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Glendalough Wicklow day tour

Glendalough is in the heart of county Wicklow, this beautiful green valley, with two shimmering glacial lakes nestled between lush, sloping mountains and noisy waterfalls. It’s name derives from the Irish (Gaelic) Gleann Dá Locha, meaning “valley of the two … Continue reading

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Boyne Valley Meath Ireland

St. Patrick a foreign Christian missionary come to convert Ireland’s Celtic pagans. This he did with great symbolic flare. As the Druids celebrated their feast day on the Hill of Tara, Patrick prepared the Easter feast on the Hill of … Continue reading

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A day in Kildare

Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens The farm, purchased by Colonel William Hall Walker at the turn of the 20th century, is now owned by the Irish people but is run as a commercial entity, its management working hard to … Continue reading

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Celtic Explorer day tour – Newgrange, Monasterboice, Hill of Tara a unique day tour from Dublin

Ancient, majestic and rich in unspoiled scenic pastureland, Meath is the perfect place to escape the stresses and strains of modern life. Situated in Ireland’s  Midlands and known as the Royal County, Meath was once the seat of the High … Continue reading

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Lonely Planet HISTORY OF GLENDALOUGH

History of Glendalough In AD 498 a young monk named Kevin arrived in the valley and decided that it would be a good spot for a bit of silent meditation. He set up house in what had been a Bronze Age … Continue reading

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Traditional Irish music festival Temple Bar Dublin 2012

TradFest brings Irish music and culture including headline concerts, free events, family programme, films, parade & more.  This years festival includes headline concerts in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin City Hall and The Button Factory. Other events include over 200 free … Continue reading

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April 11 Titanic departs Cobh Southern Ireland (20 lifeboats & 2228 passengers)

White Star had made one fateful decision, dramatically reducing the number of lifeboats proposed by Titanic’s original designer, Alexander Carlisle. While Titanic’s 20 lifeboats actually exceeded Board of Trade requirements, they, and the four collapsible boats, provided space for barely … Continue reading

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