New Year. New Adventures.

2015 is done and dusted! Now it’s all about 2016 and all the possibilities it brings.

Don’t worry, we’ve done the hard work for you and found the most amazing places and must-sees in Ireland this year! And what’s even better you can travel to all of the places with JJ Kavanagh & Sons 🙂

 1. Teeling’s Whiskey Distillery


The distillery offers a brilliant tour that shows off the proud history of the Teeling Whiskey family as well as explains the distilling process from the grain to the bottle. One of the highlights (among many) on the tour is the three massive copper pot stills that are named Rebecca, Alison and Natalie after Jack Teeling’s daughters! And with your bus ticket you get 20% off before 12.30 every day ~ cha-ching!

2. Bunratty Castle Folk Park – Shannon

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Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, located just outside Limerick, will let you step back in time and truly experience medieval Ireland. This is one expereicne not to be missed! This is your chance to experience a window on Ireland’s past and explore the acclaimed 15th century Bunratty Castle. For restaurants our Trails of Ireland blogger Timi vouches for Library lounge for Downton abbey style lunch with a modern twist! He couldn’t stop talking about it after his trip 🙂

3. Castlecomer Discovery Park


The ‘leap of faith’ in Castlecomer Discovery Park right at the end or the beginning of the treetop walk was an absolutely fantastic experience! You’ve to climb your way up a rickety swingy pole about two stories tall and then jumping and catching a trapeze bar that looks like it is a mile away (it really isn’t but when you’re up there….)

4. St Patrick’s Well – Clonmel


St Patrick’s Well in Clonmel has an underground stream bubbles through the limestone and forms a beautiful brook that flows serenely into the river Suir. The stillness of the place is beautiful and the old, roofless church is something you have to witness to really enjoy! It’s just 5 minutes from Clonmel town and it would be a shame not to visit this beautiful place when down in that direction.

5. Mayfield Birds of Prey – Waterford


Mayfield Birds of Prey just outside the city centre was absolutely amazing! You can spend almost three hours there with Ray and Willy hanging out with owls, hawks and more! By hanging out of course, we mean feeding them and learning about them but most fun of all was having them fly to and from my hands! An absolutely exhilarating experience that can’t be missed.

6. Burzza Restaurant – Waterford


Waterford is a city that really does offer something for ‘everyone in the audience’, from the cool and hipster restaurants and cafes, to fascinating walking tour to a buzzing nightlife. For all our foodie friends, Waterford will not disappoint! After walking around the ‘Viking Triangle’ you’ll get hungry, then a social call to Burzza is a must!. Located on John St. it will remind you of cool and trendy New York eatery . We recommend the Burzza special, which is a burger within a pizza (YES it’s actually a real dish) and remember to wash it down with one of their locally craft beers. It will be a meal that you won’t forget in a hurry.

6. Croke Park Skyline Tour – Dublin


The tour starts in one of the famous dressing rooms and then proceeds through access tunnels and up to the very top of Croke Park!  You get greeted with a spectacular 360 degree view when you get to the top that has to be seen to be believed; all the best bits of Dublin are visible from this one spot and as you walk around the perimeter of Croke Park, the guide (our favourite is Adam 🙂 ) talks you through some of the well-known monuments and buildings. There is even a part where you can get cabled up and peer over the lip and onto the hallowed turf! The Skyline tour is definitely worth a visit.

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Happy Travelling 🙂