Dublin is a city that everyone raves about. Displaced locals get all misty-eyed about the pubs, the craic, and the hilarious friendly people they left behind. Dublin’s arts and culture, photography, music, literature, theatre, film/cinema, Irish language and many other aspects guarantees the city is alive and exciting. It’s incredibly beautiful architecture, fantastic seafood, visions of a Celtic utopia where historic, cobbled streets always lead to a pint of Guinness and a traditional sing-song, adorable shops and top-class restaurants make Dublin a must see city.
County Longford lies in the Shannon basin and the upper catchment area of the River Erne. Longford has a strong tradition in fishing angling, water sports, literacy and heritage and boasts many monastic sites throughout the county - including the Dolmen in Aughnacliff, the ruins of the Abbey in Abbeylara and the historic ruins of St Mel’s first Cathedral in Ardagh. There is a vibrant nightlife in Longford and it boasts top sports, arts and social centres in the Midlands. Longford’s beauty lies in its quiet countryside of farmlands, bog and the occasional low hill. Longford is the ideal place for a break to get away from all the hustle and bustle of daily routine.
Galway is renowned for its geographical features, including its mountain ranges with the Twelve Bens dominating the Connemara skyline. Galway has lots of freshwater lakes, with trout, salmon and coarse fish in abundance. Galway Bay offers a range of activities from sailing, fishing, diving and cruises to the Islands of Aran and Inishbofin. If you prefer, a leisurely drive along the coast road from Galway to Spiddal will allow you some stunning views. As the sun sets on each day, take some time and view the sunset made famous in the song 'Sun go down on Galway Bay'.
While it is generally accepted that the town of Drogheda was established by the Normans, the area around the mouth of the Boyne has a history that stretches back thousands of years. Drogheda and the surrounding areas has many wonderful and interesting things to see for you and all the family. Megalithic structures, wonderful churches steeped in rich Christian heritage, military history that showcases many famous battles and small cottages owned by famous Irish poets encompass a fascinating journey through history.