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HOMEPAGE INDEX OF MY GENERAL IRISH SCENES Can you hear the fiddles playing already! BUT not before 10pm at least!

By County: Carlow, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Dublin,

Belfast and Fermanagh (NI)

 Galway, Kerry, Kilkenny, LimerickLongford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo,

 Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow  in alphabetical order

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The Twelve Bens viewed from near the top of Tully Mountain, Connemara, Co. Galway.

Landscape images-picture-photographs and brief notes from our Irish walking holiday 'tours'


looking westwards along the west coast of Cork from Toe Headthe Pieta on the Sheep's Head Peninsula, Co. Cork, looking across to the sunset over the Caha Mountains on the Beara PeninsulaCounty Carlow

79. Leighlinbridge arboretum lifestyle & garden centre


County Clare - in the wonderful West of Ireland

Page 33. Kilfenora, The Burren, Village, St. Fachtnan's Cathedral & famous High Crosses

35. A Co. Clare Burren car drive from Kilfenora to the coast near Ballyvaughan - Part 1 Lemenagh Castle, Carron Church, Poulawack Cairn

36. A Co. Clare Burren car drive from Kilfenora to the coast near Ballyvaughan - Part 2 Caherconnell ring fort, Poulnabrone Dolmen and limestone hills, Ballyvaughan and Atlantic Coast and Newtown Castle

37. Dysert O'Dea  History Trail, Castle, St Tola's Cross & Abbey church monastic site, Round Tower, Rath earthen ring fort, Rath Church, Loch Ratha/Raha and Rath Castle

62a. Killaloe and the River Shannon  *  62b. St Flannan's Cathedral, Killaloe

62c. Boat trip on Lough Derg on the River Shannon

82c. Erris Head Loop Walk, Belmullet Peninsula 

 84. Black Head Loop Walk, from Fanore in the Burren

86. New Quay and ?  *  87. Abbey Hill Walk, near Fanore, The Burren

88. Corcomroe Abbey, The Burren  *  89. Flaggy Shore, Russell Gallery & Cafe

90. Kilmacduagh (Cill Mhic Dhuach)  *  117. The Burren Perfumery, Co. Clare

See also

Caherconnell ring fort and Poulawark Cairn, The Burren, County Clare

The famous Poulnabrone Dolmen, The Burren, County Clare

County Cork - part of the wonderful South-West Atlantic Coast of Ireland - especially West Cork

14. Annes Grove Gardens, Castletownroche, County Cork

16. The Sheep's Head Peninsula, Durrus, Seefin Mountain, the Hills, Goats Road, some recent and prehistoric monuments, sunset studies, walking around the Sheeps Head headland

17. Toe Head, The Stags and Ballydehob, Co. West Cork

18. Gougane Barra and Kealkill prehistoric stone circle, County West Cork

20. Liss Ard Gardens and Barley Cove near Skibbereen and the Mizen Head Lighthouse, Co. Cork

23. Lough Hyne (Loch Ine), Co.Cork  * 102. Rosscarberry village and environs

103. Glandore village, harbour and environs  *  104. Castletownshend, Co. Cork

105. Dunmanway and Drinagh, Co. Cork  *  106. Klonakilty, Co. Cork

107. Long Strand Walk, south of Rathberry, Cloghna Head, Galley Head

108. Tragumna Beach, Co. Cork  *  109. Skibbereen, Co. Cork

110. Bantry Town, Bantry Bay, Co. Cork

111. Union Hall, Keelbeg (Keel Beg), Reen Pier and Rineen Forest Walk

112. Baltimore, Co. Cork  *  126. The Town of Mallow  *  133. The Town of Bandon

Ring of Beara and the Beara Peninsula of West Cork 134a to 134o

134a. Introduction to the Ring of Beara  *  134b. The fishing port of Castletownbere

