Famous outlaws…Grace O’Malley (Queen of the Pirates) operated off the west coast of Ireland and Ned Kelly (son of an Irish convict) was an infamous Australian outlaw.
Killarney, County Kerry is home to the highest mountain – Carrantouhill, part of the mountain range the McGillycuddy Reeks.
The river Shannon rises in County Cavan and is approximately 240 miles long. It contains 3 lakes, Lough Allen, Lough Ree and Lough Derg.
Irish delicacies…Drisheen is a type of pudding made from cow’s, pigs or sheeps blood. White pudding is a mixture of pork, cereal, bread, fat and suet. Periwinkles are sea snails boiled in salted water.
Guinness…No trip to Ireland would be complete without sampling a pint of the black stuff! It’s said that no matter where you go in the world, only in Ireland will you be served the most velvety, and creamiest pint of Guinness.
Bailey’s Irish Cream…Invented in the 1970s, this hugely popular liquor, composed of is added to everything from coffee to cheesecake.
Irish pubs…Stumble upon a “trad night”, throw in the customary singsong, a bit of Irish dancing and you’re in for an evening of craic!
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