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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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Roche Castle

Roche Castle

East Ireland | County Louth

Roche Castle is Norman stronghold located about 10 km northwest of Dundalk, in County Louth. Castleroche, how is also called, consists of a roughly triangular in circuit of walls (determined by the shape of the rock it stands on), with two masive D-shaped towers with gateway between them and two storey great hall beside. It was built in 1236 by Lady Rohesia ...   more info and photos

Monasterboice

Monasterboice

East Ireland | County Louth

Monasterboice is a ruin of early Christian settlement located 10km northwest of Drogheda (just of M1 motorway). The remains of two churches dates from late medieval period but first monastery was founded here in 6th century by Saint Buithe. There is also 28m high, roofless round towrer, which was burnt in 1097. The monastery functioned until 1122, there are ...   more info and photos

Dereenataggart Stone Circle

Dereenataggart Stone Circle

Southwest Ireland | County Cork

Derreenataggart Stone Circle is located near Castletownbere, on Beara Peninsula, in west part of county Cork. This well preserved example of a recumbent stone circle has 7.8m in diameter and probably had 15 upright stones of which 9 are still standing, 3 have fallen and 3 are missing. The entrance is marked by pair of tallest stones (the portal stones) and t...   more info and photos

Knappogue Castle

Knappogue Castle

West Ireland | County Clare

Knappogue Castle is a medieval tower house located near Quin, in County Clare. It was built in 1467 by Seán MacNamara and stayed in MacNamara's hands untill 1800 when was sold to Scott family. The new owners have begun extensive modernisation, completed in 1855 by another owner Theobold Fitzwalter Butler, 14th Baron Dunboyne. In that time, the Gothic-revival...   more info and photos

Butter Museum

Butter Museum

Southwest Ireland | County Cork

The Butter Museum is located in the historic Shandon area of Cork city, beside the entrance to the old Cork Butter Exchange. It presents the history of the Irish dairy industry from its earliest times, through the heyday in the 19th-century, when Cork was the largest exporter of butter in the world, to the modern times, when the Kerrygold brand has achieved ...   more info and photos

Baltinglass Abbey

Baltinglass Abbey

East Ireland | County Wicklow

The ruins of Cistercian monastery located in Baltinglass (Co. Wicklow), date back to the 1148. The Baltinglass Abbey was founded by King of Leinster, Diarmait MacMurchada (most known for inviting Normans to Ireland to help him to fight his political rivals) and colonised by monks from Melinfort Abbey in Co. Louth. In its heyday it was live thriving place, w...   more info and photos

National Museum of Ireland - Natural History

National Museum of Ireland - Natural History

East Ireland | County Dublin

The National Museum of Ireland - Natural History is situated in Dublin's city centre on Merrion Street. The Victorian ‘cabinet-style’ building, designed by architect Frederick Clarendon) was completed in 1857 to house collection of the Royal Dublin Society. In 1877, the ownership of building and collections was transferred to the state and since then is open...   more info and photos

Enniscorthy Castle

Enniscorthy Castle

Southeast Ireland | County Wexford

Enniscorthy Castle in its present shape dates back to late 16th century but the first Anglo-Norman fortress on this site was built by knight Raymond le Gros in 12th century. That earlier structure was recorded as being destroyed by native Irish in 1326. The castle is similar to Ferns Castle, also has four corner towers but it's much smaller. It changed the o...   more info and photos