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County Wexford

Kings Bay Inn at Arthurstown, Co. Wexford

Arthurstown (Irish: Colmán) is a small village in the townland of Coleman in southwest of County Wexford. It is located along the R733 regional road on the eastern shore of the Waterford Harbour estuary, where The Three Sisters (River Barrow, River Nore and River Suir) flow into the sea. Located between Ballyhack and Duncannon, Arthurstown […]

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County Wexford

Duncannon, Co. Wexford

From Hook Lighthouse I travelled to visit Duncannon – one of the most unique seaside village situated on scenic Ring of Hook drive in southwest of County Wexford. Bordered to the west by Waterford harbour and sitting on a rocky headland jutting into the channel is the strategically prominent Duncannon Fort which dominates the village. […]

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County Wexford

Hook Lighthouse, Co. Wexford

Next destination of my day trip was astonishing medieval Hook Lighthouse – one of the greatest visitor attractions on Ireland’s Ancient East. The Hook Lighthouse (Irish: Teach Solais Rinn Duáin) also known as Hook Head Lighthouse is situated on Hook Head at the tip of the Hook Peninsula in County Wexford. The existing tower dates […]

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County Wexford

Loftus Hall, Co. Wexford

On the way from Tintern Abbey to Hook Lighthouse, I stopped to see Ireland’s famous haunted house. Loftus Hall is reported to be the most haunted house in Ireland. This mansion on the Hook Peninsula in County Wexford is on the site of the original castle, Redmond Hall, that was built in 1350 during the […]

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County Wexford

Tintern Abbey, Co. Wexford

Another wonderful Cistercian abbey located on the Hook peninsula, County Wexford, I been visiting, is Tintern Abbey. Situated only 20 minute drive from Dunbrody Abbey and 25 minute drive from New Ross. Tintern Abbey, which is today in ruins, was founded c. 1200 by William, Earl Marshal on lands held through his marriage to the […]

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County Wexford

Dunbrody Abbey, Co. Wexford

From New Ross I travelled to visit one of the most impressive ruined Cistercians abbeys in Ireland. Situated on the Hook Peninsula in Campile, County Wexford, in a rural tranquillity area, Dunbrody Abbey is one of the finest examples of a Cistercian monastery in Ireland. Dunbrody Abbey (Irish: Mainistir Dhún Bróithe) was founded in 1170 on […]

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County Wexford

New Ross, Co. Wexford

In August I travelled to County Wexford again and first place where I stopped for a moment was New Ross – centrally located in the historic and scenic southeast region of Ireland. New Ross, in Irish Ros Mhic Thriaúin which mean “Wood of the Son of Treon”, is a small but beautiful port town in […]

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Carlow Attractions
Churches
Must visit place in Carlow

Saint Laserian`s Cathedral

Saint Laserian`s Cathedral is considered one of the jewels of late medieval architecture in Ireland. The cathedral is housed in a medieval monastery in the picturesque village of Old Leighlin, County Carlow, approximately 12 km south of Carlow town. The cathedral is one of Ireland’s most important, yet understated, ecclesiastical sites. It is one of […]

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County Kildare
National Monument

Castledermot Round Tower and High Crosses, Co. Kildare

Round Towers are a uniquely indigenous form of Irish architecture. Interesting and very well preserved tower is a 10th-century Round Tower located in Castledermot, County Kildare. The tower is complete, although the original cap has been replaced with battlements. It is composed of rounded granite boulders embedded in mortar. Castledermot was founded as a monastic […]

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Carlow Attractions
Castles

Clonmore Castle

Not far from Hacketstown, in the east of County Carlow, outskirts of Clonmore village, can be found the ruin of Clonmore Castle. Of all the castles of County Carlow (and in the fifteenth century, there were at least one hundred and fifty) none has more impressive remains than that of the castle of Clonmore. The […]

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Carlow Attractions
Dolmens and Rocks

Haroldstown Dolmen

Dolmens are megalithic structures of cultural heritage of Ireland. They are scattered all over the country and there is no shortage of them in County Carlow as well. The first and the most famous one is the Brownshill Dolmen and the second one I got to is Haroldstown Dolmen. Haroldstown Dolmen is situated on the […]

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County Laois
National Monument

Rock of Dunamase, Co. Laois

Dunamase or The Rock of Dunamase is a spectacular rocky limestone outcrop in the townland of Park or Dunamase in County Laois, situated between Carlow and Portlaoise on the N80 road. It takes its name from the Irish Dún Másc, meaning the ‘Fort of Masc’. Dunamase was the seat or fort of the ancient Irish kings […]

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County Waterford

Annestown Beach, Co. Waterford

Another amazing place I visited on my holiday in July was Annestown Beach, which is sometimes called a gem of The Copper Coast. Annestown Beach is a beautiful beach in the village of Annestown in County Waterford, with its sea arch and islands, is an attractive bathing place and is popular with surfers and swimmers. […]

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County Waterford

Kilmurrin Cove, Co. Waterford

Nordwest of Dunabrattin Head, close to Boat Strand is situated Kilmurrin Cove. This is a beautiful small sheltered cove and beautiful beach, very secluded. Definitely worth a stop here whilst driving The Copper Coast. Kilmurrin Cove is about a 30 minute drive from the Waterford city and is on The Copper Coast drive. It is […]

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