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Aghadoe Heights Hotel
Luxury five star Killarney hotel overlooking the Lakes of Killarney.
Perfectly located for Kerry Airport, Killarney Town, Ring of Kerry and the beautiful
Fitzpatrick Castle, Killiney, Dublin
Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel Killiney Dublin, 18th Century Luxury Irish Castle
Killarney Plaza & Spa, Ireland
Killarney Plaza Hotel & Spa, four star luxury hotel located in Killarney,
South West of Ireland
Zetland Country House Hotel
Luxury four star country house hotel overlooking Cashel Bay in the heart of
Connemara. Perfectly located for Galway city, Aran Islands and for touring the beautiful
Country - Visitor's information guide offering tourism information for the south-west
of the country.
- CERT - The national
training body for the tourism and hospitality industries explains its structures,
locations and services, with detail on courses, online learning, placement programme,
research, vacancies and tenders.
- Cork Kerry Tourism
- Official tourist site covering the Cork and Kerry region, with access to material on
accommodation, activities, culture and local attractions, entertainment and events.
- Gaelsaoire - The
Gaeltacht (Irish speaking regions) official holiday website, with county-by-county
information on the locales, accommodation, travel, events and activities. Bilingual.
- Inland Waterway Walks
- Guide to walks by the inland waterways of Ireland for people with boats on the Shannon
Erne and Barrow rivers and the canals of Ireland.
- Intercelt -
Information about cultural holidays and activities in Ireland which involve the Irish
language and Celtic culture.
Shannon Region - Official tourism site of Shannon Development.
Western Region Tourism - Profile, attractions, events and access to official material
on accommodation from counties Mayo, Roscommon and Galway.
North West Ireland Regional Tourist Authority - Information on travel and tourism
including accommodation, activities and useful tips for visitors to Donegal, Leitrim,
Sligo, Cavan and Monaghan.
South East Regional Tourism - Material on travel and tourism including profile,
accommodation, activities and ideas for visitors to Counties Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford,
Wexford and South Tipperary.
- Irish Tourist
Industry Confederation - Representative body for tourist industry, researching,
producing data and reports, forecasting trends and influencing policy and strategic
West Tourism - Official website covering Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan and Sligo.
Includes accommodation, activity and recreational options.
Regional Tourist Authority - Range of tourist information, including accommodation,
activities and sights, for Counties Clare and Limerick, and parts of Offaly, Tipperary and
- Slieve Bloom -
History, information, news and location. Details of actitivies in the Slieve Bloom.
Ireland.com - Includes maps, hotels, flights, sports, festivals and accommodation.
Resources - Useful Irish tourism links.
- The Backpackers Ultimate Guide
to Ireland - Featuring a Dublin city guide in addition to information on destinations
throughout the country with an emphasis on backpackers and budget travellers.
- Discover -
Travel guide site, with information on many locations, including map references and
accommodation. Other general advice and travel information also provided.
- Ebook Ireland -
Information hotels and guesthouses accommodation, restaurants, golf courses and tourist
- Emeraldtiger -
Information visitor attractions, accommodation guide and tourism.
- Explore Ireland
- Travel news, events and articles, general and by county, reservations for all Bord
Fáilte-approved accommodation and special offers, as well as links to relevant parts of
the ireland.com site.
- Heritage Island
- Visitor's guide to notable attractions and historic places throughout Ireland. Travel
planning and trade services available.
- Heritage Travel
- Information on castles and gardens to monuments and ancient sites from official Irish
Tourist Board guide.
- Ireland Expert
- Patricia Tunison Preston, author of 9 books on Ireland, offers advice, lists and some
reviews of accommodation, shops and attractions and a question-answering service.
- Ireland Yes -
Travel guide to Ireland aimed at international visitors.
- Irish Insight
- Travel and tourism directory.
- Irish Tourist
Board - The official guide and a comprehensive presentation about visiting Ireland,
with accommodation, activities, events, contacts, maps and route planning, weather, travel
notes and the capability to form an online personal brochure.
