The most interesting historic cities and towns in Ireland

The most interesting historic cities and towns in Ireland

Ireland has a long history, and lots of historic cities to show for it. Most towns and cities in Ireland are quite old, and you'd be hard pressed to find any inhabited area that doesn't have at least one tiny piece of exciting history behind it. Those who enjoy historical attractions will be able to spend many days and weeks exploring Ireland's villages, towns and cities - whose historical heritage is well preserved and cared for. For the urban historian, here are the most interesting histor... [ read more ]

Top 5 beaches in Ireland

Top 5 beaches in Ireland

Being an island, Ireland obviously has quite a few choice beaches. While the infamous weather might frighten off some people, it's not nearly as bad as the stories claim - Ireland can have brilliantly sunny days that are just perfect for a day at the beach. And even if the sky is cloudy, the beauty of Irish beaches will convince you to go at least for a walk on the shores of the Atlantic, or the Irish Sea. So for those who want some sand between their toes, here are the top 5 beaches in Ireland.... [ read more ]

The best town markets in Ireland

The best town markets in Ireland

One of the greatest charms of Irish towns and villages are the farmer's markets that have been functioning for decades and even centuries. Some of these markets are located in historic areas, and you can easily imagine how they looked like in the long-forgotten past. Markets are an important part of the Irish experience, not only because they are a wonderful opportunity to be part of the day-to-day life of the locals, but also because you get to taste some of the freshest most delicious food... [ read more ]

A short guide to Irish cuisine

A short guide to Irish cuisine

Many might think that there is not big difference between the various cuisines of the British Isles, but they couldn't be more wrong! Sure, there are some similarities with the foods eaten on the other island, but Ireland's cuisine has neither the notoriety of UK cuisine, not its fame - it is virtually an unexplored territory. So what can you expect to snack on while in Ireland? Skip the fast food meals that you can find anywhere, and delve into the flavorful world of Irish foods. So to star... [ read more ]

The best souvenirs you can buy in Ireland

The best souvenirs you can buy in Ireland

When visiting a place like Ireland, the memories of the places you've visited will not be enough when you go home. It's practically impossible to visit Ireland without buying some souvenirs for your family, friends, or yourself. What's special about Irish souvenirs is that they are all over the place (you can hardly find a decently-sized village without a tourist information center that has souvenirs galore), and because it's enough to take one look at them so realize that they are Irish. Want t... [ read more ]

Natural Wonders in Northern Ireland

Natural Wonders in Northern Ireland

Like the rest of the Irish Island, Northern Ireland has a fair share of natural beauties, and some of them are among the natural wonders of the UK. While Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom, everything you see there, from cities and villages to countryside and wilderness, it all has a distinctly Irish flavor. Here are some of the most amazing natural wonders in Northern Ireland. Giant's Causeway Giant's Causeway is perhaps the most well known of all natural wonders in Northern I... [ read more ]