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The Old Jameson Distillery – The Old Jameson Distillery has temporarily closed its doors until March 2017 for A new makeover and It promises to he nothing short of spectacular upon reopening so watch this space. Its business as usual at the Jameson Experience in Cork.

Pat Liddy’s Walking Tours of Dublin – If you really want to get to know a city, then walking around with an informed, entertaining, professional guide is often the best way to discover its history, charms and hidden treasures. Pat Liddy’s Walking Tours of Dublin have been offering their famous tours for over a decade and they cover many aspects of the city both with scheduled and private tour programmes. The scheduled walks are provided all year round with two or three times daily departures from March on wards.

Pat Liddy’s Walking Tours of Dublin

Special event tours include St Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Festival, James Joyces Bloomsday and the Bram Stoker Festival among others. Private tours geared to the topic of your own choice can be arranged for any time. Subject to availability, tours can be provided in the main European languages. In this centenary year of the Easter Pising of 1916 there are exciting tours dedicated to this momentous event, a pivotal episode in Irish history which eventually led to Irish Independence in 1922 after 750 years of British rule.

The War Memorial Gardens – When you are visiting IMMA in Kilmainham, you should walk on over to Island bridge about half a kilometer further on. The gardens there are dedicated to the memory of the 49,400 Irish soldier s who di ed in the 1st World War. The names of all the soldiers are contained in the beautifully illustrated Harry Clarke manuscripts in the granite bookrooms in the gardens. Not merely a place of remembrance, they are also of great architectural interest and beauty. They are one of only four gardens in this country designed by the famous architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944). The others being Heywood Gardens, Lambay Island and those in Howth Castle. The sunken rose gardens, herbaceous borders and extensive tree planting on view here make it well worth that extra bit of a walk.

Howth Castle
Howth Castle

Get the ‘Royal’ treatment this Christmas at Walsh Whiskey Distillery – Walsh Whiskey Distillery at Royal Oak produces premium, triple-distilled, craft, Irish whiskeys – The Irishman and Writers’ Tears-available in 40 countries worldwide. The distillery is open for tours. Located in County Carlow, just 20 minutes from Kilkenny City and 1 hour from Dublin, it is unique in bring able to produce all three styles of Irish whiskey – pot still, malt and grain – in one still house Visitors can savour a taste of The Irishman Founder’s Reserve whiskey in our relaxing lounge while enjoying panoramic views of the estate including Holloden House (1755). Walsh Whiskey Distillery at Royal Oak… where hope and history rhyme this Christmas.

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