Aontroim - Solitary Farm
Ballymena Town is the natural geographic
centre of County Antrim, an equal distance (approximately 30 miles)
from both the city of Belfast and the magnificent scenery of the
Causeway Coast, and a perfect base for exploring the Nine Glens of
Ard Mhacha - Macha's Hill
The Orchard County
spiritual capital of Ireland for 1,500 years and the seat of both Protestant
and Catholic archbishops, Armagh is one of the most
venerated of Irish cities.
St Patrick called Armagh 'my sweet hill' and
built his stone church on the hill where the Anglican cathedral now
Ceatharlach - Four Lakes
The Scallion Eaters
County Carlow is bordered by the Blackstairs Mountains to
the east and the Barrow Valley below the Killeshin Hills in the west.
Cabhan - A Hollow
The Breffni Men
County Cavan is a lovely place to stay in Ireland,
especially if you fish. There are over 350 lakes in the county.
Clar - Level Area of Land
The Banner County
County Clare is the home of traditional Irish music. It also has some
of the most spectacular views in all of Ireland.
From the lakes of east
Clare to the Cliffs of Moher, it feels like the county was designed
Shannon Airport Hotels
Newmarket on Fergus
Corcaigh - Marshland
The Rebel County
Because of Cork's "free-spirited" nature, it is called the "Rebel County"
and has seen its share of uprisings.
During the Irish war of independence,
Terence MacSweeney, Mayor of Cork, was sent to prison because he belonged to
the IRA. He died at the end of a 76 days hunger strike.
Doire - Oak
The Oak Leaf County
Home to the Sperrin Mountains, a monastery was founded beside the River Foyle in 546 AD by Saint Columba.
But, because of the name, Derry is known to be much older, going back
into prehistoric times.
Dun na nGall - Fort of the Foreigners
The T�r Conaill Men
Some of the oldest history in Ireland can be traced to Donegal.
south of Raphoe is a megalithic monument called the Beltany Stone, dating
from 2000 BC.
Dun - Fort
The Mourne Men
County Down holds within its boundaries some of the most beautiful
sceneries in the world including the Mountains o' Mourne and the Ards
Peninsula where Saint Patrick sailed into in 432 AD and soon
Baile Atha Cliath - Black Pool
Dublin is full of famous fun places as well as some not so famous.
Spend a day on the double-decker bus and you'll get a good feel of
what you might want to see on your visit there.
Dublin Airport Hotels
Fir Manach - Clan of Manach
The Erne County
In the ancient island town of Enniskillen,
you'll find a
was the medieval seat of the Maguires, chieftains of Fermanagh, who policed
the lough with a private navy of 1,500 boats.
Gaillimh - Stony River
From Connemara to Galway City, this county is a tourist's delight. Part of
the Quiet Man was filmed here.
It is one of the gateways to the
Aran Islands and holds a brilliant oyster festival each year.
Ciarrai - Clan of Ciar
The Ring of Kerry, Dingle Bay, really old stone dwellings, all
these and the best weather in Ireland are found in County Kerry.
In ancient times, Kerry was called the 'kingdom." It is situated in
the extreme south-west of Ireland.
Some of the most beautiful parks in Ireland are in Kerry.
Lakes of Killarney
Ring of Kerry
Cill Dara - Church of Oak
The Lily Whites
Racing at the Curragh, Punchestown and Naas takes place all year with some of
the best meetings in the country's racing calendar, including the Irish Derby in
Cill Chainnigh - Church of St. Canice
A wonderful mixture of present time and antiquity awaits you in Kilkenny.
Memories of ancient battles won and lost, historic buildings, and beautiful
buildings along the river Nore.
Lughaidh Laeighseach - A Chieftain
The O'Moore County
From the Abbeyleix Heritage Centre where you can experience
the authentic recreation of the factory's interior in the early 1900's to Ballaghmore Castle,
built in 1480 by the Gaelic Chieftain, MacGiollaphadraig (see
if you can pronounce that), County Laois offers a wealth of things to do.
Liatroim - Grey Ridge
Luimneach - Barren Land
Lu - Named after the Celtic god, Lugh
The Wee County
The world saw the beauty of County Louth when the
Golf Club recently hosted the Nissan Irish Open.
Maigh Eo - Plain of Yews
From the village where John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara filmed the Quiet Man
to Castlebar, where the "Races of Castlebar" were held in 1798, Mayo is a
must-see county in Ireland.
Mi - Midlands
From the splendor of Newgrange, one of Europe's most spectacular prehistoric
tombs to the magic and mystery of Tara, ancient seat of the High Kings of
Ireland, you'll discover the Boyne Valley resonates with history and
Muineachain - Little Hills
The Magic Mons
Ua Failghe - Clan of Failghe
The Faithful County
Offaly is in the centre of Ireland. The Slieve Bloom Mountains are to the south and the rest of the county is largely level plain and bog land.
In the west, the River Shannon separates Offaly from Counties Galway and Roscommon.
Ros Coman - St. Coman's Wood
Lough Key Forest Park, Strokestown Park House, the Shannon Basin, the
river Suck Valley and Rathcroghan, Clonalis, the ancestral home of the
O'Connors (who produced Ireland's last two High Kings) are all in this
Sligeach - River Shelly
The Yeats County
Coastline, mountains and beautiful lakes make up Sligo, the county identified
as the inspiration for Yeats.
Tiobraid Arainn - Well of Ara
The Stone Throwers
The river Suir is well appointed with brown trout.
Along the shores of Lough Derg, Ireland's Pleasure Lake, are many picturesque villages, including Dromineer, Terryglass and Garrykennedy.
Tir Eoghain - Territory of Eoghan
The Red Hand County
Vadrefiord - Viking Port
The Decies County
Waterford crystal is, perhaps, the most famous Irish brand world wide (next to Guinness,
Originally known as "Penrose Glass," Waterford crystal was first made
by the brothers George and William Penrose in 1783.
The brothers knew the secret of mingling minerals and glass to create
crystal like no other and their techniques are still used today.
When tapped, it sings sweetly like an Irish tenor.
When touched, it feels warm and soft like an Irish kiss.
Iarmhi - West Midlands
The Lake County
Spectacular lakes and great fishing
are found here.
Loch Garman - Viking Lake
The Model County
Wexford is called the "Secret Island."
It is a fine mix of valleys and mountains blessed with a good climate.
Vikinglow - Meadow of the Vikings
The Garden County
From sandy beaches to those haunting mountains, County Wicklow,
known as the "Garden County"
is rich in natural and human history.
Glendalough, the valley of the two
lakes, is famous around the world for its monastic settlement dating back to
the 6th century.