Holycross Abbey

Holycross Abbey

One of Europe’s most significant early monastic sites, the abbey was fully restored in the 1970s. This fine example of a 15th century church is now a flourishing parish that hosts pilgrims who make their way to the side chapel to view the relics of the “True...
Jim o’ the Mill

Jim o’ the Mill

Jim Ryan and his wife and daughters serve up a traditional Irish shebeen for their neighbors every Thursday evening. The night includes Irish music, storytelling, and an abundance of craic… and Guinness is among the beverages served. The unique nature of this...
Limerick City

Limerick City

The Republic of Ireland’s third largest city and the setting for Frank McCourt’s book “Angela’s Ashes,” Limerick offers shopping, music, theater, fine dining, and a variety of historic and cultural attractions. King John’s Castle on the River Shannon went...

Dundrum Celtic Plantarum

Sixty thousand plants of over two thousand varieties fill the eight acre Dundrum Celtic Plantarum with trees and shrubs. The Plantarum includes reproductions of dolmens, ogham stones and a cranog along two miles of well-tended paths around the...

Killaloe & Ballina

Birthplace of Brian Boru, last high king of Ireland, Killaloe is a cozy village connected to Ballina by an ancient arch bridge that crosses Lough Derg. From here, you can climb to the highest point of the Arra Mountains and enjoy the spectacular views from the Five...