintained by the OPW. In close proximity is Gallarus Castle was built by the FitzGeralds and is probably 15th century in date. It is one of the few surviving castles on the Dingle peninsula. It is a four-storey tower with a vaulted ceiling on the fourth floor; none of its battlements remain.Conservation works have been undertaken at the castle in recent years. The tower was accessed originally on the 1st floor and there was a two storey defensive structure to the front, now gone but evidence of it can be seen on the external wall.

Skellig Experience

Waterfront centre dedicated to the Skellig monks, including a craft shop and a cafe with a sea view.

BAND C

Crag Cave

Crag Cave is a cave in Ireland, located just outside Castleisland, County Kerry. Formed in elevated limestone rock, the system extends to 3.8 kilometres of surveyed passage, on two levels.

Kissane Sheep Farm Demo

Kissane Sheep Farm is a Large Mountain Sheep Farm, with many hundreds of Sheep and Baby Lambs and has been owned by the Family for almost 200 years.The Farm is situated on the N71 Road, between Kenmare & Killarney National Park in County Kerry in the Republic of Ireland. The famous panorama of Moll’s Gap is in the middle of the land, overlooking and the farm and its sheep and lambs.

 

Muckross House & Gardens

Muckross House is located on the small Muckross Peninsula between Muckross Lake and Lough Leane, two of the lakes of Killarney, 6 kilometres from the town of Killarney in County Kerry, Ireland.

Ross Castle

Ross Castle is a 15th-century tower house and keep on the edge of Lough Leane, in Killarney National Park, County Kerry

BAND D

Sea Safari

Seafari was founded in 1993 by Raymond Ross, marine biologist, ocean sailor, photographer, pantominest, singer/entertainer/comedian, nature lover/tree hugger, lover of all things marine and proud to be an Irishman! A family run business staffed by musically talented and friendly crew who are eager to share their love of nature and Kerry providing you with an unforgettably unique and memorable holiday experience with a Sea Safari around Kenmare Bay!

Fungi Boat Ride

Dingle Dolphin Boat Tours provides boat trips to see Fungie the Dingle Dolphin in Dingle Harbour, Kerry, Ireland.

BAND H

Dingle Golf Links

Nestled on the edge of Ireland’s dramatic southwest coastline, Dingle Golf Links is a very special place to visit.

For many it is the truly special people of the Dingle Peninsula that make their time here so memorable.

Dingle Golf Links is the ideal location for your golfing holiday in Kerry, South West Ireland.

BAND I

Dooks Golf Links

Enjoy Playing One of Ireland’s Oldest Links Golf Courses. If you are on a golfing break in Kerry you won’t want to miss the opportunity to play Dooks – a truly magical location for a stunning golf course. Experience breathtaking views and a unique links challenge that golfers have enjoyed since 1889.

Killarney Golf & Fishing Club

Killarney Golf and Fishing Club is a private golf club on the shore of Lough Leane just west of Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland. The club has three 18-hole golf courses, Killeen, Lackabane and Mahony’s Point.

Tralee Golf Club

Tralee Golf Club is an 18 hole links golf course, at Barrow, near Tralee, County Kerry

Waterville Golf Links

Waterville is a unique combination of classic linksland in a pristine remote setting. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Inny River estuary, its beauty and challenge was recently enhanced by world renowned architect, Tom Fazio. When the renowned course architect, late Eddie Hackett was commissioned to design his first links course, Waterville challenge and there couldn’t be a more fitting monument memory.

Killarney Riding Stables

Located about a mile west of Killarney Town and known locally as “O’Sullivan’s”, Killarney Riding Stables were established in 1968 by Donie O’Sullivan and is still very much a family business with Donies wife Noreen, their two daughters Lorraine and Aoife, and son William all involved. Approved by the Irish Tourist Board and the Association of Irish Riding Establishments, the Stables are home to some 70 horses who have been pampered even more than usual with the recent completion of new stabling constructed to the very highest standards.

KILDARE

BAND A

Shopping Experience at Kildare Village

BAND I

The K Club

The Palmer Ryder Cup Course and The Smurfit Course are considered two of Europe’s finest Championship Courses recently voted on the top ten worldwide golf resorts by CNN.

