One of the world's great gardens, Powerscourt is situated 12 miles
south of Dublin in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. Begun by
Richard Wingfield in the 1740s it stretches out over 45 acres. It is a
sublime blend of Formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statuary and
ornamental lakes together with secret hollows, rambling walks, walled
gardens and over 200 variations of trees and shrubs. The 18th Century
Palladian House, designed by the German born architect Richard Castle,
now contains shopping area, terrace cafe and house exhibition.
Some Of The Irish Topics Include:
Irish & Celtic Gifts
St Patrick's Day
You might consider a gift at
Christmas, Easter, St Patrick's day, Thanksgiving or just for that
special occasion. We do not sell Irish gifts, but
we hope some of the suggestions on our gift page may help you with
Ireland's Flags - 26 Counties became the Irish Free
State in 1922, and the 6 north-eastern Counties,
Northern Ireland remained part of Britain. No laws
were passed requiring a passport for travel across the
new border, this is referred to by both governments as
"The Common Travel Area". British and Irish
citizens may live and work freely in each other's
countries. This is possible because the nationality laws
of the two countries do not consider citizens of the
other country to be 'Aliens'. Citizens of Ireland and
the UK may vote in general elections of either or both
countries. The Border is not officially marked.
shamrock is without a doubt the most universally
recognized symbol of Ireland. It is not the official
emblem of Ireland, that honour belongs to the Celtic
The Titanic was built in Belfast.
At the time the RMS Titanic was the largest man made
moveable object in the world.
The historic walled city of Derry, also
known as Londonderry, came into existence in 546 AD. It
is the only city in Ireland, whose ancient walls survive
an estimated 55% of holidaymakers to Ireland used the
internet to plan or book their holiday.
donation to the blood bank in Dublin results in a free
pint of Guinness. It is recommended as it replaces iron
lost during the donation.