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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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Portumna, Co. Galway, Ireland
The great semi-fortifed house at Portumna was built before 1618 by Richard Burke or de Burgo, 4th Earl of Clanricarde. There are exhibitions in the castle and Gate House. Guided tours of the gardens and part of the castle are available on request.
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Abbey Street, Ennis, Co Clare, Ireland
This 13th century Franciscan Friary, founded by the O'Briens, has numerous 15/16th century sculptures carved in the local hard limestone. The visitor can see the figure of St. Francis displaying the stigmata, an elaborately ornamented screen, a representa
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Knocknarea, Co. Sligo, Ireland
The huge cairn on the summit of Knocknarea Mountain, is the reputed burial mound of the ancient warrior Queen.
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Department of Geology, National University of Ireland, Galway, Co Galway, Ireland
The James Mitchell Museum is housed in the Department of Geology, National University of Ireland, Galway. It opened in its present form in 1977. The museum serves as a display area, a teaching facility and a repository for research and teaching co...
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Turoe House, Bullaun, Loughrea, Co Galway, Ireland
The Turoe Pet Farm and Leisure Park form a surround for the Turoe Stone, a rare National Monument dating back to the first or second century B.C. This granite rock, exquisitely decorated with curvilinear designs in the Celtic art style known as...
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Kilmurvey, Inishmor, Aran Islands, Co Galway, Ireland
Perched spectacularly on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic ocean, this is the largest of the prehistoric stone forts of the Aran Islands. It is enclosed by three massive dry-stone walls and a "chevaux-de-frise" consisting of tall blocks of limestone set ve
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4 km from Sligo Town, Co. Sligo, Ireland
Greatest concentration of megalithic monuments in Europe - one such site, Carrowmore, is reputedly one of the oldest and largest Stone Age burial sites in Western Europe.
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Spiddal, Co Galway, Ireland
Drawing their inspiration from the landscape and culture of the Gaeltacht of Connemara, the crafts people who work, display and sell their products at the Spiddal Craft Centre produce a range of handcrafted quality products.
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Ballycastle, Co Mayo, Ireland
Beneath the wild boglands of North Mayo lies Ceide Fields, the most extensive stone age monument in the world; field systems, dwelling areas and megalithic tombs of 5,000 years ago. In addition, the wild flora of the bog is of international importance and
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Kylemore, Connemara, Co Galway, Ireland
Kylemore Abbey is home to the Benedictine Nuns and an International Girls School. The castle and church are Neo Gothic in design. The Irish Benedictine nuns came here in 1920, having fled from their convent in Belgium in 1914 during World War I. T...
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Lahinch, Co. Clare, Ireland
Just north of Lahinch, on the coast of West Clare, are the Cliffs of Moher. Natural ramparts against the might of the Atlantic, they rise in places to over 215m and stretch for almost 8km.
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Rosmuc Village, Carraroe, Co. Galway, Ireland
This small cottage was Patrick Pearse's (leader of 1916 Rising) summer residence. It has been restored and exhibits mementoes of Pearse.
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Tuam, Co. Galway, Ireland
Visitors can see the milling process that was employed as all the old machinery is still in place. This mill played a vital part in the life of the local community. It also serves as a seasonal Tourist Information Office. No admission charge.
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Millview House, Riverstown, Co Sligo, Ireland
A trip down Memory lane for all the family. A visit to sligo Folk Park is a true experience of rural and Irish Heritage. Here in the heart of South County Sligo, the cultural history and heritage of the whole region comes vividly to life. This is ...
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Corofin, Co. Clare, Ireland
Dysert O'Dea Castle and Archaeological Centre in Corofin is known for its wealth of historical and archaeological remains. Built in 1480 the castle is now an archaeological centre with more than twenty five archaeological and historical sites. Notabl...
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Reservations Manager, Shannon Heritage, Bunratty, Co Clare, Ireland
Enjoy a night of musical splendour and entertainment at historic Knappogue CAstle. Once the splendid home of Sean McNamara, a noble medieval Lord, it is now the imposing venue for a memorable evening of entertainment. You will be capticated from t...
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Kinvara, Co. Galway, Ireland
The castle, which overlooks Galway, is a 16th century castle. From April to September the castle comes alive with medieval banquets, which feature a theatrical performance involving rhyme, verse music and song. The castle has a crafts shop and visitors sh
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Murrisk, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Croagh Patrick has been a pilgrimage site for hundreds of years in honour of Saint Patrick, Ireland's patron saint, who fasted for forty days on the summit of the mountain in 441 and built a church there.
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Castlebaldwin, Co Sligo, Ireland
The Sathya Sanctuary Trust for Nature is a charitable trust situated adjacent to the ancient neolithic site of Carrowkeel in the Bricklieve Mountains, two and a half miles above the village of Castlebaldwin.Set in 14 acres site in truly beauti...
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Quin, Co Clare, Ireland
The original tower house of Knappogue Castle was built by Sean Mac-Con MacNamara in 1467. During the 1641 rebellion the castle was occupied by Cronwellian forces. In the 18th and 19th centuries further additions were made to the original structure...
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Aughrim, Co. Galway, Ireland
Travel back in time at the Battle of Aughrim Visitor Centre. Relive one of Europe's most historic battles that changed the course of Irish History.
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Oughterard, Co Galway, Ireland
Built by the O'Flahertys c. 1500, Aughnanure Castle lies in picturesque surroundings close to the shores of Lough Corrib. Standing on what is virtually a rocky island, the Castle is a particularly well-preserved example of an Irish tower house. In additio
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Circular Road, Cong, Co. Mayo, Ireland
The Quiet Man Heritage Cottage is a novel concept which gives the visitor a total "Quiet Man" experience. The Centre also houses a permanent exhibition detailing the immense wealth of archaeological and historical material in the Cong area.
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Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co Mayo, Ireland
Turlough Park House is set in spectacular surroundings, framed by magnificent gardens, reflected in the still waters of its own lake. This is the first branch of the National Museum to be located outside of Dublin, and complements its three sister...
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