If you feel brave enough to hire a car and want a real taste of the Irish countryside without venturing too far from Dublin, ... More
If you feel brave enough to hire a car and want a real taste of the Irish countryside without venturing too far from Dublin, then head south to the Wicklow mountains. The Military Road is a good circular route to take, stopping along the way for whatever takes your fancy. The road was built by the British in 1800 to flush out Irish rebels after an uprising in 1798. Not much travelled, it gets you out close to nature, without getting too lost. The full length is 96 km (60miles).
Dubliners like to think they own the whole country and the mountains south of the city are no exception although
strictly called the Wicklow Mountains, the city has claimed them as its own. Despite their relatively modest height, these ...
The park was established by Congress in 1899, to commemorate one of the most decisive battles of the American Civil
War, the campaign, siege and defense of Vicksburg. It includes 1,325 historic monuments and markers, 20 miles of reconstructed ...