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Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin

Malahide Castle, set on 250 acres of park land in the pretty seaside town of Malahide, was both a fortress an...

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Powerscourt Waterfall in Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow

Powerscourt Waterfall is Ireland's highest at 121m (398ft.) and is 5km from the Main Estate. It is set in one...

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Mizen Head, Co. Cork

At the end of the Mizen Peninsula, the cliffs of Mizen Head rise high above the Atl...

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Newgrange Open Farm, Slane, Co.Meath

Newgrange is one of Ireland's most famous historical monuments. This farm allows you to experience ancient fa...

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Port Beach, Clogherhead, Co. Louth

Located near a small fishing village, this quiet sandy beach allows for gorgeous views of the Irish Sea and i...

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Kilfane Glen and Waterfall in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

A recently discovered romantic era garden featuring a waterfall and cottage ornee. Seasonal opening.

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Killarney National Park, Co. Kerry

South and west of the town of Killarney in Co. Kerry is an expanse of rugged mountainous country. This includ...

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Burren National Park, Co. Clare

The Burren National Park is located in the southeastern corner of the Burren. The Park land was bought by the...

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Parke’s Castle, Co. Sligo

A restored plantation castle of the early 17th century, picturesquely situated on the shores of Lough Gill, o...

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Kylemore Abbey and Gardens, Connemara, Co. Galway

Originally built by Mitchell Henry in 1867 as a romantic gift for his beloved wife and now home to the Benedi...

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Vegetarian Feast

This is the perfect picnic treat for the vegetarian of the bunch.

 

Before you go on your picnic...

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Italian Temptation

Not just your average picnic sandwich, this tasty and deliciously simple picnic recipe will have everyone’s mo...

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Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese on Toast

All the preparation can be done the night before, so all that’s left for you to do is to sit back and enjoy yo...

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Picnic Breads

Picnic Breads great picnic idea is easy to put together and takes little or no preparation... we like the sound ...

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Antipasti Platter

For the more sophisticated picnic basket… Arrange a selection of cheeses such as fresh buffalo mozzarella, ...

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