Hidden Ireland – Cork

Best Beaches Kerry

 Irelands Blue Flag Beaches 2020

Blue Flag Beaches of Ireland 2020 Get planning your summer holiday with details of the Blue Flag Beaches awards of 2020.   The Blue Flag Scheme for beaches and Marina’s is operated by a Taisce – National Trust for Ireland on behalf of the Foundation for the Environmental Education (FEE). The Blue Flag is one of […]

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Best Walks Kerry

Fact Sheet -Beara Peninsual, West Cork

Tourist Attractions in Beara Walking – Bere Island-Drive Healy Pass- Copper Mines – Artists-Sea Safari Where is the Beara Peninsula At the south-west end of Ireland jutting out into the wild Atlantic lies the mountainous Beara Peninsula with Bantry Bay to the south and the Kenmare River to the north. The majority of the peninsula […]

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Best Beaches Ireland

Best Beaches in Co Cork – Wild Atlantic Way

In  Co Cork, in the southern tip of Ireland, the sea air smells of salt and fresh air of  Wild Atlantic Way. The sea is clean, free to enter and on the most popular beaches there are lifeguards, courtesy of the Co Council. We do not have private beaches in Ireland and we do not […]

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Best Guide Book to Ireland

There are many guidebooks on Ireland written largely for the overseas visitor. This year due to Covid-19 we will have time to get to know Ireland without overseas visitors. For marketing Ireland to overseas visitors, Failte Ireland has developed 5 different marketing brands.  Choose one or all for your holiday in Ireland. The summer of […]

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Colourful Villages Ireland

Colourful Villages and Towns of WIld Altanatic Way

Colourful Towns and Villages  of  the Wild Atlantic Way The Wild Atlantic Way is famous for the beauty of its dramatic scenery but it also has many picturesque and colourful towns and villages. The locals have a great sense of pride in their town or village and paint their houses in a variety of hues, […]

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Best Festivals in Ireland Each Year- Part 1.

Festivals in Ireland – Arts- Agriculture- Books- Boats- Comedy  Gardens- Horses -Music- Ireland has a great range of festivals held mainly in the summer months. These include large weeklong festivals to small community festivals where people come together based on shared interest or activity. St Patrick’s Day, the national holiday, is celebrated the world over […]

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Walking In Ireland – Get Planning.

Walking In Ireland Plan Holiday. Health and Safety. Problems for Walkers. Way Marked Routes. Ireland is a great country for walking with many off-road routes to ramble along and way markets routes. The details of the Irish Walks are on Irish Trails website IrishTrails.ie. For Guided Walking Trails ActivityDays has a range which is growing […]

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The Old Butter Roads Food Festival

The Old Butter Roads Food Festival The Old Butter Roads Food Festival takes place in North Cork each May bringing together the producers, eateries, visitor attractions and accommodation providers of the area. The region in Cork, Ireland has a distinct food heritage and culture. At its centre is a history of 250 years of butter, […]

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Sheep’s Head Walks, Cork, Ireland.

The Sheep’s Head Peninsula, West Cork is 1.5 hours west of Cork city and has some of the most spectacular, unspoilt scenery in Ireland. It has 90 km of walking routes following lanes and rough terrain along waymarked routes. There are loop walks along the headland and on this blog we give information on the […]

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Fuchsia in West Cork

Mizen and Sheep’s Head Peninsula Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet on Mizen Head and Sheep’s Head Peninsula   West Cork is a place apart with narrow lanes covered in red-flowered Fuschia bushes, hidden beaches, colourful villages and towns, piers for access to the islands and a sense of independence where creative people flourish. The scenery is wild and spectacular on this southern end […]

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