The Castle of Trim

The Castle of Trim

If you are interested in the Middle Ages, Trim is a perfect detination for you. At only half an hour drive from Dublin, Trim has a beautiful old town and hosts many medieval ruins. Here you can admire the remains of the beautiful Gothic cathedral as a part of the nave and the altar can still be seen. It is interesting to see the bridge of St. Peter, considered the second oldest bridge in the country. The Newtown monuments consist of a large medieval cathedral and two small churches dating bac... [ read more ]

Visiting the medieval city of Clonmacnoise

Visiting the medieval city of Clonmacnoise

The beautiful medieval city of Clonmacnoise has been founded during the 6th century by St. Ciaran and it is one of the most important and is among the oldest settlements of Europe from the early Christian era. The settlement had great importance from strategic point of view as it was built in the middle of Ireland where a pristine roadway went through the Shannon River. Most of the buildings in Clonmacnoise are in ruins today but their aspect is still worth seeing just as much as the precious... [ read more ]

Visiting Glencolmcille – the Folk Village Museum and the pilgrims

Visiting Glencolmcille – the Folk Village Museum and the pilgrims

The charming Glencolmcille is recommended for tourists who are trying to avoid crowds and just long to spend a lovely holiday in a fabulous and beautiful place. When you are traveling to Ireland no matter what the season is, the spectacular Glencolmcille will always be an ideal destination. There are no commercialized attractions and numberless visitor centers but it has magnificent natural surroundings. You can enjoy and explore beautiful mountain walks, go for a stroll on a secluded beach ... [ read more ]

Irish history: visiting the Cobh Heritage Centre

Irish history: visiting the Cobh Heritage Centre

During the second part of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century many people left Ireland in hope to start a new life on the American continent. About 3 million people left Cobh during this time who aimed towards the American dream on the board of the Titanic, the Lusitania and other ships. The town of Cobh is a charming little settlement which is dominated by the St. Colman Cathedral and it is also home of the Cobh Heritage Center. Here you can walk the Titanic Trail and lea... [ read more ]

Visiting Barryscourt Castle

Visiting Barryscourt Castle

The castle of Barryscourt is a small tower house from the 15th century which used to be the home of a Norman family called De Barry for several centuries. Evidence proves that the castle has been inhabited for about a millennium. The fortified house was built by Phillip De Barry in 1202 for the purpose of dwelling in a country inhabited by families which were in constant conflict with each other. The building is protected by thick walls and inside it has a small chapel together with all sorts... [ read more ]

Visiting Carlingford – history and sights

Visiting Carlingford – history and sights

Tourism is blooming in Carlingford. This amazing location has intangible local heritage and is quite rich in culture and history. If you want to have a peak into medieval Ireland, Carlingford is the perfect place to look. The streets are made of cobblestone and filled with the finest dining places, designer shops and coffee houses. You can walk in the footsteps of great Celtic warriors like Fionn Mac Cumhaill and Cú Chulainn. There are many fun and adventurous activities waiting for you here... [ read more ]

Visiting medieval Ireland: Carlingford & the Cooley Peninsula

Visiting medieval Ireland: Carlingford & the Cooley Peninsula

Tourism is blooming in Carlingford and the Cooley Peninsula, Co Louth. These amazing locations have intangible local heritage and are quite rich in culture and history. If you want to have a peak into medieval Ireland, Carlingford is the perfect place to look. The streets are made of cobblestone and filled with the finest dining places, designer shops and coffee houses. Visit the Cooley Peninsula and walk in the footsteps of great Celtic warriors like Fionn Mac Cumhaill and Cú Chulainn. Ther... [ read more ]

Halloween in a traditional Irish way

Halloween in a traditional Irish way

As the Halloween celebration is coming nigh all the children get excited and prepare their costumes and bags for trick or treating and collecting sweets. In general the customs are all the same however the Irish have added a few more traditions to make it their own special holiday and give it a nice Irish flavor. On all hallows’ eve the streets of Ireland put up their festive moods and although the children are happy let’s not forget about the fact that it is the night when the dead can r... [ read more ]

Visiting the Skellig Rocks

Visiting the Skellig Rocks

The Skellig Rocks tower on the Atlantic Ocean about 12 kilometers from Kerry County. This destination has been chosen by a group of ascetic monks as a dwelling location. They came here between the 6th and the 8th centuries in order to pursuit a closer relationship with God. Here they have built a monastery which stands even today and can be visited. In the 13th century the monks have moved back to the mainland but kept the monastery on the island as a pilgrimage location. Later, in the 19th c... [ read more ]

Visitors guide to the Skellig Rocks - Little Skellig and Great Skellig

Visitors guide to the Skellig Rocks – Little Skellig and Great Skellig

The Great Skellig, also known as Skellig Michael is a set of rocks which tower on the Atlantic Ocean about 12 kilometers from Kerry County. This destination has been chosen by a group of ascetic monks as a dwelling location. They came here between the 6th and the 8th centuries in order to pursuit a closer relationship with God. Here they have built a monastery which stands even today and can be visited. In the 13th century the monks have moved back to the mainland but kept the monastery on th... [ read more ]