Ireland hottest travel destination, visited since Victorian times. Rocky head lands face the Atlantic as well as colourful fishing villages sheltering in tiny bays. Prehistoric sites perched on dramatic landscapes maybe expected, but will still have you gasping in more way’s than one. Perhaps less expected, submarines, flying boats, Father Ted’s house and views of Luke Skywalker’s refuge should help make this challenge ever more memorable.
Dating from the 4th or 5th century, this rocky stronghold was the seat of the Kings of Munster. Brian Boru was crowned High King there and he made it his capitol. Given to the church in 1101 it has a lot of medieval architecture from the 12th and 13th centuries.
After Charles Lindbergh’s first transatlantic flight the idea of such commercial flights was realised, as the alternative was 8/9 days by boat. Foynes was setup as a flying boat port. Irish coffee was created in a restaurant there.
An 80m waterfall formed where the waters of the River Mahon plunge over sandstone cliffs on the southern slopes of the Comeragh Mountains. Walk from the car park to the base of the falls and admire views back towards the sea and the town of Dungarvan.