134c. Buddhist Centre - The Temple of Dzogchen Beara  *  134d. Cahermore

134e. Allihies - village, beach, museum and copper mine trail walk

134f. The 'colourful' village of Eyeries  *  134g. The Healy Pass  *  134h. Glengarriff, village, pubs, cafes, scenic setting and walks

134i. Garinish/Garnish Island - ferry from Glengarriff  *  134j. Garinish Strand, Garinish Loop Walk, Garinish Point

  134k. Dursey Island and Ireland's only cable car system  * 134l.  Killaugh Wedge Grave and Loghane More Ring Fort

134m. Derreen Gardens (Co. Kerry)  *    134n. Dunboy Castle etc.  *  134o. Hungry Hill Gallery, Beara

134p. The 'Ewe Experience' art installations galore near Glengarriff  134q The 'memorial' O'Sullivan Mile Walk near Adrigole

Some places near Kinsale in West Cork (our base in the summer of September 2021)

139a The village of Shanagarry (en route to Kinsale)  *  139b The Town of Kinsale - street scenes and the harbour marina

139c St Multose Church, Kinsale  *  139d Old Head of Kinsale and Lusitania Museum

139e The Scilly walk from Kinsale to Charles Fort  *  139f Charles Fort, on Kinsale Harbour

139g Desmond Castle, Kinsale  *  139h James Fort and Dock Beach near Kinsale

139i The village and harbour of Courtmacsherry  *  139j Timoleague Friary

139k The churches of Timoleague  *  139l The Timoleague to Courtmacsherry estuary walk

139m Garrettstown Strand and Garrylucas Beach  *  139n The Village of Ballinspittle

139o The town of Klonakilty  *  139p Inchydoney Beach

See also

The standing stones of Coolcoulaghta and Dunbeacon stone circle, south of Durrus near Bantry, Cork

The prehistoric Kealkill Stone circle near Bantry, West Cork

The more famous Drombeg Stone Circle, Co. Cork

County Donegal - West of Ireland

1. The Urris Hills, Mamore Gap, Leenan Beach & Dunaff Head Inishowen Peninsula  Co. Donegal 

3. Doagh Famine Village Museum visitor centre, Doagh Island (Doagh Isle), Inishowen, Donegal

4a. Miscellaneous historical bits of the Inishowen Peninsula, Co. Donegal - Cloncha Church and Cross and Dunree Fort and guns at the military museum

and 4b. An unusual Art Exhibition at Dunree Fort

55. Moving on from Achill Island to Knock Airport, Letterkenny and Ramelton

56. Rathmullan and Buncrana, Co. Donegal A walk along the beach to Rathmullan and the old fort

57. Portsalon Beaches and Fanad Head on the Fanad Peninsula

59. Ballyliffin Beach & Hotel, Trawbreaga Bay and Pollan Bay, Inishowen  *  60. Glenveagh National Park

County Dublin and environs

See Separate Dublin Scenes Section Index

County Galway - Connemara - part of the wonderful West of Ireland

6. Connemara National park, Co. Galway, Tully Mountain, views of the Twelve Bens & tea at Kylemore Abbey cafe!

8. Connemara coast, hedgerows and mountains in Co. Galway

9.  Some ancient to modern historical bits of the Renvyle Peninsula, County Connemara and the 'light' moods of the Renvyle Peninsula

10. Trip to Inishbofin Island off the coast of Connemara, Co. Galway

85a. Kinvara sea port village  *  85b. Dunguaire Castle near Kinvara

121. Kilnalahan Abbey, Co. Galway  *  122. Portumna - Castle, Gardens, Old Church and Marina

See also

The Fairy Fingers on the Renvyle Peninsula, Connemara, Co. Galway

County Kerry - South-West of Ireland

webpages 39-46 and 113-114, 127 are all of the Dingle Peninsula in Co. Kerry.

