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County Kerry

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County Galway

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County Clare

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County Waterford

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County Limerick

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County Donegal

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County Mayo

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County Sligo

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County Kilkenny

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County Wicklow

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County Wexford

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County Tipperary

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County Meath

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County Louth

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Dublin

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  • Kilmainham Jail, Dublin

    Kilmainham Jail

    Dublin Things to Do

    There is a separate area in the Kilmainham Jail Museum where the last words uttered by the 14 leaders of the 1916 Easter Uprising who were executed, plus some photographs and documents. The first sentence and last sentence spoken by the leader, James Connolly.------------I do not wish to make any defence except against charges of wanton cruelty to...

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  • Westbury Hotel

    Westbury Hotel

    Dublin Hotels

    I stayed at the Westbury Hotel for one night in May 2013 while on business in Dublin. To be frank,...

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  • Leo Burdock Fish & Chips, Werburgh..., Dublin

    Leo Burdock Fish & Chips, Werburgh...

    4 out of 5 stars

    Dublin Restaurants

    I had heard of the Leo Burdock Fish & chip shop that is located near Christ Church Cathedral but I noticed another small branch in the Epicurian food hall not far from O'Connell St & handier for where I was staying on the north side of the Liffey. The food was lovely, not too expensive and there is seating in the food hall. ETA - 2015 On my most...

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Cork

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  • Blarney Castle, Cork

    Blarney Castle

    Cork Things to Do

    Southwest Ireland is considered one of the most visited regions in Ireland, and anyone passing through there can understand why. This is thanks to the extraordinary combination of monuments, quiet roads, lively pubs, and most important: bike-friendly paths I decided to dedicate this post on our trip out to Cork, the "Gateway City." Cork is...

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  • Hayfield Manor Hotel

    Hayfield Manor Hotel

    Cork Hotels

    While the Hayfield Manor was a tad bit more expensive than we like to spend, one gets what one pays...

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  • Luigi Malones, Cork

    Luigi Malones

    3 out of 5 stars

    Cork Restaurants

    Yes, Luigi Malone was a real person and there is a large photo of him inside on the family wall. This beautiful restaurant surprises you the second you enter through the mahogany French doors. Right in front of you is the original station clock from Kings Cross Station (London) which was once at the entrance of the Great Eastern Line. One of the...

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Galway

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  • Archaeology, castles and ruins, Galway

    Archaeology, castles and ruins

    Galway Things to Do

    This arch is one of the oldest buildings in Galway, dating back to 1584. Although the name suggests a connection to Spain, no real link has been ascertained. It was originally known as the 'head of the wall' or 'ceann an bhalla' in Gaelic so I can understand why the name 'Spanish Arch' became more popular.

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  • Galway Bay Hotel

    Galway Bay Hotel

    Galway Hotels

    The Galway Bay hotel is a perfectly competent if uninspiring four-star hotel. Well beloved of...

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  • Irish Traditional and Galway Seafood, Galway

    Irish Traditional and Galway Seafood

    4 out of 5 stars

    Galway Restaurants

    We checked into our Galway B&B and started looking for lunch. We drove out the Barna Road along Galway Bay, a spectacular drive. At one point there was a turnout with parking so we stopped for photos. After soaking in the gorgeous ocean view, we spotted Padraicin's Bar and Restaurant across the road. Perfect. We moved the car up to Padraicin's...

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Killarney

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  • Ring of Kerry, Killarney

    Ring of Kerry

    Killarney Things to Do

    The ring of kerry is a wonderful scenic route thew takes in the Kerry peninsular. There are 2 main ways of doing it, by bus or by car. If you do it by car, make sure you drive in the same direction as the buses, and not in the opposite direction as the roads can get very narrow, and trying to get past a bus on parts of it would be a trial...

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  • Killeen House

    Killeen House

    Killarney Hotels

    My wife and I stayed for two nights and, having seen the reviews on a rival website, chose it. It's...

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  • Gaby's, Killarney

    Gaby's

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Killarney Restaurants

    As an adult my fleeting trips through Killarney were all business related, with meals confined to whatever hotel was chosen for the conference or meeting. Last year and this year I got to choose my restaurants, and I am so happy to be introduced to such a delight of food. Gaby's comes highly recommended, and when you are inside and see the wealth...

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Limerick

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  • King John's Castle, Limerick

    King John's Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Limerick Things to Do

    Entry is through the Visitors Centre. First you walk though a static display explaining about the castle's history, then a slide show and up to the second floor to hear a story and see some wooden carved figures (with cracks in them). Then onto a 5 min film where actors are placed in front of drawings and act out certain parts of the war against...

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  • Clarion Hotel Limerick

    Clarion Hotel Limerick

    Limerick Hotels

    Stay was very good - however our room faced a shipyard that was very noisy as some scrap was being...

