Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Kildare - From high-flying horse racing to world-class golf

From high-flying horse racing to world-class golf

Famed internationally for being Ireland’s horse country, Kildare is much more than just a centre for all things equine.

The county may be home to the National Stud, Punchestown Racecourse and The Curragh, but this beautifully rural spot also has excellent angling and golfing facilities as well as a wonderful selection of opulent country house hotels.

Predominantly rural, Kildare is a beautifully quiet and understated county, with tranquil expanses of green, rich peatlands, misty forests and pretty waterways. And dotted amongst this soft rural idyll are truly beautiful sights, such as the Japanese Gardens at the National Stud, Larchill Arcadian Gardens and the majestic Russborough House.

All this, and you’re only 25 miles from the city centre of  Dublin!

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

County Wexford - Charm & Beauty

You’ll quickly warm to the charm and beauty of sunny Wexford

From the sun-warmed beaches and pretty coastal villages of Courtown, Curracloe and Duncannon to the tranquil beauty of the John F Kennedy Arboretum, Wexford flows along on a chilled-out vibe.
There’s nothing too hurried, nothing too hectic in this laid-back corner of Ireland’s sunny  south east, but instead the county is blessed with lots of cosy picturesque villages, a wide range of birdlife, fascinating castles, abbeys and country houses and, of course, the oldest operational lighthouse in the world at Hook Head.   

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Discover the Magic of County Cork

Discover the magic of County Cork where you can dine out on exquisite cuisine, release your adrenaline along its glorious coastline or soak up the rugged beauty of its awe-inspiring landscapes

Located on the South West Coast of Ireland, Cork is the largest of all Irish counties and to many the most varied. Steeped in over 4,000 years of history, Cork today offers its visitors a rich and distinctive cultural heritage. Cork is a region full of colour and contrasts, which includes some of Ireland’s most attractive and vivid landscapes.

From the bustling, friendly streets of Cork City, to the rugged beauty of West Cork, the tranquillity and enchantment of North Cork and the holiday atmosphere of East Cork, the county is a land of diversity waiting to be discovered and enjoyed.

Come and live the experience, County Cork offers a full range of holiday options for all interests, with numerous places to visit, many sporting and leisure activities to play or watch and a host of festivals and events to savour and remember forever.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Waterford - Sublime Scenery

Great beaches, pretty villages and sublime scenery make Waterford a top choice

Waterford might be renowned the world-over for its exquisite crystal, but there’s a lot more to this county than just cut glass. With an ideal mix of mountain, beaches and urban excitement, Waterford is a county unlike any other in Ireland.

Its superb position on Ireland’s sunny  south east coast means that beaches are a real highlight in Waterford, with clear pristine waters and spectacular surroundings.  

Many of Waterford’s prettiest villages sit perched on the edge of beautiful bays, while the towns of Lismore, Cappoquin and Ballymacarbry are nestled into quiet, tranquil Nire Valley. 

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Galway - a Rugged Wonderland

Take a trip into the rugged wonderland of County Galway for an experience of a lifetime

A remarkable county with a truly unique atmosphere, Galway in the  West of Ireland gets under your skin like no other place in the world.

Dramatic, haunting and utterly wild, the craggy countryside at times looks unforgiving, at times rich with bursts of colour and dotted with tranquil, picture perfect lakes.

The Gaeltacht area of County Galway offers an authentic insight into life through the Irish language, and the Aran Islands have a breathtaking beauty and an island atmosphere of their own.

On top of all this, Galway’s got great beaches, soaring mountains, lovely villages, fabulous pubs and some of the friendliest people in Ireland. Take a closer look to discover more…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Get lost in Donegal!

Lose yourself in some of the finest scenery Ireland has to offer

If you long to get away from it all, then Donegal is the perfect spot. With soaring sea cliffs that plummet 300 metres, deserted white sandy beaches, jaw-dropping landscapes, excellent seafood and quiet cosy pubs, Donegal forces you to sit back, slow down and admire the view.
But whether you want to opt for long rambling walks over rugged terrain, laze around on a scenic beach, or explore an ancient site, this spectacular county in Ireland’s  North West corner is hard to beat.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Giant's Causeway

Marvel at the wonders of nature at the Giant's Causeway in North Antrim. No trip to Northern Ireland would be complete with a stop to Northern Ireland's most popular tourist attraction. The Giant's Causeway is known for its hexagonal shaped basalt columns formed by intense volcanic activity formed in the area some 50 to 60 million years ago.

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