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Learn more about some of the Irelandโ€™s most famous sights, explore areas or uncover hidden gems with our Irish tour guides. From crumbling castles precariously perched on the edge of rocky cliffs to glassy lakes mirroring traditional cottages, the island of the Ireland has enchanted visitors for centuries. To get the most out of your visit - and to ensure you depart knowing your W.B Yeats from your Molly Malone's - take a private Irish tour for a local's eye view.Ireland's natural beauty is the stuff of legends.

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From the windswept Aran Islands to the tranquil Tollymore forest, you could spend years here and just scratch the surface. Your guide can arrange a private tour tailored to your interests and your physical ability, whether you’re a casual walker or a hard-core peak bagger.

When it’s time to trade the calm countryside for the urban buzz, Ireland’s cities happily oblige. Follow your guide along Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile, or down Galway’s Latin Quarter where you can admire the architecture before – or after – knocking back a pints if you wish. From the wild heights of Benbulben to the wild pubs of Temple Bar, we’re sure you’ll have a Gaelic old time!

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11 hours ago
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An Irish cult classic.. Waheyy
It's 30 years since possibly the greatest ever Dublin film The Commitments appeared on our cinema screens and charmed its way into the hearts of a nation. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช It might be a film about Dubliners set in Dublin but its themes of hope and making it big are relatable anywhere in the world. โ˜˜

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An Irish cult classic.. Waheyy  
Its 30 years since possibly the greatest ever Dublin film The Commitments appeared on our cinema screens and charmed its way into the hearts of a nation. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช It might be a film about Dubliners set in Dublin but its themes of hope and making it big are relatable anywhere in the world. โ˜˜

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'Say it once an' say it loud, I'm black an' I'm proud'.. one of my all time favorite movies and soundtracks.... that and the Snapper of course ๐Ÿ˜‰

Fantastic film ๐Ÿฅฐ loved the van and snapper too ๐Ÿฅฐ

Loved the film. I actually worked with Michael Ahern many years ago at Salford University before he made the film. A great piano player.

One of my all time favorite movies. I was in Ireland 30 years ago when it came out. Saw it in the movie theater in Dublin. I met the crazy drummer guy at a pizza place in Dublin! Great times!!!!

Great movie and such a belter of a sound track loved it. We used to play the soundtrack and pump up the volume in our art classes at sixth form college

Saw this in Washington DC, 30 years ago. When it ended the whole audience stood up and applauded………for a great movie.

I absolutely loved this!! ๐Ÿ˜ Bought the cd years later in a second hand store and was thrilled I found it.

great film; great soundtrack. I watch the dvd at least once a year then, I go on a binge and I watch "The Snapper" and, "The Van".

Greatest film .....loved it โค๏ธ

One of the best movie soundtracks of all time.๐Ÿ’š

Its awesome. We also saw the show in London a few years back and it was great!

Great film, saw it at my cousin's in '98 or '99 in Swords on tele

brilliant film great humour loved it

Loved this movie ๐ŸŽฅ and the soundtrack was incredible

Great Movie . Loved the sound track . I still watch some of these actors on youtube.

I love This movie and Ireland too. In 1997 I spent 2 months in Longford as A trainee in Longford County Library.

I LOVE this movie and still listen to the soundtrack

Totally love this movie and I'm in the USA. Try a little tenderness is by far the best version.

Great movie and loved the sound track! ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Great movie with really good rock compositions...

Love this movie and these actors are so talented.

Terrific film with awesome music!!

Love the movie and the fab music!

Great film and sound track โ˜˜ some great one liners from Jimmy ๐Ÿ‘

The stage production in Manchester was amazing !

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20 hours ago
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๐Ÿ˜‚ Typical Irish response ? As Storm Barra hits the country...People have been forced to have a big fry for breakfast in case the electricity goes!

Priorities โœ… G'wan you've twisted our arm! ๐Ÿ‘

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๐Ÿ˜‚ Typical Irish response ? As Storm Barra hits the country...People have been forced to have a big fry for breakfast in case the electricity goes!

