Wednesday, 6 July 2011

The Hill of Tara

The Hill of Tara is located close to the River Boyne in Country Meath, It is said that 142 High Kings reigned in prehistoric times from this location. For this reason it got the name “seat of the High Kings” . At that time the site was believed to be the resting place for the Gods and an entrance to the other world. At the site there is a visitor centre and guided tours, the site also has free entrance. If you have an interest in archaeology you will find this a pleasant day trip.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

The Toughest Cycling Challenge in Europe

The 11th of September kicks of the cycling challenge around Ireland where you will travel 2,100Km from start to finish. This is the third race around Ireland and the route takes you from Navan to Newgrange , The Giants Causeway, Malin Head, The Cliffs of Moher, The Ring of Kerry, Mizen Head, the Garden County and back to Navan. ALL to be completed within one week. If you have an interest in cycling this is the event for you. Check out the registration details on their website.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Guinness Storehouse

The Guinness Storehouse is one of the most visited attractions in Ireland full of heritage and historic buildings. On your tour you will be guided through the Atrium which has the biggest pint glass in the world, reaching over 7 floors and would contain over 14 million pints of Guinness if they ever filled it. The Master Brewer will also guide you through the steps in the brewing process. A really great day and you even get to pour yourself a pint, sit down and relax in the gravity Bar looking out at the panoramic views of Dublin.

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Sunday, 26 June 2011

Ireland Tall Ships Race

From the 30th of June to the 3rd of July Waterford is hosting Irelands Tall Ships Race. The race is expected to have over 70 Tall ships with 1500 sail trainees. Waterford will be alive with music and entertainment for the big event with some of the best Irish and international acts. You will also be able to see some of the best of Irish craft. If you are looking for something to do over the weekend Waterford is definitely the place to be.

Aillwee Cave

The Aillwee Caves are located in the Burren just 40 minute drive from Galway, Your tour will start at the visitor centre where you will be guided through the cave and given all the information along the way. In the cave you will see everything from the frozen waterfall to the bones of the now extinct brown bear. One third of the cave is open to the public and you tour will take around 30 minutes.

The Cliffs Of Moher

When traveling to Ireland a stop at the Cliffs of Moher is on the itinerary for most visitors, and not surprisingly with some of the most beautiful views to be found anywhere in the world. At the highest point the Cliffs are 214m above sea level with the largest colony of Cliff nesting seabirds around Ireland. The Cliffs of Moher are also famous around the world for some of the most beautiful sunsets. A visit to the Cliffs is always a very memorable part of the holiday and this is why they have around one million visitors every year.

Saturday, 25 June 2011


Newgrange is one of those must see sites on an Irish holiday, if you are Irish or just living in Ireland than I would highly recommend a day trip to see the site.
  It’s estimated that Newgrange was built around 5000 years ago making it older than both the great Pyramids and Stonehenge. Newgrange was built during the Neolithic time and is believed to be an ancient temple and a place of astrological, spiritual, religious and ceremonial importance. Newgrange is famous for the illumination of this passages and chamber during the winter solstice sun.

Definitely a must see attraction.

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