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Fanad Lighthouse

Fanad Lighthouse

Northwest Ireland | County Donegal

Fanad Lighthouse is located near Portsalon on the end of Fanad Peninsula in County Donegal. It was built at the request of Captain Hill of the Royal Navy in Derry. His request was addressed to the Corporation for Preserving and Improving the Port of Dublin after the frigate Saldana was wrecked near the shore of Fanad Head in 1812. He claimed that lighthous...   more info and photos

Skellig Islands

Skellig Islands

Southwest Ireland | County Kerry

The Skellig Islands (Irish: Na Scealaga) are two small, rocky islands : Great Skellig (also known as Skellig Michael) and Little Skellig. Islands are located about 12 km off the coast of Portmagee on the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry. The Skellig Micheal is renowned for its Early Christian Monastic Settlement (designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site...   more info and photos

Emo Court and Gardens

Emo Court and Gardens

Midlands Ireland | County Laois

Emo Court it's neo- classical mansion surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland located near Portlaoise in County Laois. House was designed by famous architect James Gandon (architect of "Four Courts", "Custom House" and "King's Inns" in Dublin) in 1790 for John Dawson, the first Earl of Portarlington. When Dawson-Damer family have left the residency in 1...   more info and photos

Slea Head Famine Cottages

Slea Head Famine Cottages

Southwest Ireland | County Kerry

Slea Head Famine Cottages located on Dingle Peninsula in county Kerry are a memorial reminding the tragedy of Great Famine (Irish: an Gorta Mór) from the mid 19th century. The result of this tragedy was the death of a million people and the emigration of another million, reducing the Irish population by about 25%. The cottages are made up of main farmers co...   more info and photos

Gallarus Oratory

Gallarus Oratory

Southwest Ireland | County Kerry

Gallarus Oratory (Irish: Séipéilín Ghallarais, what means "The Church of the Place of the Foreigners") located on the Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, it is probably early Christian church. Is believed to have been built between the 6th century and 9th century. There is no clear evidence when and by whom was built but one is sure, it was built with perfect pr...   more info and photos

Glendalough

Glendalough

East Ireland | County Wicklow

Glendalough – (vally of two lakes) one of the most important Early Christian monastic sites in Ireland. The monastery was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century and flourished throughout the next centuries. It was known in Europe at that time, as a center of learning(knowledge). Monastic settlement survived several Viking raids in 9th and 10th century and...   more info and photos

Holy Island (Inis Cealtra)

Holy Island (Inis Cealtra)

West Ireland | County Clare

Holy Island (Inis Cealtra) is a small inland island located on Lough (lake) Derg, near Mountshannon Village in county Clare. The place is known because of located there ruins of monastic complex. The monastery was founded by St. Colum of Terryglass in 6th century. ln the mid-7th century, St. Caimin built a small church. The settlement was pillaged by the Vik...   more info and photos

Staigue Fort

Staigue Fort

Southwest Ireland | County Kerry

Staigue Fort (An Stéig) is partly ruined (but one of the largest and finest in Ireland) dry-stone, walled ringfort, located on the Iveragh peninsula in County Kerry (Ring of Kerry). Probably built in the early centuries AD as defensive stronghold for local chieftain. Fort is surrounded by earthen bank and ditch, has about 27 m (90 ft) in diameter, its wa...   more info and photos