KILKENNY                                                                      

BAND A

Kilkenny City

Kilkenny is a medieval town in southeast Ireland. Its grand Kilkenny Castle was built in 1195 by Norman occupiers. The town has deep religious roots and many well-preserved churches and monasteries, including imposing St. Canice’s Cathedral and the Black Abbey Dominican priory, both from the 13th century. It’s also a crafts hub, with shops along its winding lanes selling pottery, paintings and jewellery.

BAND B

Kilkenny City Road Train Tour

A fantastic way to view the city is to take the Kilkenny City Road Train Tour. The tour starts off at Kilkenny Castle and brings you on a 30 minute tour of Medieval Kilkenny City.

BAND C

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle is a castle in Kilkenny, Ireland built in 1195 to control a fording-point of the River Nore and the junction of several routeways.

Kilkenny Walking Tours

Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny

Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny is a brewery-turned-brewery-tour located on the Medieval Mile in Kilkenny, Ireland. The Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny is the original site where Smithwick’s was brewed from the 1700s until 2014.

BAND F

Hurling Experience

A unique sporting experience giving you an insight into the worlds Oldest (3000 yrs) and fastest field game in the true Home Of Hurling Champions – Kilkenny. Join us for two Hours of Hurling fun in the Home of the Famous Kilkenny Cats. Tours Daily 2pm Monday – Friday, 12pm Saturday & Sundays

Limerick

BAND A

Limerick City

BAND C

Flying Boat Museum

King John’s Castle

MAYO

BAND A

Clew Bay

Clew Bay is a natural ocean bay in County Mayo, Republic of Ireland. It contains Ireland’s best example of sunken drumlins. The bay is overlooked by Croagh Patrick to the south and the Nephin Range mountains of North Mayo

Cong

Home to Ashford Castle and in 1951 John Ford’s greatest movie “The Quiet Man” starring John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara and Barry Fitzgerald was made. It was set in the beautiful west of Ireland with filming being centred in the village of Cong on the Mayo-Galway border.

Croagh Patrick

Welcome to a place of ancient history, Patrick’s sacred mountain, and a rich vein of archaeological heritage. Croagh Patrick is situated five miles from the picturesque town of Westport and the mountain’s conical shape soars majestically above the surrounding countryside.

Magnificent views of Clew Bay and the surrounding south Mayo countryside are to be had from all stages of the ascent of the mountain. Follow the steps of Patrick and in doing so meet people from far and near.

Knock Shrine

The Story of Knock began on the 21st August, 1879 when, at approximately 8 o’clock in the evening, fifteen people from the village of Knock in Co. Mayo, witnessed an Apparition of Our Lady, St. Joseph, St. John the Evangelist, a Lamb and cross on an altar at the gable wall of the Parish Church.The witnesses watched the Apparition in the pouring rain for two hours, reciting the Rosary. Although they themselves were saturated not a single drop of rain fell on the gable or vision. There were fifteen official witnesses to the Apparition, most of whom were from the village of Knock and surrounding areas and ranged in age from just 5 years old to 74 years old. Each of the witnesses gave testimonies to a Commission of Enquiry in October 1879. The findings of the Commission were that the testimonies were both trustworthy and satisfactory.

Westport Heritage Town

Westport is a town in County Mayo in Ireland. It is at the south-east corner of Clew Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean on the west coast of Ireland.

BAND C

Ceide Fields

The Céide Fields is an archaeological site on the north County Mayo coast in the west of the Republic of Ireland, about 8 kilometres northwest of Ballycastle

BAND D

Westport Train Tour Mayo

Hop on board our fully-enclosed, guided train tour and experience the story of this West of Ireland town throughout the last 300 years.

Relax in comfort with forward facing seats and a brightly-coloured distinctive appearance that kids will adore. In just under 50 minutes explore the grounds of Westport House Estate, Westport Quay and the historic town of Westport and enjoy magical views, quirky facts and fascinating stories about the people who once lived here.

BAND I

School of Falconry – Ashford Castle

The oldest established Falconry School in Ireland offers you the chance to fly a Harris hawk around the spectacular grounds of Ashford Castle in a one hour private Hawk Walk. Within minutes of arriving, you will have a hawk on your glove and be setting off to fly your hawk or hawks in the gardens and woodlands surrounding Ashford Castle.

