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 ]

Visitor’s guide to Brú na Bóinne art – carvings, tombstones and monuments

Visitor’s guide to Brú na Bóinne art – carvings, tombstones and monuments

Traditions of the past are present in many things. They are present in the everyday lives of the people, in their celebrations and festivals, in their architecture and last but not least in art. Every country, region and town has their own unique style that represents them as a nation, as a community. In Brú na Bóinne, Boyne Valley art has an important role. The monuments are featured by combinations of triangles and spirals, arcs, chevrons and lozenges which you can see on tombstones and a... [ read more ]

Best of the West - Irish monuments, parks and green areas

Best of the West – Irish monuments, parks and green areas

Ireland is a fascinating country where everyone can find something interesting to do. Its western region is packed with several parks and large green areas for families where parents can have a lovely day out with their children and friends. The parks are ideal for picnic and relaxation. On the other hand there are also several heritage sites and cultural monuments for tourists and visitors. The parks described below are not only green areas for pass time and fairytale adventure, some of them... [ read more ]

Dublin's Phoenix Park, the largest city park in the world

Dublin’s Phoenix Park, the largest city park in the world

Thew city of Dublin is not the largest capital in Europe, nor the most modern, but it has something that many larger and more glamorous cities lack: it has heart. Dublin is infused with an inimitable charm and a flair for making even the most ordinary walk on the streets seem exciting. The quaint combination of historical places and modern buildings is essential to Dublin's personality, but so are the green spaces where people can feel like being in the middle of nature for a short while. Th... [ read more ]

The best sights in Galway

The best sights in Galway

Although it is Ireland's fifth city by size, Galway is not a large place, and it has that magical small town feel despite its intense cultural life and nightlife. What can be better than a small town where you can easily walk from one place to another, filled with all the pubs, shops and sights you could wish for? Add cheery and bustling crowds in the mix, and you have yourself a perfect vacation destination in West Ireland. Although it doesn't have many typical sights, this multicultural and vi... [ read more ]