Affectionately dubbed “The Emerald Isle”, with its rolling green hills and dramatic coastlines to its vibrant cities bursting with life and culture, it is impossible not to fall in love with the magic of Ireland.
Shamrocks, leprechauns, Westlife, Irish dancing and of course Guinness have cemented Irish culture in the hearts of the entire world, and there are genuinely not many places you can go without finding an Irish pub!
So why not visit the real thing and join in with the craic in capital city Dublin? Home to the St. James’ Gate Guinness Storehouse and the Jameson’s Distillery, there is a real party-vibe around this exciting city, culminating in entertainment district Temple Bar, where you can dance the night away in one of the many traditional bars or chic night clubs.
But if that doesn’t take your fancy, Dublin’s Grafton Street is home to some of the best boutique and high-street shops. Whether you’re looking for a romantic, scenic escape, a wild weekend with friends or even a short family holiday, Ireland can offer something for you.
Ireland is home to some of the most beautiful and dramatic scenery in Europe. Compact in size, you can travel around easily, taking in the Irish countryside by road, rail or even bike!
Steeped in rich culture and with history spanning hundreds of years, there are a number of stately homes and castles to visit along the way, one of the most famous being Blarney Castle in County Cork, where you can kiss the legendary Blarney stone which is supposed to provide the gift of eloquence!
If it’s an urban adventure you’re after however, you can’t go wrong with a city break to Dublin, the Republic of Ireland’s exciting capital, alive with tradition and city centre hustle and bustle!
Traditional Irish cuisine is all about good, hearty, filling food, the kind that warms you on a cold day (of which there are plenty in Ireland!)
Irish stew is the national dish, made with only the freshest local produce (all that rain is good for something!) Lamb is the staple ingredient of this particular dish, but Beef and Guinness stew is also a local favourite.
Drinking anything other than Guinness when in Ireland can seem a little sacrilegious, but if stout doesn’t tickle your taste buds, why not try one of the many fantastic Irish whiskeys or an Irish cream coffee?
Discover Ireland's exciting capital Dublin for a city break filled with music, dancing and Irish charm!