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By County: Carlow, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Fermanagh (NI), Galway, Kerry, Kilkenny, Limerick, Louth, Offaly, Sligo, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow in alphabetical order.

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The Twelve Bens viewed from near the top of Tully Mountain, Connemara, Co. Galway.

Landscape images-picture-photographs and brief notes from our Irish walking holiday 'tours'


looking westwards along the west coast of Cork from Toe Headthe Pieta on the Sheep's Head Peninsula, Co. Cork, looking across to the sunset over the Caha Mountains on the Beara PeninsulaCounty Carlow

79. Leighlinbridge arboretum lifestyle & garden centre

 


County Clare - in the wonderful West of Ireland

Page 33. Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare: Part 1 The Village

34. Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare: Part 2 St. Fachtnan's Cathedral and the famous High Crosses

35. A Co. Clare Burren car drive from Kilfenora to the coast near Ballyvaughan - Part 1 Lemenagh Castle, Carron Church, Poulawack Cairn

36. A Co. Clare Burren car drive from Kilfenora to the coast near Ballyvaughan - Part 2 Caherconnell ring fort, Poulnabrone Dolmen and limestone hills and Atlantic Coast

37. Dysert O'Dea - A History Trail, near Corofin, County Clare - Part 1 Dysert O'Dea Castle, St Tola's Cross & Abbey

38. Dysert O'Dea - A History Trail, near Corofin, Co. Clare - Part 2 Dysert O'Dea Abbey church monastic site, Round Tower, Rath earthen ring fort, Rath Church, Loch Ratha/Raha and Rath Castle

62a. Killaloe and the River Shannon  *  62b. St Flannan's Cathedral, Killaloe

62c. Boat trip on Lough Derg on the River Shannon

82c. Erris Head Loop Walk, Belmullet Peninsula  *  84. Black Head Loop Walk, from Fanore in the Burren

86. New Quay and ?  *  87. Abbey Hill Walk, near Fanore, The Burren

88. Corcomroe Abbey, The Burren  *  89. Flaggy Shore, Russell Gallery & Cafe

90. Kilmacduagh (Cill Mhic Dhuach)  *  117. The Burren Perfumery, Co. Clare

See also

Caherconnell ring fort and Poulawark Cairn, The Burren, County Clare

The famous Poulnabrone Dolmen, The Burren, County Clare

 


County Cork - part of the wonderful South-West Atlantic Coast of Ireland

14. Annes Grove Gardens, Castletownroche, County Cork

16. The Sheep's Head Peninsula (1), Co. West Cork, Durrus, Seefin Mountain, the Hills and the Goats Road and some recent and prehistoric monuments

17. Toe Head, The Stags and Ballydehob, Co. West Cork

18. Gougane Barra and Kealkill prehistoric stone circle, County West Cork

19.  The Sheep's Head Peninsula (2), Co West Cork - Sunset studies (a)

20. Liss Ard Gardens and Barley Cove near Skibbereen and the Mizen Head Lighthouse, Co. Cork

21. Sheep's Head Peninsula (3), Co. West Cork - A walk around Sheep's Head

22. The Sheep's Head Peninsula (4), Co. West Cork - Sunset studies (b)

23. Lough Hyne (Loch Ine), Co.Cork  * 102. Rosscarberry village and environs

103. Glandore village, harbour and environs  *  104. Castletownshend, Co. Cork

105. Dunmanway and Drinagh, Co. Cork  *  106. Klonakilty, Co. Cork

107. Long Strand Walk, south of Rathberry, Cloghna Head, Galley Head

108. Tragumna Beach, Co. Cork  *  109. Skibbereen, Co. Cork

110. Bantry Town, Bantry Bay, Co. Cork

111. Union Hall, Keelbeg (Keel Beg), Reen Pier and Rineen Forest Walk

112. Baltimore, Co. Cork

See also

The standing stones of Coolcoulaghta and Dunbeacon stone circle, south of Durrus near Bantry, Cork

