County Kildare

County Kildare is Dublin’s western neighbor. This inland county offers plenty of history, spectacular scenery, ancient castles and warm welcoming towns. Image Credit Location of County Kildare:   In 1297 Kildare was first shired. It is the ancient home of the Fitzgerald family, and is one of the twelve counties of the province of Leinster. […]

County Kerry – The Kingdom

County Kerry is a mystical, rugged, and scenic Irish county that has captivated tourists for hundreds of years, making the Ring of Kerry one of the most famous attractions in all of Ireland.  Image Credit Known as The Kingdom to the people of Kerry, the county is the closest any tourist will get to experiencing […]

County Galway – Home Of The Tribesmen

County Galway lies on Ireland’s west coast.  Under direct influence of the Atlantic gulf stream and ocean currents, this county receives ample rainfall between spells of fleeting sunshine. It is the very same rain that nourishes the magnificent blossoms of Galway’s countryside. When the sun sets across Galway Bay there is no other place on […]

County Fermanagh – Ireland’s Lake District

Boasting hundreds of square miles of lakes, with over 150 islands waiting to be explored, County Fermanagh has been christened Ireland’s Lake District. Offering tourists magnificent waterways, an abundance of fresh air, beautiful countryside, megalithic history, stately homes, world-renowned fishing, plus amazing underground caves, Fermanagh’s many attractions really do have something for everyone.    Image […]

County Dublin – Home Of Ireland’s Capital City

Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin

Dublin is a charming, architecturally spectacular capital where medieval and modern history blend to create a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere.  Yet Dublin offers much more.  The county is home to often undiscovered villages, beautiful scenery and ancient castles. Image Credit Dublin is my home town, so forgive me if today I sing her praises with pride.  […]

County Down And The Mountains Of Mourne

County Down is a perfect blend of ancient culture, historical landmarks, heather-clad mountains, woodland parks, rolling hills quilted with patchwork green fields, country gardens, breathtaking coastal drives, and spectacular inlets and loughs. Image Credit Today we resume our tour of Ireland’s thirty-two counties with a visit to the county made famous by Percy French’s song, […]

County Donegal – The Beautiful Northwest

Mount Errigal

Located in the northwest corner of the Emerald Isle, Donegal is home to some of the most picturesque scenery in all of Ireland. Beautiful bays and deserted sandy beaches indent the rugged coastline.  Magnificent mountains create a natural wilderness and haven for deer, fox and other wildlife. Image Credit County Donegal is Ireland’s most northerly […]

County Derry – The Oak-Leaf County

County Derry is home to the only completely walled city in Ireland, boasts spectacular beaches and coastline to the north, and ruggedly picturesque mountains to the south.    Image Credit County Derry is one of the six counties of Ulster which are part of Northern Ireland.  Derry is an anglicisation of the Irish word “Doire” […]

County Cork – The Rebel County

County Cork offers tourists a little bit of everything, maybe even a little slice of heaven, with some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland and even the world.  I encourage every tourist to include this beautiful county on their Irish trip itinerary. I must confess that my family all hail from this corner of […]

County Clare – Home Of The Cliffs Of Moher

The majestic sheer walls of the Cliffs of Moher may be County Clare’s most famous scenic attraction, but when you visit you will be spoiled by a wealth of breath-taking scenery, great natural wonders, ancient castles, charming towns and villages, relaxing pubs, exceptional traditional Irish music, and invigorating outdoor activities. Image Credit The people of […]

County Cavan – The Lake County

County Cavan lies inland, but there is no shortage of water within its borders.  Known as the Lake County, it is home to 365 lakes and the source of Ireland’s largest river.  It’s fish-filled lakes and tranquil hills are but a few of its natural wonders. Image Credit County Cavan is one of the nine […]