Take a leap through history, learn the fascinating story behind one of the most well-known Irish Whiskeys in the world, and enjoy a whiskey tasting – rewarded with a Irish Whiskey Taster Certificate. For history and whiskey enthusiasts alike, the Old Midleton Distillery is not to be missed.
Take the famous 99 steps to the bridge, cross the arched bridge, admire the dramatic cliff scenery, and walk up to the Mizen Head Signal Station. Explore the early history of maritime telegraphy and radio, and the story of the Mizen Head light house keepers.
Cobh is a charming seaside town in County Cork that became an embarkation point during Ireland’s mass emigrations. If you claim Irish descent, then there is a good chance that your ancestors left Ireland through Cobh. It is also known as the Titanic’s last port of call in 1912.
A 200 year old cottage and traditional farm in Bonane. Experience the simple country lifestyle in rural Ireland before the days of electricity and modern conveniences. Have a taste of the home made Poitin (moonshine) that is still brewed according to Molly’s secret recipe.
This part of the Southwest is still not discovered by tourist and gives you the feeling of going back in time! The narrow coastal roads, Healy Pass, Eyeries, Uragh Stone Circle, Allihies and McCarthys Pub in Castletownbere are not to be missed.
This Castle at Cahir in County Tipperary is one of the most impressive looking medieval castles in Ireland. It was built over 800 years ago on a rocky island surrounded by the river Suir.
The Hill of Tara once was the ancient seat of power in Ireland – 142 Kings are said to have reigned here. In ancient Irish mythology it was the sacred home for the gods, and the entrance to the otherworld. Sitting on top of the King’s Seat at the Hill of Tara is the famous “Stone of Destiny”.
Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, is a place that has a history of tragedy, romance, innovation, education and spirituality. It was built as a beautiful castle in 1868, and is now an Abbey and home to the Benedictine since 1920.
The Connemara is a unique and wild landscape with bogs and lakes, and breathtaking coastal scenery. Oscar Wilde has described Connemara as “a place of savage beauty”.
This Peninsula is a must see. Visit Inch Beach, Menard Castle, Dingle Town, Slea Head coastal drive, ancient Beehive Huts, Coomeenoole Beach and Dunquin Pier.
The Burren is a unique limestone landscape. The coastline is made up of rocky foreshores and limestone cliffs. Inland you’ll find rocky hills with ancient burial chambers and medieval ruins.
The Aran Islands off the Galway coast are the embodiment of a traditional, almost mystical Ireland. Visit the breathtaking stone age forts on Innismore, or experience traditional island life on Inishmaan or Inisheer