On the 5th September 2010, I began what I thought would be a short tour of Ireland. Little did I realise how much I wanted to include, or should that be how little I wanted to leave out.
Ireland is a small island, but there so many amazing places to see and enjoy. The pace is slow and relaxed outside of the main cities. A Pint can take time to pour and settle, the Pot of Tea needs time to draw and “Sure if you wait five minutes the scones will be ready to come out of the oven”!
So this week in order to help you find your way I will list the various episodes and where they take you.
Episode 1 ~ A general introduction to the series with some useful tips.
Episode 2 ~ Dublin – Getting about and places to see on foot.
Episode 3 ~ Dublin – History, Museums & Galleries
Episode 4 ~ Dublin – Literature, Theatre, Eating & drinking, Sport, Parks & Gardens and Shopping
Episode 5 ~ County Wicklow
Episode 6 ~ County Wexford
Episode 7 ~ Waterford
Episode 8 ~ Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow, Kildare & Laoise
Episode 9 ~ Cork City and County
Episode 10 ~ West Cork
Episode 11 ~ Kerry
Episode 12 ~ Limerick & Clare
Episode 13 ~ Galway
Episode 14 ~ Roscommon
Episode 15 ~ Mayo
Episode 16 ~ Sligo, Leitrim & a little of Donegal
Episode 17 ~ Donegal
Episode18 ~ Laois in more detail and Offaly
Episode 19 ~ Westmeath & Longford
Episode 20 ~ Cavan & Monaghan
Episode 21 ~ Meath & Louth
Moving across the border we begin with:
Episode 22 ~ Belfast Part 1
Episode 23 ~ Belfast Part 2 & surrounding area
Episode 24 ~ County Down
Episode 25 ~ Armagh
Episode 26 ~ Fermanagh
Episode 27 ~ Tyrone
Episode 28 ~ Londonderry
Episode 29 ~ County Antrim Part 1
Episode 30 ~ County Antrim Part 2
Episode 31 ~ Epilogue
- In the South of Ireland try Discover Ireland.ie
- In the North of Ireland try Discover Northern Ireland
If you wish to hire a car, it is cheapest to arrange it when booking your flights.
If you are hoping to trace ancestry, do as much work as possible before you leave home. Helen Kelly is a professional genealogist.
This is not the definitive tour of Ireland, it is my personal tour and I am sure to have left something out. If you do have a query, ask away and if I don’t have an answer, I will try to find out for you. To date in this series I have written approx 39,366 words, so it is time for me to take a back seat and allow you to digest it. It was fun. I hope you enjoyed the tour and found it helpful.