Ireland, A Literary Landscape

Ireland is known as the ‘Island of Saints and Scholars’ and our world renowned writers are second to none. This interactive Storymap, which you can view below, covers just some of our most prolific novelists and poets. Some like Heaney, Joyce and Yeats were born here. Others such as J.R.R. Tolkien, visited our shores often and inspired by our landscape, penned The Lord of the Rings character Gollum after visiting a cave in The Burren. From the Sligo countryside, to Derry City, and The Blasket Islands, to Wexford Town, our writers drew inspiration from every part of our ‘Emerald Isle’. ... more
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Family Holidays in County Kerry, Top Things to Do

International travel bible, The Lonely Planet, has named County Kerry, Ireland, as the second best place for family holidays in Europe on its ‘Europe’s 10 Best Places for Family Holidays’ list: County Kerry is second only to Kent in the UK in 2015. The list features a wide range of family centered European locations; from cities to beaches and forests to archipelagos.Lonely Planet’s Top Family Holiday Picks in County Kerry The guidebook, which also featured Ireland on its ‘Top 10 Countries to Visit in 2015’ list, has highlighted several family fun activities. These include:Taking a ferry ride to the Great Blasket IslandHorse-riding on Rossbeigh BeachSurfingVisiting Killarney National ParkSee Fungi the bottlenose dolphin in Dingle HarbourBo ... more
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