archive-com.com » COM » I » IRELAND-FOR-YOU.COM

Total: 22

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • B & B Choices
    a lot of friendly folks both hosts and fellow guests they are quite convenient and usually better value than hotels Our favourite way to travel is to stop for a coffee or beer in the late afternoon and decide where we want to spend that night We then search and pick a likely looking B B and contact them for availability We don t always get our first choice but

    Original URL path: http://www.ireland-for-you.com/bedandbreakfast.htm (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive


  • World Wide Travel Guide and Tips
    rocks forests and meadows as to be without fear of exaggerating a natural paradise preserved Travel Tips and Bargains For general and specific information about which budget airlines fly to which cities and airports which are the best days to fly which airports are best for sleeping and all that kind of useful information for the economy flier I recommend the following site Fwoggie s FlyBudget Com Update Ryanair is set to resume flights between Prague and Dublin and London This is great news for beer lovers experience Guinness and Pilsner in their cities of origin as a jet setter Read more about our adopted city of Prague Czech Mates Cheers Another ongoing change in the travel industry is increasing availability of affordable rentals of holiday homes vacation cabins or as we call them in the Greek islands private villa rentals For families these homes are usually less expensive more spacious and better equipped than hotels and resorts For couples they can provide much more comfortable privacy in your own hideaway See our own site on private villa rentals in Paros Greece Greek Island Villas Mizen Head West Cork Check Travel Insurance Before You Travel Financial research firm Defaqto has advised travellers to research and double check their travel insurance policies before they go on holiday â to ensure that they have the right travel insurance for them The research which was first reported in the British press reveals that the reason for this is because policies can vary depending on the insurer and these policies can change quickly and without warning leaving travellers at risk of extra costs if they have an accident on holiday or lose valuables whilst theyâ re away The research by Defaqto has revealed that 13 of travel insurance policies donâ t cover personal possessions

    Original URL path: http://www.ireland-for-you.com/WCT.htm (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Items of Irish Interest curated from other sources
    B B Travel Bargains 2016 Home Itineraries Car Hire Travel Links Contents Search this site Custom Search The Latest From Ireland Items of interest that we have curated from various sources Keep up with what s happening Follow us on

    Original URL path: http://www.ireland-for-you.com/IrelandInterest.htm (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Incomparable County Clare
    But there is an alternative for those of you who want to march to a different beat than the mass tour buses About 25 miles south of the Cliffs of Moher find the delightful beach town of Kilkee Take the coast road out of Kilkee to Foohagh Point and Castle Point Names may vary depending upon your map There you will be able to drive along cliffs just as dramatic as those of Moher and be able to use your own judgment at the viewpoints as to how far to lean out for that perfect photo If you survive you can continue on to Loop Head and Kilbaha Bay for more fine scenery Burren of this barony it is said that it is a country where there is not water enough to drown a man wood enough to hang one nor earth enough to bury him attributed to Cromwell The northwestern corner of Co Clare east of the Cliffs of Moher is known as the Burren This is a large area about 96 sq miles of unique geology that does not get a lot of attention perhaps due to a lack of a focal point of breathtaking scenery like so many other parts of Ireland We however drive through it often because it holds the birth place of our interest in Ireland the Burren Perfumery Shortly after its founding in the 1960 s my wife Karin had sampled the new fragrance Frond in Portland Oregon Through a series of coincidences she ended up seeking out the owner on her first trip to Ireland in the 1980 s and fell in love with the wide open spaces full of stone flora and fauna Its uniqueness comes from few visible lakes or rivers they are nearly all underground because rain water soaks

    Original URL path: http://www.ireland-for-you.com/Clare.htm (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Bunratty Folk Park:  microcosm of all Ireland
    so that as you travel around the rest of the country you may recognize the local architecture and place in history of the sites you are seeing For Children Perhaps your children will appreciate their modern school more after seeing this old school complete with a master and his switch The park is full of other educational places as well such as working mills and farms Also disbursed around the grounds are various animals to enjoy seeing and touching Interactive Through out the park you will find demonstrations of old fashioned methods including the chance to sample biscuits baked using eggs from the chickens you just walked by Thatching and other old building methods are shown among countless examples of home furnishing and decorating through the centuries Browse with your feet Nearly all of the houses barns and other buildings can be entered to enjoy the historical furnishings scenes and demonstrations They range from the hovel shared by people and their farm animals to the elegantly furnished manor house Food Choices This house was built by the Hughes brothers founders of HB ice cream Ireland s most popular brand since 1926 Taste some here and where ever you go in Ireland In one corner of the park there is an entire village street with active shops selling both new and old fashioned goods also a selection of eating and drinking establishments including a traditional pub As I said experience all of Ireland in one place Bunratty Castle The folk park grounds also include access to Bunratty Castle probably the best preserved medieval castle in Ireland I also recommend the medieval banquet held nightly during the summer in the castle It is not cheap but is a good value for the quality entertainment and good food served A lot of fun

