E32***16A lovely journey through the historical and precise process of this iconic beer (stout). Great value for money if you really take in what the guide has to say. And the skybar at the end is fantastic with 360 degree views of such a cool city! Highly recommend!
Jurajivagreat place to check out in Dublin. it has an amazing library. but there is a wait. The grounds are free to visit and take pictures. the buildings and the lawn are very nice. if you are interested in education and history definitely a place to go. they have student tours aswell.
Forget fashionable footwear, only your most comfortable shoes will cut it in Killarney. It's a walking town, and every trail is a history lesson. Journey on foot through Ireland's first national park, 26,000 acres of woodlands, sandstone mountains and low-lying lakes. When your feet wear out, take in Killarney National Park via boat from Ross Castle. And because there are more hotel beds in Killarney than in any other Irish town or city (besides Dublin), you'll always have a place to rest your head (and feet).
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10 Things To Know About Ireland
Ireland has long been an island divided, but is starting to make a serious comeback. Here are 10 things to know about the Emerald Isle.
10 Things to Know About Ireland
An island located close to Britain, Ireland has been in nearly constant conflict with its neighbor. Alas, things have changed dramatically in the last ten years as have Ireland’s fortunes. Religious violence seems to have tapered off and economic growth is some of the strongest in Europe.
Here are ten things to know about the amazing country of Ireland.
1. The island is split between two countries, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
2. Prior to 1921, the entire island was part of and controlled by Britain.
3. In 1921, 26 counties in the south were given independence and became the Republic of Ireland .
You won’t find leprechauns or pots of gold here, but you’ll discover that what it means to be Irish expands far beyond the borders of Ireland through the stories of Irish emigrants who became scientists, politicians, poets, artists and even outlaws all over the world. Discover Ireland from the outside in and find out why saying “I’m Irish” is one of the biggest conversation starters, no matter where you are.
➖ Address - Custom House Quay, Dublin 1
Open 7 days a week: 10:00am – 6:45pm
➖ Highlights - At EPIC they honour Irish emigrants by telling their stories and keeping their memories alive. It’s a place where you can come to acknowledge them, their journeys, their struggles and their achievements.
When they left Ireland they took something very important with them, something that would give them strength, their identity, their power to change the world and something they would pass on to you – their name.
They invite you to be a part of our The Power of a Name exhibition by adding your emigrant family member's name to the Legacy Wall. Simply give them their name, where they emigrated from and the year they left. They will project it onto the wall of EPIC and it will become part of the exhibition.
You will also have a chance to purchase a personalised genealogy consultation with the Irish Family History Centre.
➖ Rating - 5 ⭐️/5
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Getting There - Dublin airport is a hub, so you’ll easily find a cheap flight from many countries. To arrive from the airport into town? there’s plenty of buses or taxi. The Dublin express is probably the fastest as it goes through the tunnel, you’ll be in the city centre in only 30 minutes (buy the ticket online as it’s cheaper).
Once in the city centre, you can just go anywhere by walking. The world is at your feet.
Attractions - There’s plenty to do in Dublin. I personally suggest to go to EPIC (The Irish Emigration Museum), it’s really a fantastic experience, especially if you have Irish ancestors. You’ll discover that what it means to be Irish expands far beyond the borders of Ireland through the stories of Irish emigrants who became scientists, politicians, poets, artists and even outlaws all over the world.
Trinity college and The Book of Kells is another great experience.
If you have time go the National Gallery of Ireland. It’s free, open 7days a week and has many great paintings.
Hotels - There’s many nice hotels in Dublin, but if you value your sleep don’t choose one in the Temple bar area.
Food & Restaurants - The restaurant and cafe scene has really stepped up in Dublin. Walk around the city centre, avoid the tourists’ traps and you’ll be fine.
Shopping - Grafton street is one of the areas where you can start your shopping. Just make sure you have enough room in your luggage. 😂
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Charles Fort is the top historic attraction in Kinsale. A star-shaped artillery fort built during the late 17th century, this unique stronghold is impeccably preserved. It is located in a tiny village named Summer Cove, which lies a mile and a half southwest of Kinsale, hugging the Kinsale Harbor.
Charles Fort played a role in some of Ireland's largest battles, including the Williamite War of 1689 and the Irish Civil War of 1922. Overlooking the Old Head of Kinsale, the fort also offers unbeatable views of the village.
Declared a National Monument in 1973, this is a popular place for day visitors from Cork, especially during summer. Head out early to avoid long queues. Also, wear comfy walking shoes and be careful - the terrain here can be a bit uneven and there are 20 acres to explore.
Insider's tip: The tearoom is a lovely spot to take a load off and refuel. It's open daily from May through September and on weekends from April through October.
Roughly a seven-minute drive along the N70 in the direction of Sneem is Templenoe. It's main attraction is a church dating from 1816. Beyond this, at the ruins of Dromore Castle, is a viewpoint and parking lot.
The valley of the Blackwater with salmon and trout fishing opens up on the right hand side, and the river plunges down to the sea in a deep gorge. From the road here, a footpath leads down through dense, almost tropical vegetation to the shore. A charming little road ascends the valley over a pass scaling 250 meters and leads to Glencar and Lough Caragh. #oldarchitecture
Kenmare, a friendly little seaside resort at the southwest tip of Ireland, lies at the outflow of the River Roughty into the long inlet known as the Kenmare River. The town is noted for its high-quality lace, and also for excellent woollen goods. The principal source of income, however, is tourism. Given that the Ring of Kerry begins here, it's no wonder so many travelers choose to stop in for a bit.
Although tourism makes its mark in Kenmare, the town still has much of the atmosphere present when it originated in 1775. The two main streets intersect at right angles and traverse beautiful scenery. Not far west, on the bank of the River Finnihy, there's a Druid's Circle of 15 standing stones with a dolmen in the center.
Step back in time to the Iron Ages with a visit to Cahergal Stone Fort. An ancient ring fort, this impressive Ring of Kerry tourist attraction succeeds at feeling ethereal and majestic at the same time. Bring a camera, because your friends back home will have to see this to believe it's real.
A large, four-meter-tall (in some places) stone wall surrounds the circular structure at the center of the fort, which lies just outside Cahersiveen and super close to the entrancing Ballycarbery Castle. While no exact date is known, this impressive fort is thought to have been built in the 7th century.
Today, you'll find it in exemplary condition, as it's been recently restored, and the grassy area above the outer wall serves as a serene setting for a picnic.
Originally brought to the world's attention in 1934 by the fictional documentary Man of Aran, the islands have captivated visitors ever since. It's the Irish taste it used to be. Gaelic is the first language, there are only 12,000 inhabitants, and once on land, you will feel as if you are being warped. There are three islands, the largest is Inishmore, then Inishmaan, and the smallest is Inisheer. Wild, windy, rugged and utterly unique, the islands offer a visitor experience like no other. Once experienced, Dun Aonghasa's massive rock fort and the towering cliffs of Aran will never be forgotten. The local culture is very different from that on the mainland, the archaeological heritage cannot be found anywhere else and the rich landscapes are simply stunning.