Visiting Heywood Gardens

Visiting Heywood Gardens

Heywood Gardens used to be part of a grand mansion which was built in the 18th century by a very rich engineer and architect, Michael Trench, who designed it together with his friend, James Gandon. Heywood mansion has been the family residence of the Trenches until the 1930s. In 1951 the house was destroyed in a fire. The ruins have been demolished and a new modern school was built in its place nearby. At Heywood there are two gardens: the Italianate gardens and the outer parkland. The parkla... [ read more ]

Visiting Achill Island – beaches, historical architecture and the Deserted Village

Visiting Achill Island – beaches, historical architecture and the Deserted Village

Achill Island is the largest island of Ireland which is located off the coasts of Mayo County. The island is abundant in history, packed with lots of evidence showing the presence of humans going back about 4000 years. Achill has beautiful and long sandy beaches which are never far away from any point on the island. Visit the small deserted coves and walk along soaring cliffs. The island is surrounded by clear Atlantic water which peacefully shines in the summer sun. If you pick the right mom... [ read more ]

Visiting Ireland, Tory Island

Visiting Ireland, Tory Island

Tory Island is a small place located near the coast of Donegal and is only about half a mile wide and 3 miles long. It can be reached only when the weather is in your favor which is why it is still barely inhabited. The island has a population of about 200 souls in four small towns: East Town, West Town, Newtown and Middletown. The island has remarkable scenery dotted with pink colored granite cliffs and rocks towering from the sea. Tory Island is a perfect location for bird watching. There ... [ read more ]

Visiting Ireland, the Stud Tour and the Japanese Gardens

Visiting Ireland, the Stud Tour and the Japanese Gardens

Ireland has a long history in horse breeding. There is a large and busy stud farm in Tully called the National Stud which among others is famous for its training center. Also while you are visiting we highly recommend you to stop by the two magnificent gardens: the Japanese Gardens and Commemorative Garden of St. Fiachra. Nature enthusiasts and horse lovers are both welcome in Tully. Join the Stud Tour, take a look at the finest stallions in Europe, see how the horses are trained and visit th... [ read more ]

Visiting Brú na Bóinne: archeological site and world heritage

Visiting Brú na Bóinne: archeological site and world heritage

Brú na Bóinne is an archeological site and a valuable natural heritage located in the eastern region of Ireland, about 40 kilometers from Dublin, between Drogheda and Slane. The name itself, Brú na Bóinne means mansion or palace of the Boyne. This important archeological landscape is famous for its three gigantic passage tombs: Dowth, Knotwth and Newgrange. They are said to have been build in the Neolithic Age or presumably in the Late Stone Age. Knowth contains the biggest set of megalit... [ read more ]

Top scenic locations in Mayo County and Connemara: Kylemore Valley, Turlough and Westport

Top scenic locations in Mayo County and Connemara: Kylemore Valley, Turlough and Westport

When you visit Ireland you must simply not miss out on the most distinct area of the country which is dotted with beautiful contrasts. It is a place filled with ancient history both savage and sacred. It has unique and illuminating contemporary literature and cultural remnants from the past. It is an ideal holiday destination for the adventurous and young travelers. Visit the beautiful countryside and experience the rural and rugged Irish stereotype. Connemara and Mayo County has lots to off... [ read more ]

Best accommodation options in Ireland- an Irish summer holiday

Best accommodation options in Ireland- an Irish summer holiday

In the country of Ireland you might not be able to enjoy a lot of sunshine, but when the summer time comes you should better make use of it. The beautiful Ireland is an ideal getaway for a relaxing and stress free holiday. Visit and walk along the sandy or rocky beaches and enjoy a cold beverage in the pubs. It is said that Connemara as an example is one of the most iconic holiday locations in Ireland for its wild and amazing landscapes, its culture and heritage, flora and fauna and of course... [ read more ]

Best family activities in Ireland in the summer season

Best family activities in Ireland in the summer season

When the first day of summer sets up you know it is time to get out of the house, leave the warm blankets on the couch, turn off the TV and video games and walk in the sunshine. The country of Ireland offers several summer activities for all the members of the family. Visit the museums around the country, play with dolphins and enjoy your favorite water sports on the shores of Ireland. Above you will find three super fun and spectacular summer activities where you can take you whole family a... [ read more ]

Horse riding and special trips in Ireland

Horse riding and special trips in Ireland

Ireland has many names and is associated with many things. Horse riding is one of them. Some call it ‘the land of the horse’ for Ireland has several spectacular riding breaks. There are all kinds of routes and tracks where you can enjoy a lovely horse ride. You can choose from cross-country tracks, beach rides, post treks and others which might challenge your horse riding skills. There are numerous horse racing events which you can attend and there also possible to visit horse breeding com... [ read more ]

The most beautiful attractions of Wexford city

The most beautiful attractions of Wexford city

Wexford is the beautiful Irish county town of County Wexford. It is close to Rosslare Europort and near the south-eastern part of the famous island of Ireland. This gorgeous city is the 13th largest of Ireland’s counties in and 14th largest according to the population. Wexford is famous for undulating countryside, beautiful sightseeing attractions and rolling waves. Rolling green fields cover the peaceful atmosphere of rural slope reaching to a golden coast where the soft sand and the Ir... [ read more ]