The prehistoric Kealkil Stone circle near Bantry, West Cork

The more famous Drombeg Stone Circle, Co. Cork


County Donegal - West of Ireland

Page 1. The Urris Hills & Mamore Gap, Inishowen Peninsula  Co. Donegal

2. The Urris Hills coast & Dunaff Head, Inishowen, Co. Donegal

3. Doagh Famine Village Museum visitor centre, Doagh Island (Doagh Isle), Inishowen, Donegal

4a. Miscellaneous historical bits of the Inishowen Peninsular, Co. Donegal - Cloncha Church and Cross and Dunree Fort and guns at the military museum and 4b. An unusual Art Exhibition at Dunree Fort

55. Moving on from Achill Island to Knock Airport, Letterkenny, Ramelton and on to Rathmullan

56. Rathmullan, Co. Donegal A walk along the beach to Rathmullan and the old fort

57. Portsalon Beaches and Fanad Head on the Fanad Peninsula

58. Return to Inishowen Part 1  *  59. Return to Inishowen Part 2

60. Glenveagh National Park and last day of our summer in Ireland 2008

 


County Dublin

See Separate Dublin Scenes Section Index

 


County Galway - Connemara - part of the wonderful West of Ireland

6. Connemara National park, Co. Galway, Tully Mountain, views of the Twelve Bens & tea at Kylemore Abbey cafe!

Page 7. The 'light' moods of the Renvyle Peninsula, Connemara, Co Galway

8. Connemara coast, hedgerows and mountains in Co. Galway

9.  Some ancient to modern historical bits of the Renvyle Peninsula, County Connemara, Galway

10. Trip to Inishbofin Island off the coast of Connemara, Co. Galway

85a. Kinvara sea port village  *  85b. Dunguaire Castle near Kinvara

121. Kilnalahan Abbey, Co. Galway

122. Portumna - Castle, Gardens, Old Church and Marina

See also

The Fairy Fingers on the Renvyle Peninsular, Connemara, Co. Galway

 


County Kerry - South-West of Ireland

webpages 39-46 and 113-114 are all of the Dingle Peninsula in Co. Kerry.

39. Ballyferriter, the coast near by, Wine Strand Beach, views of The Three Sisters and Mount Brandon, Dingle Peninsular

40a. Dingle Town and Harbour (An Daingean), Dingle Peninsular, County Kerry

40b. A circular coastal walk from Dingle via ?

41. Coastal walking near Dunquin & Clogher, Great Blasket Island Interpretive Centre (Ionad an Bhlascaoid) and the famous Louis Mulcahy Pottery

42. The famous circular Slea Head Drive, Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry

43a. A stroll on Ventry Beach and the Fahan prehistoric beehive huts, Dingle Peninsula

43b. Climbing Mount Eagle  *  43c. Dunbeg prehistoric promontory fort

44a. Car trip from Dingle to Inch Beach and a walk on Inch Beach

44b. Car trip from Dingle to Brandon via the Conor/Connor Pass (An Chonair)

45a. Reask Monastic site and the Gallarus Oratory early Christian sites, Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry

45b. Kilmalkedar Church and the Chancellor's House, Dingle Peninsular

46. The Three Sisters, Sybil Head and Sybil Point Walk near Ballyferriter, Dingle Peninsular, Co. Kerry

113. The Celtic Prehistoric Museum near Ventry, Co. Kerry 

114. Bally David, Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry and walk to ??

67a `to 67l The Ring of Kerry and the Iveragh Peninsula

67a. The Road to Waterville & Lough Currane, Kerry  *  67b. O'Carroll's Cove near Caherdaniel, Kerry

67c. Caherdaniel, Coad, Behaghane & Castle Cove, Kerry  *  67d. Sneem Village, Kerry

67e. Kenmare Town & Stone Circle  *  67f. Lamb's Head, Derrynane Bay, Derrynane House & Ahamore Abbey, Kerry

67g. Staigue Fort, Kerry  *  67h. Village of Ballinskelligs & Ballinskelligs Bay, Kerry

