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Places In Ireland

A useful guide to places in Ireland, a country full of amazing historical buildings and tourist attractions.  We have included information on a selection of castles and tourist attractions as well as a list of haunted places in Ireland!

Many places in Ireland are famous worldwide, the famous Blarney Castle in County Cork for example, where visitors who kiss the blarney stone are promised the 'gift of the gab' to the amazing Giants Causeway in County Antrim with its wonderful mythological story and scientific explanations, a truly unique place and a must see on any visit to Ireland.

English: Ireland
Gaelic: Erin

Places to Stay in Ireland
Ireland has something for every tourist, from the visitor who wants five star luxury to the rambler who wants to enjoy the natural beauty of the countries lakes, mountains and valleys. Ruins of buildings all over the countryside remind tourists to Ireland of the homes abandoned by the Irish who left their homeland to seek a better life in a new country, many never to return again. There is a huge range of accommodation available for tourists to Ireland, from the budget bed and breakfast where you can experience life in a real Irish home to a room above one of the many pubs where the tourist can experience authentic Irish 'Craic' complete with song and dance! From five star luxury castles complete with golf courses and spas to traditional thatched cottages which can be rented for the weekend. Ireland caters for every tourist!

Places In Ireland - Blarney Castle
Blarney castle in County Cork is a huge tourist attraction. It is visited by thousands of people each week who come to kiss the famous Blarney stone in hope that they receive the 'gift of the gab'! The Blarney stone is built into the battlements of the castle and kissing it is no easy job! After climbing to the top of the castle you then need to lean backwards over the parapet, a castle assistant is available to help but it not recommended for anyone with a fear of heights!

Places In Ireland - Bunratty Castle
Bunratty Castle in County Clare is a national monument, it is an amazing example of a fully restored castle and has been open for the public to enjoy since 1960. It is built on the site of Viking trading camp and has been home to Irish forces as well as being used as a barracks in the past. In 1954 the Irish Peer, Standish Vereker, 7th Viscount Gort bought the castle and saved it from ruin. Today there is a folk park next to the castle where visitors can experience Irish life in the 19th century and includes houses, shops, a pub and even gypsy caravans!

 

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Places In Ireland - Glenveagh Castle
Glenveagh Castle is situated in the beautiful county of Donegal in the North West of Ireland near the town of Letterkenny in the Derryveagh Mountains. The castle is a 19th century castellated mansion in Scottish baronial style which was completed in 1873 and has a very interesting history. Today the castle and its amazing gardens are a national park. The public can visit the park and its beautiful gardens and enjoy a guided castle tour. Its remote setting is truly spectacular and its grounds are home to the largest herd of red deer in Ireland.

Fairytale Weddings - Places In Ireland - The Ultimate Romantic Choice!
Many places In Ireland have been lovingly converted into hotels offering you the chance to have a romantic, fairytale wedding in an amazing castle or hotel setting. Castles provide a beautiful backdrop for photos of your special day. Many Irish castles cater for weddings complete with servants, caterers and overnight accommodation. Your wedding wish can come true - be a princess for a day and have your wedding in a castle in Ireland!

Places In Ireland - Facts

  • The most famous castle in Ireland has to be Blarney Castle! It is the home of the blarney stone. Kissing the Blarney Stone bestows the 'gift of the gab' or the ability of  great eloquence on the kisser.

  • Dublin Castle featured in the 1996 hit movie 'Michael Collins' the Irish patriot killed in the Irish civil war. It was the top grossing Irish film ever when it was released.

  • Several celebrities have chosen to marry in Ireland including ex Beatle Paul McCartney who married Heather Mills in Castle Leslie, Co Monaghan and David Beckham who married Victoria in the five star Luttrellstown Castle, Dublin

  • The grounds of Slane Castle in County Meath, Ireland have been used for a huge number of rock concerts, performers include U2, Queen, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Oasis and the Foo Fighters

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