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Susan's Ireland Travel Blog

Susan's Irish blog gives you the heads up on all that is happening in Ireland right now.

READY MADE TRIP

Planning a trip to Ireland next summer, feeling a little overwhelmed?, a Ready Made Trip could be the solution. Choose from a Classic Package or a Bed & Breakfast Guide, both priced at $99

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IRISH FOLK TOURS

Join Irish Folk Tours for an alternative candlelit evening of dinner, storytelling, music and folklore at the Brazen Head in Dublin

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Top 10 1916

Top 10 1916 things to see and do in Dublin commemorating the events of 1916 including the GPO, Collin's Barracks, Kilmainham Gaol, Glasnevin and the Garden of Remembrance.

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St Stephens Green

St Stephens Green in the centre of Dublin is a very popular and much loved park where Dubliners have brought their children to feed the ducks for generations.

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GPO DUBLIN

The GPO Dublin is an iconic building on O'Connell Street which was the focal point of the Easter Rising in 1916 which led to Ireland becoming a republic in 1922

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DUBLIN BUS

Dublin Bus provides great value sightseeing tours of Dublin city. New for 2016 is their Beyond the Barricades Bus Tour which commemorates the events of the Easter Rising in 1916.

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Dublin

Dublin an insider's guide to the capital of Ireland whether you are interested in the events and the history of 1916 or just a visitor in general to the capital of Ireland.

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LEPRECHAUNS

There are no such thing as leprechauns in Ireland but there are little people or fairies and you don't want to mess with them, ever!

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TARA

The Hill of Tara was the ancient seat of the High Kings of Ireland which is thought to have been much bigger and more important than Stonehenge in England.

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ST PATRICK

St Patrick the story of Ireland's patron saint who feast day is celebrated the world over on the 17th of March every year.

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ST PATRICKS DAY

St Patricks Day find out how the Irish actually celebrate St Patrick's Day in Ireland and learn about our customs, culture and traditions.

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Irelands Hidden Gems.com is an independent website created by Irish travel writer, author and photographer Susan Byron, a native of Dublin now living on the West coast of Ireland.

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slieve league cliffs

Slieve League Cliffs (Sliabh Liag) as Gaelige are twice as high as the Cliffs of Moher at 2000 feet and gloriously devoid of tourist traffic...

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RAINY DAYS

Rainy days or 'soft' days as we call them are a regular occurance in Ireland!

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LOUGH CORRIB CRUISE

Take a Lough Corrib Cruise to visit the holy island of Inchagoill and Ashford Castle, where you can afternoon tea or take a hawk walk?

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ashford castle

Ashford Castle is so fabulous it will spoil you for anywhere else to stay in ireland...

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THE LODGE AT ASHFORD CASTLE

The Lodge at Ashford Castle offers alternative accommodation and facilities, including the fabulous Oscar Wilde Restaurant on the estate.

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hawk walk

A Hawk Walk in the beautiful grounds of Ashford Castle is one of best experiences you will ever have in Ireland

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WILD ATLANTIC WAY

The Wild Atlantic Way is the longest defined coastal route in the world at 2500 kms stretching from Malin Head in the North to Cork in the South

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IRISH CAR RENTAL

Irish Car Rental in Ireland all you need to know about driving on the left hand side of the road plus mastering the one fingered salute!

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ASHFORD CASTLE SPA

Ashford Castle Spa transports you to another world of grand living, inspired elegance, nature and beauty on the shores of Lough Corrib

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NORTHERN IRELAND

Northern Ireland is not to be missed, with great cities like Belfast and Derry and the famous Giant's Causeway on the Antrim coastline, only a stone's throw from Scotland

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ABOUT IRELAND

If you would like to know about Ireland, the real Ireland, you have come to the right place. For a small island on the edge of Europe, it packs a mighty punch...

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contact

To contact Susan Byron, please fill in the email form here, I reply to every email with 24 hours or give me a call on my mobile number 00353657078930 as I am often out on the road.

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Susan Byron

Susan Byron is the author of independent travel website Irelands Hidden Gems.com and 4 best selling Irish Travel Guides on Amazon

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IRELAND THINGS TO DO

Ireland things to do is a compilation of the very best there is to see and do in Ireland, in a handy short list of the top 10 in each category.

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IRELAND TRAVEL

Ireland Travel Guide - the 2016 edition is now available on Amazon.com

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DONEGAL

Donegal has it all, a beach for every day of the year and the kind of scenery that will make you cry

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WEST CORK

West Cork is in a word idyllic with a balmy climate, fabulous scenery and the best artisan food producers you will find anywhere in Ireland

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IRISH LIGHTHOUSES

There are 70 Irish lighthouses dotted around the Irish coastline in spectacular locations many of which you can visit on the new Great Lighthouses of Ireland Trail.

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GLEBE HOUSE

Glebe House, an early Georgian rectory, belonged to the artist Derek Hill, patron of the Tory Island School of Painters houses a wonderful collection of Irish and International Art.

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glenveagh-castle

Glenveagh Castle is stuff of fairytales, sitting at the edge of a lake surrounded by the misty mountains and purple heather of the highlands of Donegal.

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lambay

Lambay Island is an unspoiled naturalist and walkers paradise belonging to Lord Revelstoke just off the coast of Dublin. Formerly private it can now be visited by guided tour with Skerries Sea Tours.

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ECO MARINE TOURS

Put eco marine tours on your bucket list of things to do in Dingle if you want to see amazing scenery, basking sharks and whales!

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BEAULIEU HOUSE

Beaulieu House a unique country house on the banks of the river Boyne

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MUSEUM OF COUNTRY LIFE

The Museum of Country Life, at Turlough in Castlebar in County Mayo is one of the Top 10 Museums in Ireland and it's free!

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KNOCKRANNY HOUSE HOTEL

Knockranny House Hotel on an elevated site overlooking Croagh Patrick, Clew Bay and Clare Island is just 5 minutes walk from Westport town

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WHALE WATCHING

Whale watching in West Cork in Ireland you are likely to see Minke, Fin, Humpback and even Orcas if you are lucky as well basking sharks, sunfish and countless dolphins and porpoises.

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IRELANDS BEST BEACHES

Ireland is blessed with some of the best beaches in the world, thankfully the last few summers we have been lucky enough to get the weather to go with them!

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WILD HONEY INN

The Wild Honey Inn is THE BEST place to eat in Ireland.

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BALLINALACKEN CASTLE

Ballinalacken Castle Hotel is at the end of one of the most beautiful drives in the world.

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KILRONAN CASTLE

Kilronan Castle is the perfect romantic Irish hideaway set in lush parkland with the best spa in Ireland

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SAINT PATRICKS DAY

When is Saint Patricks Day celebrated in Ireland and around the world? on the 17th of March.

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IRELANDS HOLY WELLS

Irelands Holy Wells were sacred places long before Christianity came to Ireland. They are still revered to this day and many have 'cures' attributed to them.

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SAINT PATRICK

Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and his feast day on the 17th of March is widely celebrated around the world.

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IRELANDS LANDSCAPES

Irelands landscapes are renowned the world over for landmark site such as the Cliffs of Moher, the Giant's Causeway and now the Wild Atlantic Way

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JAMESON

Jameson Irish Whiskey from humble beginings in the heart of Dublin to worldwide phenomenon.

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IRELANDS BEST ISLANDS

Irelands best Islands are pocket sized versions of the mainland, unspoiled and intensely beautiful, they are rich in flora, fauna with their unique culture and traditions.

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JAMESONS IRISH WHISKEY

Jamesons Irish Whiskey from humble beginings in the heart of Dublin, to worldwide phenomenon.

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