39. Ballyferriter, the coast near by, Wine Strand Beach, views of The Three Sisters and Mount Brandon, Dingle Peninsula

40a. Dingle Town and Harbour (An Daingean), Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry

40b. A circular coastal walk from Dingle via the Ballintaggart Ogham Stones

41. Coastal walking near Dunquin & Clogher, Great Blasket Island Interpretive Centre (Ionad an Bhlascaoid), Louis Mulcahy Pottery

42. The famous circular Slea Head Drive, Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry (which includes the images on pages 41 & 43a-c)

43a. A stroll on Ventry Beach, Fahan prehistoric beehive huts, Rahinnane Castle on Dingle Peninsula

43b. Climbing Mount Eagle  *  43c. Dunbeg prehistoric promontory fort

44a. Inch Beach, the road east and west and a walk on Inch Beach

44b. Car trip from Dingle to Brandon via the Conor/Connor Pass (An Chonair)

44c. A drive through the Slieve Mish Mountains, Dingle Peninsula

45a. Reask Monastic site and the Gallarus Oratory early Christian sites, Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry

45b. Kilmalkedar Church and the Chancellor's House, Dingle Peninsula

46. The Three Sisters, Sybil Head and Sybil Point Walk near Ballyferriter, Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry

113. The Celtic Prehistoric Museum near Ventry, Co. Kerry 

114. Bally David, Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry and walk to ??

127. Annascaul and walk to Annascaul Lake

134m. Derreen Gardens (Co. Kerry)

67a to 67l The Ring of Kerry and the Iveragh Peninsula

67a. The Road to Waterville & Lough Currane, Kerry  *  67b. O'Carroll's Cove near Caherdaniel, Kerry

67c. Caherdaniel, Coad, Behaghane & Castle Cove, Kerry  *  67d. Sneem Village, Kerry

67e. Kenmare Town & Stone Circle  *  67f. Lamb's Head, Derrynane Bay, Derrynane House & Ahamore Abbey, Kerry

67g. Staigue Fort, Kerry  *  67h. Village of Ballinskelligs & Ballinskelligs Bay, Kerry

67i. Road from Saint Finan's Bay to Portmagee, Kerry *  67j. Valentia Island (Valencia Island), Kerry

67k. Sneem == R568 road => Moll's Gap == N71 ==> Killarney Roads

67l. The Gap of Dunloe and the Black Valley

County Kilkenny

Page 24. The village of Kilmacow near Waterford, County Kilkenny

27. Granagh (Granny) Castle, New N25 Waterford Suspension Bridge and Mooncoin Church

31. The picturesque village of Inistioge on the banks of the River Nore, Co. Kilkenny

34. Mount Juliet Hotel and the Ballylinch Stud Walking Trail

63. Kilkenny Town Index sub-index (also listed below)

63a. Kilkenny Castle & Design Centre * 63b. Kilkenny Town & Rothe House

63c. Kilkenny St Canice's Cathedral * 63d. The 'Black Abbey', Kilkenny

63e. Kilkenny St Mary's Medieval Mile Museum  *  63f. St Mary's RC Cathedral, Kilkenny

64. Thomastown * 65. Woodstock Gardens * 66. Grennan Castle * 75. Jerpoint Abbey

76. Kells Priory, Co. Kilkenny * 77. Kilree Monastic Site, Co. Kilkenny

78. Duiske Abbey, Graiguenamanagh

94. Bennettsbridge, Nicholas Mosse Pottery, and Ennisnag Church

95. Kilfane Church, Co. Kilkenny  *  96. Kilfane Glen Gardens and Waterfall, Co. Kilkenny

97. A canal walk from Graiguenamanagh to St Mullins, Co. Kilkenny

124. Croan Cottages, Dunnamaggan  *  125. The village of Knocktopher

See also

Kilmogue Prehistoric Portal Tomb Dolmen (Leac/Leάc An Scail Dolmain) County Kilkenny

County Limerick

26. The brightly painted buildings of Abbeyfeale

98. Limerick City (1) King John's Castle  *  99. Limerick City (2) The Hunt Museum

100. Limerick City (3) St Mary's Cathedral  *  128. The Town of Adare

See also Return train ride from Waterford to Limerick

County Longford

135 Longford Town and St. Mel's Cathedral

County Louth

12b. Return to England via Blackrock, Co. Louth, and the Belfast-Stranraer Stena Line Ferry???