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  • Dolen's, Limerick

    Dolen's

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Limerick Restaurants

    Dolan's is where you can find that quintessential Irish pub that you came to Ireland for that is not too touristy. They often have musicians jamming in the front but they also have a room in the back for concerts. The musicians up front play a lot of Irish songs. The musicians in back vary in gene and tickets are reasonably priced but vary by...

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Waterford

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  • Waterford Crystal Factory, Waterford

    Waterford Crystal Factory

    Waterford Things to Do

    The Waterford crystal museum tour is extremely interesting. It is around an hour long but the tour guide will keep you involved and interested the entire time. You will go through a short introduction and then they will take you through an actually working factory. You will be able to watch as the employees are blowing the glass into there shape...

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  • Granville Hotel

    Granville Hotel

    Waterford Hotels

    I wasn't too happy with this hotel for a number of reasons. It is billed as a "family hotel" Two...

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  • Bodega, Waterford

    Bodega

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Waterford Restaurants

    Bodega has been serving up wonderful food in Waterford for many years, but for some reason I never managed to eat there until October 2006. I was highly impressed and have returned many times since, bringing friends. You know from looking at the shopfront of the establishment that it's going to be that little bit different. Painted as it is in a...

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Kinsale

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  • Old Head of Kinsale, Kinsale

    Old Head of Kinsale

    Kinsale Things to Do

    This is one of my favourite places in County Cork, this windswept rocky promontory reaching out into the ocean. There is a lighthouse at the end of it but you can't get to it - the road ends with a gate a long time before it and a fence on both sides tells you in no uncertain terms you won't be welcome there. Unless... unless you join the exclusive...

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  • Actons Hotel

    Actons Hotel

    Kinsale Hotels

    I stayed here this past weekend and it was a great experience. The hotel is just across the room...

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  • Fishy Fishy Cafe, Kinsale

    Fishy Fishy Cafe

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Kinsale Restaurants

    This restaurant is DEFINITELY for seafood lovers but they do have one chicken dish also. Dining there recently I saw three people of a table of four having the chicken dish which is testament to the tastiness of everything on the menu. The atmosphere is absolutely great- you feel that you are on holiday- even when you aren't! The clams are...

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Sligo

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  • Benbulben Mountain, Sligo

    Benbulben Mountain

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sligo Things to Do

    Benbulben or more correctly Ben Bulben is a huge formation of shale and limestone which is believed to have been formed during the Ice Age 320 million years ago. It can be seen for miles around as it dominates the countryside a little north of Sligo. Many a Celtic Legend had its beginnings on or around Benbulben and when you see it and its...

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  • Sligo Park Hotel

    Sligo Park Hotel

    Sligo Hotels

    I had no problems with this hotel at all. It was clean, tidy, service was ok, good parking...

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  • Pubs.., Sligo

    Pubs..

    Sligo Nightlife

    Great bar located in the centre of sligo. Modern decor with a terrace at the front overlooking the river. Spend an afternoon having some delicious food and sipping cocktails. Came back that night and the place had a great athmosphere live band on followed by a dj . It is a late night bar with no cover charge. Highly recommend Casual but neat. Over...

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Dingle

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  • Dingle Peninsula, Dingle

    Dingle Peninsula

    Dingle Things to Do

    While I do not think it is as dangerous as some of the other reviews, you DO have to watch out for sheep in the road (right around that next corner!) so drive slowly and you should be fine. Got a pic of the map before starting out----also had a very nice lunch in Dingle proper at a local pub.

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  • Dingle Skellig Hotel

    Dingle Skellig Hotel

    Dingle Hotels

    The Skellig is a lovely hotel. the staff are all nice and most of them are locals. Their is usually...

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  • The Half Door, Dingle

    The Half Door

    Dingle Restaurants

    I stumbled across this restaurant and what a delight. The restaurant is very expensive, but l have to say well worth the price. Not only for the food but the presentation and the staff who were very attentive. The restaurant specialises in seafood. For starters l had steamed cromane mussels with garlic and wine sauce and shared the smoked salmon...

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Howth

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  • Howth Pier, Howth

    Howth Pier

    Howth Things to Do

    This strange sculpture was erected on the pier in 2013 and is considered to be the best piece of public art on the Howth peninsula (i reckon i could have made the same ). Realt na Mara means STAR OF THE SEA and is stands 12 m high and is made with polished stainless steel to reflect maximum light. The sculpture is supposed to reflect the heritage...

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  • King Sitric

    King Sitric

    Howth Hotels

    East Pier, Howth, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Bloody stream pub, Howth

    Bloody stream pub

    4 out of 5 stars

    Howth Restaurants

    I first came across this pub after my second trip to Howth, when I stopped for a Guinness before boarding the DART back to Dublin. At the end of my recent trip to Howth in July 09, it was a very welcome refuge from the torrential downpour, that had soaked me to the skin! A roaring fire (in the middle of Summer!) was very welcome-as I dried off...