MEATH

BAND A

Boyne Valley

The Boyne Valley is situated in the east of Ireland. It is at once Ireland’s ancient capital and it’s most sacred and mythical landscape. Knowth is a Neolithic passage grave and an ancient monument of the World Heritage Site of Brú na Bóinne located 8.4 km west of Drogheda in Ireland’s valley of the River Boyne

Loughcrew Cairns

In a landscape of inspiring beauty and intriguing history, the cairns at Loughcrew form the largest complex of passage graves in Ireland, much older than the better known Newgrange.

The Cairns are megalithic structures originally built about 4000 bc as burial chambers. The cairns are in two groups; Carnbane West, about 15 cairns, including Cairn L which is roofed and contains superb symbolic carvings in good condition. This group is some 2km walk from the Car Park on gently sloping ground. Carnbane East includes Cairn T, also roofed and with excellent engravings, and is a shorter but steeper walk.

BAND C

Hill of Tara

The Hill of Tara, located near the River Boyne, is an archaeological complex that runs between Navan and Dunshaughlin in County Meath, Ireland

Newgrange Passage Tombs

Newgrange is a 5,200 year old passage tomb located in the Boyne Valley in Ireland’s Ancient East.

Newgrange was built by Stone Age farmers, the mound is 85 meters (93 yards) in diameter and 13.5 meters (15 yards) high, an area of about 1 acre.A passage measuring 19 meters (21 yards) leads into a chamber with 3 alcoves. The passage and chamber are aligned with the rising sun at the Winter Solstice. Newgrange is surrounded by 97 large stones called kerbstones some of which are engraved with megalithic art; the most striking is the entrance stone. Access to the Newgrange monument is via the Brú na Bóinne Visitors Centre.

Trim Castle

Trim Castle is a Norman castle on the south bank of the River Boyne in Trim, County Meath, Ireland. With an area of 30,000 m², it is the largest Norman castle in Ireland

OFFALY

BAND C

Birr Castle

The Award-Winning Gardens of Birr Castle in Ireland and the newly revamped Science Centre are both rich in amazing feats of science and engineering as well as rare trees and flowers, wonderful wildlife, and walks along peaceful rivers and the lake. The Parsons family invite you to explore one of the most extraordinary places in Ireland. Created over generations it is an environmental and scientific time capsule.

Clonmacnoise Monastic Site

Clonmacnoise is an ancient monastic site near Shannonbridge, County Offaly, and a top visitor attraction in Ireland. A walk amongst the peaceful stone ruins of this famous place will conjure images of the saints and scholars of Ireland’s renowned Golden Age of learning.

Tullamore Dew

19th-century warehouse home of Tullamore DEW whiskey, with tasting tours, plus a restaurant and bar.

ROSCOMMON

BAND C

Cruachan Ai Heritage

Cruachan Aí Heritage Centre interprets the Rathcroghan Complex, an area with over 200 sites and many stories. Rathcroghan was the seat of Royalty in the West of Ireland for nearly 2,000 years and is one of the ‘Celtic Royal Sites’ of Ireland has been recognised by UNESCO in 2010 as having the potential for World Heritage Status.

Here, you can explore Irish history through the ages; walk the land of Celtic Warrior Queen Maeve, see where the great bulls fought their epic battle in the Cattle Raid of Cooley, follow the Druid’s quest for knowledge to the sacred triple spring of healing, stand where the Gaelic Kings stood to fight invading tyranny and receive their rightful crowns.

Rathcroghan Visitor Centre

Rathcroghan Visitor Centre is located in the medieval village of Tulsk, within the royal complex of Cruachan, the oldest and largest unexcavated Royal Complex in Europe. Here there is a wealth of Mythology, Archaeology, History and Literature just waiting for you to discover. Rathcroghan boasts a multitude of monument types, from the majestic and enigmatic Rathcroghan Mound, which in the Iron Age was impressively topped by wooden ramparts and ceremonial henges, and whose secret heart remains an untouched mystery. We are also home to the legendary Cave of Cruachan – Oweynagat (Cave of the Cats) which was described as the Hellsmouth of Ireland by fearful Christian scribes. Rathcroghan Royal Site has been nominated to the tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage status, which would elevate it to its rightful place of importance alongside Newgrange, and Skellig Michael. Rathcroghan Visitor Centre has also been awarded Tripadvisor Centre of Excellence for the third consecutive year – 2014, 2015 & 2016.

