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Glasnevin Cemetary Museum | Dungaire Castle | Craggenowen | Glencar Waterfall | Co. Cavan | Beara Peninsula |


 

Glasnevin cemetery museum


Glasnevin was founded in 1832 by Daniel O’ Connell and is a secular cemetery where people are buried regardless of their religion. Famous people buried there include Daniel O Connell (link to quick bio), Eamon De Valera, Michael Collins, Luke Kelly.

 

The new museum’s tour starts underground in the Necropolis (city of the dead). There is a shop and restaurant also.

 

The Gravedigger’s arms beside the cemetery is one of the oldest pubs is Dublin, has some great food and the Guinness is delicious.

 

Michael Collins' Grave Glasnevin

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Dungaire Castle

 

Kinvara in Galway is home to Dungaire Castle. The Castle hosts banquets throughout the summer for tourists. An accurate portrayal of rural Ireland in times gone by.

 

Dungaire Castle

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Craggenowen

 

At Craggenowen you will get to see how people lived in the Bronze age. Explore the Crannogs, island dwellings protected by hidden pathways in the water, see how they hunted and how they cooked their food. It's a fascinating journey back in time. 

 

Craggenowen

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Glencar Waterfall

 

In Leitrim on the Sligo to Donegal road, around 10km off the main road you will find Glencar Lake and Waterfall. WB Yeats wrote about this waterfall in the poem the stolen child.

 

Where the wandering water gushes
From the hills above Glen-Car,.
In pools among the rushes
That scarce could bathe a star.

 

Glencar waterfall is not a huge waterfall but it is very pretty. The drive in from the main road is also made worth it by the views of the steep mountains and woodland.

 

Glencar waterfall

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Co. Cavan 

 

Cavan is not high on tourists to see list, but this works to its advantage. The many lakes, great for fishing, and the hills, perfect for hiking, remain mostly undisturbed. Cavan is a top place to visit when you really want to relax, do some fishing, hiking, or horse riding. Don't rule it out.

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Beara Peninsula 

 

When you're in Kerry you will probably travel the ring of Kerry. But consider heading to the Beara Peninsula a little further on down the road. You will feel like you have been let in on an Irish secret.

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