- Rural Tourism
Ireland - Information on accommodation and activities.
- Shannon River.com
- Information on barge, boat and car hire, accommodation and activities in the region.
- Suite 101's Travel in Ireland
- Articles and resources for those visiting or planning to visit Ireland.
- Total Ireland -
Tourism guide including accommodations, activities and events plus travel.
- Travel in Ireland -
Photographs in galleries by year of visit, descriptions of trips and recommendations, with
other personal material.
Through Ireland - Travelogue of visit to Ireland, with photos and information, broken
into segments of the trip.
- View Ireland -
Travel guide including accommodation and festivals.
- Walking Travel.ie
- Information on tour operators, guides and accommodation, as well as tips, articles,
publications and contacts.
- Yaq Travel Directory -
Travel and tourism, music and culture, shopping and activities.
- Aer Arann Express -
Regional airline (formerly Aer Arann) featuring history, services, scheduled and charter,
fare details, special offers and a reservations form. Special section on its original
service to the Aran Islands, with short pieces about the islands themselves.
- Aer Lingus -
Ireland's national airline, offering domestic and international routes, provides flight
schedules, online booking facilities and information on the company, its frequent flyer
scheme, recruitment, insurance and special offers. Some material in French and German
- Aer Rianta, the Irish
Airports Authority - Central site of the body managing Ireland's main airports
(Dublin, Cork, Shannon), offering access to the airport sites, with flight schedules,
airport maps, duty free details and listings of arrivals and departures. Also news and
corporate information. Available in Flash or non-Flash versions.
Helicopters - Details of activities, including business travel, sightseeing and sport
trips, with a photo gallery, testimonials, location and contact details and notes on
maintenance and management services.
- DHL Ireland - Information
about Irish international transport company,rates, news and details of how to check
- Fly in
Ireland - An enthusiast's guide site on Irish aviation, both military and civil,
containing many pictures, lists of radio frequencies and links to other Irish aviation
Ireland - This Irish helicopter charter service for golfers, flying across Ireland
from Kerry International Airport, Farranfore, offers basic details of service, a booking
form and some flight time estimates.
- Ryanair - Discount
airline, serving many key airports in Ireland, the UK and other parts of Europe. Online
reservations service, with special travel offers and flight discounts available weekly to
online customers only. French, Italian, Swedish and German available.
- Cork Airport -
Features real-time flight information, airport maps, ground transport, news and contacts.
- Dublin Airport
- Real-time flight arrival and departure information, features about Dublin, Cork and
Shannon Airports, Duty Free shopping outlets, airport maps, and future developments.
- Dublin Airport - DUB
- Dublin Airport Website. All necessary information for those travelling through Dublin
- Shannon Airport
- Information about the airport facilities and services, including real-time flight
Bed and breakfast
- Access Car
Rentals - Online car-hire quotations and reservations.
- Argus Car Rentals
- Guide to fleet, rental locations across Ireland, services including loyalty club,
corporate information, online quotation, special offers and booking and notes on driving
- Auto Rentals
Ireland - Operating at Dublin, Shannon, Cork and Galway airports and in Dublin city.
Provides rates, fleet images, service profile, online booking form, terms and contact
- Avis.ie - Information on
the fleet, Irish localities, renting guide, special offers and contact details.
Performance Cars - Sports and performance cars for rent in Ireland.
- Budget Ireland
- Car hire services from airport and city locations throughout Ireland.
- Carhire.ie - Rates,
quotes and online reservations for car hire in Ireland.
- Celtic Car Rental
- Car and van rentals including Dublin, Cork and Shannon airport, with online quotations
- Clonmel Car &
Van Rental - Details of vehicles, reservations and rates.
- County Car Rentals
- All Ireland coverage, including airports, ferryports and major cities including Dublin,
Cork, Belfast and Shannon.
- Dan Dooley Car Hire
- Online quotes, rates and information.
- Donal Ryan
Rent-A-Car - Offices at four south western locations, provides rates, terms, vehicle
details, a FAQ and quotation and booking facilities.
