About This Site

Welcome to our hobby website, www.irelandbyways.com. We are a group of  enthusiasts who like researching and  pooling information about Ireland. We have all lived on the island at various times, and some of us still do. We prefer to remain anonymous.

 If you are interested in Ireland’s landscape(s), culture(s), and especially history at both local and national level, this website is for you, whether you are resident on the island or a visitor.  We hope you will gain real insights into the island’s natural and cultural heritage.

Our ByRoutes across Ireland’s varied terrains describe historic, scenic and atmospheric locations off the beaten track, with fresh takes on the country’s most famous landmarks and suggestions for worthwhile detours.

We have simultaneously set out to explore Ireland by Sectors (e.g. East  & Southeast, Midlands & “Midwest” etc.), providing information on the ByRoutes and supplying special pages on regional highlights, which can also be found under provinces & counties, with data about each, while Ireland by Nature & Design details the country’s  physical geography, coastline & islands,  mountains,  plains & bogs, natural history (flora & fauna),  parks & gardens,  main cities & towns, and architecture.

Our place descriptions will be linked to information on the relevant people, history  & lore. These pages should make for fascinating reading in their own right.

Newcomers to Ireland will find introductory information and useful tips about various aspects of sojourning here.

We shall provide details for a range of accommodation, restaurants etc.  in each area, which we hope will be of use to foreign visitors and Irish excursionists alike.

This website is an ongoing voluntary project; your patience is requested!

It is hoped to accept items from external contributors in the future.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is, to the best or our knowledge, true and accurate at the time of publication and is solely for informational purposes. All information on this site is intended to be accurate, complete and timely. We accept no liability for any loss or damage howsoever arising as a result of use or reliance on these web pages, or on the information thereon, or in respect of any links accessed via these Web pages. No information on this site is intended to serve as legal advice.

© Copyright Restrictions apply in varying degrees to the material on this website. All text has been copyrighted automatically under the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works 1886, as amended. However, most sections of text and many images are available in accordance with the principle known as “copyleft” under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL).

The data provided on this website has been gathered from a wide variety of sources, and has been checked for accuracy. Every effort has been made to present the information without infringing the rights of others.

Queries and observations should be sent to fraba4@gmail.com

Inishbofin, Summer 2007  (Photo by Bert Kauffmann,whose data identify the location as the island of Inishbofin off the north coast of Connemara in County Galway. More information about this island is available here)

Viewers might also be interested in reading about the island of Inishbofin (Co. Donegal) here).

The Curry Nature & Historical Trail around the village of Curry (Co. Sligo / South) allows for several shorter loop walks.

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