Croagh Patrick and Galway (05:53)
Legend says St. Patrick lived and fasted on Croagh Patrick during his mission to bring Christianity to Ireland. Galway is a city on River Corrib and was once an important trading center for Europe.
River Shannon and the North Irish Coast (04:21)
The monastic site of Clonmacnoise dates back to the sixth century; Queen Maeve's burial mound sits further down the river. Drumins are low mounds formed by ice sheets that appear through Clew Bay. The coastline has dense fog and some of the harshest weather in the country.
Counties Londonderry and Antrim (04:13)
Temple Mussenden is a classical library on the Derry Cliffs. The Giant's Causeway is a geological wonder with a mythological explanation.
Belfast, Ireland (04:36)
Belfast is the largest city in Northern Ireland and home to one-third of its population. Donegal Square is the hub of city life. Statues honor the city's ship building past.
Counties Armagh, Meath, and Wicklow (07:13)
Lough Neagh is the largest lake in Ireland. Armagh is the seat of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland. Bru na Bohne is a grave site and burial mound near the River Bohne. The Wicklow Mountains are just south of Dublin and the ruins of a 1,000-year-old monastic community lay in the Wicklow Valley.
Southern Irish Coast and Cork City (06:43)
Ferries from mainland Europe arrive on Ireland's southern coast. The Rock of Cashel is an important location for much of Ireland's history. Cork City hbenefited greatly from Ireland's recent economic success.
Ireland's Natural Landscapes (04:46)
Killarney National Park contains numerous mountain ranges and lakes. A nature preserve and bird sanctuary sit on the Skellig Islands.
Western Irish Coast (04:51)
The western coast of Ireland is a main draw for tourist because of the Cliffs of Moher. The Isles of Aran are a rocky landscape that made farming difficult.
Recreation and Limmerick (03:41)
Golf courses are found throughout the counties Kerry and Cork. Thoroughbred racing is an important Irish industry. A 16th century castle in Limerick has been fully restored and offers medieval style banquets to visitors; Limerick City is known as the city of endless sieges.
Dublin, Ireland (07:31)
Dublin is the capital city of Ireland. Trinity College has been operating in Dublin for 400 years. O'Connell Street is filled with fashionable shopping centers and art galleries.
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