Golden Moments

Welcome to our Golden Moments section. Here you will find a random collection of stories, news, offers, reviews and events that we hope may be of interest.


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The Golden Ireland Team


National Print Museum (Heritage Hero)

Date: August 2018   Destination: Dublin
Author: Isobel Smyth

It's difficult to pick a favourite among our many cultural spots in Ireland but if I have to narrow it down to one I would pick The National Print...

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Newgrange (Heritage Hero)

Date: August 2018   Destination: Newgrange, Co. Meath.
Author: Joseph Smith

My heritage ‘hero’ is Newgrange; it always was, always will be. Newgrange, like its sister sites at nearby Knowth and Dowth, is a Megalithic...

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Michiel Verspuij of ‘Boomtree Bees’ (Heritage Hero)

Date: August 2018   Destination: Buncrana, Co Donegal
Author: Maeve Cronin

My ‘Heritage’ hero is Michiel Verspuij of ‘Boomtree Bees’ in Buncrana. This man is not only a fabulous apiarist, but he’s also an...

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Heritage Heroes Competition - Kilmacduagh

Date: August 2018   Destination: Kilmacduagh, Co. Galway
Author: Michael Breen

After spending a most enjoyable few days break in the West of Ireland this summer, we decided to meander home slowly through the winding rural roads...

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The Rock of Cashel (Heritage Hero)

Date: August 2018   Destination: Rock of Cashel, Co Tipperary
Author: Margaret Corr

The Rock of Cashel (Carraig Phádraig) My summer holidays as a child were spent in Cashel and what great memories I have of the Rock. It was our...

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Brú na Bóinne (Heritage Hero)

Date: August 2018   Destination: Newgrange, Co Meath.
Author: Denis Foley

Brú na Bóinne A flock of swallows forge their mark on the skies, the tip of a darkened arrow, pointing the way. Beneath them, an emerald...

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Newgrange, Co Meath (Heritage Hero)

Date: August 2018   Destination: Newgrange, Co Meath
Author: Damien Byrne

My memories of Newgrange on the eventful day of our visit. A very tight squeeze ! Many years ago when my two children were quite young, about 8...

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Beaulieu House and Gardens, Drogheda, Co Louth (Heritage Hero)

Date: August 2018   Destination: Drogheda, Co Louth
Author: Daniel Cooper

Beaulieu House and Gardens, Beaulieu Cross, Drogheda, Co Louth. This stunning 17th century historic house is the oldest unfortified house in...

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The Turas Donegal (Heritage Hero)

Date: August 2018   Destination: Sheila Meade

THE ‘ TURAS ‘ In Inishowen, Urris, Clonmany, County Donegal There’s a very old local tradition beloved by all On August 15th each year for...

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Enniscoe House & Gardens, Ballina (Heritage Hero)

Date: August 2018   Destination: Mayo
Author: Nuala O'Neill

Enniscoe House & Gardens, Castlehill, Ballina, Co. Mayo, a beautiful and tranquil place. Stunning Georgian house, with a spectacular victorian wall...

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