BAND D

Strokestown House

SLIGO

BAND A

Yeats Grave

Drumcliffe, County Sligo is set against the striking backdrop of the Benbulben Mountains. It is best known as the final resting place of W.B. Yeats.Found in the churchyard, his grave is marked with a simple headstone with the inscription, “cast a cold eye on life, on death, horseman, pass by.” This was Yeats’ self penned epitaph together with the instructions that the grave consist of “no marble, no conventional phrase”. The graveyard also contains a high cross and nearby is the site of a 6th Century Columbian monastery. Coffee shop and craftshop on site offering homebaking and quality crafts.

Ben Bulben & Glencar Waterfall

Benbulbin, sometimes spelled Ben Bulben or Benbulben, is a large rock formation in County Sligo, Ireland. It is part of the Dartry Mountains, in an area sometimes called “Yeats Country”. Glencar Waterfall is situated near Glencar Lake, 11 kilometres west of Manorhamilton in County Leitrim. It is particularly impressive after rain and can be viewed from a lovely wooded walk. There are more waterfalls visible from the road, although none is quite as romantic as this one which is mentioned by WB Yeats in his poem ‘The Stolen Child’.

BAND B

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

Carrowmore, County Sligo is one of the four major passage tomb complexes in Ireland. It is located at the geographical centre of the Cúil Irra peninsula in County Sligo and 3 km west of Sligo town

BAND C

Atlantic Sheepdogs

Atlantic sheepdogs offers you the opportunity to see some of the worlds smartest sheepdogs, working in their natural environment. Martin Feeney, who together with his dogs, has represented Ireland on an International stage on numerous occasions over the past twenty years, demonstrates how sheepdogs are used to move sheep around mountains and fields, on a typical Irish Farm. You will also learn how the dogs are trained, about the many different breeds of sheep reared on the Atlantic Sheepdogs Farm and all about life on the farm.

BAND D

Eagles Flying Centre

THE ATTRACTION FOR ALL THE FAMILY – excitement, fun, photo opportunities and much more at affordable prices. Situated amid the beautiful landscape of North-West Ireland is Eagles Flying, the largest Centre for Birds of Prey and Owls in the country. Come join us for the fantastic and memorable experience of majestic raptors soaring over one of the most lovely locations to be found. Experience some of the biggest birds of prey in the world flying right over your head or landing next to you. Watch different species of eagles hunting on prey-dummies in their natural environment. Be astonished about the arrowlike flight of the falcons and the amazing intelligence of the vultures.

BAND I

The County Sligo Golf Club

Our picturesque and challenging championship links is over 100 years old and is recognized as one of Ireland’s greatest courses. It is one of the most popular golf destinations in Ireland and when you experience its charms you will understand why. The club is the home of the famous West of Ireland Open amateur championship played every Easter since 1923. It has hosted many other prestigious events including the Home Internationals, the Irish Close and the Irish Professional Match play Championship.

The course boasts one of the most scenic locations in Ireland perched on cliffs that tower over three expansive beaches overlooking the Atlantic. The panoramic mountain and ocean views are spectacular but they pale in comparison to the stunning scenery provided by Benbulben, an enormous limestone rock formation that the area is known for.

Enniscrone Golf Club Sligo

Enniscrone is among the finest and most challenging of traditional Irish links golf courses and offers 27 holes on 400 acres of magnificent links land, featuring the par 73 Dunes Championship Links Course. The Dunes is one of Ireland’s top-ranked championship links courses; voted “Best in Connacht” by Golfers Guide to Ireland; repeatedly a top-15 links course in Golf Digest’s review of Irish golf courses and a perennial Top-100 UK course from Golf World. A “must play” as described by American golf novelist Tom Coyne.