Priorities โœ… Gwan youve twisted our arm! ๐Ÿ‘

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I love Ireland. I love the Irish. I do not understand beans for breakfast.

My updated Irish fry,becoming more popular by the minute. Mushrooms potato rissoles ,fried tomatoes and a yummy chunk of sourdough bread,not forgetting a good oul' pot of tea.It's a healthy option and rests well on the soul,no animal products---------- win win๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€

Beans were never part of the fry up ๐Ÿคฃ

I have had a fry in Ireland yummy so good I have been to Ireland several time love that country

No beans on an Irish fry

There are no beans in an Irish breakfast! ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝ‍โ™€๏ธ

Get rid of the beans. They are not part of any breakfast. ๐Ÿคฆ‍โ™€๏ธ

That bacon looks good

Looks delicious ๐Ÿ’š

Just a normal Irish breakfast.

Looks delicious ๐Ÿคค

Yep๐Ÿ˜‚

They look like lips..

๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

Yum BACON

" WHAT" no soda bread? ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Bangers and mash

Peggy-lola Finn and Aislinn Fadian now this is an Irish breakfast ๐Ÿ˜‹

Yum yum ๐Ÿ˜‹

Brian Beano Treacy Looks like you!

If i didn't have an electric hob ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Ended up ordering Domino's...20 minutes later power came back.

If you were vegetarian, you wouldn't have to worry about the power going out and meat spoiling. ๐Ÿ˜œ

Yuuuuum

Matthew O'Flynn

Laura O'Connor ๐Ÿ˜€

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1 day ago
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๐“๐Ž๐ƒ๐€๐˜ ๐Œ๐€๐‘๐Š๐’ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐˜๐„๐€๐‘๐’!! One of the most significant days in Irish History - The War of Independence lasted for nearly three years until it was finally brought to an end ON THIS DAY December 6th, 1921 by the Anglo-Irish Treaty. On signing Michael Collins was under no illusion of the division it might cause " I tell you this, early this morning I signed my own death warrant"

The treaty resulted in two jurisdictions: Northern Ireland, which comprised six counties, remained part of the United Kingdom, while the nascent Free State of 26 counties gained quasi-independence, first as dominion status within the British Empire, later to become the Republic of Ireland. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

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๐“๐Ž๐ƒ๐€๐˜ ๐Œ๐€๐‘๐Š๐’ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐˜๐„๐€๐‘๐’!! One of the most significant days in Irish History - The War of Independence lasted for nearly three years until it was finally brought to an end ON THIS DAY December 6th, 1921 by the Anglo-Irish Treaty. On signing Michael Collins was under no illusion of the division it might cause  I tell you this, early this morning I signed my own death warrant 

The treaty resulted in two jurisdictions: Northern Ireland, which comprised six counties, remained part of the United Kingdom, while the nascent Free State of 26 counties gained quasi-independence, first as dominion status within the British Empire, later to become the Republic of Ireland.  ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

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Finland is also celebrating today. It gained its independence 104 years ago. Ireland and Finland have a lot in common with their struggle for independence. Both countries were bullied by their big eastern neigbours.

Nothing to celebrate. A counter revolution that led to the creation of two poor and church dominated states. British ruling class divide and rule. The northern state discriminated against Catholics for decades. All working people need to return to the ideas of James Connolly - who stood for working class unity, national liberation and socialism!

My grandmother and grandfather fought in this war in west cork Grandfather was Interned in Ballykinlar and Frogoch in Wales ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

I lost family in that fight. We still fight for the north. Blessings to the home country. May the road rise up. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชโ˜˜๐Ÿ€

100 years on we have the biggest traitors running the country. Complete sellouts.

If we don't respect each other on the Island of Ireland. We shouldn't expect Britain. America or the European Union to solve our problems for us. I would love to see the day that. Nationalist and Unionist marches don't cause division on our Island. A day when the marches are just like a pageant. Here's hoping.

