The A to Z of Scratchable Map Ireland in 2019

The A to Z of Scratchable Map Ireland in 2019

A is for Abbey 

Two very different but excellent Irish abbeys are Boyle in County Roscommon and Kylemore in County Galway.

Our guide to visiting Boyle Abbey was written by Roscommon man Harry.

And our guide to visiting Kylemore Abbey written by Ciara from Connemara. Check out her page here.

Boyle Abbey, County Roscommon Kylemore Abbey

B is for Blarney

Blarney - A Year On The Estate was a big hit with RTE this August. Did you see it? Check out 6 reasons you need to visit Blarney Castle.

Blarney Castle, County Cork

C is for Castle 

Cahir and Kilkenny Castle's are just two of the great castles that feature on Scratchable Map Ireland. 

Check out our locally written guide to visiting Cahir Castle.

Have you read our blog on a visit to Kilkenny Castle?

Cahir Castle, County Tipperary Kilkenny City, County Kilkenny

D is for Doneraile 

Have you visited Doneraile Wildlife Park in North Cork? The 166 hectare park had nearly half a million visitors in 2018. What's better, Doneraile House opened its doors for public visits in 2019. 

Doneraile Wildlife Park

E is for Environment 

We've all become more aware of the climate emergency in 2019. That's why we've teamed up with hometree to plant native Irish trees in county Clare.


F is for Free 

Ireland has many brilliant free attractions for you to see. Here's our take on Ireland's Most Visited Free Attractions in 2018.

Scratchable Map Ireland

G is for Guide

RTE Guide that is. We were delighted to be recommended as a very Irish Christmas gift this year.

A Very Irish Gift Guide For 2019

H is for Homestead

Kennedy Homestead is the ancestral home of JFK. Check out the guide to visiting written by Wexford couple - Our Travelling Adventures.

Kennedy Homestead, County Wexford

I is for Interview

We were delighted to feature in in July. Find out about some of our favourite places around the country.

Feature in

J is a Jail

 We can't recommend a visit to Irelands most famous jail enough. Check out our local guide to visiting Kilmainham Gaol.

Kilmainham Gaol & Trinity College, Dublin

K is for Kells 

The Book of Kells in Trinity College is one of Ireland's most popular tourist attractions. Here's a guide to seeing it.

L is for Lighthouse

Get the inside track on one of the worlds oldest functioning lighthouse - Hook Lighthouse.

Hook Lighthouse, County Wexford Cavan County Museum

M is for Museum

We count Cavan County Museum as one of Irelands hidden gems. Read all about a visit to county Cavan here

N is for National Park

Glenveagh National Park in county Donegal is one of six National Parks in Ireland. The other are Ballycroy, Burren, Connemara, Killarney and Wicklow Mountains National Park. 

Check out our guide to visiting Glenveagh National Park written my Donegal native Ciara.

Glenveagh National Park, County Donegal


19 OPW Heritage Sites feature on Scratchable Map Ireland. That's why we recommend that you get a Heritage Card

P - Personalised 

 The Personalised Framed Scratchable Map Ireland is one of the two new products what we've introduced this year. The perfect gift for someone special who you love to adventure around Ireland with.

Personalised Framed Scratchable Map Ireland

R - Rules

Do you have rules for your Scratchable Map Ireland? We do. Check them out and let us know what your Scratchable Map Ireland rules are.

Group looking at Scratchable Map Ireland

S is for Scrabo

Scrabo Tower is a hidden gem just outside Belfast. 

Scrabo Tower, County Down

T is for Team

Our Meet The Team blog was one of our most popular blog post in 2019. Find out more about the people behind Scratchable Map Ireland.

Paul - Scratchable Map Ireland Cian - Scratchable Map Ireland

U is for Ulster American Folk Park

Have you visited yet? If not, put it on the 2020 bucket list.

Ulster American Folk Park

V is for Video

We love our brilliant new video created by Denis Vahey this summer. Have you seen it yet? Check it out here and let us know what you think in the comments.


W is for Wednesdays

There are 9 attractions on Scratchable Map Ireland that you can visit for free. Did you know that many OPW heritage sites are free on the first Wednesday of the month?

Scratchable Map Ireland - scratched

Y is for Year

We celebrated our first year in business in July. 

Happy Birthday

Z is for Zoo

Did you know that there is a zoo in Tayto Park? Another reason to visit in 2020.

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