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Birr Castle - Birr
We welcome you to our Domaine of Discovery, which offers something for everyone to enjoy and is especially interesting and educational for families. Starting with Ireland’s Historic Science Centre in the old stable block, with its café and shop you can then explore 50 hectares of park land, visit the magnificent Formal Gardens and terraces and discover Birr’s world famous engineering and astronomical wonder - the Great Telescope. During the 1840's and starting from virtually first principles, the third Earl of Rosse designed and had built the mirrors, tube and mountings for a 72 inch reflecting telescope which was the largest in the world at that time and remained so for three quarters of a century. With this instrument, situated near the middle of Ireland, Lord Rosse was able to study and record details of immensely distant stellar objects and to provide evidence that many of these mysterious nebulae were actually galaxies located far outside our own.
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Hillcrest Farmhouse, Killarney
Hillcrest Farmhouse is a traditional homely farmhouse, scenically situated in the heart of Killarney’s Lake and mountain area, with picturesque views of the Mac Gillicuddy Reeks.Located off the Kerry Way Walking Route and the Kerry Cycle Route...
Bleach Farmhouse, Tralee
Bleach Farmhouse is a traditional farmhouse set on a working beef farm. This homely bed and breakfast is scenically located beside the village of Blennerville at the start of the Dingle Way Walking Route. Bleach Farmhouse is in an ideal location for touri
White Sands, Killorglin
White Sands is situated near Cromane Village in a peaceful rural setting overlooking Lough Yganavan.There is a choice of three properties.Situated off the main Ring of Kerry road, 8km South West of Killorglin and 6km from Glenbeigh