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Kilkenny

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  • Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny

    Kilkenny Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kilkenny Things to Do

    Two days visit to Kilkenny in May 2015, what are a beautiful place. Specially Kilkenny castle, stayed in ''Aspect Hotel" loved it. Staff couldn't be any better, Would recommend to anyone, worth visiting B-)

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  • Premier Newpark Hotel Dublin

    Premier Newpark Hotel Dublin

    Kilkenny Hotels

    I've never stayed in the Newpark but, as it's close to home, I've often been in for dinner and...

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  • Kytelers Inn, Kilkenny

    Kytelers Inn

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kilkenny Restaurants

    Kytelers Inn was pure amazing, from the delicious food to the great music. This restaurant/pub was the perfect place to enjoy our first night in Ireland. I cannot remember exactly what we had to eat but I do remember it being wonderful. Our waiter was extremely nice and the atmosphere of the restaurant was very interesting. Throughout the entire...

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Inishmore

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  • Dun Aengus, Inishmore

    Dun Aengus

    Inishmore Things to Do

    You will have to go to the visitor centre and pay your admission ticket (2 euro) before you can enter the fort. From here you have to go by foot towards the fortress Dun Aonghasa (Dun Aengus). It’s about 900 metres uphill. It will take you about 20 to 30 minutes to reach the fortress. Dún Aengus - The Fort of Aonghasa - is located on the edge of...

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  • Mainistir House Hostel

    Mainistir House Hostel

    Inishmore Hotels

    Aran Islands, County Galway, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Solo

  • The Aran Fisherman, Inishmore

    The Aran Fisherman

    1 out of 5 stars

    Inishmore Restaurants

    I must say the same thing about the garlic bread, again alot of cheese and not much garlic stuck on some bagette. I must say however that there was alot of it. There was a kind of burnt tomato in the middle with some tastless bacon (I think it was a tomato anyway....) Because of the rest of the menu that I was not very keen on and what they did...

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Cobh

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  • St. Colman's Cathedral, Cobh

    St. Colman's Cathedral

    Cobh Things to Do

    The Cathedral has its roots in the diocese of Cloyne which was moved to Cobh in 1769. At this time, the repression on the Catholic church was still subject to repressions and it was not until the 19th century when Cobh had the legal and financial possibilities to build an adequate Cathedral. Consturction started in 1867 but was not completed until...

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  • Bella Vista Hotel & Self Catering Suites

    Bella Vista Hotel & Self Catering Suites

    Cobh Hotels

    We stayed here last year vitually to the day and a lot of work has been done to an already lovely...

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  • Trains, Cobh

    Trains

    Cobh Transportation

    Cork is linked to Cobh by an hourly train service.. Trains start in Cork at Kent Station and also stop at Fota. Travelling time to Cobh is around 25 minutes. The commuter afre applies on that route, regardless of destination you pay 5,00 EUR vor a single ride and 7,70 EUR for a day return ticket (as of early 2013).

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Doolin

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  • The Cliffs of Moher, Doolin

    The Cliffs of Moher

    Doolin Things to Do

    Everyone has to see the cliffs. They are breathtaking. Hike to them from Doolin. It's about 8 miles, but sometimes you can con a ride from a tour back to Doolin once you get there. Almost every tour company stops for lunch in Doolin after visiting the cliffs. They really are a site to see, although you will encounter plenty of tourists, souvenir...

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  • Ballinalacken Castle Country House

    Ballinalacken Castle Country House

    Doolin Hotels

    This is the fantatsic restaurant at the Ballinalacken Hotel, also dueled as our wedding reception...

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  • The Lazy Lobster, Doolin

    The Lazy Lobster

    5 out of 5 stars

    Doolin Restaurants

    Whenever I'm in Doolin, I vist the Lazy Lobster. The food is very well, especially the fresh lobsters and the soups. Its not only a seafood restaurant, you can have really nice fillets of irish beef which are as good as the seafood is. The restaurant is small (like 10 tables or so) and the service crew is very friendly and helps you out when you...

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Tralee

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  • The Aquadome, Tralee

    The Aquadome

    Tralee Things to Do

    The aquadrome is heavily promoted as a 'must see' tourist destination. In truth the giant wigwam is no more than a fairly pleasant swimming pool with a couple of slides attached. We visting in March, and I can't even claim that it was warm inside. The water temperature is fine, but you can start to shiver out of the water for a while. The two...

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  • Ballyseede Castle

    Ballyseede Castle

    Tralee Hotels

    Attended a wedding in July 2010,also stayed in hotel.The rooms were excellent,our room was the...

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  • Bars..., Tralee

    Bars...

    Tralee Nightlife

    Sean Og's is a great little pub. We were there on the night of the All Ireland Football Championship, so can't say if the place is always this full. There was live music, fiddles playing and patrons up dancing. There is a cozy isolated spot at the back with a big chair at the end of a long table..... can hold at least six people. The rest of the...

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