20 Jun 2020

Exploring Ireland's Ancient East: Hook Head Lighthouse, Co. Wexford

This is Ireland's oldest operating lighthouse and the second oldest in the world. It guards the prominent Hook Head, the entrance to the great estuary formed by the confluence of the "three sisters" - the rivers Barrow, Nore and Suir.



6 Jun 2020

Magical Places: Poulnabrone Dolmen, Co. Clare

This ancient portal tomb, built by Neolithic farmers more than 5,000 years ago, is not only the second largest in Ireland, it’s also one of the best preserved of its kind in the country.


18 Jan 2018

Along the Wild Atlantic Way: Dunguaire Castle, Co. Galway

If the walls of this picturesque medieval tower house could speak, they would tell a colourful tale of Kings and Mayors, well-known poets and the Celtic Revival Movement at the beginning of the 20th century. 

 



19 Nov 2017

Exploring Ireland's Ancient East: Brownshill Dolmen, Co. Carlow

Europe's largest megalithic portal tomb can be found at Brownshill in County Carlow. It is also known as the "Kernanstown Cromlech" and was built by neolithic farmers some 5000 - 6000 years ago. 

 

17 Jul 2017

Magical Places: Drombeg Stone Circle, Co. Cork

The Drombeg Stone Circle, locally known as the "Druid's Altar", consists of seventeen tall standing stones located amid picturesque fields of green with views of the Atlantic ocean near the fishing village of Glandore in Westcork.

 


17 Apr 2017

Mussenden Temple, Downhill Demesne, Co. Derry

This miniature temple is one of the most peculiar buildings in Ireland: spectacularly perched on the edge of a cliff high above the sea, it has become an iconic landmark along the north-western coastline.  




2 Apr 2017

Magical Places: The GrianĂ¡n of Aileach, Co. Donegal

The impressive ringfort on top of the Hill of Greenan is one of the oldest royal sites in Ireland, its history goes back to the Bronze Age and maybe even further... The structure standing there today is only the reconstructed part of what was once a much larger pre-historic complex on top of this prominent hill.