Top heritage sites in Brú na Bóinne: Knowth – tombs and history after the building period

Top heritage sites in Brú na Bóinne: Knowth – tombs and history after the building period

The most important monuments in Brú na Bóinne are the megalithic stones at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. The before mentioned monuments are enlisted as World Heritage Sites. After Newgrange, Knowth is a remarkable prehistoric memorial site, which is basically a large dune with two passage tombs enclosed by 18 smaller dunes. The large mound lies on approximately half a hectare and it is called Site 1. The entrances are dotted with unusual rocks like granite or quartz. The smaller tombs, of w... [ read more ]

Top heritage sites in Brú na Bóinne – art, tombs and stones at Newgrange

Top heritage sites in Brú na Bóinne – art, tombs and stones at Newgrange

The most important monuments in Brú na Bóinne are the megalithic stones at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. The before mentioned monuments are enlisted as World Heritage Sites. The most known of these three Irish passage tombs is Newgrange which dates back to approximately the 2nd or 3rd century BC. The diameter of the whole monument site is about 80 meters. The most outstanding piece among the stones is the one called the Entrance Stone which is beautifully decorated. Tombs and stones The mo... [ 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 ]

Visiting Connemara and Mayo County – Letterfrack, Oughterard and Recess

Visiting Connemara and Mayo County – Letterfrack, Oughterard and Recess

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 offe... [ 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 island to visit around Ireland

Best island to visit around Ireland

Sometimes all you need is to get away from stress and the crowded city and just travel somewhere quiet, peaceful and less agglomerated. The scattered islands around Ireland are unforgettably beautiful, wind-tossed and wild but that’s what gives their charm. These wonderful islands have inspired several naturalists, poets and writers. You can also find you own inspiration if you travel to one of these gateway locations. Visit the Skellig Islands and admire the pinnacles, spend a lovely holid... [ read more ]

Mountains, valleys and picnic spots in Ireland

Mountains, valleys and picnic spots in Ireland

Going out for a nice picnic with friends and family can be a relaxing and lovely pass time on a weekend or holiday. The only thing you need is loads of food to eat, a patch of green area and your cheerfulness. Of course you might want to take a couple of blankets, a badminton set, a frisbee and maybe a deck of cards. No matter what activities you choose to do it is always better and more refreshing outdoors than staying inside the house, especially on a lovely spring day or in the summer ... [ read more ]

The best tourist attractions in County Galway

The best tourist attractions in County Galway

Galway is famous for its wonderful geographical features, as the Mountain Ranges with the Twelve Bens which dominates the Connemara skyline. There you will find many islands off the coast, such as the Aran Islands which is one of the most beautiful attractions in County Galway. It has limnetic lakes, with salmon, coarse and trout fish. in abundance. County Galway has many blue flag beaches. The most popular and largest beaches are in Connemara. In Galway you can explore the greatest castles i... [ 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 ]

Top 5 attractions in Limerick

Top 5 attractions in Limerick

Limerick city is the third largest city in Ireland and it is the capital of the Mid-Western Region. It is known for its wealthy heritage and it is also filled with beautiful natural attractions and rural charisma. There you can find many accommodation options, as Clarion Hotel Suites, Patrick Punchs Hotel and Boutique Hotel. They are located in the center of the county. The city is located along the amazing islands of the River. You will see that in Limerick you will not need a list of the be... [ read more ]