Ireland Hidden Gems is an independent travel website written by Irish travel writer and photographer Susan Byron a native of Dublin, now living in County Clare (that is me on the right). It is designed to highlight only the very best of what my country has to offer the independent visitor or curious browser. It is about quality not quantity, which is why my recommendations are limited to the Top 10 in each category instead of a hit or miss list of multiple choices. Based on five years of personal research and a lifetime of experience, these are listed under titles, which include the spectacular landscapes historic castles, mysterious sacred places as well as our rich culture and ancient traditions.
The Hidden Gems are those little known, extra special places or other interesting Things To Do and See at each location, which you will not 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 a very famous holy well named after St Brigid who was a Celtic Goddess long before she was credited with being a Christian Saint! A golden beach Fanore from the Irish 'Fainne an Oir' or 'Ring of Gold', boat trips to the Aran Islands not to mention some of the best surfing and traditional music in the West.
In addition to the website, I have written 3 eBook Travel Guides
Where to Eat, Sleep & Play 2013 contains a handpicked selection of the 150 best answers to those same questions, which has just been updated mid-season to include 50% more content and new recommendations.
Things To Do is an A-Z listing of the best (not the obvious) Visitor Attractions complete with 10 Hidden Gems at each location and a Google Map.
Places To See is all about those extra special places that you would not want to miss seeing, while you are here.
All three are available from Amazon.com in Kindle format.
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Ireland's Hidden Gems is supported by the Heritage Council of Ireland.