- Hertz.ie - Information
on car groups available, Irish locations, contact details and enquiry form.
- Irish Car Rentals
- Agents for Sixt and Dollar, provide general information, online quotation and booking,
agent facilities and contacts.
- Malone Car
Rental - Locations include Dublin, Cork and Shannon airport. Includes company profile,
special offers and online quotation.
- Murrays Europcar - A
fleet guide rates and rental locations.
- Thrifty Car Rental -
Details of locations at Dublin, Cork and Shannon Airport, fleet information and online
reservations and bookings.
- Irish Castle Hotels -
Selection of Irish castles now operating as luxury hotels. Includes the castles at
Dromoland, Ashford, Waterford, Kilkea and Belleek.
- Irish Castles -
Information on a selection of castles and country estates.
- Covering history, preservation, current developments and issues with news, discussion
areas, reviews and articles.
- Archiseek - An
architecture directory by the team who created Archeire, with the bonuses of planning
news, architectural competition announcements, some European city guides and forums.
Association of Ireland - Supplies information on current lectures and events in
Ireland, documentation of recent awards recipients, quarterly publication Building
Material, and links to related sites.
- Art Deco Ireland -
Photographs and description of inter-war buildings in Ireland, predominantly Art Deco. It
includes cinemas and the remarkable church designed by Chicago architect Francis Barry
Byrne. Geo-cities pop-up banners.
- Bree House
- The story of the restoration of this 250-year-old thatched cottage in County Wexford.
Ireland - The Irish branch of the international working party for documentation and
conservation of buildings and neighbourhoods of the modern movement. Hosted by Archéire.
- Forum on Standards
in Heritage - This discussion list focuses on the cultural heritage of the United
Kingdom and Ireland.
- Heritage Council
- Proposes policies and priorities for the identification, protection, preservation and
enhancement of the national heritage. News, a bulletin board, publications and events.
- Heritage of
Ireland - Interactive maps lead to photographs, descriptions and visitor information
on historic sites, buildings, gardens and inland waterways managed by Dúchas, the
- Houses, Castles
and Gardens of Ireland - Represents a broad selection of heritage attractions. For
each there is a location map, photograph, brief history and visitor information. Also an
for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works - Aims to advance knowledge and
standards of conservation practice. Objectives, courses, publications and membership
- Irish Architectural
Archive - A charitable company established in 1976 to collect and preserve the records
of Ireland's architectural heritage and make them available to researchers. Hosted by
- Irish Georgian
Society - Ireland's architectural heritage society. Its interests have spread from
Georgian to the conservation of distinguished examples of architecture of all periods in
Ireland. Hosted by Archéire.
Houses - The Irish Georgian Society supplies brief histories and visitor information
on the medieval castle of Leixlip, the 18th-century Glin Castle and Conolly's Folly, and
the 19th-century mansion Clonalis.
- Irish Stone
Walls and Stone Buildings - Patrick McAfee explains traditional ways of working with
stone and lime mortars in Ireland. Workshops, books and consultancy.
- Plan: Incorporating
Build Magazine - Monthly magazine serving Ireland's building professionals. Coverage
of architecture, interior design, mechanical, electrical and building industry news and
- Planning Architecture
Design Database Ireland - PADDI is a searchable bibliographic database on all aspects
of the built environment and environmental planning in Ireland, north and south.
- Royal Institute of the
Architects of Ireland - The representative body for professionally qualified
architects in Ireland.
for Building History - Jean Manco's guide to researching historic buildings in the
British Isles: UK and Republic of Ireland. Covers archives, maps, images, building types,
ecclesiastical sources, bibliographies and styles.
- An Taisce: The National
Trust for Ireland - Concerned with conserving the best of Ireland's heritage, both
built and natural. Policy, environmental programs, National Spring Clean, planning,
- Active Ireland -
Specialising in upmarket properties throughout Ireland.
Western Hotels Ireland - Details of 29 hotels.
- Book Assist -
Hotel bookings, specials, maps, photos. Find available hotels by dates or location.
