Meet Sir Brendan Parsons, the 7th Earl of Rosse and reach back into Irish and Astronomical history at Birr Castle in County Offally, the birth place of the 3rd Earl of Rosse who in the 1840's invented a telescope with a 6 foot in diameter mirror which could see further and more clearly into space than any previous.
Click here to listen to a Travelers411 Online Exclusive with Joe Byrne, CEO of Tourism Ireland. Joe shares with us the character of Ireland, the attributes that make Ireland special and separate it from other destination and some of the particular places in Ireland such as Dublin, Belfast, Derry, Kerry and Killarney that "warm his heart" from the great Irish welcome.
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Tourism Ireland's Lakelands Region
Join Maireed Tierney, Owner, Paddy's Bar, Tourism Committee Member, Lakelands, County Tipperary and get an overview of the county Tipperary in Ireland's Lakelands region, a rural area rich in history dating back to the 5th and 6th century, quaint lakeside villages, pubs, shops, restaurants and traditional music.
Click here to visit the Lakelands Region Directory Listing.