Ireland Travel Tips
It's said that Ireland, once visited, is never forgotten, and for once the blarney rings true. The Irish landscape has a mythic resonance, the country's history is almost tangible, and its people seem put on earth expressly to restore faith in humanity.
The weather may sometimes give you the impression that you're swimming through an airborne ocean, but the truly luminous greens and afternoons spent holed up in riotous pubs will more than console you for the webbed feet you'll need to grow.
Visiting the Aran Islands takes you into the past, revealing a very different side to modern-day Ireland. The three Aran Islands lie at the mouth of Galway Bay on Ireland’s west coast, around 250km ...
1. Malahide Castle & Dublin Bay Malahide Castle is one of Ireland's oldest, built on land given to Richard Talbot, a knight who accompanied King Henry II of England to Ireland in 1174. The ...
Dublin flies the grand tradition of the classic Irish pub high and proud. After all, it's the home to Ireland's oldest pub (The Brazen Head, dating back to 1198!), and is currently home to around ...
Historic Cork is one of Ireland’s loveliest cities. Only Dublin beats it in size, and Cork has a strong character and sense of identity, celebrating Irish poetry, theater, song and dance. The city ...
Words and music are the lifeblood of this literary city, so here's a suggested three-day itinerary that will get you into that Dublin frame of mind. Don't worry, we've included plenty of pubs! ...
For almost 300 years, the rugged beauty of Ireland’s westernmost County Kerry has attracted holiday-goers from across Western Europe. At the heart of this region known for its fantastic vistas, ...
To some, Belfast still lingers in the minds as a destination to avoid, rife with images of militants toting rifles and touting tube bombs. But the days of the IRA and what they call the Troubles are ...
If you take a map of Ireland and draw a horizontal line more or less across the middle, you’ll find Dublin on the eastern side and Galway Bay to the west. That means the celebrated charms of ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, February 2012
Sometimes you just stumble across something when you’re travelling and suddenly it defines your whole journey. Ireland and Seafood Chowder are a little like that. I’ve always loved seafood chowder ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, September 2012
Rising a daunting 214 meters over the Atlantic Ocean, Ireland’s Cliffs of Moher have become an iconic landmark, with incredible views to boot. One of the country’s most visited attractions, the ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, June 2012
Ireland is famed for its beauty and the 110 mile (180km) Ring of Kerry answers this promise passing through some of the most beautiful scenery in southern Ireland.
The most important thing to ...
Ranking high on Ireland’s list of natural wonders, the Gap of Dunloe (meaning “Lóich’s stronghold”), is one of the best places in Western Europe to experience a glacial valley, and it’s hard not ...
Written by Greta C, Malta, November 2011
The Guiness Storehouse experience was great!! People can opt to pre-book their tickets online and they can get a small discount and avoid queing. Each step of the process was explained in detail. ...
With its rolling hills, wind ravaged grasslands and ragged coastlines; Ireland’s unique brand of rugged beauty lends itself to a variety of hiking opportunities. Walking trails seemingly traverse ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, March 2013
With dozens of castles set in spectacular locations around the country, there’s no excuse for not paying a visit to at least one of Ireland ’s
historic landmarks. Whether you fancy staying in a ...
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