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Wherever possible, links to towns/locales referenced more than once lead to different sites,
unless suitable alternatives could not be found.

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Ireland's 32 Counties are divided amongst four Provinces:

Connaught_FlagConnaught - Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo

  Aran Islands [30 miles off the west coast of Galway, these fabled isles capture Ireland's past]

  Athenry [historic, warm, welcoming Galway town; spent many happy days here with a very dear late friend (RIP)]

  Boyle Chamber of Commerce [packed with info from the heart of County Roscommon]

  Clifden & Connemara [the heart of the West today and over a 7,000-year history]

  Guide to Galway [ complete info about the whole region]

  Ireland Mid-West [cool, varied site packed with info all about Counties Clare and Galway]

  County Leitrim [among its many attractions is the famed Carrick-on-Shannon]

  Mayo [the third largest County, this glorious place kisses the Atlantic at Achill Island]

  Roundstone, Co Galway [incredibly gorgeous seaside community - trust me; been there! :-) ]

  Sligo [fabled, much-blessed County where Yeats rests in the churchyard at Drumcliffe]

  Sligo Web Cam [live video from O'Connell Street in Sligo]

Leinster - Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois (also as Leix/Laoighis), Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow

  Athy [marvellously comprehensive portal for Athy citizens, ex-pats and visitors; glide through this perfect Heritage Town in Kildare]

  Ballymahon [Co Longford; once home to Oliver Goldsmith; poss. inspired The Deserted Village]

  Carlow [wonderfully scenic county that hosts the annual Éigse Arts Festival]

  CelbridgeNet [local info about this historic town in County Kildare]

  Clontarf [historic, interesting North Dublin suburb in which my younger son was born :-)]

  Dalkey [simply gorgeous town beside Dublin's lovely Bay]

  Donabate, Dublin [a winner! by Fr Aquinas Duffy...writer, photographer and Parish Priest]

  Dublin [where my late husband, both of my sons and brand-new grandson were born]

  Dublin City Centre & River Liffey Cam [cool, varying, live and zoomable views; a treat!]

  Dublin City Library [full info on Library services, including an Interactive Branch Map]

  Dublin Corporation/Bhardas Átha Cliath [governing body of Ireland's capital city; nice site!]

  Dublin In Bits [Dublin Digitized by Dubliners, is the motto and attainment of this elegant site]

  Dublin - Live [video shots, from the Irish Times

  Dublin Zoo [ beautiful ; with updates on African Plains, part of a £15 million development plan]

  Dún Laoghaire [historic port city gracing what is aptly known as Dublin's Riveria]

  Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Public Library [valuable site; includes neat local history collection]

  Greystones [inviting seaside Wicklow town; days spent there are well invested]

  Kilkenny [fascinating inland County; rich in modern artistic activity and Medieval history]

  Laois (Leix/Laoighis) [near its county town, Portlaoise, is the historic Rock of Dunamase]

  Leixlip [beautiful, burgeoning Co. Kildare town within commuting distance of Dublin]

  Co. Longford [frequented by Michael Collins, whose girlfriend lived in the town of Granard]

  Louth [the tiniest County, but it's got Drogheda, Dundalk, Monasterboice and Millmount]

  Lucan [really wonderful site all about a lovely part of South County Dublin]

  Meath [Ireland's "Royal County," where chieftains once ruled from Tara]

  Monkstown [good site about a neat seaside Dublin suburb (where I once lived briefly) beside Dún Laoghaire]

  Navan [Co Meath's largest town; steeped in history, replete with wonders to explore]

  New Ross [Co. Wexford area from which the family of John F. Kennedy emigrated]

  County Offaly [rich in beauty and historic significance; no more so than at Clonmacnois]

  Raheny [friendly North Dublin community in which we lived for several years]

  Rathmines [Dublin suburb in whose historic church my late husband and I were married]

  Rosslare [enchanting port city; County Wexford's original holiday resort]

  River Boyne/Boyne Valley [impressive achievement by Drogheda Grammar School students]

  Skerries [lovely seaside North Dublin town, renowned for its long sandy beach]

  South Dublin Domain [central information site for South County Dublin]

  Tallaght [energetic, thriving Dublin suburb; one of my sisters-in-law lives there!]

  Trim [small Co. Meath town on the Boyne; in Irish, Baile Atha Troim, meaning 'town of the ford of the alder trees']

  Westmeath [from Athlone on the River Shannon, to thriving Mullingar, it's a great County]

  Wexford [tour the island's stunning south-east]

  Wicklow [gloriously endowed; its beauty and history surround Powerscourt Gardens]

munster_flagMunster - Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford

  Bantry Tourism Association [piles of information about the lovely West Cork Region]

  Cape Clear Island [Ireland's southernmost inhabited island, 8 miles off West Cork]

  Clare Guide Live [great! lashings of info about the County and everything to be found there]

  Cork Guide [well designed portal to this large and richly varied county]

  Dingle Peninsula [breath-taking Kerry region star; at its heart are Annascaul & Inch]

  Glenbeigh [lovely, gentle village set amid County Kerry's spectacular scenery]

  Limerick City [new and neat site! bursting with info and views of County Limerick's largest city]

  Listowel [northern Co Kerry town called the 'Literary Capital of Ireland'; home to Seanchaí Literary & Cultural Centre]

  Sherkin Island [stunning West Cork isle; easily reached, home to an English Language Centre]

  Tipperary [don't miss historic Fethard or the famed Rock of Cashel, just 13 miles from Thurles]

  Waterford [County renowned for its crystal, it has a lot more to offer, as well]

  West Clare [area of unspoilt beauty wedged between the Shannon and the Atlantic]

  Youghal [eye-filling and enormously popular seaside resort in East Cork]

ulster_flagUlster - Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan in the Republic;
plus the Six Counties of Northern Ireland: Antrim, Armagh, Derry (a/k/a "Londonderry"), Down, Fermanagh, Tyrone

  Ballyshannon, Co Donegal [a site very well worth visiting; loads of info!]

  Cavan [the County my late father, Pat Finnegan, and his family called home]

  Clonmany/Inishowen [packed with info about Donegal's northernmost peninsula]

  Derry Net [everything you could need to know about this glorious County in the North West]

  Derry Tourist Guide [loads of information!]

  Donegal on the Net/Dún-na-nGall ar an Idirlíon [good compendium on an intriguing County]

  Killeshandra, County Cavan [an eye-filling online tour of this beautiful, historic village]

  County Monaghan [where quietude reigns; famed for the lace crafted in Carrickmacross]

 Visit the North [there's so very much more to this gorgeous province than "the Troubles"]

General Visitor Information:

  An Óige/Irish Youth Hostel Assoc [good quality accommodation around the country]

  B&B Etiquette [great tips; plus super Places Interest; all part of Avondoyl's sumptuous array]

  Be Our Guest [Irish Hotels Federation searchable database of hotels and guesthouses]

  Bord Fáilte [the Irish Tourist Board's OfficialWeb Site]

  Golf Travel Ireland [one-stop source for planning an Irish golfing holiday]

  Hidden Ireland [private houses offering visitors a sample Irish life at its very best]

  Hostel Ireland [information central for backpackers visiting Ireland]

  Interactive Travel Guide to the Best of Ireland [a wealth of information]

  Pet Quarantine [very important for those who travel with companion or helper animals]

  Shannon Region [Official Tourism Site of Shannon Development; beautiful!]

  Tourism Resources [good collection of pointers for the visitor]

  Town & Country Homes [searchable guide to Irish Bed & Breakfast accomodations]

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