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What The Locals Say - Ardmore Round Tower
What The Locals Say - Ardmore Round Tower

Continuing on from the Round Tower you can stroll around the wonderful looped Cliff Walk and take in the breath-taking sea views. Along the way watch out for Fr. O’Donnell’s Well, The Lookout and the Samson wreck. All are great for an Instagram worthy photo-op! You’ll stumble across St. Declan’s Well while on this beautiful walk. This is an oasis of serenity and calm. Make sure you take time to sit and enjoy the sound of complete silence or maybe the odd wave lapping against the coast below. This is one of my favourite places in the village.

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Looking For An Active Start to 2019? Here Are Some Attractions For You To Visit In January.
Looking For An Active Start to 2019? Here Are Some Attractions For You To Visit In January.

Overindulged (again) this Christmas? We hear ya. January is the perfect time to get outdoors and active. Here are some of our tips for places to visit this January.

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20 Great Irish Places To See In 2020
20 Great Irish Places To See In 2020

Is your New Year's resolution to get outdoors and get active in 2020? Maybe you're aiming to see more of the country's great attractions? If you're looking for ideas, we've got you covered. You'll find castl...

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Meet The Team At Scratchable Map Ireland
Meet The Team At Scratchable Map Ireland

We are the definition of a small business here at Scratchable Map Ireland. We are a one product, four person team based in County Tipperary. Let me introduce the team. I am a history and maths teacher from Tipperary. I play hurling and enjoying cycling and hiking at the weekends. I used to want to travel the world but now I want to see every corner of Ireland. The idea for Scratchable Map Ireland came about after a summer road trip when I wanted a way to check off the attractions I had visited around Ireland. My favourite attraction on Scratchable Map Ireland is Slieve League in County Donegal. 

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What The Locals Say - Muckross House
What The Locals Say - Muckross House

Hi everyone, Niamh here from Niamhs_Adventure and I’m here to discuss the crown jewel in the Kingdom - Muckross House. Below is all the info you need before scratching this gorgeous house off your Scratchab...

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What The Locals Say - Boyle Abbey
What The Locals Say - Boyle Abbey

Driving into the small market town of Boyle off the main Dublin to Sligo road you can’t avoid the magnificent eye-catching arches of Boyle Abbey. This beautifully ornate stone structure was built by an order of monks called the Cistercians in 1161. The gatehouse now hosts a visitors centreand guided tours are available and highly recommended. Without the tour you will miss out on much of this fascinating history of the Abbey. Building work progressed on the Abbey up until about 1218. Now this meant that the Abbey incorporated two distinct architectural styles from this period. Consequently, the Abbey has both Romanesque as well as the later Gothic styles of arches. Just over two hours from Dublin by car Boyle Abbey makes the perfect stop off point and a good place to park up and stretch your legs for a while.

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Best Places To Go On Scratchable Map Ireland This Saint Patricks Weekend
Best Places To Go On Scratchable Map Ireland This Saint Patricks Weekend

Looking for someplace to go this St Patricks weekend? Here are our suggestions ... Croagh Patrick, County Mayo Ireland's Holy Mountain is just outside the beautiful town of Westport in County Mayo.  At 750 metres above sea level, getting to the top ain't simple. And many pilgrims do it barefoot! Views of Clew Bay from the top are stunning on a clear day.  Saint Patrick climbed to the top in 441AD, where he fasted for 40 days and 40 nights. Wrap up warm, regardless of the weather at the bottom, it'll be baltic at the top. Afterwards treat yourself to food and drinks in lovely Westport.

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A Guide To Visiting The Boyne Valley (And Newgrange!) From A Local Tour Guide
A Guide To Visiting The Boyne Valley (And Newgrange!) From A Local Tour Guide

The best advice I can give you is to start with the busiest sites. If you're planning on doing those three sites on the one day, begin at Newgrange as it can get quite busy and tickets are on a first come first served basis. The other two sites are not as busy and can be visited in whichever order you prefer, just keep an eye on closing times .

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My Scratchable Map Ireland With All Around Ireland
My Scratchable Map Ireland With All Around Ireland

My favourite attraction in Ireland would have to be Skellig Michael. It’s such an incredible location and the trip is an amazing experience. It’s one that I’d recommend to anybody, if they get the chance. You can read all about our adventure there and our up close encounters with the Puffins on All Around Ireland.

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My Scratchable Map Ireland with Kiwi Exploring Ireland
My Scratchable Map Ireland with Kiwi Exploring Ireland

Tricky one this, ummm fav spot would be Aran Islands for me. It's old school Ireland and the locals all speak traditional Gaelic on the island. If you ever stop over make sure it's an over night as the local pubs really come alive with local talent with trad sessions, really amazing spot.

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My Scratchable Map Ireland with Orlaith from Dublin
My Scratchable Map Ireland with Orlaith from Dublin

We had plans to go abroad for the summer but due to Covid-19 those plans have fallen through, but thanks to the Map we have plenty ideas of places to visit when restrictions are lifted. We are now very much looking forward to either travelling to Kerry to see Fungi the Dolphin or Antrim for the Giant’s Causeway, while also scratching off a few other attractions on the way!

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My Scratchable Map Ireland with Katie from Kerry
My Scratchable Map Ireland with Katie from Kerry

Where do you hope to visit next? Next on the list is the Stairway to Heaven in Fermanagh (once the lockdown is over of course) it’s been on my list for a while so I’m really looking forward to it  Did you scratch off the attractions that you visited before before your Scratchable Map Ireland? Or did you 'start afresh' when you got your map? Started afresh, you can’t just get the map and tick off everywhere! 🙈 I think it adds to the day knowing you are going there and afterwards get to tick off a list, but maybe that’s because I’m an accountant and like lists. Did your Scratchable Map Ireland help you to discover any new attractions? If so, which ones? Absolutely, my mum is from Wicklow and I would never have realised where the dolmen in Carlow was was until I got my map and realised it was on the road we have driven through hundreds of times.

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