67i. Road from Saint Finan's Bay to Portmagee, Kerry *  67j. Valentia Island (Valencia Island), Kerry

67k. Sneem == R568 road => Moll's Gap == N71 ==> Killarney Roads

67l. The Gap of Dunloe and the Black Valley

 


County Kilkenny

Page 24. The village of Kilmacow near Waterford, County Kilkenny

27. Granagh (Granny) Castle, New N25 Waterford Suspension Bridge and Mooncoin Church

31. The picturesque village of Inistioge on the banks of the River Nore, Co. Kilkenny

63. Kilkenny Town Index sub-index (also listed below)

63a. Kilkenny Castle & Design Centre * 63b. Kilkenny Town & Rothe House

63c. Kilkenny Cathedral * 63d. The 'Black Abbey', Kilkenny

64. Thomastown * 65. Woodstock Gardens * 66. Grennan Castle * 75. Jerpoint Abbey

76. Kells Priory, Co. Kilkenny * 77. Kilree Monastic Site, Co. Kilkenny

78. Duiske Abbey, Graiguenamanagh

94. Bennettsbridge, Nicholas Mosse Pottery, and ? Church

95. Kilfane Church, Co. Kilkenny

96. Kilfane Glen Gardens and Waterfall, Co. Kilkenny

97. Walk from Graiguenamanagh to St Mullins, Co. Kilkenny

See also

Kilmogue Prehistoric Portal Tomb Dolmen (Leac/Leάc An Scail Dolmain) County Kilkenny

 


County Limerick

26. The brightly painted buildings of Abbeyfeale

98. Limerick City (1) King John's Castle  *  99. Limerick City (2) The Hunt Museum

100. Limerick City (3) St Mary's Cathedral  *  See also Return train ride from Waterford to Limerick

 


County Louth

12b. Return to England via Blackrock, Co. Louth, and the Belfast-Stranraer Stena Line Ferry???

 


County Mayo

50a. Drive to Ballina and drive on to Achill Island  *  50b. More on Dooagh Village, Achill Island

50c. Keel Village and Keel Beach & Water Sports  *  50d. Keem Beach, Achill Island, Co. Mayo

51. Slievemore Mountain, Deserted Village, Megalithic Tomb, Dugort Beach, Dooniver Strand, and back to the evening light at Keel and Dooagh Achill Island

52. Dooega Village, Kildownet Scenic Atlantic Drive, Achill Island, Co. Mayo (53. continued next day - so impressed)

53. Atlantic Coastal Walking East of Ashleam Bay, on the south side of Achill Island

54. A circular walk over Slievemore Mountain and return to the Cafe at Dugort, Achill Island

82a. Lake Carrowmore & Kilcommon  Lodge Holiday Hostel

82b. The Ceathru Thaidhg (Carrowteige) Loop Walk in North Co. Mayo

82c. Erris Head Loop Walk, Belmullet Peninsula

82d. An excursion south down the Belmullet Peninsular: Part 1. need details 1-3

82e. An excursion south down the Belmullet Peninsular: Part 2.

82f. An excursion south down the Belmullet Peninsular: Part 3.

83. National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar

 


County Meath

81a. Hill of Tara  *  81b. Trim Castle

See also

Newgrange monument - passage tomb and standing stones, County Meath

Knowth monuments - numerous passage tombs and rock carvings, County Meath

 


County Offaly

115. Birr Castle and Gardens, Co. Offaly  *  116. Lough Boora Discovery Park, Co. Offaly

118. Clonmacnoise Monastic Site, Co. Offaly  *  119. Clonony Castle and Shannon Harbour,Co. Offaly

123. Shannonbridge and Fort

 


County Roscommon

123. Shannonbridge and Fort

 


County Sligo

5. Megalithic prehistoric tomb-cairn on the road from Donegal to Sligo and driving through 'Joyce Country' en route to Connemara, Galway

See also

Prehistoric Court Tomb, Creevykeel, County Sligo

 


