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Donegal has it all, a beach for every day of the year and the kind of scenery that will make you cry
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.
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.
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.
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
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...
Rainy days or 'soft' days as we call them are a regular occurance in Ireland!
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.
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?
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!
Beaulieu House a unique country house on the banks of the river Boyne
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
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!
Knockranny House Hotel on an elevated site overlooking Croagh Patrick, Clew Bay and Clare Island is just 5 minutes walk from Westport town
Planning a trip to Ireland next summer, feeling a little overwhelmed?, a Ready Made Trip could be the solution?
Susan Byron is the author of independent travel website Irelands Hidden Gems.com and 4 best selling Irish Travel Guides on Amazon
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.
A Hawk Walk in the beautiful grounds of Ashford Castle is one of best experiences you will ever have in Ireland
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!
The Wild Honey Inn is THE BEST place to eat in Ireland.
Ballinalacken Castle Hotel is at the end of one of the most beautiful drives in the world.
Kilronan Castle is the perfect romantic Irish hideaway set in lush parkland with the best spa in Ireland
When is Saint Patricks Day celebrated in Ireland and around the world? on the 17th of March.
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.
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!
The Hill of Tara was the ancient seat of the High Kings of Ireland where Saint Patrick famously converted them to Christianity from their previous Pagan ways.
Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and his feast day on the 17th of March is widely celebrated around the world.
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.
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
Jameson Irish Whiskey from humble beginings in the heart of Dublin to worldwide phenomenon.
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.
Jamesons Irish Whiskey from humble beginings in the heart of Dublin, to worldwide phenomenon.
Galway City is jam full of interesting things to do and see which are included in this short Top 10 Guide.
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
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...
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.
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)
Irelands best beaches
Ballyvolane House in Fermoy, County Cork is in a word 'perfect', a romantic hideaway, fisherman's dream, an exclusive wedding venue or honeymoon destination
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.
Irelands midlands offer a magic landscape for the visitor prepared to break their journey
Ireland Travel Guide - Where to Eat, Sleep & Play 2014 is now available on Amazon.com
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.
The Walter Raleigh Hotel is a new boutique hotel on the waterfront at Youghal, County Cork offering superb value and sea views.
Ashford Castle is so fabulous it will spoil you for anywhere else to stay in ireland...
Glenveagh Castle Estate is a remote protected wilderness in the wilds of Donegal.
Sail into Ireland on a holiday of a lifetime taking in the ports of Dublin, Cork, Galway and Belfast.
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.
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.