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Halloween in Ireland including 3 parties and the most haunted castles
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Halloween in Ireland including 3 parties and the most haunted castles

Home to Halloween celebration and strong whiskey, Ireland invites you to embark the biggest adventure of all. Say yes to mysterious places, unforgettable events and incredible experiences. The 8 day Halloween tour is rich in inclusions. As the title says you have 3 parties: dinner party in Londonderry, a Medieval Banquet in an Irish castle and a festive Irish dinner with traditional music and dance.
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Chris wrote a review Jul 2019
Atlanta, Georgia96 contributions21 helpful votes
My wife grew up on the farm across the street which is why we visit Monahincha from time to time. It is quite amazing that it is still intact as it was built around 800 AD. This visit the field was full of bullocks but on prior visits the field was empty and you can walk over to the Abby which is in great shape and has an ancient Celtic cross in front of it. If you continue down the road for 2 minutes you come to one of the new wind turbines. Monahincha bog has about 15 wind turbines and it is interesting to see one up close to realise just how big they are and the noise they make. The view of the old Abby with modern wind turbines behind it is an interesting contrast I think.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Francis C wrote a review Feb 2019
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First off do NOT bring your car down the lane to the Monument. The trees either side will scratch your car. You would also have to reverse back the lane or risk turning in a soft field. Wear old footwear or hiking boots. The walk down to the Monument is about 10 - 15 mins. It is a beautiful church in the middle of the field. A lovely vaulted ceiling to one side of the Church. This is on a mound as it is said that it was in a lake at one stage.In the 60's there were prayer vigils held here and you can feel the peace when you are there.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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John D wrote a review Jan 2019
Holmes, Pennsylvania100 contributions25 helpful votes
This proved to be difficult to find as the GPS was not accurate with the location. Trust yourself to drive the road from one end to the other and you shall find the entrance and sign (See photo).The road from that point on is actually just dirt/mud and narrow to allow only one vehicle at a time. You will drive on this muddy path for approximately a half mile then come to a gate. From there, the Abbey is visible. The Abbey is in the middle of a field with cows as your only company so be careful where you step. The walk from the gate is approximately 100 meters and is muddy/grassy as well. There is no tourist office or admission fee. There is an information board located at the gate. The Abbey is beautiful and a wonderful site to see. It is relatively small so seeing it won't take a lot of time once you're there (See photo). You can see how isolated this Abbey would have been at the time it was in use. You are close to Roscrea and Leap Castle so add this to your schedule if in the area.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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SilviaLacleta wrote a review Aug 2018
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Wonderful place to go walking from Roscrea. Roman monastic site full of magic vibrations. Formerly It was an island in the middle if a Lake, now drained. We enjoyed the visit a lot .
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Date of experience: August 2018
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maryjeanne1942 wrote a review Jul 2018
Ingleside, Illinois88 contributions8 helpful votes
Ever since I found the "Letter from Roscrea", from my 2xGrandfather, I planned visits to this wonderful bucolic setting. The inside address of the letter reveals that Monaincha Farm was where my family lived in September of 1868. The ruined Abbey is cited as the 31st Wonder of the World. It was ill advised for my daughter and I to climb on the roof as the Abbey is so very old we were admonished by our driver and could have been harmed. I was able to meet cousins and tour the rest of the area. It is a scenic wonder and has left me with time treasured memories. It is difficult to reach as the trees grew with each of my visits so the lane is almost impassable. The area is populated with cows and sheep so be aware to bring boots and step carefully. It could be wet and boggy at times. The Abbey itself has no roof only a small area near the Bell Tower, ( no bell ) and has a Tomb inside.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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