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Irish Town
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Irish Town showing tropical scenes, mountains and a luxury hotel or resort

As you roam the Blue Mountains, stop off at this village. Between the misty hiking trails and the edge of the city is this little window into Jamaican life.

Explore the unique time capsule of Irish Town, a small Jamaican village unbothered by the world. Driving up in the hills of St. Andrew, you’ll discover this place that seems a universe away from the bustle of the city of Kingston.

Irish Town is a self-contained community with many lifelong residents. However, it is connected to Kingston in terms of movements of people, perhaps more like a suburb. The village is a common stop on the way to the national park attractions such as Holywell Park, the nearby coffee plantations and the famous Strawberry Hill Resort. Stop in Irish Town to mingle with local residents and soak up the atmosphere of a typical Jamaican town.

It’s a true delight to smell the coffee growing nearby, the aroma carried on the clear mountain breeze. To see how the beans for your morning drink are grown and harvested, make an appointment for a tour of the plantation at the Craighton Estate.

From Irish Town get a full sense of Jamaica’s natural beauty: lush vegetation, staggering mountain ranges, palm trees and pristine white shores down below. Go to the local bar and have a drink with the locals. Hear the stories of this area and how it’s been changing. You might run into some Rastafarians from the settlement nearby. St Mark’s Chapel is a charming little white clapboard place of worship. In its small cemetery are graves dating to the mid-19th century.

Hiking around this area’s waterfalls and forest trails is a wonderful way to spend a day. As you may have guessed from the name, a number of Irish settlers came to this site in the past. The locals here still grow potatoes as well as coffee. Drive carefully and pay attention to signs on the narrow roads leading to Irish Town, between Kingston and the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park.

Charming Hillside Hideaway
Charming Hillside Hideaway
Bermuda Mount Road, 0, Irish Town, St. Andrew Parish
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Situated in the mountains, this bed & breakfast is within 9 miles (15 km) of University of Technology-Jamaica, Bob Marley Museum and Blue and John Crow Mountains ...
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The Spanish Court Hotel
The Spanish Court Hotel
4.5 out of 5
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The price is £148 per night from 19 Apr to 20 Apr
Located in the heart of Kingston, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Peter Tosh Museum, Emancipation Park and Devon House. Bob Marley Museum is ...
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Courtyard by Marriott Kingston, Jamaica
Courtyard by Marriott Kingston, Jamaica
3.5 out of 5
1 Park Close, Kingston
The price is £116 per night from 1 May to 2 May
Located in the heart of Kingston, this hotel is steps away from Sunshine Amusement Complex and Emancipation Park. Bob Marley Museum and Devon House are also ...
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"Customer service was exceptional, my expectations were met as it regards to the room for the most part."

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Relaxing King Size bed
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Wine Down Villa, Blue Mountains, Greenwich
Wine Down Villa, Blue Mountains, Greenwich
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This family-friendly Saint Andrew villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hardwar Gap and Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park. Holywell Park is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) ...
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Spacious, 2 Bedroom Apartment @ Cedar Grove in Portmore
Spacious, 2 Bedroom Apartment @ Cedar Grove in Portmore
Cedar Grove Blvd, #9, Portmore, Saint Catherine
Located in Portmore, this family-friendly apartment building is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Sovereign Village Mall, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Hellshire Beach and Fort ...
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Spacious, 2 Bedroom Apartment @ Cedar Grove in Portmore
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