Former manager has misgivings about using the historic site for commercial filming, says Noel Baker.
It’s said that there’s a story under every stone in Ireland, and with castles, abbeys, and prehistoric monuments at every turn, there are legends, histories, and mythologies scattered across its lush terrain. The Irish countryside is a living, breathing landscape testifying to more than 5,000 years of history with more castles and ruins than can be counted. You can’t go wrong just pulling over at any crumbling ruin, medieval castle, graveyard, or interesting-looking stone formation you see as you explore, but Paul Clements has chosen a few historical treasures you shouldn’t miss.
From a desert trek on Jedha to dinner at Luke Skywalker’s childhood home, here are some of the real-world destinations where “Star Wars” comes to life.
Sophie Goodall learns about Ireland’s brand-new Púca Festival, set to knock pumpkins off their pedestals.
Planning a long weekend getaway to Dublin? Or perhaps just visiting Dublin on a longer trip to Ireland? Find out what to do and where to stay/eat while in the Emerald Isle’s capital city.
Source: 3 Days in Dublin
From emerald-green pastoral settings to seaside castles, Ireland is chock-full of beauty. Here are the ten most stunning destinations that prove Ireland is the most beautiful place on Earth.
Some road trips in Ireland can be done in a day, while others could be the basis for a mini break with lots to stop and see. Have a great time exploring!
An Irish spot has been named among twelve of the most romantic spots in the world by travel experts who’ve traversed the globe.
Safety work at the Unesco world heritage site in County Kerry was delayed by bad weather.
Source: ‘Star Wars Island’ open again
The Skellig Islands, a UNESCO site accessed by boat only 100 days/year are worth the crazy boat ride to see the gannet colony & the beehive huts…
Newgrange discoveries have ‘truly transformed’ our understanding of ancient site…
Only a select few people will be able to witness the magic of the winter solstice at Newgrange…
Explore Ireland’s ancient history on this unique day tour from Dublin. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site passage tomb at Newgrange as well as the world famous High Crosses at Monasterboice and gain stunning views from atop the Hill of Tara.
Take a day tour from Dublin to the scenic Boyne Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the ancient Celtic temple at Newgrange, the megalithic site of Knowth, Trim Castle and more. Learn about the area’s history from a knowledgeable local guide.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the world-renowned Eastern Tomb at Knowth, the Royal Irish Academy is publishing six books on the excavation, online, for free.
The recent hot summer unearthed previously hidden or forgotten archaeological treasures as unrelenting, intense sunshine scorched the land.