    Original URL path: http://www.ireland-for-you.com/BunrattyFolkPark.htm (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Dublin and Points North and South
    Dublin Historical Highlights For most of 2012 circumstances conspired against us to spend time becoming reacquainted with Dublin During what little time we have spent there we were greatly impressed with the public transit system it is now quite easy to get around and with due speed no endless waiting at clogged intersections as in the old days of 2000 Middle December was a little slow in Ennis so we decided to hop over to Dublin for a day of hectic Christmas spirit Catching the earliest train there and the latest back allowed eight hours in Dublin too much for our old legs it turned out Yet we greatly enjoyed it and included visits to two free museums the National Museum of Archeology and the Chester Beatty Library amongst all the holiday gawking A Hallmark Christmas at St Stephen s Green Shopping Centre Glendalough Avoca This area is one of the most visited because it is a pleasant drive out of Dublin about 60 minutes of good scenery and then even better vistas within the Wicklow Mountains National Park and Glendalough valley It is a great area for getting out and stretching your legs on paved paths along streams and by lakes The round tower and surrounding monastic ruins go back to the earliest days of Irish Christianity While we were there the mood was enhanced by a flautist somewhere off in the woods When leaving be sure and take the route through Avoca Here you will find a well preserved old mill and a modern factory for weaving wool It is one of the few places left where you still have the choice of wandering around at your own pace or joining with a guide to get your questions answered You will see Avoca products throughout Ireland but they

    Original URL path: http://www.ireland-for-you.com/EastCoast.htm (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • The west of Ireland
    was built in 1730 on the foundations of a 15th century castle belonging to the O Malley clan This castle was home to the famous Pirate Queen whose name was Grainne Grace O Malley The owners of the house today are direct descendants of Grainne Westport House encompasses 480 acres of which most of it has been turned into a Pirate Adventure Park for the young and old alike The house is also open to the public for viewing A small lake behind Westport House has swan boats for those who enjoy quiet paddling amongst the lily pads Our walk took us out of the park and down to the Quay The quay used to be very busy with commercial shipping however today it is a quiet village made up of holiday homes and a few restaurants and pubs A museum called The Heritage Center is located there as well It is the entrance to Clew Bay which is said to have an island for every day of the year And them some We enjoyed just sitting here eating ice cream cones while gazing at the sailboats anchored nearby Then we had a choice to make To return to Westport 1 mile away by the Quay road which would be rather busy with traffic or taking the Old Railway Walk which is a 1 5 mile walk through the country We chose the Old Railway It was a good choice We walked through fields with rolling hills in the background saw horses trees bogs with bog land cotton and listened to the quiet hum of insects and bird calls But what impressed me most was the fabulous view of a very famous mountain in Ireland Croagh Patrick Croagh Patrick lies about seven miles from Westport The reason it is famous is because St Patrick Ireland s patron saint is said to have spent many days on top of this mountain fasting and praying Today many people climb to the top and it is not an easy climb On the last day in July up to 15 000 pilgrims make their way to the top where there is a small chapel dedicated to St Patrick Long ago pilgrims used to make this climb in bare feet Gratefully that is discouraged today I have seen videos of this route and believe me it is not easy Westport has two squares of note One has an old clock tower in it the other has an unusual statue of St Patrick Normally any statues or pictures of him are of an older man with long white beard wearing Bishop clothing this is of Patrick as a young Roman boy We forget that he came here as a captive slave from Roman England He returned years later as a Christian bringing Christianity to Ireland And since I have personally never seen a snake here in Ireland I also must believe the folklore that claims St Patrick got rid of them We had done a bit

    Original URL path: http://www.ireland-for-you.com/West.htm (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • County Cork, Ireland:  Our view
    trip in the summer of 2012 was no different Perhaps it was because the city has changed a little over the past 11 years of our absence However we were pleasantly surprised to also find much that was familiar One such was the English Market which was established in 1788 The market has seen it s days of problems over the years flooding from the River Liffey soldiers stopping produce from entering the city during various rebellions ships with goods not coming into the port after the Napoleonic Wars The famine was an extremely difficult time as it was throughout The Troubles It has survived it all even a fire in 1980 Today it is smoothly run by a corporation and offers locals and tourists a great adventure in selecting fish meats fruits and vegetables local items as well as international products There is even a restaurant If you are not subject to nightmares click on the Monk Fish photo Music is a part of the Irish soul and busking is always around every corner Walking to our restaurant for lunch we stopped to listen to a man sing light opera and during our lunch which we ate in the

    Original URL path: http://www.ireland-for-you.com/Cork.htm (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive



  •