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Cahir Castle – One of Ireland’s best preserved and often missed castles, County Tipperary

The fastest route from Dublin to Cork follows the M7 & M8 through County Tipperary. And while many travelers make the stop at the castle-topped outcropping of stone in Cashel, very few make the small detour into Cahir. Cahir Castle is one of Ireland’s largest and most well preserved, held privately until 1961. Though used […]

A Bit of Island History – Man of Aran Cottage B&B: Eoghanacht, Co Galway

Back in 1931, there was a film made called the Man of Aran. It was about a fisherman’s life on the island, and a wonderful snapshot into the way of life at the time, in this rustic place. This B&B cottage was created out of other cottages for this film and is conveniently located near […]

The Cliffs of Moher by Sea: Doolin, Co Clare

Powerful, immense, and startling in their rugged beauty, the Cliffs of Moher are a must-see on any trip to Ireland. But instead of visiting the Cliffs of Moher from the TOP, why not see them from the SEA? Take a tour of the Cliffs of Moher by boat! The launching spot is in Doolin. We […]

Home of The Quiet Man: Cong, Co Mayo

One of the enduring legends of film history is the John Ford film, The Quiet Man, starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. Set in rural Ireland in the early 20th century, many of the original film locations and buildings can be found around the village of Cong, such as Pat Cohan’s Bar, the river and […]

Father Ted’s House: Glenquin, Co. Clare

The fictional Irish priest Father Ted lives in an old parochial house on Craggy Island off the coast of Ireland. His roommates are nitwit Dougal and drunken Father Jack. The housekeeper Mrs. Doyle tries to keep them all in line with plates of sandwiches and pots of tea. The brilliant sitcom is a cult classic […]

The Bridge from Circle of Friends: Inistioge, Co Kilkenny

The village of Inistioge played a starring role in the 1995 movie “”Circle of Friends based on the Maeve Binchy best seller and starring Minnie Driver and Chris O’Donnell. A line of trees were removed from the hillside between the village and Woodstock Gardens to create a picture-perfect scene of the arched bridge leading into the […]

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