Carlingford Info

Today the words ‘hidden surprise’ are used way too often when describing a quaint, out of the way place. And yet, for those who visit Carlingford those are the words that immediately come to mind. Taken by itself, this small … Continued

Rindoon Info

Located on a peninsula jutting out into Lough Ree, Rindoon in Co. Roscommon is an amazing abandoned medieval town. With its town wall, castle, medieval hospital, church, and mill, there is nothing that compares to it in either Ireland or … Continued

Trim Info

Located on the beautiful River Boyne, Trim is dominated by the largest castle in Ireland and defined by its medieval past. There is history simply everywhere. Despite attempts by Cromwell’s soldiers to blow it up, the ‘Yellow Steeple’ of St … Continued

New Ross Info

New Ross is defined by its location near the meeting point of the Nore and Barrow Rivers. This is what made the town the most successful port in 13th century Ireland and allowed it to be the departure point centuries … Continued

Kilmallock Info

Throughout Kilmallock there are constant reminders of the town’s importance during the Middle Ages. Its legacy can be seen in the large sections of town wall still standing, the merchants houses, the 13th century Collegiate Church and the impressive Dominican … Continued

Bandon Info

By Irish standards Bandon is a new town. Just four centuries old, it was established as an urban centre for the Munster Plantation. The inheritance of this is a strong diversity of religions and the beautiful churches in which people … Continued

Buttevant Info

When Michael Palin visited Buttevant he said that the town “proves that everything you have heard about Ireland is true”. Untainted by crass tourism, Buttevant offers visitors both an unfiltered experience of Irish life today and the ability to experience … Continued

Limerick Info

Limerick straddles the Shannon’s broadening tidal stream, where the river swings west to join Shannon Estuary. Dating from the 10th century, the city has played a pivotal role in the history of Ireland. Today, Limerick’s eclectic past is reflected in … Continued

Galway Info

Full of life and with a seemingly constant festival atmosphere, the medieval city centre of Galway is a place that demands to be visited. Today, the Galway is known as a cultural capital. However, originally it was merely a small … Continued

Athenry Info

Athenry, or ‘ford of the kings’, is a place still very much dominated by its medieval past. As a strategically significant Anglo-Norman outpost in an area dominated by Gaelic Irish families, it had a tumultuous history. Medieval Athenry was twice … Continued