Top 3 Historic Landmarks Chapter 24

Top 3 Historic Landmarks

Newgrange, Co. Meath

Prehistoric temple with monuments, such as a mound and chambers, plus an interpretive visitor centre. Constructed in around 3,200 BC during the Neolithic period. It was a place of astrological, spiritual, religious and ceremonial importance, much as present day cathedrals are places of prestige and worship where dignitaries may be laid to rest.

The Hill Of Tara, Co. Meath

It is claimed that 142 High Kings reigned in the name of Tara, here the most powerful of Irish Kings held their great inaugural feasts and were approved by Earth Mother Goddess Maeve. In ancient Irish religion and mythology, Tara was revered as a dwelling of the gods and an entrance place to the otherworld of eternal joy and plenty where no mortal ever grew old. On a clear day it is claimed that from Tara it is possible to see half the counties of Ireland.

The Rock Of Cashel, Co. Tipperary

Also known as Cashel of the Kings and St. Patrick’s Rock. It once laid home to the High King Of Munster before it was gifted to the church. The complex has a character of its own, unique and native, and is one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture to be found anywhere in Europe.

Jaw Dropping – Breathtaking Sights

By now you know Ireland is more than ‘green’. It is full of spectacular sights so I won’t try to make a list of the best, I’ll name some of the best sights that you can see during your visit. But do not forget some amazing sights go unnoticed as they are during your travel. The weather conditions play a factor in how beautiful a sight can be…

The Cliffs Of Moher

On a good day or night these cliffs will take your breath away for 2 reasons: the sheer beauty, or, the worry of falling off the edge…

The Dingle Peninsula

There is something a great view turning into a breathtaking one when it includes water…

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

If the view doesn’t make you feel alive, the rope bridge will (although it is safe). This view combines adventure with beauty.

Giant’s Causeway

Of course this miraculous landmark will take your breath away in person. Incredible to think it was made naturally.


If you are lucky enough to see the winter solstice hit, it is an epic sight. But regardless, it is majestic.

Hook Head Lighthouse

Up the 115 steps to the top, there is a beautiful panoramic view awaiting you. Perfect for you honeymooners.

Some more of the best sights to see include Connemara, The Ring Of Kerry and The Wild Atlantic Way.

Top National Parks

Love is like mother-nature,unpredictable and it often goes through a series of events that lead to developing something too beautiful for words! Ireland is known as the ‘Emerald Island’ for a reason and the national parks verify that! They are all beautiful, but I have selected 5 that stand out!

Wicklow Mountains National Park

A gorgeous mixture of mountains, flowing water, wildflowers, wild animals with Glendalough at the heart- it is brilliant! The 50,600 acres of land offers people a view into the heart of Ireland’s thriving deer and bird species.

Phoenix Park

A gorgeous mixture of mountains, flowing water, wildflowers, wild animals with Glendalough at the heart- it is brilliant! The 50,600 acres of land offers people a view into the heart of Ireland’s thriving deer and bird species.

Killarney National Park

Located in the cultural capital of Ireland, it has a has a fantastic backdrop of woods mountains and waterfalls. It is a real beaut! It is 25,425 acres in siz

Connemara National Park

It is similar to Killarney except it is more northern and mountainous, at the heart is the famous & historic Kylemore Abbey.

The Burren

Of course…A fantastic display of nature in Co. Clare. Its 3,706 acres is home to many of the major habitats: Limestone Pavement, Calcareous Grassland, Hazel scrub, Ash/Hazel Woodland, Turloughs, Lakes, Petrifying Springs, Cliffs and Fen.

About Ed

My name is Ed short for Edgar. Mixed blood of Latvian and Ireland
I have lived in Mullingar town for most of my life. Traveling around the country is my favorite pass time activity, I have been to many places, and love to explore all the nooks & crannies of Ireland. The beauty of Ireland's landscape is unbelievable sometimes you feel like in a different country. From the serenity of the walk at Glendalough to the humbling feeling of being beside Cliffs of Moher is truly amazing to experience.
When I travel throughout Ireland the hospitality is the one thing that stood out most! Cork is my personal favourite as the people are so nice and welcoming my highlight was the Titanic experience where you feel like one of the passengers who are about to board the ship from the heartbreak pier that still stands to this day.
In Ireland you will always get the warmest welcome in any B&B. My other hobbies are cooking horse riding and fishing. I can’t wait to share the experiences with you for your Trip of a lifetime to this amazing Green Isle.
Sláinte (Cheers)

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About Donna

Hey, my name is Donna and I'm from the town of Mullingar in the Heart of Ireland.

