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.
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, January 2013
As the days get shorter and the weather colder, Ireland might
not seem like the most appealing place to spend the winter, but fewer
crowds and cheaper prices make it a perfect time to explore.
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, May 2012
Not far from Dublin lies the Boyne Valley, site of the Boyne River, in parts a lovely trout and salmon fishing river. But the valley is also the location of some of Ireland’s most significant and ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, October 2011
Ireland is renowned for its green, green landscapes, lovely villages and wild cliffs and seas. In south-west Ireland, on the Iveragh Peninsula you get all of this and more. Known as the Ring of ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, August 2012
The Dingle Peninsula is that bit of Ireland that protrudes off the south-west corner into the wild Atlantic Ocean. It’s all about cliffs and mountains, rolling waves and sandy beaches. The peninsula ...
The ‘Bilingual Capital of Ireland’, Galway is the country’s third largest city after Dublin and Cork, and is the gateway to the Irish-speaking part of the nation. You’ll find much of the town ...
Written by Viator, July 2012
Now, you’ve probably heard that it rains a lot in Ireland. With that in mind, I guess you’ll assume that a simple coat with a hood or an umbrella should suffice to deem the weather powerless against ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, December 2012
Rolling meadows, vast lakes and forested mountains; it’s not hard to imagine how Wicklow earned the nickname ‘the garden of Ireland’. The East coast county is picture-book Ireland at its best, full ...
Written by Viator, December 2012
Known as the ‘City of the Tribes’, the vibrant city of Galway has plenty to keep visitors entertained, with awe-inspiring architecture, a riotous nightlife and some of Ireland’s principal attractions ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, December 2011
These are places in Dublin where you’ll find the locals having a pint, a coffee or a meal. Dubliners are all about getting out and about and socializing over good food and drink, the craic as they ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, October 2012
With its many renowned National museums and a number of culturally significant literary haunts (the Chester Beatty Library Museum and the Dublin Writer’s Museum are both well worth a visit) it would ...
From January 25-29th 2012, the 7th annual Irish Music and Culture Festival will bring Temple Bar and the rest of Dublin alive during the cold days and dark nights of winter. Editor's Note: This ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, February 2012
In 1872 a young Irish athlete called Henry Wallace Doveton Dunlop realized his dream: to build Dublin a proper, dedicated sports venue. Landsdowne Road Stadium, only about a mile from St Stephen’s ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, February 2013
With over 30 museums, there’s a museum for anything and everyone in Dublin, with some of Europe’s best history, art and literature exhibitions, as well as some more unusual offerings (yes, there’s ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, July 2011
Every city has its key landmark café that has survived the test of time; in Dublin that café is Bewley’s .
Beginning in the tea trade in the 19th century, the Bewley family moved
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, July 2012
Not too hilly, not totally flat, Dublin is one of those cities that is perfect for cycling. Like most major cities these days, the inner city is becoming increasingly clogged as people still insist ...
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