Travel throughout Ireland to trace the history of the struggle for Irish political freedom, from the 1798 Rebellion to the 1916 Easter Rising and the 1922 Civil War, eventually culminating in Irish independence.
Following partition the newly formed Northern Ireland parliament which was first opened by George V on June 21st 1921, met at two venues, Belfast City hall and the Presbyterian assembly college at 108 Botanic Avenue.
The Museum of Free Derry, also known as The National Civil Rights Archive, gives the most important information about the history of Derry and focuses on the civil rights era of the 1960s and 1970s when the early troubles took place.
The ancestral home of Daniel O'Connell, Derrynane House is a public museum commemorating one of Ireland's leading historical figures and arguably the greatest ever Irishman, known by the nation as the Great Liberator.
The Slieve League (Grey Mountain) cliffs, situated on the West coast of Donegal, are said to be the highest and one of the finest marine cliffs in Europe with a three hundred metre drop straight down into the wild, Atlantic waves below.
One the most famous and popular road circuits for tourists in the South West of Ireland, the Ring of Kerry, traverses the coastline of the Inveragh Peninsula, with a great many tourist sites along the way.
The Ulster American Folk Park is a fascinating open-air museum reconstructing the story mass emigration from Ulster to North America in the 18th and 19th Centuries and tracing the roots of those who left for the New World.
A multimedia interpretive centre, the Skibbereen Heritage Centre houses the Great Famine Commemoration Exhibition outlining one of the most tragic periods of Irish History in a part of Ireland that was one of the worst effected.
The Blasket Centre in Dun Chaoin, on the tip of the Dingle Peninsula, celebrates the story of the Blasket Islanders, the unique literary achievements of the island writers and their native language, culture and tradition.
This is an arboretum particularly famous for its conifers and calcifuges, planted during the 19th century by Thomas Acton in conjunction with David Moore and his son, Sir Frederick Moore, curators of the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin.
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