NEW FOR 2016 - Bed & Breakfast Guide
Ireland Hidden Gems is an independent travel website written by Irish travel writer, photographer and adventurer Susan Byron a native of Dublin, now living on the West Coast of Ireland in County Clare. It is designed to highlight only the best of what Ireland has to offer the independent traveller or curious web browser. It is about quality not quantity, which is why my recommendations are limited to the Top 10 in each category instead of a dubious list of multiple hit or miss choices. These recommendations are based on seven years of personal research and a lifetime of experience as a proud citizen of Ireland.
The Hidden Gems are those little known, extra special places or other interesting things to do and see at each location, which you won't find in any of the regular guidebooks. These are listed separately at the bottom of each page. For example, did you know that near the Cliffs of Moher there is an ancient holy well named after St Brigid who was a Celtic Goddess long before she was credited with being a Christian Saint! A golden beach at Fanore from the Irish 'Fáinne an Óir' which means ring of gold, boat trips to the Aran Islands not to mention some of the best surfing and traditional music in the West of Ireland....
In addition to the website, I have written (and update annually) the Treasure Ireland series of Irish Travel Guides which are available as eBooks (to facilitate website links, Google Maps and dozens of original photographs) on Amazon
Ireland's Hidden Gems - Travel Guide 2016 contains Top 10 listings of all the best places to stay and eat, things to do and places to see in Ireland. As well as a fool proof 7-10 day touring itinerary and all the practical information you need to know re planning a Trip to Ireland.
Ireland's Hidden Gems - Things To Do 2016 contains the Top 10 listings of the best (not necessarily the obvious) Visitor Attractions complete with 10 Hidden Gems at each location, with Google maps and clickable links for further information, ticket prices, opening times etc.
Ireland's Hidden Gems - Places To See 2016 is all about those extra special, off the beaten track places, that most tourists never get to see, much less experience while they are in Ireland.
Ireland's Hidden Gems - a Guide to the Islands I am often asked where are most beautiful parts of Ireland and truthfully I think they are on the islands. So, try to factor in a visit to at least one of them if you can, they are very special pocket sized versions of the mainland and not to be missed.
All four are available from Amazon and can be downloaded to your kindle, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
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Go n'eiri an t'ádh leat - Good Luck ! Susan Byron
May 04, 16 06:38 AM
Derreen gardens are tucked away in a delightful haze of pink and purple rhododendrons on the Beara Peninsula in West Cork.
May 04, 16 04:46 AM
Uragh Stone Circle on the Beara Peninsula in West Cork is without doubt one of the most beautiful and most mystical places in Ireland.
May 04, 16 03:37 AM
The Irish National Stud is where many of the worlds most famous racehorses where born and bred.