- The Byrne
Group - Information on Hotels in Galway City, Salthill and Dublin City.
Hotels Directory - Directory of castles, palaces, paradores, Inns, medieval hotels,
and bed and breakfast in Ireland and Europe. Castle hotels information: pricing, pictures,
reservations, facilities, history and location.
- Choice Hotels
- Details on twenty-four hotels across the county, including accommodation and facilities,
contact details and online booking.
- CMV Hotels - A
group of 58 hotels across Ireland.
- Euro Railways -
Online bookings for hotels in Ireland.
- Great Southern Hotels -
Hotel group with several renowned hotels across Ireland.
- Griffin Group Hotels
- Information about the group plus booking details.
Unlimited - Accommodation available in Ireland.
- Hotel Ireland -
Guide to accommodation in Ireland.
- Ireland's Blue
Book - Association of country Manor houses, castles and restaurants.
- Irish Court
Hotel Group - Own hotels in various counties.
- Irish Hotels -
Information on locating and booking hotel accommodation.
- Irish Hotels Federation -
Member services and Be Our Guest Guide to hotels and guesthouses in Ireland.
- Jury's Doyle Group
- Book hotel rooms worldwide, plus conference venues in Ireland and the UK.
- Lynch Hotels.com -
Searchable database of fourteen hotels with online booking facilities.
- Manor House
Hotels - Country house style hotels.
- Information about the hotels, facilities and booking details.
- Platinum Hotels
- Information on group representing represents a collection of independent three and four
- Premier Group -
Hotels in Dublin, Cork and Galway.
- ProTelier -
Information on the hotel group, its facilities and corporate services.
- Regency Hotels
- Details of hotel accommodation, facilities and activities.
Hotels of Ireland - Profile, with details of properties, rates and special, along with
online reservations and a newsletter.
- Sinnott Hotels
- Hotels situated in Connemara, Galway and Dublin.
- Sweeney Hotels
- Situated in Dublin, Galway, Killarney and Clifden.
- Tower Hotel
Group Ireland - Irish hotel accommodation in Dublin, Killarney, Waterford, Sligo and
Derry offering conference, wedding and leisure facilities.
Hotel Group Ireland - A guide to the group's hotels in Ireland
Killarney National Park Website - Details the varied ecology of Killarney National
Park in County Kerry, Ireland. It explores the different habitats found within and
outlines how best to visit the area. The website also incorporates the Killarney National
Park Education Centre.
- Iarnród Éireann
(Irish Rail) - The national provider of rail and related services in Ireland,
including Intercity, DART (Dublin electric suburban) and other suburban services and the
Rosslare Europort. Information covers planning a journey (including timetables), checking
fares, corporate reporting and education.
Railway News - Current and archived editions of this journal, along with photo
galleries, a message board and links.
- Irish Railway Record Society
- Journal, articles, programme, history, news and membership details for this organisation
of Irish rail enthusiasts.
Traction Group - Aims, work, picture galleries, stock details and tour outline are
provided by this all-Ireland engine-preservation group.
Ireland.com - Searchable database with clickable map.
- All in 1 Travel
- Directory providing a range of accommodation.
- Be Our Guest
Ireland.com - Irish accommodation guide, includes hotels, guesthouses and bed and
- BedIreland Network
- Bed and breakfast listings, with details of how to list for owners, a car hire link and
- Best Guest
Guide - A guide to guesthouses in Ireland. Email bookings and credit cards.
Book - Listing of Ireland's historic house hotels, manor houses and castles.
- Bookmetoday.com -
A guide to bed and breakfast accommodation plus summer camps. Online booking.
- Castle Rental.net
- Directory of castles and manor houses available to hire, grouped by area and price, with
photos, property and locality notes, map, background and the facility to add a property.
- Dream Ireland -
Online bookings available from a choice of self-catering properties.
- Eireaccom -
Details of hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfasts, with rates and contact details.
