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Sheep's Head, Ireland | Finn McCool's Seat Sheep's Head Way Ireland | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

"Widows Row; This is a terrace of twelve small houses built by public subscription to house the widows and orphans of 46 fishermen lost in the storm of Friday 13th January 1842." Northern Ireland

We love to come across a town that has managed to retain much of its traditional architecture, and Clogherhead has undoubtedly been most successful in that noble endeavour. And in doing so it has managed to retain its old-world charm, and to stir our imaginations and our hearts as one. And it is not only Clogherhead’s buildings that fascinate us, but its wonderful beaches, its rugged landscape, and its homely provincial, almost-messy feel.

Ancient cottage, Ireland

Bunratty Castle is the country’s most complete and authentic medieval fortress. Enjoy its Folk Park, a reconstruction of a 19th century village – think Colonial Williamsburg, only Irish. The defining Bunratty experience is its reenactment of a medieval banquet, which is held twice nightly throughout the year.

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

Bally Nahinch River in Connemara ~ County Galway, Ireland

At the far western edge of Ireland is found the serene and tranquil Renvyle Peninsula. Far from the pressures of city life, it is a place where you can relax and enjoy fresh sea air, peace, tranquility and closeness to nature. Amidst this alluring landscape, you will find Derryinver Quay and Ballinakill Harbour, two of the loveliest natural and well-protected boating refuges in the world. www.wonderfulirel...

Great spot to sit outside on a sunny day! Metro Cafe - Dublin (43, South William Street) by infomatique, via Flickr

"Carrickfergus Castle is a Norman castle in Northern Ireland, situated in the town of Carrickfergus in County Antrim, on the shore of Belfast Lough. Besieged in turn by the Scots, Irish, English and French, the castle played an important military role until 1928 and remains one of the best preserved medieval structures in the whole of Ireland. Today it is maintained by the Environment and Heritage Service."

SLEMISH MOUNTAIN. Mid Antrim Plateau Near Ballymena. Slemish is the first known Irish home of Saint Patrick. He tended sheep here for six years. Or so it is said.

Doagh Strand, Inishowen Peninsula, Co. Donegal

County Donegal - The Beautiful Northwest | Irish American Mom

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Door Knocker 2; Santa Barbara, CA by Bernal Peralta

Bunratty Castle in Ireland. Tour the Castle grounds and the medieval Castle town, finish your tour with a medieval banquet in the Castle itself! A must do when visiting Ireland :)