Ireland

Shrouded in mysticism and dotted by ancient monuments, Ireland is a unique destination of tranquil countryside, deeply rooted heritage and locals who know how to have a good time. Read more...

It might be a bit too chilly to take a dip, but Ireland’s coastline is among the most stunning you’ll ever witness. The Wild Atlantic Way is exactly as described, with spectacular cliffs, crashing surf, pretty fishing villages and hidden beaches. Visit lively Galway, take a step back in time on the Aran Islands, and walk the woodlands of Connemara National Park, home of red deer and Connemara ponies.

On Ireland’s east coast is the famous city of Dublin. Its historical sites, from Trinity College to St Patrick’s Cathedral, are sublime, and the nightlife is like no other. Taste a pint of perfectly poured Guinness at one of the local pubs and sing along as a traditional band plays Celtic tunes. Dublin is the home of craic – the town’s word for fun – and you won’t be able to avoid being caught up in it.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Dublin’s favourite attraction, the Guinness Storehouse, to hear the 250-year-old story of this famous brew.
  • Stand atop the Cliffs of Moher and stare out across the Aran Islands and Atlantic Ocean.
  • Explore the twelfth-century Norman castle at Kilkenny.
  • Imagine another era at the Rock of Cashel, once the seat of Irish kinds.