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- Inishkeel is a small island around 250 m from the coast of County Donegal in Gweebarra Bay. At low tide a sandy tidal bank connects the island with the mainland. During the 6th century A.D. a small community of monks settled on the island and today remains of the church and the connected buildings as well as some carved stones can be seen on the island.
- Sheep’s Head, also known as Muntervary, is the headland at the end of the Sheep’s Head peninsula situated between Bantry Bay and Dunmanus Bay in County Cork. The peninsula is popular with walkers, and the Sheep’s Head Way is an 88 km long-distance trail which follows old tracks and roads around the peninsula from Bantry to the headland and back. The trail is divided into eight stages, each representing a half-day’s walking, and is very accessible, well signposted and combines low and rugged hills with coastline and cliffs.
- The Connemara National Park features 2,000 hectares of mountains, bogs, heaths, grasslands and forests. Activities include Diamond Hill Trails, Nature Trails, Picnic Areas, Children’s Playground and Tea Room. Dogs that are under control are welcome in the National Park, but owners must at all times be conscious of their responsibility to other visitors and wildlife. Opening:Visitor Centre – Open daily, 9am to 5.30pm from March to November, admission free Park Grounds – Open daily 9.00am-5.30pm all year round, admission free Tea Room – Open daily March – November 9.30am – 5.30pm; Weekends Only December – February Camping allowed although some strict rules do apply
- Ards forest park is situated on the small Ards Peninsula, on the shores of Sheephaven Bay on the northern coastline of County Donegal. Ards Forest Park has many features of historical and archaeological interest, the remains of four ringforts and a number of megalithic tombs are to be seen in the park. Ards Forest Park has signposted forest walks, these include the Ards Heritage Trail, which is around 3.5 km long, the Nature Trail and the Green Trail, which are both approximately 3 km long, and the Red Trail, which is 13 km long, though this walk does give provisions for a shortcut back to the starting point should it be needed. There are various viewing points on the walks and trails with views of the surrounding countryside.
- Brigit’s Garden is a Garden and Celtic Heritage Center set within 11 acres of native woodland and wildflower meadows. Our 4 main gardens represent the Celtic festivals of Samhain, Imbolc, Bealtaine and Lughnasa. In addition to the Celtic Gardens, visitors can enjoy the nature trail, an ancient ring fort (fairy fort), thatched roundhouse and crannog, and the calendar sundial, the largest in Ireland. Our Visitor Centre, comprised of a shop and The Garden Café.
- The Cliffs of Moher rise 120 metres (390 ft) above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag’s Head and reach a maximum height of 214 metres (702 ft) just north of O’Brien’s Tower. the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience is built into a hillside approaching the cliffs to be sympathetic to the environment. Charges apply and include parking with money helping conservation of the cliffs. An alternative is to take a ferry trip to view the cliffs from sea level.
- Garinish Island (island of Ilnacullin) extends to 15 hectares (37 acres) and is renowned for its gardens which flourish in the mild humid micro-climate of Glengarriff harbour assisted by a mainly pine shelter belt. Structures within the garden include a clock tower, a Grecian temple, a Martello Tower, and an Italian casita.
- Scattery Island sits in the Shannon Estuary, just off the coast of Kilrush, County Clare. The island is home to a lighthouse, a ruined monastery, an Irish round tower and the remains of an artillery battery. To get to the island you will need to take a ferry from Kilrush Marina, and the ferries run between May and September.