TIPPERARY

BAND C

Cahir Castle

Cahir Castle, one of the largest castles in Ireland, is sited on an island in the river Suir. It was built from 1142 by Conor O’Brien, Prince of Thomond

Rock of Cashel

The Rock of Cashel, also known as Cashel of the Kings and St. Patrick’s Rock, is a historic site located at Cashel, County Tipperary

Swiss Cottage

A delightful “cottage orné” built in the early 1800s by Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Glengall to a design by the famous Regency architect John Nash. Its interior contains a graceful spiral staircase and some elegantly decorated rooms. The wallpaper in the Salon manufactured by the Dufour factory is one of the first commercially produced Parisian wallpapers. Situated on an elevated site with access by stone steps.

Location: 2km south of Cahir Town off R670 – road to Ardfinnan (Cahir is a Heritage Town)

White Gypsy Brewery Tipperary

At the White Gypsy Brewery, we make good beer. Our long term aim is to make that good beer from malt and hops grown locally and to sell as much of that beer, within 40 miles of the brewery door. We believe that for any community to be a stable environment in which people can live, work and have the prospect of a future, there needs to some degree of sustainability.

And what could be more sustainable than the food we eat or the beer we drink. The more we produce that’s closer to home, the closer the money stays to home. People’s lives improve and the sense of well-being increases leading to strong, vibrant communities. It’s about taking control of our future one small step at a time.

WATERFORD

BAND A

Waterford City

Waterford, a seaport in southeast Ireland, is the country’s oldest city. It was founded by Vikings in 914 A.D., and parts of its ancient walled core remain. Within Reginald’s Tower, a circa-1003 fortification, the Waterford Museum of Treasures displays local archaeological finds.

BAND C

Dungarvan Brewing Company Waterford

Having recently celebrated it’s fifth birthday, Dungarvan Brewing Company is a well established and highly regarded micro brewery in the south east, which specialises in traditional style, bottle conditioned ales and stouts.

The philosophy of the brewery is one of purity — we keep the beer in its purest form by bottle-conditioning it. It isn’t filtered, isn’t pasteurised and is naturally carbonated so there is minimum interference with it between raw ingredients and finished product. We always start with the best quality ingredients including Irish barley malt, full leaf hop cones and the limestone rich water of West Waterford.

House of Waterford Crystal

Located on the Mall in the heart of the Viking Triangle in Waterford City, the House of Waterford Crystal brings a visit to Waterford to a whole new level. Our staff will be pleased to welcome you on arrival and take you on a journey to see exquisite pieces of crystal created before your very eyes.

Lismore Castle

Lismore Castle is the Irish home of the Duke of Devonshire. Located in the town of Lismore in County Waterford in Ireland, it belonged to the Earls of Desmond, and subsequently to the Dukes of Devonshire from 1753

WESTMEATH

BAND C

Hill of Uisneach Guided Tour

The Hill of Uisneach in Co. Westmeath has played a part in just about every significant Irish event, be it political, cultural, religious, mythological and geographical. The centre of Ireland in many ways, the enigmatic hill is one of the most sacred and historic sanctuaries in the world.

Mullingar Town Tour

Tullynally Castle

The Gardens at Tullynally. Like the castle itself, they date back over 350 years. The Pakenhams (later Earls of Longford) settled here in the 17th century and three generations still live here as their family home. The layout of the gardens and magnificent parkland date mainly from the early 1800s, but the present owners, Thomas and Valerie Pakenham have added many new features. Take the main path to the walled Flower Garden and visit the llamas and the stone “Nandi” (sacred Indian bulls) next door or take the path to the Grotto with fantastic carvings by a local artist. Or follow the Forest Walk to the Chinese garden and onto the Lower Lake with its pair of swans.

Dún na Sí Amenity and Heritage Park, Moate

Set in a stunning 27 acre parkland nestling in the heart of Ireland, Dún na Sí Amenity and Heritage Moate boasts an exciting range of recreational, educational, environmental, cultural and historical activities.The Amenity Park at Dún na Sí is a newly created community park for all, encompassing ecology, arts, education and play. The flora and fauna are all local to Ireland.There is an onsite Café called ‘The Pantry Café’ which serves great coffee and offers an excellent lunch menu. The Heritage Park at Dún na Sí will take you on a journey through Ireland’s past from ancient magical stone circle and the legendary warrior Lugh to the experience of life in a farmhouse one hundred years ago. Explore an ancient Ring Fort and visit a Mass Rock where the people practiced their faith in a time of persecution. Then see where an Irish family lived before the famine and visit the hedge school where children learned Latin and Greek from a travelling schoolmaster.

