Top 5 sights in Connemara

Top 5 sights in Connemara

The northwest region o County Galway is home to a place that many people consider to be the most beautiful in Ireland, and perhaps even beyond. Connemara can only be described as a magical place with a scenery right out of a storybook, with craggy mountains and soft clouds, gentle windswept plains covered in wildflowers and fields marked by painstakingly built stone walls. It's Connemara's sheer natural beauty which makes it such a unique place, but not all of the attractions on the peninsul... [ read more ]

Top 5 secret spots in Dublin

Top 5 secret spots in Dublin

Dublin is full of attractions, some very well known, some not as well known as they deserve, and some purposefully hidden and known only to a few initiates. If you're the kind of tourist who fancies her/himself as a bit of an explorer, and you like discovering things that few other travelers before you have seen, then you're probably curious about the secret spots of Dublin. Share them with your friends or keep them only to yourself: here are the top 5 secret spots in Dublin. John Fallon's, Coo... [ read more ]

The most unusual attractions in Ireland

The most unusual attractions in Ireland

Visiting quaint little towns, friendly pubs and scenic natural attractions is usually what every visitor to Ireland does when starting to discover the country. But when you've seen all the major attractions and you're trying to delve deeper into the island's culture and day to day life, it's time to turn to sights that are more unusual than your standard fare. Ireland is full of unique places, even if sometimes they are not very easy to find. If you want to get to know the emerald island bet... [ read more ]

Top 5 best pubs in Ireland

Top 5 best pubs in Ireland

If you ask anyone in the world what's the most memorable thing about Ireland that they know of, there are good chances that their answer will include Irish pubs (and perhaps shamrock). Pubs in Ireland have a certain feel and a certain atmosphere that are unique, which explains why more and more pubs outside Ireland are trying to emulate the 'Irish pub' feel, with more or less success. Truth is, you'll never find an Irish pub as good as the ones in Ireland, because these pubs don't try to be ... [ read more ]

The most beautiful islands in Ireland

The most beautiful islands in Ireland

Ireland, the emerald isle, is actually more than one isle: in addition to the main island of Ireland, which is shared between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, there are many other satellite islands and islets scattered along Ireland's coastline. Many of these islands hold some of the most significant historical and cultural heritage of the island, and as a general rule, they all have amazing natural sights, even if human settlements are rather scarce. If you want to see what lie... [ read more ]

The best spas in Ireland

The best spas in Ireland

Ireland is one of those countries where you can't help but spend days (and if you have the time, weeks) just traveling from one place to another, seeing as much as you can and hunting down every single attraction you can find. And while Ireland will not bore you for a second, it can make you tired, and one of the best ways to relax your body and your mind is to go to a spa for a few days. There are lots of good spas in Ireland, so choosing the perfect one for you can be a bit difficult, but here... [ read more ]

The best sights in Galway

The best sights in Galway

Although it is Ireland's fifth city by size, Galway is not a large place, and it has that magical small town feel despite its intense cultural life and nightlife. What can be better than a small town where you can easily walk from one place to another, filled with all the pubs, shops and sights you could wish for? Add cheery and bustling crowds in the mix, and you have yourself a perfect vacation destination in West Ireland. Although it doesn't have many typical sights, this multicultural and vi... [ read more ]