Ireland Travel & Lodging Guide
Things to Know About Ireland by Richard Monk
Ireland has long been an
island divided, but is starting to make a serious comeback. Here are 10
things to know about the Emerald Isle. An island located close to
Britain, Ireland has been in nearly constant conflict with its neighbor.
Alas, things have changed dramatically in the last ten years as have Ireland's
fortunes. Religious violence seems to have tapered off and economic growth
is some of the strongest in Europe...
To Ireland: Celtic Lore And Pub Camaraderie by Frank Johnson
The signature rolling green
pastures of Ireland's landscape is enough to resuscitate the weary traveler
back to life with calming beauty and refreshing hospitality. From strange
stone formations to thousand-year-old churches, Ireland's countryside is
a patchwork of some of the most intriguing remnants of a unique but turbulent
history, not to mention the sprinkling of jubilantly jolly pubs that will
have you singing folk songs with a signature Irish dark ale in your hand
in no time. Most fascinating of Irish travel is the evidence of ancient
Celtic civilization and their Viking invaders in the form of stone circles,
monoliths and mounds....
Memorable Vacation in Donegal, Ireland by Ross Gill
Downings, which is located
in North West Donegal, Ireland is one of the most scenic areas on the Atlantic
Ocean. And, the facilities on offer for a complete and relaxing family
holiday are second to none. One proviso though, the weather. Sometimes
the wind gets up but for the serious windsurfer, this is a boost.
The area around Downings, including Carrigart, is very much tourist oriented
with golden sandy beaches, breathtaking scenery, four golf courses, equestrian
center, angling facilities (with various charter boats), sub aqua facilities,
indoor leisure center (with swimming pool, gym and sauna) open to the public.
The local GAA Club has its own gym, which is also open to the public and
they hold various training camps during the summer months....
Travel Basics by Milan Matchev
Located in Northern Ireland,
Belfast is the capital and the largest urban area in that area. The city
is situated on the Ireland's beautiful eastern coast and flanked to the
northwest by a series of green rolling hills, including Cavehill, which
is thought to be the inspiration behind "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan
Swift. Belfast is located at the mouth of the Lagan River, which
makes it an ideal port for shipbuilding and industry. The Titanic was built
in Belfast in 1912, and the company that made it, Harland and Wolff, had
the largest shipyard in the world...
Like Royalty in an Irish Castle by Carol Johnson
Many travelers who dream
about Ireland imagine rolling green fields with majestic stone castles
rising into the blue sky. But an Irish castle doesn’t have to be only a
part of the scenery. A smattering of castles all over Ireland offer a wide
variety of accommodations and features to adventurous travelers who want
to experience a touch of castle life first hand. From luxury accommodations
to medieval banquets and resident ghosts, Irish castles offer striking
views of the countryside, and traditional sightseeing opportunities are
always nearby. John Colclough, a travel specialist at Adams & Butler
in Dublin, works with travelers to book castle accommodations...
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