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  • 1 Malahide Castle Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    N 32 IRL - Malahide

    This castle was granted in 1777 to Richard Talbot, who arrived in Ireland with Henry II. It remained in the Talbot family for 791 years, except for a seven-year period (1653-1660) when it was taken over by Cromwell. The mansion grew from a 14C tower,..

  • 2 County Fingal Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    IRL - Swords

    Lying just north of Dublin, this is an agricultural area with a long coastline. The resort of Skerries has many beaches and a resident colony of grey seals; it is also where the famous Dublin bay prawns are landed. Another resort is Portmarnock, reno..

  • 3 Newbridge House Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R 126 IRL - Donabate

    This Georgian residence, designed by George Semple stands on the western edge of Donabate, surrounded by acres of park land. It is one of Ireland's most beautiful examples of landscaped gardens. The house was built around 1740. A guided tour of the g..

  • 4 Ardgillan Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R 127 IRL - Skerries

    This 80 ha demesne by the sea was acquired by the Reverend Robert Taylor, Dean of Clonfert, in 1737 . The original Georgian house was enlarged in the late 18C. The billiard room, dining room, small study and library contain mementoes and furniture be..

  • 5 Lusk Heritage Centre

    Museums and art

    R 127 IRL - Lusk

    The tower of Lusk Church, incorporating a much older round clock tower, now houses the Heritage Centre. It presents the history of Lusk monastery and the medieval churches of the area. It also houses the magnificent 16C effigy tomb of Sir Christopher..

  • 6 St Mary's Abbey

    Religious buildings

    Abbey St. IRL - Dublin

    All that remains of the abbey are the Slype and rib-vaulted Chapter House (the 15C cloister has been reconstructed using original elements discovered in 1975). The abbey's foundation in 1139, its architecture and history are explained, as is the Cist..

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