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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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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

Dunbeg Promontory Fort

Dunbeg Promontory Fort

Southwest Ireland | County Kerry

Dunbeg Fort (Dún Beag) is located on craggy promontory between Ventry and Slea Head (road R599) on Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry. Remains that have survived to this days were built between the 8th and 10th century, but excavations have shown some evidence of human residence dating from 8th century BC. There is no evidence that Dunbeg was ever again occu...   more info and photos

Roscommon Castle

Roscommon Castle

Midlands Ireland | County Roscommon

Roscommon Castle is quite large ruin of Anglo-Norman castle located on a hillside, just outside the Roscommon town, in county Roscommon. The castle was erected on the orders of the Henry III king of England and work to begin in 1269. Due to constant attacks of Aedh O'Conor (son of FeiIim O'Conor, the Irish king of Connacht) building works were slowed down....   more info and photos

Dunbrody Abbey

Dunbrody Abbey

Southeast Ireland | County Wexford

Dunbrody Abbey is a Cistercian monastery ruin located on Hook Peninsula in county Wexford. Was founded by Hervey de Montmarisco (uncle of Strongbow - one of the first Normans who arrived to settle Ireland) in the 1170s. Modest appearance and impressive size of monastic complex (it has one of the largest naves of all Irish churches) makes it uniqe. Durin...   more info and photos

Achill Island

Achill Island

West Ireland | County Mayo

Achill Island is located off the west coast in County Mayo and is the largest island in Ireland (24km x 19km). It is linked to the mainland by Michael Davitt Bridge, between the villages of Achill Sound (Irish: Gob an Choire) and Polranny (Irish: Poll Raithnígh). Jagged coastline, cliffs, mountains, lakes and amazing beaches, it all create unique, fabulous l...   more info and photos

Leacanabuaile Stone Fort

Leacanabuaile Stone Fort

Southwest Ireland | County Kerry

Leacanabuaile Stone Fort is located near Cahersiveen in Ballycarbery East on Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry. Partly reconstructed but still under construction dry-stone walled fort is one of very few in Ireland of these to be excavated (in 1939/40). Objects found there dating from 8th and 9th century and suggesting the existence of an early Christian f...   more info and photos

Cahergall Stone Fort

Cahergall Stone Fort

Southwest Ireland | County Kerry

Cahergall Stone Fort is located near Cahersiveen in Ballycarbery East on Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry. The name Cahergall comes from the Gaelic words, Chathair Gheal, which mean “The Bright Fort”. Recently renovated dry-stone walled ring fort probably dates from late Iron Age or early Medival period. It has about 25 meters in diameter, walls are up to 4...   more info and photos