Did the actual war ever end

Partition has done nothing but cause hurt. Onwards to a 32 county republic! โœŠ ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿค๐Ÿงก

Oh, the struggle for independence went on for more than three years. The occupation of Ireland by the British was for more than 650 years. God give rest to those who have suffered and died under British tyranny.

Two of my great uncles fought. I found them mentioned in IRA pension documents. Both long passed now but I think they might be rolling in their graves at current times.

I love Ireland

My grandfather (John Flynn of Parnell Park, Dundalk) was a reservist with the IRA in those days. We're still dicovering things about him and I am so proud.

Of course it really was annexation of six counties of Ulster under an all out threat of WAR by an Empire on one of the worlds most exploited nations! But soon we’ll have the bill calculated for the reparations in advance of the real Brexit!

My Great , Great Grandfather, James Preston, was one of the signatories who voted to remain part of the United Kingdom. During the sam period, on the Sunday of the Easter Rising, my Great grandfather, Patrick Martin, was shot by the Black and Tans in Dublin. Jame’s granddaughter was my grandmother Patrick’s son my grandfather. Divide but never conquer

Our country should NEVER have been split, the needless deaths segregation, division and hatred that it has caused this past 100 years is disgusting - Not exactly anything to be celebrating to be quite honest, on anyone’s part, i mo thuirim féin. Éire 32 Abú!! โ˜˜๏ธโ˜˜๏ธ

Amazing Ireland Love Ireland Ireland means love from Spain Ireland is amazing is great

I have just heard the wind warning for Kerry and Cork (storm Barra). I hope all my family and friends in Kerry and Cork keep safe, warm and dry.

God bless our wonderful island so proud to be Irish

I wish a happy Independence Day to all Irish โ˜˜๏ธ citizens.

And look what’s been happening for almost 2 years now. A government claiming to be Irish, clearly under the control of a global system that doesn’t give 2 f*cks about the Irish people.

God bless our great little country. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Certainly dark days in the history of Ireland where men and women who once fought for the same cause now fight against each other to reach the same conclusion of an Irish republic ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชโ˜˜๏ธ

reading those words of Michael Collins always breaks my heart.

Ireland should return to those days, United British isles. The Roman Catholic Church no longer has dominion in Ireland. The people are being enlightened by the opportunity to enjoy the Gospel by media and openness and freedom to think, not the dictates of the local priest.

We got independent from Russian empire on 6th of December 1917. I did not know Finland and Ireland share this day of the year. Congrats!

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2 days ago
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The beautifully restored medieval Kilkenny castle has been voted amongst the top 10 most beautiful castles on the planet by International Design Authority - Architectural Digest ๐Ÿ‘

....It's not hard to see why ๐Ÿ’š

๐Ÿ“Œ Kilkenny Castle, County Kilkenny
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The beautifully restored medieval Kilkenny castle has been voted amongst the top 10 most beautiful castles on the planet by International Design Authority - Architectural Digest ๐Ÿ‘

....Its not hard to see why ๐Ÿ’š

๐Ÿ“Œ Kilkenny Castle, County Kilkenny
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We were in Kilkenny years ago, but still remember the castle and that beautiful little town by the river.

Been there! Loved visiting Kilkenny City and the castle โ˜˜๏ธโค๏ธ

We toured the castle several years ago. It is beautiful

Home of the “tour Nazi”๐Ÿ˜

Was there a few weeks ago. Beautiful place

Spectacular quite moving ๐Ÿ‘โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

Formerly Butler Castle my ancestors. โ˜˜๏ธโ˜˜๏ธ

The best in the world

I literally can't walk on those grounds

Wow that’s amazing

My visit in 2012

So beautiful โ˜˜๏ธ

Outstanding โฃ

Stunning๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Ciara O'Neill

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spectacular

Beautiful Castle ๐Ÿฐ ๐Ÿ’šโ˜˜๏ธ๐Ÿ’šโ˜˜๏ธ๐Ÿ’š

Luvved it!!!

