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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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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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Ireland Is Reopening - Here Are 5 Great Places To Visit
Ireland Is Reopening - Here Are 5 Great Places To Visit

We’re all very excited (and maybe a little cautious too) about Ireland ‘reopening’ at the end of June. Things have changed a lot over the last few months. Many of us have taken the time to appreciate the infinite, amazing and beautiful places that we have right here in Ireland. Like lots of others, we can’t wait to get outdoors and explore more of our wonderful island. Holidays abroad aren’t really on the cards this year, so people are starting to plan road trips and staycations in Ireland. We’ve put together a list of some brilliant places for you to explore with friends and family. With everyone having been cooped up inside for the last few months everyplace is sure to be really busy. Social distancing is likely to be part of our lives for the for the foreseeable future. For these reasons, we’ve chosen outdoorsy places that plenty of open space.

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Our Guide To Ireland's Most Visited Paid Attractions in 2018
Our Guide To Ireland's Most Visited Paid Attractions in 2018

Failte Ireland have just published the visitor numbers for Irelands most visited attractions in 2018. 7 of the top 10 paid attractions feature on Scratchable Map Ireland. We'd have had all of the top 10 if D...

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The Most Romantic Places to Visit on Scratchable Map Ireland this Valentines Weekend
The Most Romantic Places to Visit on Scratchable Map Ireland this Valentines Weekend

Looking for someplace special on your Scratchable Map Ireland to bring a loved one this Valentines?Here are our recommendations.

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5 Magnificent Free Attractions For You To Visit This Spring On Scratchable Map Ireland

Maybe funds aren't great after the festive season. Maybe you're keen to get out and about and embrace the winter weather. Here are some magnificent attractions on Scratchable Map Ireland  that won’t cost you a shilling.    

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