Irish Jewelry with Meaning and Beauty
Guest article from Ciara at Irishshop.com with information on lovely Irish symbols.
Easter 1916: The Fight for Irish Freedom
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
Your 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
The 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
A mini-tour of some of Ireland's magnificent homes, legacy of the Anglo-Irish occupation.
The Vikings in Ireland
For 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
Constance 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
Cutting 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
A virtual tour through Ireland's smallest county reaps big rewards with treasures such as Monasterboice and Mellifont Abbey.
The Anatomy of a Hedgerow
Ireland'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
Ancient culture mingles with Christianity. Ireland's holy wells long predate the coming of the Christians.
Ninety-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
Take 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
County 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
Discover the past glory of Bunratty, Birr, Malahide, Kilkenny, and Cahir castles in part one of a virtual tour.
Kilkenny: Ireland's Medieval City
Kilkenny has many fine buildings to visit, both medieval and modern. Discover them on this walking tour.
A Beara Journey: Quaint Villages, Gorgeous Scenery
Cork'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
Clare's less trafficked sights are a traveler's dream.
The Magic of Mayo
Discover the West of Ireland: Mayo, a county on the move!
Traveler's Tool Kit:
Ireland Travel Planner - 100+ Pages
A collection of travel articles and Web links to facilitate your travel planning.
Photo Galleries - 200+ Pictures
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See where you're headed with a collection of maps and map links for Ireland.
Tourist Office Directory
Use these addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail links to request free literature from Ireland's Bord Failte and other tourist organizations.
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