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2 days ago
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WOW!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ NOW that's what you call a Christmas image! The Guildhall at Foyle riverfront in Derry, looking absolutely spectacular โœจ

๐Ÿ“Œ Ebrington Square, County Derry
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WOW!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ NOW thats what you call a Christmas image! The   Guildhall at Foyle riverfront in Derry, looking absolutely spectacular โœจ

๐Ÿ“Œ Ebrington Square, County Derry
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Stunning!

Guild hall in derry city

That is beautiful! ๐ŸŒฒโฃ

Gorgeous!

Mooi๐Ÿ‘

Beautiful.

Wow!

Merry christmas ๐Ÿคถ ๐Ÿคถ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ

โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ’ซ

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Gorgeous

Beautiful

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3 days ago
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'GUGGY EGG' ANYONE ?
- boiled egg, butter and salt (and pepper if you want) added to a cup or mug and mashed together and usually served with toast, it has different names depending on where you are from. Guggy Egg' in a Cup, with 'gug' being a childish name for an egg. Egg in a cup, egg in a mug, dippy egg... whatever you call it its Feckin' Delish!! ๐Ÿ˜‹

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GUGGY EGG ANYONE ? 
- boiled egg, butter and salt (and pepper if you want) added to a cup or mug and mashed together and usually served with toast, it has different names depending on where you are from. Guggy Egg in a Cup, with gug being a childish name for an egg. Egg in a cup, egg in a mug, dippy egg... whatever you call it its Feckin Delish!! ๐Ÿ˜‹ 

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I grew up on egg in a cup. This dish remains the number one comfort food, even at my age of 69 years.

The secret of the guggy egg is that you heat the cup/mug first ... delicious

We called it chicky egg in a cup. Bread broken up in a cup, with salt, pepper and a lump of butter over which a soft boiled egg was cracked and well mixed in. Yum. I still make them sixty plus years after my mother made them for me when I was a little girl.

We call them Chuckie Eggs!!! Delicious with hot buttered toast! Xx

Love this. I tear up bread and mix it with the egg

My mum used to give me this regularly. It's made me want one now!

God, this brings back soooo many memories, loved the guggy egg.

I have eaten this all my life! My Mom cut up the toast and put it in the soft boiled egg and added salt and pepper. Delicious!!!

I'm almost 62 and I still have this... love it..๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

If I went on Masterchef I'd make this. They'd laugh at me, then have to admit it's feckin' delicious. I'd be through to the next round.

My daddys favourite โค

Only way I'll eat a boiled egg, none of your faffy egg cup business ๐Ÿ˜„

My grandmother made this on a regular basis and served it with toast. She also made her own bread. It was so good.

Me & my 3 sisters suffered with tonsillitis we knew we were getting better when we were able to eat this. Heavenly. ๐Ÿ˜Š To this day when I’m ill & beginning to feel better I will have this with toast. Best medicine.

Always had eggy in a cup as a child ๐Ÿ’š

This brings back so many happy memories of my Nan having this ready for me when I got home from school. I loved guggy eggs.

Loved this. We called it chucky egg ๐Ÿ™‚

Yep my Nan used to feed us with it when we were all small mind you we did not get them to often because eggs were on ration plenty of egg powder though

My Dad always had this every day for breakfast. I also had this from time to time. At Christmas I would always cook him crispy bacon in the microwave with scrambled eggs and crusty bread such as a cottage loaf. ๐Ÿ˜€

Egg in a cup.my husband made it when any of our children were unwell,they have passed it down to their children too

I so remember that. My mom used to cut up toast in little squares and put them in a cup with the boiled egg on top. Loved that.

Guggy eggs, yep, just the words pulled me right back to my childhood!!

My Dad and I had this for breakfast a lot... we even had special egg cups we used. We would use toast, bacon or corn flakes and it truly made for amazingly special memory making moments!!!

My lovely mum & dad used to make this for us when we were ill as children โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’š

Just had my heart strings tugged. My lovely mam always did this especially when I was poorly. I weaned my kids onto solid foods using it too. โค๏ธ

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