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VIP Whiskey Tour at Kilbeggan Distillery: Kilbeggan, Co Westmeath

The regular adult admission at the Kilbeggan Distillery Experience gets you a fantastic self-guided pass to the facility and a sample of whiskey, but the VIP/Silver and Gold Tours go above and beyond with a personal tour guide, a sample of more whiskeys, and an even closer look at the process (I even met Ireland’s […]

The Jealous Wall… Ireland’s Largest Folly: Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Built on the grounds of Belvedere House, The Jealous Wall was intentionally built to look like a ruin. This type of folly was a popular feature on estates in the mid-1700s. Also called a “sham ruin,” the Jealous Wall is the largest folly in Ireland. It was built by Earl Robert Rochfort, who always had […]

Beehive Tomb: Reynella, Co Westmeath

It’s always good to be prepared, and for Adolphus Cooke, that meant building his father’s mausoleum in the shape of a beehive. He believed dad would be reincarnated as a bee and had his tomb designed with a hole in the top so he could fly out in his next life. Also buried in the […]

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