County Tipperary

32. Cahir Town and Cahir Castle, Co. Tipperary  *  62b. Boat trip on Lough Derg on the River Shannon

71. The Vee Drive  detail *  91. Ormond Castle & Carrick-on-Suir

 


County Waterford - South-East of Ireland

11. Dunmore East Harbour, Co. Waterford - fishing boats/sailing dingies!

12a. Dunmore East Village and Beaches  *  15. The Lismore Area, County Waterford

25a. Sea scenes at Dunmore East, Co. Waterford

25b. A great coastal walk from Dunmore East to Portally and Ballymacaw

28. Waterford (1) River Suir waterfront-quay scenes, Waterford Town-City

29a. Waterford (2) Scenes around Waterford Town Centre of the City

29b. Waterford (3) The Two Cathedrals of Waterford - Christ Church and Holy Trinity

30. (4) Waterford Museum of  Treasures, Reginald's Tower, Medieval Museum & Bishop's Palace Museum

69. Faithlegg and Cheekpoint near Waterford  *  70. Dungarvin, County Waterford

72. Mount Melleray Abbey  *  73. Ardmore  *  74. Helvic Head

92. Woodstown Beach  *  93. Kilmokea House and Gardens & Cafe, Campile

101. The Town of Youghal

120. A Drive in the Comeragh Mountains and the Mahon Falls

See also Return train ride from Waterford to Limerick

61a. Ballyhack & Passage East Ferry

 


County Wexford - South-East of Ireland

61. The Ring of Hook sub-index for places visited on the Ring of Hook (also listed below)

61a. Ballyhack & Passage East Ferry * 61b. Templetown * 61c. Hook Head & Hook Lighthouse

61d. Slade Castle and Slade Harbour  *  61e. Baginbun Beach * 61f. Fethard Castle

61g. Tintern Abbey, Saltmills * 61h. Duncannon, Beach, Fort and Harbour

see Waterford for other Hooke Head pictures

 


County Wicklow

(see Dublin area for Glendalough and Wicklow Mountains scenes)

 


Northern Island (NI)

47. The Road to Enniskillen Town, County Fermanagh

48. Castle Archdale Country Park & RAF Museum,

AND the White Island carved Celtic figures & Killadeas Churchyard ancient standing stones

49. Florence Court and Marble Arch Caves and Marlbank View, Co. Fermanagh

80a Belfast (1) The Ulster Museum and Art Gallery

80b Belfast (2) Some Buildings in or near the City Centre

80c Belfast (3) River Lagan and the Belfast Titanic Quarter Area

 


Miscellaneous

13. The journey from Dublin to Ballyhooly Co. Cork via Tipperary to south-west Ireland

68. A scenic route from Kerry to Cork via ? Pass between Kilgarvin and Bantry)

 


The 'jolly band' looking across Dublin Bay to the sunset over the Wicklow Mountains on the beautiful Howth Cliff walk north of Dublin City.

 

*  Recommended regional and district Books  *

Mike Harding "Footloose in the West of Ireland" (a super entertaining read"

Margaret Greenwood, Mark Connolly & Geoff Watts "The Rough Guide to Ireland" (endless information)

Cary Meehan "The Travellers Guide to Sacred Ireland - A guide to the sacred places of Ireland, Her legends, folklore and people" (good for lots of historic-archaeological sites)

Paddy Dillon "Irish coastal Walks" (excellent walking guide)

Paddy Dillon "Collins Rambler's Guide - Connemara" (excellent walking guide)

Kevin Corcoran "West of Ireland Walks" (excellent walking guide)

Kevin Corcoran "West Cork Walks" (excellent walking guide)

Patrick Simms & Tony Whilde "Walk Guide - West of Ireland" (excellent walking guide)

Barry Raftery "Pagan Celtic Ireland - The Enigma of the Irish Iron Age" (very interesting and readable archaeology)

"The Hidden Places of Ireland" by David Gerrard

* Please get further publishing details from the internet *

The long clean beach at Tramore, Co. Waterford.

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