County Mayo

50-52 Achill Island

50a. Drive to Ballina and drive on to Achill Island  *  50b. More on Dooagh Village, Achill Island

50c. Keel Village and Keel Beach & Water Sports  *  50d. Keem Beach, Achill Island, Co. Mayo

51. Slievemore Mountain walk, Deserted Village, Megalithic Tomb, Dugort Beach, Dooniver Strand, and back to Keel and Dooagh Achill Island

52. Dooega Village, Kildownet Scenic Atlantic Drive, Achill Island, Atlantic Coastal Walking East of Ashleam Bay, Achill Island

The rest of Mayo

2. Aillemore and Killadoon near Louisburgh. a great holiday house and walk to Bunlough Strand (Killadoon Strand)

7. Old Head near Louisburgh for a lovely scenic beach and coast walk  *  19. The small town of Louisburgh

21. Cross Beach and Killeen graveyard  *  22. Carrownisky Beach

25b. Murrisk Abbey and Famine ship Memorial  *  25c. Climbing Croagh Patrick and Views

25d. The drive from Louisburgh to Leenane and Killary Harbour (Killary Fjord) repeat link under Galway

25e. A trip to Clare Island  *  25f. Walking on Silver Strand beneath Mweelrea Mountain

53. Knock Cathedral and Shrine  *  54. The Town of Westport and the drive west to the Atlantic

82a. Lake Carrowmore & Kilcommon  Lodge Holiday Hostel

82b. The Ceathru Thaidhg (Carrowteige) Loop Walk in North Co. Mayo

82c. Erris Head Loop Walk, Belmullet Peninsula

82d. An excursion south down the Belmullet Peninsula: Part 1. need details 1-3

82e. An excursion south down the Belmullet Peninsula: Part 2.

82f. An excursion south down the Belmullet Peninsula: Part 3.

83. National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar

137a. Ceide Fields  *  137b. Downpatrick Head  *  137c. Killala Cathedral and Tower

County Meath

81a. Hill of Tara  *  81b. Trim Castle

See also

Newgrange monument - passage tomb and standing stones, County Meath

Knowth monuments - numerous passage tombs and rock carvings, County Meath

County Offaly

115. Birr Castle and Gardens, Co. Offaly  *  116. Lough Boora Discovery Park, Co. Offaly

118. Clonmacnoise Monastic Site, Co. Offaly  *  119. Clonony Castle and Shannon Harbour,Co. Offaly

123. Shannonbridge and Fort

County Roscommon

123. Shannonbridge and Fort

County Sligo

136a. Rathlee  *  136b. Easkey  *  136c. Enniscrone/Inishcrone

136d. Aughris Head and coastal walk  *  136e. Lough Talt  *  136f. Roslee Castle and coastal walk

138a. SLIGO (a) The Model Art Gallery  *  138b. SLIGO (b) The River, Abbey ruins and other buildings

138c. SLIGO (c) St John Church  *  138d. SLIGO (d) Roman Catholic Cathedral

See also Prehistoric Court Tomb, Creevykeel, County Sligo

County Tipperary

13. The Rock of Cashel, Hore Abbey and other historic features in the town of Cashel

32. Cahir Town and Cahir Castle, Co. Tipperary  *  62b. Boat trip on Lough Derg on the River Shannon

71. The Vee Drive  detail *  91. Ormond Castle & Carrick-on-Suir

129. Kilcash Village, its old church and castle and climbing Slievenamon

County Waterford - South-East of Ireland

11. The seaside Town of Tramore and 'The Strand'

  12. Dunmore East Village, Beaches, Harbour, fishing boats, sailing dingies, water sports

25. Sea scenes at Dunmore East harbour, and a great coastal walk from Dunmore East to Portally and Ballymacaw

15. The town of Lismore and surrounding area, County Waterford

28. Waterford City (1) River Suir waterfront-quay scenes, Waterford Town-City

29a. Waterford City (2) Scenes around Waterford Town Centre

29b. Waterford City (3) The Two Cathedrals of Waterford - Christ Church and Holy Trinity

30. (Waterford City (4) The Museum of  Treasures, Reginald's Tower, Medieval Museum & Bishop's Palace Museum

132. Waterford City (5) Waterford Castle and Golf Resort

29c Waterford City (6) The Irish Museum of Time - the clock museum!

