Looking for some ideas on where to bring the mammy for Mother's Day?
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We found it hard to narrow down. We actually feel most places on Scratchable Map Ireland are great places to bring your mam. We tried to spread it around the country and choose places that haven't been mentioned in our previous blog posts. We were also influenced by our social media followers. Here goes;
The Rock of Dunamase
First up - The Rock of Dunamase. Easily accessible for the M7 motorway, the Rock of Dunamase offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The castle ruins have historical references dating back as far as 842 AD.
20 minutes down the road is the beautiful village of Durrow. You could book into the highly regarded Castle Durrow for lunch or afternoon tea. Afterwards, why not visit the cosy Bob's Bar for a drink and a look at some of the high nelly's on show there!
If you decide to celebrate Mothers Day a day early or oe a day late, we have no doubt that your mam will be impressed with lunch in Bowe's Cafe.
Titanic Experience, Belfast
Learn all about the building and sinking of the Titanic on the self guided interactive tour which is suitable for all of the family.
You could bring your mam to the Mothers Day Afternoon Tea at the Titanic Suite where they have the very cool replica Grand Staircase.
Visit https://titanicbelfast.com/ to learn more.
Kennedy Homestead, County Wexford
Why not bring your mam along to the birthplace of Patrick Kennedy, the great grandfather of President John F. Kennedy.
Staying on the JFK theme, while in Wexford, you could check out The JFK Memorial Park & Arboretum. It is a 252 hectare park with 4,500 types of trees and shrubs. It's also a beautiful places to bring your mammy for a stroll.
If you would like to know more, see http://www.kennedyhomestead.ie/
Shandon Bells, Cork City
This iconic landmark was built in the early 1700s. It offers magnificent panoramic views of the Cork city from a height of 120 ft.
On the first floor you get the opportunity to play a tune of your choice on the bells.
Look out for 'de goldie fish' in the sky. You'll can just about make it out in our drawing above.
There are so many options for food in Cork. If you're feeling 5 star, why not try Hayfield Manor for Afternoon Tea.
For opening times, prices and location see http://www.shandonbells.ie/
Cahir Castle, County Tipperary
The impressively maintained castle has regular guided tours.
Combine your visit to castle with a visit to the Swiss Cottage. Bringing you from the castle to the cottage is a 2 km riverside walk with lots of tree, flowers and a fairy trail. The Swiss Cottage is a beautifully decorated thatched cottage built in the early 1800's. Mammy will be impressed.
If you have haven't had enough of Cahir by then, we recommend a visit to The Apple Farm. It is just a short drive out the N24, where you can pick up fresh apples, berries and juicy.
For more information, visit http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/south-east/cahircastle/
Where else would you recommend to bring your mam this Mothers Day?
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