BAND D

Kilbeggan Distillery

The Kilbeggan Distillery is the oldest licenced distillery in Ireland. Dating back to 1757 a visit today lets you discover real artisanal Irish whiskey distilling at its finest. Start your tour in 1757 and discover how Irish whiskey was made in decades past. Discover the families that owned the distillery in the past and the importance the local community had on what you see today. You’ll see the old mash tuns and fermenters, still in their original positions. You can also get close to the iconic waterwheel which once powered the whole distillery and kept whiskey flowing through Kilbeggan.

BAND H

Victorian Escapades – Clonard House

As a family of seven girls, we have often looked for events that would suit for birthdays, cousins get togethers, girls nights out etc. And of course we have been thoroughly enjoying the glamour and dated charm of Downton Abbey, and other period dramas.

When Clonard House came on the market in the midst of a property crash and we could almost afford what we might never have dreamed of, we put our heads together to come up with the type of event we would love to attend.We are the sort of girls who like a good laugh, a little luxury and delicious food. Add in beautiful old clothes, parlour games, and a variety of things vintage in splendid surroundings and Victorian Escapade was born.

While we would all like to think our ancestors were gentry, the majority might just have worked downstairs. Victorian Escapade gives everyone a chance to experience the happenings of both Upstairs and Downstairs.

WEXFORD

BAND A

Dunbrody Famine Ship

Dunbrody Famine Ship is one of the premier tourist attractions in the South East of Ireland. Centred on an authentic reproduction of an 1840’s emigrant vessel, it provides a world-class interpretation of the famine emigrant experience.

Incorporating guided tour, costumed performers and themed exhibitions of the highest quality, ‘The Dunbrody’ provides a unique insight into the bravery and fortitude with which Irish people faced up to a desperate situation.

Fern Castle & Ruins

The castle was built in the 13th century, possibly by William, Earl Marshall. Originally, the castle formed a square, with large corner towers. Only half of the castle now remains. The most complete tower contains a fine circular chapel, with carved ornament. The tower also has several original fireplaces and a vaulted basement. Archaeological excavations revealed a rock- cut ditch outside the castle walls.

Ferns Castle is one of a number of historic sites in Ferns. Others include St. Mary’s, a 12th century Augustinian Priory; the remains of a 13th century cathedral, part of which is incorporated into the present Church of Ireland Church; St. Peter’s, a small nave and chancel church; and some High Crosses and parts of crosses, which stand in the cathedral grounds.

BAND B

Vinegar Hill Wexford

The Battle of Vinegar Hill (Irish: Cath Chnoc Fhíodh na gCaor), was an engagement during the Irish Rebellion of 1798 on 21 June 1798 when over 15,000 British soldiers launched an attack on Vinegar Hill outside Enniscorthy, County Wexford, the largest camp and headquarters of the Wexford United Irish rebels.

WICKLOW

BAND A

Avoca Hand Weavers

Avoca Handweavers, now mostly known simply as Avoca, is a clothing manufacturing, retail and food business in Ireland

Wicklow Mountains Driving Tour

The Wicklow Mountains form the largest continuous upland area in Ireland. They occupy the whole centre of County Wicklow and stretch outside its borders into Counties Dublin, Wexford and Carlow

BAND B

Glendalough Monastic Site

Glendalough is home to one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland. This early Christian monastic settlement was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century and from this developed the ‘Monastic City’.

BAND C

Wicklow Gaol

Wicklow Gaol is an atmospheric jail museum experience offering visitors a glimpse of life in prisons of the past. As one of Ireland’s top tourist destinations, Wicklow Gaol tells the story of its prisoners through an interactive tour led by experienced and passionate actor guides.

BAND I

The Orchard Centre

The Orchard Centre is a specialist provider to companies and organisations who require Team Building, Training, Meetings, Incentives and Special Events solutions. Focus and passion are the DNA of our company and through our expertise and commitment we develop your vision and make it happen.Set in a 200 acre private playground, our Wicklow Venue provides a unique environment for decision makers to renew themselves, their management teams and their ideas.

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