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What The Locals Say - Kylemore Abbey
What The Locals Say - Kylemore Abbey

Although the Abbey is the main attraction. I personally prefer visiting the Gardens and/or neo-gothic church.   As you exit the Abbey, the neo-gothic church is only a short walk to your left. This walk is along the lake and really makes for some beautiful Connemara scenery. It’s a very peaceful place. Once I get to the church I usually admire it for a little bit, go inside, walk around, light a candle, have a moments silence to myself and then carry on exploring.  Up next is the Gardens. To get to the Gardens you walk back to the Abbey and can continue to walk to the Gardens or get the shuttle bus that will bring you out to them.  The Gardens are magnificent. They are pristine with so many flowers in every colour and feature an amazing vegetable garden too. You could easily pass an hour or two walking around the gardens poking your head in and out of the greenhouses, the fairy garden the little old fashioned houses and sheds.

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What The Locals Say - Cavan County Museum
What The Locals Say - Cavan County Museum

Cavan, also known as ‘The Lakeside County’, is renowned for having 365 lakes, one for every day of the year, so it would be a pity when visiting not to spend at least a day at one. My friends and I love kayaking and canoeing on Lough Oughter with Cavan Canoe Centre. We usually head out to Lough Oughter Island and picnic beside the ruins of a castle. It’s such a fun and enjoyable day and Seán, the owner, couldn’t be more helpful.  

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What The Locals Say - Cahir Castle
What The Locals Say - Cahir Castle

You can travel the world over, but you will always come home, when I do, this is my ‘Perfect Day’ in Cahir. First is first, hit up Cahir Castle, the obvious choice but it is a must. Beautiful and completely in your face, smack bang in the middle of the town, you can’t miss it! Totally taken for granted by us, ‘the townies’ but it truly is a stunning piece of our heritage. After your tour head down around the corner and go give the ducks some love, head over the wooden bridge and take a walk around the ‘inch field’. Slightly bigger than an inch and dotted with stunning hand-crafted wooden historical sculptures, amazing talent on show.

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What The Locals Say - Kilkenny Castle
What The Locals Say - Kilkenny Castle

One of my favourite places to visit in Ireland is the wee city of Kilkenny.The main attraction for tourists is the famous Kilkenny Castle, situated in the centre of the town. On a sunny day the castle grounds are lined with both locals and visitors embracing the “fine weather”. I highly recommend a tour of the castle. Both the tour guide and the artefacts on show were really engaging.

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Places On Scratchable Map Ireland To Bring Your Mammy This Mothers Day
Places On Scratchable Map Ireland To Bring Your Mammy This Mothers Day

Looking for some ideas on where to bring the mammy for Mother's Day? We've got you covered. 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;

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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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Framed Scratchable Map Ireland
A to Z of Scratchable Map Ireland

A is for Abbey. Boyle Abbey and Kylemore Abbey are just two of Ireland's magnificent abbeys.  B is for Book. The Book of Kells in Trinity College was written in 800 AD and is Ireland’s most famous medieval manuscript.

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