One of the friendliest countries in the world, as well as one of the most beautiful, this lyrical land will captivate you with its warmth, colour and diverse cultural landscape.
Perched on the north-west tip of Europe, this land of ancient myths and friendly locals is a true delight.
This is a country that has everything a traveller could want, rustic villages, stately homes, traditional cuisine, adventure sports, a rich literary culture and breathtaking landscape that gave it the name: The Emerald Isle.
Ireland is the home to many famous landmarks including, Dublin Castle, St Patrick’s Cathedral and the famous Guinness storehouse (known for its Guinness beer).
Things to See
- The book of Kells, Trinity College
Often called the most beautiful book in the world, this manuscript was created by monks in the eighth or ninth century and remains a marvel of creativity.
- The Rock of Cashel
The centre of tribal and religious power for over 1000 years, this limestone mount now contains rare Romanesque sculptures and carvings celebrating St Patrick’s visit in 450.
Ireland’s south-east is the spiritual home of this high-paces Celtic sport, which looks something akin to aerial field hockey with players wielding curved stick call caman.
Things to do
- Drive the Ring of Kerry
Ireland’s most popular scenic route, the Ring of Kerry is one of Europe’s grandest drives, combining mountainous splendour with varied coastline.
- Visit the Aran Islands
Famous for their haunting beauty, these three islands set in Galway Bay have lured artists, writers and multitudes of curious visitors for decades.
- Kiss the Blarney Stone
One of the Countries most enduring myths, wherein kissing a stone high upon the battlements of a ruined Cork castle bestows one with a magical eloquence (the gift of the gab).