The Beara-Breifne Way is Ireland’s longest walking trail, linking Cork to Leitrim.
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The oldest occupied castle in Ireland is Killyleagh Castle in Co. Down. It was built in the 13th Century with parts dating back to 1180. The Hamilton family have owned it since the 17th Century.
In Ireland, a writer is looked upon as a failed conversationalist.
A survey of 5,000 women worldwide voted that Irish is the sexiest accent, beating out Italian and French.
The latest attraction in Dingle, Co Kerry are a set of false teeth. They were found in a flowerpot in MacDonnell’s pub and were placed in a Guinness glass and displayed in the window waiting for the owner to claim them.
According to George Bernard Shaw, Skellig Michael in Co Kerry is the most impossible and the most fantastic rock in the world. Its 2,300 steps were chiselled by hand by the monks. It attracts 12,000 visitors a year. It towers eight miles off the south coast of Kerry and is called, ‘God’s hostile refuge.’
Parties given on Saturday nights in New York to welcome the ‘greenhorns’ (newly arrived immigrants) were called “The Kitchen Rackets.”
Diamond Jim Brady was an Irish-American millionaire who earned his title because he had different jewelry for each day of the month.
Bravne’s Hill Dolmen, Carlow Town is the largest dolmen in Europe.
At 1,752 acres, Dublin’s Phoenix Park is the largest enclosed park area in Europe.