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Heritage Sites in Ireland

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Lismore Castle and Gardens

Lismore Castle and GardensLismore, Co Waterford, Ireland
The castle was built by King John in the 13th century. It was subsequently acquired by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1589 and since 1753 has been the home of the Dukes of Devonshire who reside there for five to six weeks per annum. For the remainder of th...
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Craggaunowen - The Living Past

Quin, Co. Clare, Ireland
At Craggaunowen - The Living Past, we come to the arrival of the Celts in Ireland. The story is told of how they lived, farmed, hunted and died.
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Giant's Causeway

Giant's CausewayGiant's Causeway Visitors Centre, 44 Causeway Road, Bushmills, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland
This geological phenomenon renowned for its columns of layered basalt is a world heritage site and a fabulous day visit from Belfast (1 and a half hours drive). Owned by the conservation charity The National Trust, it sits in an area of outstandi...
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Russborough House

Blessington, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Russborough was built for Joseph Leeson, later Earl of Milltown. Building began in 1741 and took ten years to complete. The architect was Richard Castle (Cassells). The house is built of granite and is in the Palladian style.
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Donegal Castle

Donegal CastleDonegal Town, Co Donegal, Ireland
Built by the O'Donnell chieftain in the 15th century, beside the River Eske, the castle has extensive 17th century additions by Sir Basil Brooke. The castle is furnished throughout and includes Persian rugs and French tapestries. Information pa...
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ClonmacnoiseShannonbridge, Co. Offaly, Ireland
An early Christian site established by Saint CiarĂ¡n, in the 6th century on the banks of the River Shannon. The site includes the ruins of a cathedral, eight churches, two round towers, three high crosses and a large collection of early Christian grave ...
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The Old Midleton Distillery

The Old Midleton DistilleryDistillery Walk, Midleton, Co Cork, Ireland
A tour of The Old Midleton Distillery is a journey through the story of Irish whiskey via an audio-visual presentation which is available in six languages. Follow the old distillery trail through mills, maltings, corn stores, stillhouse, warehouses and ki
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Lockes Distillery

Lockes DistilleryKilbeggan, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
Lockes Distillery was licensed in 1757 and produced whiskey for over 200 years. Now open as a museum, it is the only sample left in Ireland of a typical small pot distillery.
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Strokestown Park House and Famine Museum

Strokestown Park House and Famine MuseumStrokestown, Co Roscommon, Ireland
Strokestown Park was the family home of the Pakenham Mahon family from the 1600s until 1979. The house retains virtually all of its original furnishings. The Irish National Famine Museum uses original documents and letters relating to the years of...
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Newgrange/Brú na Bóinne

Newgrange/Brú na BóinneDonore, Co. Meath, Ireland
Newgrange is undoubtedly one of IrelandÂ’s most significant and most spectacular passage-grave (a passage tomb covered by a large mound). It dates from 3000BC. It has also the special quality in that on every 21 December the sun shines directly through it,
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Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre

Belleek Pottery Visitor CentreBelleek, Co Fermanagh, BT93 3FY, Northern Ireland
Once known as the the "Belleek Pottery Works Company" it first conducted business back as early as 1857 manufacturing heavy earthenware and has progressed over the years to become the highly acclaimed creator of fine Parian china which is known the world
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Rock of Cashel

Rock of CashelCashel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
A spectacular group of Medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale including the 12th century round tower, High Cross and Romanesque Chapel, 13th century Gothic cathedral, 15th century Castle and the restored Hall of the Vica...
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