Muckross Abbey Yew

One of the most amazing trees I have ever encountered, growing in the centre of the Muckross Abbey ruins, in the heart of the Killarney National Park

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Glendalough

From its founding in the 6thC, Glendalough monastery flourished for 600 years as a major centre of spiritual learning for all Europe. This dedication can still be felt.

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St. Gobnait, Balleyvourney

The site of the convent established in the 6th Century by St. Gobnait, patron saint of bees and beekeepers. A place of reverence.

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Gougane Barra

Gougane Barra, a wild isolated settlement where St Finbarr founded a monastery in the 6th century.

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Beara Peninsula

The Beara Peninsula lies on the far south-west coast of Ireland, lashed by Atlantic gales, yet amidst the rugged rocks there are lush pockets, and a high concentration of ancient monuments

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Derreen Garden, Beara

Derreen Garden is enchanting. Covering 60 acres on the peninsula between Lauragh and Kilmakilloge, the garden was laid out 150 years ago with sub tropical plants from around the world. Paths wind through the mature woodland, framing views of the surrounding Caha mountains and the sea.

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Loughcrew

Loughcrew feels special. 34 monuments spread over four hilltops, in the beautiful Meath landscape, and one of the most stunning cairns in Ireland.

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Kells

Kells, Co. Meath, is best known for being the home of the Book of Kells, taken there for safety from Scotland during Viking raids.

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