38. The town of Cappoquin

69. Faithlegg and Cheekpoint near Waterford  *  70. Dungarvin, County Waterford

72. Mount Melleray Abbey  *  73. Ardmore  *  74. Helvic Head

92. Woodstown Beach  *  93. Kilmokea House and Gardens & Cafe, Campile

101. The Town of Youghal  120. A Drive in the Comeragh Mountains and the Mahon Falls

130. Mount Congreve Gardens near Waterford on the banks of the River Suir

131a. A drive along the 'Copper Coast' of Co. Waterford, taking in Annestown, Kilmurrin Cove, Boatstrand

131b. A drive along the 'Copper Coast' of Co. Waterford, taking in Tankard's Town Mines, Slip, Bunmahon & Museum

See also Day trip by train from Waterford to Limerick

County Wexford - South-East of Ireland

61. The Ring of Hook sub-index for places visited on the Ring of Hook (also listed below)

61a. Ballyhack Castle & Passage East Ferry * 61b. Templetown * 61c. Hook Head & Hook Lighthouse

61d. Slade Castle and Slade Harbour  *  61e. Baginbun Beach * 61f. Fethard Castle

61g. Tintern Abbey and Saltmills * 61h. Duncannon, Beach, Fort and Harbour

61i Colclough Walled Garden and see Waterford for other Hooke Head pictures

County Wicklow

Glendalough and Wicklow Mountains scenes

A  DART train trip to Greystones and coastal walking to Bray

The Bray Air Display Show 2018

Northern Island (NI)

47. The Road to Enniskillen Town, County Fermanagh

48. Castle Archdale Country Park & RAF Museum,

AND the White Island carved Celtic figures & Killadeas Churchyard ancient standing stones

49. Florence Court and Marble Arch Caves and Marlbank View, Co. Fermanagh

80a Belfast (1) The Ulster Museum and Art Gallery

80b Belfast (2) Some Buildings in or near the City Centre

80c Belfast (3) River Lagan and the Belfast Titanic Quarter Area


13. The journey from Dublin to Ballyhooly Co. Cork via Tipperary to south-west Ireland

68. A scenic route from Kerry to Cork via ? Pass between Kilgarvin and Bantry)

The 'jolly band' looking across Dublin Bay to the sunset over the Wicklow Mountains on the beautiful Howth Cliff walk north of Dublin City.

*  Recommended regional and district Books  *

Mike Harding "Footloose in the West of Ireland" (a super entertaining read"

Margaret Greenwood, Mark Connolly & Geoff Watts "The Rough Guide to Ireland" (endless information)

Cary Meehan "The Travellers Guide to Sacred Ireland - A guide to the sacred places of Ireland, Her legends, folklore and people" (good for lots of historic-archaeological sites)

Paddy Dillon "Irish coastal Walks" (excellent walking guide)

Paddy Dillon "Collins Rambler's Guide - Connemara" (excellent walking guide)

Kevin Corcoran "West of Ireland Walks" (excellent walking guide)

Kevin Corcoran "West Cork Walks" (excellent walking guide)

Patrick Simms & Tony Whilde "Walk Guide - West of Ireland" (excellent walking guide)

Barry Raftery "Pagan Celtic Ireland - The Enigma of the Irish Iron Age" (very interesting and readable archaeology)

"The Hidden Places of Ireland" by David Gerrard

* Please get further publishing details from the internet *

The long clean beach at Tramore, Co. Waterford.

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