Amazing Trips to Ireland
The Irish will tell you that once you’ve lived in Ireland, it’s hard to live anywhere else. They nod and say hi when they pass you in the street. And if you accidentally bump into them, they apologize. That spirit is pervasive across this island country.
The Irish are well known for being funny, gracious, and easy to talk to, especially in a pub. If you’re lost, they’re happy to show you how to get where you’re going. And if you’re lucky, they’ll entertain you with a good story. As a tourist, you will be warmly welcomed and feel like you’ve been hugged.
It’s no wonder that the Irish people are the country’s number-one attraction. More than 10-million people visited Ireland last year with record numbers coming from North America, mainland Europe, Australia, and developing markets.
Tourists agree that Ireland is a feast for visitors:
Emerald Isle – Ireland is a stunning tapestry of lush landscapes, rugged coastlines, mystical islands, towering cliffs, enchanted woodlands, rolling hills, hike-able mountains, meandering rivers, thousands of lakes (lochs), and the rocky Burren terrain.
World-Class Capital – Dublin was selected as one of the “Best in Travel—Top 10 Cities in the World to Visit” by Lonely Planet. It’s a compact city, perfect for walks and guided walking tours.
Live Irish Music – Dublin has a legacy of producing world-class musicians like U2, Thin Lizzy, and hot newcomers like Gavin James. Dublin pubs showcase traditional Irish music and the latest “next best thing” in music.
Guinness Storehouse® –Enjoy the full Guinness interactive experience at Dublin’s most popular tourist attraction. Top off your visit with a free pint and panoramic views from Guinness’ rooftop Gravity Bar.
Top Culinary Destination – Enjoy Ireland’s great pub food, 5-star restaurants, and the ever-changing experiences at popular Burren Food Trail Mondays in County Clare.
The Wild Atlantic Way – One of the world’s longest uninterrupted coastal routes, it winds through nearly 1,600 miles of spectacular, jagged coastline with breath-taking views.
Outdoor Adventures – Mountain biking in Ballyhoura, gorge-walking in Connemara, electric-biking in the Irish countryside, sea-stack climbing in Cnoc na Mara, seaside cave camping at Maghera, kayaking the Waterford coast, and much more.
Castle Country – Over 30,000 medieval castles and ruins pay tribute to Ireland’s royal history such as County Clare’s Bunratty Castle and County Cork’s Blarney Castle.
Cathedrals & Churches – Visit Ireland’s spiritual icons—Dublin’s Christchurch Cathedral and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 800-year-old St. Canice Cathedral in Kilkenny and the 20th-century Galway Cathedral, youngest of Europe’s great stone cathedrals.