Waterford City – Better Known for its Waterford Crystal

Reginald's Tower - Waterford City

Once a Viking and Anglo-Norman Stronghold, Waterford is a Historic City: Mention Waterford, and most people would associate the name with Waterford crystal stemware and chandeliers. However, Waterford city, home of the Waterford crystal, is itself a town of significant historic importance. Waterford is Ireland’s oldest city and it is also one of the oldest cities in […]

Adare – One of Ireland's Most Picturesque Villages

Adare Village Cottages, Co. Limerick

Adare is Designated as a Heritage Town by the Irish Government: Adare is one of Ireland’s prettiest villages and a major tourist destination on many sightseeing tours of Ireland’s south-west. Situated on the Maigue river, a tributary of the Shannon river, Adare’s existence dates back at least to the early 13th century.  Its Gaelic name […]

Cong – The Village of "The Quiet Man"

Cong

Cong Still Thrives on the Fame of The Quiet Man: We knew nothing about Cong but soon find out that this is the village of “The Quiet Man”, a 1952 romantic comedy-drama starring Maureen O’Hara and John Wayne. Our morning stop at the village of Cong is for a quick cup of coffee and a […]

Kissing the Blarney Stone – Blarney Castle

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Kissing the Blarney Stone – The Quest for the Gift of the Gab: Like most visitors on Irish tours, we were brought to Blarney Castle to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone. It is believed that anyone who kisses the Blarney Stone will be blessed with the ‘gift of the gab’ and it seems that over […]

Irish Coffee at the Red Fox Inn – Glenbeigh

Irish Coffee at the Red Fox Inn

A Traditional Road House, Famous for its Irish Coffee: If you’re doing a coach tour of the Ring of Kerry, you will no doubt be making an early morning stop at the Red Fox Inn, midway between Killorglin and the scenic village of Glenbeigh. Most visitors touring the Ring of Kerry usually start from Killarney […]

The Ring of Kerry – Ireland’s Most Scenic Route

Ring of Kerry Tour

Doing the Ring of Kerry Tour: The Ring of Kerry, in County Kerry, is one of Ireland’s most scenic drives. This 180 km well-established tourist trail around the Iveragh Peninsula takes visitors through dramatic coastal and mountain scenery, quaint little towns and past slate-roofed fishing villages. The Ring of Kerry is a circular route, so […]

See Medieval Ireland in Glendalough – County Wicklow

Main Entrance with Double Arch

St. Kevin – a Man who rejected a life of Privilege to live as a Hermit : From a distance we see Glendalough monastery’s round tower, a 30 m slender tower that has stood firmly in the ground here since the 8th century.  Glendalough is famous for its monastic settlement and what remains  here is […]

Airport Transfers – Belfast International Airport (BFS)

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Airport Transportation from/to Belfast Aldergrove International Airport: Belfast International Airport (BFS) is located approximately 11 kilometres from Antrim and 21.3 km northwest of Belfast in Northern Ireland. It was formerly known as (and is still referred to) Aldergrove Airport , after the village of the same name which lies immediately to the west of the […]