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Guided Tour of Ireland 2018 with Irish expert Susan Byron

Take a guided tour of Ireland with Irish expert Susan Byron in May and June 2018.

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Ireland travel a native's guide to the Hidden Gems of Ireland

Ireland travel guide, Ireland's Hidden Gems.com is an independent website created by Irish travel writer, author, photographer and tour guide Susan Byron.

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Reviews of Susan Byron's website, travel guides and itineraries.

Reviews of Susan Byron's website, travel guides and itineraries written by independent travellers, readers and clients.

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Gap of Dunloe and Lakes of Killarney Tour by boat and jaunting car.

The Gap of Dunloe & Lakes of Killarney is one of the Top 10 Scenic Tours of Ireland and an unforgettable day out.

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Tour Ireland how to pick the right option for you?

Tour Ireland, how to pick the right option for you whether it's an independent car rental or luxury guided tour with Irish expert Susan Byron

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Contact details Susan Byron

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 Irish travel writer, photographer and tour guide.

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

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Bromore Cliffs, one of the Top 10 most Beautiful Places in Ireland

Bromore Cliffs is the Wild Atlantic Way at it's most dramatic and beautiful....

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Coole Park, former home of Lady Gregory with famous Autograph Tree.

Coole Park, County Galway former home of Lady Gregory, a co-founder of the Abbey Theatre and patron of the arts

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Mullaghmore a curious mountain in the Burren in County Clare

Mullaghmore, in the Burren National Park is a curiously shaped, landmark mountain in County Clare

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The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's are Ireland most popular tourist attraction.

Irelands premier visitor attraction and surf destination, the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare

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The Burren is a unique Karst limestone are in Ireland.

The Burren is a rich karst limestone landscape and vast wildflower meadow in County Clare, Ireland.

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Holy Island or Inish Cealtra (as Gaelige) Lough Derg, County Clare

Holy Island in Lough Derg, County Clare spans some 7000 years of Irish History and is listed as one of the Top 10 Sacred Places in Ireland on Irelands Hidden Gems.com

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Craggaunowen, ringforts, crannogs and the Brendan Voyage boat.

Craggaunowen is a living history of how Ireland might have looked in the bronze age with reconstructed ring forts and crannogs.

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Bantry House is a very fine stately home with beautiful gardens in West Cork.

Bantry House in West Cork is at once charming and disarming, a wonderful old intact house with amazing gardens overlooking Bantry Bay.

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The Europa Hotel is an historic hotel in the centre of Belfast.

The Europa Hotel, Belfast is much more of an experience than a regular hotel stay, great location, wonderful food and homely atmosphere.

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St Patrick's Day parades are an essential part of the celebrations in Ireland

There are 100s of St Patrick's Day parades throughout Ireland on St Patrick's Day but the biggest and best is in Dublin.

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Irish dancing from its earliest origins to Riverdance the legend!

Irish Dancing, the legacy of Riverdance and Michael Flatley, Lord of the Dance.

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Shamrock or clover, how to tell if it's the real thing?

Shamrock, Ireland's national emblem and most revered little native plant.

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Tara, ancient seat of the High Kings of Ireland.

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

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leprechauns, sorry to disappoint you but they don't exist!

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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St Patricks Day in Ireland, how the Irish celebrate their national 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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St Patrick the legendary saint who drove all the snakes out of Ireland.

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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Skellig Michael, is it worth the hype?

Skellig Michael is notoriously difficult to access for good reason, find out if it is worth the effort?

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Ready made trip for independent travellers to Ireland.

Planning a trip to Ireland, feeling a little overwhelmed? a Ready Made Trip could be the solution. Choose from a Classic Package or a Bed & Breakfast Guide?

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Northern Ireland six cinematic counties

Northern Ireland is enjoying the limelight thanks to the hit TV series Game of Thrones with its stunning locations including the Giant's Causeway.

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About ireland, a travel guide about when to go the facts and trip planning.

If you would like to know about Ireland, the real Ireland, you have come to the right place for trip planning advice, tips and tricks.

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IRELAND TRAVEL

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

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Inishmurray will put a spell on you...

Inishmurray is without doubt the most beautiful place on Ireland, it will put a spell on you....

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Inishowen is wild, windswept, remote and exceedingly beautiful.

Inishowen is an undiscovered area of intense natural beauty and a vast cultural resource at the Northern most tip of Ireland.

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Beara, the Irish peninsula that time forgot!

The Beara Peninsula, apart from being stunningly beautiful is the place to go if you like peace and quiet roads with no tour buses.

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Donegal, a dream of a county with beauty beyond compare.

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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Wild Atlantic Way, 2500 kms of dramatic coastal scenery to drive in Ireland.

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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West Cork, go for the scenery, stay for the food!

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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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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Halloween

Not many people know that Halloween originated in Ireland as the pagan festival of Samhain which was celebrated in mid-winter Celtic Ireland 1000s of years ago.

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COTTAGES4you

Why not rent a property from Cottages4you so you can try your hand at living like a local in Ireland.

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GALWAY HOOKER SAILING TRIP

A Galway Hooker sailing trip from picture postcard pretty Roundstone Harbour is a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours exploring the coastline of Connemara.

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ATLANTIC WAY SAILING

Atlantic Way Sailing is the most pleasant way to visit the Aran Islands or experience the Wild Atlantic Way.

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derreen gardens

Derreen gardens are tucked away in a delightful haze of pink and purple rhododendrons on the Beara Peninsula in West Cork.

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URAGH STONE CIRCLE

Uragh Stone Circle on the Beara Peninsula in West Cork is without doubt one of the most beautiful and most mystical places 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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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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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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