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Frederic William Burton - The Meeting on the Turret Stairs, 1864
The Meeting on the Turret Stairs, 1864
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Irish Jewelry with Meaning and Beauty
galway bayGuest article from Ciara at with information on lovely Irish symbols.

Easter 1916: The Fight for Irish Freedom
liberty hall Ninety-seven years ago, a small band of Irish patriots struck a blow for Irish freedom. Though the Rising was doomed, it paved the way for Irish independence.

A Blackwater Ramble
the river blackwaterYour Guide explores Munster's Blackwater Valley and finds a meandering river, and along its banks abbey ruins, a castle keep and an old cemetery.

Driving Through Donegal
onegal shorelineThe Republic's most northerly county is famous for its mountains, deep glens, and many lakes, one of which is a celebrated holy place.

Irish Great Houses: Golden Age of the Ascendancy
castletown, co kildareA mini-tour of some of Ireland's magnificent homes, legacy of the Anglo-Irish occupation.

The Vikings in Ireland
moherFor two hundred years Ireland endured a turbulent time with almost constant raids by Norsemen, both Norwegians and Danes. One group became merchants and traders, eventually assimilating with the native Irish. Read about this fascinating part of Irish history.

Madame: A Revolutionary Woman
countess markiewiczConstance Markievicz was the highest ranking woman among the Irish Rebel forces, and one of the most extraordinary. Born into a wealthy Anglo-Irish family, the Countess was brash, blunt, often misunderstood. She spent her life fighting for her country and the poor.

Winning the Turf-Fuel for the Family Fire
a bog near sally gapCutting turf for the family fire is a centuries-old tradition in Ireland. But is the machine age threatening this fragile and finite resource? Updated article!

Louth: Land of Antiquities
Mellifont AbbeyA virtual tour through Ireland's smallest county reaps big rewards with treasures such as Monasterboice and Mellifont Abbey.

The Anatomy of a Hedgerow
redtree5Ireland's shrub flora can be found as part of a network of greenery crisscrossing the land. Read about the fascinating ecosystem in the country's hedgerows.

Ireland's Holy Wells
St. Feidhlimbh's holy wellAncient culture mingles with Christianity. Ireland's holy wells long predate the coming of the Christians.

Michael Collins
michael collinsNinety-one years have passed since Michael Collins was killed at Bealnablath in West Cork. Few names conjure up so much emotion as this leader who brought the might of the British Empire to its knees.

Getting Around Galway
galway bayTake a tour of medieval Galway. Visit St. Nicholas' Church, Lynch Gate, Eyre Square, historic Claddagh, and the lovely Tudor-styled University College, Galway. Afterward, check out some of the country's best shopping. Books, jewelry, crafts, musical instruments, and fine clothing abound in this quaint, vibrant city by the Corrib.

The Old Military Road
old military roadCounty Wicklow's Old Military Road is a relic from the ill-fated Rebellion of 1798. Built by the British to keep rebels from fleeing into the mountains and safety, the old road stretches over moor, meadow, and bog, one of Ireland's loveliest ... and loneliest.

Castles of Ireland, Part 1
kilkenny castleDiscover the past glory of Bunratty, Birr, Malahide, Kilkenny, and Cahir castles in part one of a virtual tour.

Kilkenny: Ireland's Medieval City
kilkenny castleKilkenny has many fine buildings to visit, both medieval and modern. Discover them on this walking tour.

A Beara Journey: Quaint Villages, Gorgeous Scenery
incharquin fallsCork's most westerly peninsula stretches between Bantry Bay and the Kenmare Estuary and offers visitors some of Ireland's most scenic views.

From Here to Clare
the burrenClare's less trafficked sights are a traveler's dream.

The Magic of Mayo
cong, co. mayoDiscover the West of Ireland: Mayo, a county on the move!

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Risking it All
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An Irish Rogue
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A novel of Ireland
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