One of my passions is exploring and from my experience, Ireland is a beautiful country to explore. I have so many recommendations but for newcomers to Ireland I definitely opt to send you to Westport for Croagh Patrick & Clew Bay, perfect for hiking scenery and beautiful seafood, 

My favorite place in Ireland is Galway City - I love going for a meal with my friends, followed by a stroll down the cobbled streets, before popping into one of the Traditional Irish Pubs like  An Púcan.

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About Rita

Hi, I’m Rita and I am living in Kilkenny, the Marble city.

Born in Portugal, I fell in love with Ireland from the moment I landed here. I intended to stay for 6 months, and 6 years after I just cannot imagine my life without the Irish ‘craic’. 

Working in Events & Tourism for the last years has been so rewarding - bringing people to see all the magical, undiscovered spots in this country is what I wake up for every day. I have made memories that will last a lifetime, and I work towards creating the same experiences for others visiting the Emerald island. 

My favourite place in Ireland is probably the Dingle Peninsula, where bumpy roads bring the Atlantic ocean and green mountains together. The seafood is just as brilliant as the landscape, which I couldn’t forget to mention, being the foodie that I am!

You could say I am biased when I pick Kilkenny as one of my other top spots - I just can’t get enough of this lively mediaeval city branded by its hospitality.

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About Tina

Hi my name is TinaMarie, I have been working in Travel for over 15 years now and still love it as much as when I just started. There is something very special about bringing people to Ireland because we live here we take pride in our wonderful little country and want the whole world to experience what we are lucky enough to have on our doorstep.

Without a shadow of a doubt my favourite county and city in Ireland is Galway simply due to the dual aspect living you can have in this area the beauty and serenity of the Connemara countryside and the diverse cultural living of Galway city. Come and see firsthand how friendly and welcoming the Irish people are , Stop waiting and make the trip of a lifetime!

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About Sinéad

Hey! My name is Sinéad. I'm from Longford, the heart of the midlands. I'm a countryside girl at heart, depsite living in the capital for a few years while studying. I love the hustle bustle of Dublin city centre, there's always so much going on and so much to do. Although, you can't beat the tranquility of the Irish countryside in my opinion!

Apart from my hometown, one of my favorite place in Ireland has got to be 'The Kingdom' (Kerry). The scenery is just unparalleled. From the idyllic wild Atlantic coasts to our selection of well-known mountain ranges, and everything in between. The ring of Kerry is definitely a must see, the nightlife is pretty great too!!

On my weekends I love to cheer on my local Gaelic football teams. I'd definitely recommend catching a GAA match on your travels!

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About Jessica

Hi, my name is Jessica,

I'm from the town of Mullingar, known as the hidden heartlands of Ireland. Travel is my passion, every weekend I try to visit a few different counties here in Ireland and also explore new and exciting countries. Unfortunately there is just not enough time to visit everywhere I want too on our beautiful island of Ireland, Naturally the next best thing is to help make others dreams come true with the trip of a lifetime to our fair isle!

My two favorite places in Ireland is Galway and Kerry. They are full of great culture, food, scenery, and of course many traditional Irish pubs!! There is always a great lively buzz no matter what time of year you visit.

I look forward to working with many of you in the near future to offer my knowledge, guidance and support for your trip of a lifetime.

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About Ronan


My name is Ronan and I'm from Mullingar (the heart of the Midlands). I have a passion for travelling and have been all over the world. However, my most favourite place in the world is the west of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way. From seeing Basking sharks in Keem bay in Achill Island (Mayo), to having a lovely relaxing pint of Guinness in Salthill in Galway, to taking in the majestic Cliffs of Moher in Clare and kayaking alongside dolphins in Dingle bay (Kerry) - it's all just amazing. Oh, and not to forget the delicious Skellig chocolates while looking out at Skellig Michaeal in Kerry, yum!

I love all things sport and food - when I'm not travelling around Ireland I'm cooking up a storm in the kitchen and watching some local GAA (our national sport). I can't wait to help you out and make your trip to Ireland, the trip of a lifetime!

Céad mile fáilte mo chara - (A thousand welcomes my friend).

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