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Our website is an online travel guide to Ireland. Website is still under construction, but you can already find some interesting travel destinations. It provides essential information about places of interest, photos, opening hours and ticket prices. Every object is marked on the map, what makes it easy to locate. Our search options let you browse and sort objects by categories and regions.

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Clonmacnoise

Clonmacnoise

Midlands Ireland | County Offaly

Clonmacnoise is one of Ireland's most iconic monastic sites. Is situated on the banks of River Shannon about 7km northeast of Shannonbridge, in County Offaly. The first early Christian monastery was founded here by Saint Ciarán, in the middle of the 6th century. Clonmacnoise was located at the crossroads of two very important communication routes of medieval...   more info and photos

Ardmore Monastic Complex

Ardmore Monastic Complex

Southeast Ireland | County Waterford

Monastic Complex in Ardmore, County Waterford is one of the earliest monastic sites in Ireland. It was founded in the late 5th century by St Declan, who began the mission of Christianization before the coming of Saint Patrick. The oldest building of medieval monastic city is St Declan's Oratory from 8th century, which is believed to have been built over the ...   more info and photos

Haroldstown Dolmen

Haroldstown Dolmen

Southeast Ireland | County Carlow

Haroldstown Dolmen is situated on the banks of the Derren River about 8 km northeast from Tullow in County Carlow, just off the road R727 beside the Acaun Bridge. It is a very well preserved portal tomb which dates back to the Neolithic period (4200 - 2400 BC). It consists of two slightly tilted granite capstones supported on ten large upright stones, two of...   more info and photos

Altamont Gardens

Altamont Gardens

Southeast Ireland | County Carlow

Altamont Gardens are situated on the banks of River Slaney 10 km south from Tullow in County Carlow. This Robinsonian-style garden is located on the grounds of 18th century Altamont House, but most of the garden was created at the beginning of the 20th century by Lecky Watson, and then by his daughter, Corona North. After her death in 1990s house and garden ...   more info and photos

Huntington Castle

Huntington Castle

Southeast Ireland | County Carlow

Huntington Castle is located in the village of Clonegal in County Carlow (about 30 km southeast of Carlow Town). It was built in 1625 by Sir Laurence Esmonde (major general of King James I's forces in Ireland and governor of Duncannon Fort) as a garrison, which later became his family home. He received the title of Lord Esmonde for his loyal service. Laurenc...   more info and photos

Brownshill Portal Tomb

Brownshill Portal Tomb

Southeast Ireland | County Carlow

Brownshill Portal Tomb, also known as Kernanstown Cromlech is located a few kilometres east from Carlow town, just off the road R726. This megalithic monument is circa 5000 years old and is reputed for having one of the heaviest capstones of all European dolmens. Approximate weight of this massive granite capstone is 100 tons and measures around 6 by 5 metre...   more info and photos

Kells Priory

Kells Priory

Southeast Ireland | County Kilkenny

The Augustine priory, located in the village of Kells in County Kilkenny is a unique example of a fortified monastery, combining elements of both religious and military medieval architecture. It was founded by Norman knight, Geoffrey Fitzrobert (a brother-in-law to Richard de Clare, known as Strongbow) in c.1193 but most of the existing buildings date from t...   more info and photos

 Athgreany Stone Circle

Athgreany Stone Circle

East Ireland | County Wicklow

Athgreany Stone Circle (also known as Piper's Stones) is located at Athgreany townland, just off the road N81, in County Wicklow (about 2,5 km south from Hollywood). This Bronze Age stone circle has a diameter of 23 meters and consists of 14 granite boulders, the tallest of which is 1.8 meters. Originally there were much more stones, which probably were bro...   more info and photos