- Family Homes of
Ireland - Marketing grouping of bed and breakfast and self catering homes offers
searchable directory, central reservations and prepaid voucher detail and notes on their
brochure, car rental and ferries arrangements.
- Go Ireland - Travel
news, information, tours and packages plus accommodation listings.
- Hidden Ireland
- Listings of forty-two country house type accommodation providers, with details of
lodgings, food and rates.
- Hotel accommodation guide with online availability check and booking.
- Idorla - Rooms,
lodging and accommodation directory.
Directory - Listing of Inns in Ireland.
Accommodation Search - Listing by county and area, with contact details, covering a
mix of accommodation types.
- Ireland Rentals
- Searchable directory of accommodation.
- Ireland View -
Details of a range of accommodation options, includes camping sites, guesthouse and bed
- Ireland-Ac.com -
Hotels, guesthouse, farmhouses, self-catering and other accommodation.
- Searchable database of Irish hotels, country houses, castles and guesthouses.
Accommodation Guide.com - A guide to accommodation in Ireland. Hotels, cottages,
holiday homes and guesthouses.
- Irish Beds.com -
Accommodation directory with searchable listings for registered establishments.
- Irish Farm
House Holidays - Organized by county. Online reservations.
Ireland - Promoting owner-managed guest houses, country houses, hotels, inns and
self-catering accommodation, and providing details on each property from maps.
- Manor House
Hotels.com - Twenty-five independently owned hotels ranging from castles to four-star
- One Click
Reservations - Directory of Irish hotels, bed and breakfasts, self-catering homes and
guesthouses. Online bookings.
- The Place To Stay - A
selection of hotels, guest houses and self-catering accommodation; includes a guide to
online reservations, map and travel information.
Ireland - Online hotel accommodation reservation system.
- Stay In Ireland
- Listing of inns and bed and breakfasts.
- TAA Ireland -
Accommodation directory searchable by locality.
- Trans Atlantic
- Cottages, houses, hotels, B and Bs, and vacation rentals in Ireland.
- Travel Directories Ireland
- Searchable by location and type with information and photos on individual premises.
- AA Ireland -
Comprehensive information about the organisation, its services and motoring in Ireland.
Features include a route planner with mapping, online accommodation information for
Ireland and the UK with some online reservations facilities, latest road traffic news and
- Business &
Commercial Deliveries - Details on transport, courier and delivery services.
- Campaign for
Sensible Transport - A voluntary national organisation formed in response to the Irish
National Development Plan green-field major road-building programme and offering news,
event details, route proposals, politician stances and a newsletter.
- Chartered Institute of
Transport in Ireland - Professional body for those involved in transport and
distribution, with details of membership, benefits, services and activities.
- CIE, the Irish Transport
Authority - National authority for public transport in Ireland and holding company for
the main providers, as well as other companies, whose sites are linked and offer train and
bus timetables, route maps, coach tour details, news and corporate information.
- Irish Fuel
Prices - Attempts to track the lowest petrol and diesel prices in Ireland, asking
users to supply prices. Offers related discussions, surveys and articles.
- Masterlink -
Provider of distribution facilities, including road transport and warehousing, as well as
full order fulfillment to high street retailers offers details of the company and its
services and news.
- N9 N10
Kilcullen to Waterford Road Scheme, Ireland - Information on the N9/ N10 Kilcullen to
Waterford road scheme, passing through six counties, including reports and articles, press
releases and contact details.
- National Roads Authority
- Offering simplified and full-featured versions of the site, the statutory agency for
national road planning, development and maintenance provides information on long- and
near-term plans, current projects and road safety; there is also a secure area for local
- ORM Consulting
- Developer of computer systems for transport solutions provides service information,
clients and case studies, partners and contact details.
- Shannon Ferries
- Details of the internal Irish ferry service that operates across the Shannon Estuary
between Killimer, Co. Clare and Tarbert, Co. Kerry, with a map, timetable and fares.
- Travel Wales-Ireland
- Information on travel within and between Wales and Ireland, with details and links on
ferries, ports, railways, buses and flight.
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