Susan's Ireland Travel Blog

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

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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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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CONTACT

Contact Susan Byron author of Irelands Hidden Gems.com author of the independent travel website Irelands Hidden Gems.com and 3 best selling Ireland Travel Guides on Amazon.com

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Ireland

All you need to know about Ireland and a lot more besides, by Irish travel writer and photographer Susan Byron, a native of Dublin, now living in Clare.

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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 TRAVEL

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

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IRISH-NATIONAL-ANTHEM

Irish national anthem the original and other favourites,

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SUSAN BYRON

Susan Byron is the author of the independent travel website Irelands Hidden Gems.com and 3 best selling Ireland Travel Guides on Amazon.com

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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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NATURAL HISTORY

The Museum of Natural History in Dublin is known locally as the Dead Zoo.

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NATIONAL MUSEUM

The National Museum has a collection of rare archaelogical finds spanning 7000 years.

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COLLINS BARRACKS

Collins Barracks is where you will find Irelands Museum of Decortative Arts.

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NEWBRIDGE

Newbridge Silverware Museum of Style Icons is a very good free attraction.

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titanic belfast

The Titanic Belfast is truly one of the most spectacular exhibition spaces anywhere in world, not just Ireland.

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writers museum

The Writers Museum in Dublin on Parnell Square should certainly be on any visitor to Irelands wish list with an interest in Wilde, Joyce, Yeats or Beckett.

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GALWAY

Galway city is unlike any other town or city in Ireland....

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stephens green

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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PHOENIX PARK

The Phoenix Park in Dublin, is the largest enclosed park in Europe

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LOUGH BOORA

Lough Boora parklands walk or cycle around the largest sculpture gallery in Ireland surrounded by bog....

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KILLARNEY NATIONAL PARK

Killarney National Park is unrivalled in Ireland as a recreational facility and walkers paradise.

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gougane barra

Gougane Barra is possible the most romantic setting for a proposal or wedding in Ireland.

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GLENVEAGH

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

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doneraile park

Doneraile Park is an absolute delight with acres and acres of rolling parkland, deer herds, a cascading river and excellent tearooms.

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COOLE PARK

Coole Park, County Galway former home of Lady Gregory founder of the Abbey Theatre and patron of the arts, the house is gone but the wonderful 7 woods of Coole are still there.

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ballycroy

Ballycroy National Park in the wilds of County Mayo is 'officially' a wilderness experience.

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ARDGILLAN CASTLE

Ardgillan castle is a large park with beautiful views over nearby Skerries.

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BUNRATTY CASTLE

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is a celebration of Irish culture and history and a great family day out all year round.

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