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 Philippa Burne, UK, April 2012
A few years ago in a place that is the enemy of fitness – a London pub – discussion turned to running a marathon. Another Guinness later and the computer was online and bookings made. I appointed ...
As a UNESCO City of Literature, Dublin has long nurtured its reputation for inspiring writers, playwrights and poets. James Joyce, Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett have all called the Irish capital ...
From riotous pub-crawls to a packed calendar of city festivals, Dublin knows a thing or two about how to throw a party. Vibrant parades, talented buskers and an endless supply of Guinness are on the ...
Dublin might not boast an iconic lookout point like the London Eye or the Eiffel Tower, but there are still a number of ways to get a great view of the city. Whether sipping a hearty pint of Guinness ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, September 2012
With its rich, religious history, it’s unsurprising that the Irish capital is home to some fine churches. Walking tours are also becoming a popular way for visitors to experience the city’s ...
You might be more concerned about how to get to the sights or where to enjoy your first pint of Guinness, but for those visiting the Emerald Isle for the first time, here are a few things to consider ...
With almost as many museums in the city as pubs, Dublin’s reputation as a cultural center remains secure, but the best thing about the city’s impressive art and science exhibits is that a huge number ...
Whether you’re traveling Dublin on a tight budget or blew your travel funds on one of the city’s notorious pub-crawls, there are plenty of ways to explore the Irish capital for free. Here are some ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, September 2011
Dublin is renowned for its historic buildings and lovely architecture. During October you can get behind those facades during Open House weekend, this year October 7th-9th. Run by the Irish ...
With an abundance of scenic landscapes and historic sights easily reachable from Dublin, there are plenty of options for getting out of the city. Wicklow, known as the ‘Garden of Ireland’ thanks to ...
With its long and illustrious history, Dublin has enough haunted sights to keep your hair raised long after Halloween. Ghost tours have become a popular way for visitors to get their kicks. Walking ...
With nearly 3,000 hectares spanning grassy plateaus, dense forests and heather-smattered marshlands, Connemara National Park makes a popular destination for hikers looking to experience rugged Irish ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, December 2012
Whether you’re pushed for time or just want an easy way to cruise around the sights, Hop-on Hop-Off bus tours have become a popular way to explore Dublin, with local guides providing plenty of ...
Written by Viator, September 2012
Rainy days are part of the package when it comes to holidays in the UK, but there’s no need to let a few showers stop you from exploring the city. Here are a few ideas to keep you busy when it’s wet ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, November 2011
So the kids have finally had enough of historic buildings, historic libraries, and the Guinness factory in Dublin? Time to indulge their fantasies a bit and take them to Imaginosity, Dublin’s ...
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Doing what: Northern Ireland including Giant's Causeway Rail Tour from Dublin