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

GALWAY GUIDE

Galway City is jam full of interesting things to do and see which are included in this short Top 10 Guide.

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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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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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IRISH NATIONAL ANTHEM

Ireland has several Irish National Anthems, including Amhrán an bhFiann, (official) Ireland's Call (to action at rugby matches) The Fields of Athenry (all sports)

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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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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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Irelands Best Beaches

Irelands best beaches

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BALLYVOLANE HOUSE

Ballyvolane House in Fermoy, County Cork is in a word 'perfect', a romantic hideaway, fisherman's dream, an exclusive wedding venue or honeymoon destination

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BELLEEK CASTLE

Belleek Castle Hotel is a swash-buckling adventure and gastronomic delight, with just ten bedrooms you are guaranteed personal attention and an unique and authentic Irish castle experience.

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IRELANDS MIDLANDS

Irelands midlands offer a magic landscape for the visitor prepared to break their journey

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IRELAND TRAVEL

Ireland Travel Guide - Where to Eat, Sleep & Play 2014 is now available on Amazon.com

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mustard seed

The Mustard Seed Restaurant, at Echo Lodge near Adare, County Limerick is not only one of the finest restaurants in the country but also one of the most comfortable places to stay.

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walter raleigh hotel

The Walter Raleigh Hotel is a new boutique hotel on the waterfront at Youghal, County Cork offering superb value and sea views.

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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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READY MADE TRIP

Planning a trip to Ireland next summer, feeling a little overwhelmed?, a Ready Made Trip could be the solution?

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GLENVEAGH

Glenveagh Castle Estate is a remote protected wilderness in the wilds of Donegal.

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sail-into-ireland

Sail into Ireland on a holiday of a lifetime taking in the ports of Dublin, Cork, Galway and Belfast.

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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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youghal

Youghal truly is one of Ireland's Hidden Gems, a quiet back water on the river Blackwater it is an absolutely delightful seaside town full of history.

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trad on the prom

Trad on the Prom showcases the very best of Irish music, song and dance in an intimate venue at the Galway Bay Hotel each summer.

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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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IRELANDS BEST BEACHES

Ireland is blessed with some of the best beaches in the world and last year we were lucky enough to get the weather to go with them!

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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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CORCOMROE ABBEY

Corcomroe Abbey in the heart of the Burren is a mystical place with a great history dating back over 800 years which you can visit freely all year round.

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BLASKETS

The Blaskets Islands. deserted 50 years ago are brought to life in Dun Chaoin.

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DUBLIN BUS

Dublin Bus great value city sightseeing tours.

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DUBLINIA

Explore Dublin's Viking & Medieval Heritage at Dublinia.

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ST PATRICKS DAY

St Patricks Day the inside track on how we really celebrate it in Ireland.

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BED AND BREAKFAST

Bed and Breakfast is an unique and affordable way to meet Irish families and see those parts of Ireland most tourists never get to visit, it's an experience.

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IRISH BREAKFAST

a 'full' Irish breakfast has to be seen to be believed....

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CAR HIRE

Driving a rental car in Ireland is no longer the nightmare it use to be with efficient new motorway links to most major cities, but not all unfortunately...

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IRELAND WEATHER

Ireland weather where you can get all four seasons thrown at you in a day?

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LOUGH GUR

Lough Gur Stone Circle is the oldest and biggest in Western Europe

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GLENDALOUGH

Glendalough in County Wicklow is on every tourist's bucket list when visiting Ireland but there are less crowded and more spiritual options.

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BEAULIEU HOUSE

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

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BIRR CASTLE

Birr Castle estate is the jewel in the crown of Irelands Midlands....

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BUTLERS CHOCOLATE

Butlers Chocolate Experience is the newest and best visitor attraction in Ireland.

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IRISH NATIONAL STUD

The Irish National Stud is where many of the worlds most famous racehorses where born and bred.

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SKY GARDEN

The Sky Garden at Liss Ard, County Cork is one of only two in the world.

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POWERSCOURT

Powerscourt Enniskerry one of the best known views in Ireland.

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HELEN DILLON

Helen Dillon a perfect garden at No 45 Ranelagh is an inspiration to all wanabee gardeners.

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GARINISH ISLAND

Garinish Island is a tropical plantsmans paradise on the West Coast of Ireland.

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BRIGITS GARDEN

Brigits Garden is a delightful break from traditonal garden design.

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HUGH LANE

The Hugh Lane Gallery has reconstructed Francis Bacon's complete studio.

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IMMA

IMMA Irelands premier collection of Modern & Contemporary Art.

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NATIONAL GALLERY

The National Gallery of Ireland proudly presents the lost masterpiece by Carravagio.

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GLASNEVIN

Glasnevin Museum is absolutely excellent with a great online genealogy facility.

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MUSEUM OF COUNTRY LIFE

The Irish museum of country life is one of the best in Ireland and FREE.

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