The most beautiful heritage towns in Ireland

The most beautiful heritage towns in Ireland

There's no place that's better suited to make you realize that towns are more than buildings and roads than Ireland - it's enough to step foot in even the tiniest village to learn that what makes Irish towns, cities or villages special is their spirit. But atmosphere aside, there are some towns in Ireland which would be utterly amazing even if they were completely uninhabited. These heritage towns have been a long time in the making, and their every nook and corner seems to be infused with h... [ read more ]

Top 5 reasons to visit Ireland

Top 5 reasons to visit Ireland

When someone decides to visit a country, they usually do some research about it to know what to expect, and sometimes even to find out why exactly they should visit it. In the case of Ireland, it's not difficult to come up with reasons why you should visit it as soon as you can. Just think of the amazingly green countryside, the quaint little villages with colorful houses, the bustling towns and cities, amazing nightlife and some mind blowing natural attractions. But if  for some reason you... [ read more ]

The most beautiful walking trails in Ireland

The most beautiful walking trails in Ireland

A country that is as naturally beautiful as Ireland has bound to have some equally amazing walks. It's no wonder that people who like outdoor activities find this country so appealing. The gentle landscape of Ireland, without any impossible altitudes or much too deep valleys allows people to simply walk and admire the landscape without the need of hiking gear oexcessive effort. One of the best ways to see the natural wonders of Ireland, from well known sights to beautiful spots that don't ev... [ read more ]

Top 5 bed and breakfasts in Ireland

Top 5 bed and breakfasts in Ireland

Traveling by day and stopping at quaint bed and breakfasts is a great way of seeing a country, especially one so rich in natural beauty as Ireland. Bed and breakfasts are much less impersonal then hotels, and their air of cozy familiarity is a welcome treat for a weary traveler. B&B are a great place to meet other travelers too, and make new friends among like minded people, which can prove to be a great addition to any vacation. There are hundreds of great bed and breakfasts in Ireland,... [ read more ]

The most stunning places in Ireland

The most stunning places in Ireland

Crack open any guidebook about Ireland, and you'll be flooded with descriptions and images of its countless attractions, both natural and man-made. A touristic map of Ireland is a pincushion of sights and destinations, but the space in between is most of the time worth a look too. There are lots of places in Ireland that don't necessarily have anything in the way of traditional attractions, but they have the ability to capture the attention of passers-by with their simple beauty. So if you j... [ read more ]

The most interesting sacred sites in Ireland

The most interesting sacred sites in Ireland

As well as an all round mighty beautiful place to visit, Ireland is also a place that is surrounded by a certain healthy dose of mystery, partly because ancient pagan, mystical, religious and sacred sites haven't been neglected or forgotten by the people. While driving around the Irish countryside, it is not unusual to see ring forts that are attributed to the fair folk, sacred stones that haven't been removed even if a road was supposed to be built over them, or places that don't look all t... [ read more ]

Top 5 caves in Ireland

Top 5 caves in Ireland

Ireland is incredibly pretty over the ground. All those green, rolling hills, tiny villages with houses painted in bright colors, craggy coast and some fetching natural wonders make you feel like you've ended up in a JRR Tolkien novel. But beauty is not only skin deep when it comes to the Emerald Island, because what's under the ground is not bad either. There are several caves in Ireland, and the show caves are more than worthy of your attention. If you like caves in general, then it's impo... [ read more ]

A short guide to the Aran Islands

A short guide to the Aran Islands

Ireland the island is surrounded by scores of other tiny islands, some inhabited and some not, but all of them undeniably beautiful. Some islands are the home of particular traditions and cultural customs which cannot be found on the main island, and which have become representative of the small island communities. Other islands have become known for their historical relics, or the manufacture of precious local goods. The Aran islands, a small archipelago off the coast of County Galway, embo... [ read more ]

Hidden tourist gems in Ireland

Hidden tourist gems in Ireland

Although it is in the best interests of any country to make its attractions known to the world, this is not always the case, and some sights might be a bit...out of sight. But a few hidden attractions are great news for tourists who are looking to see something novel, something off the beaten path. Ireland has several tourist gems which are not on obvious display, and while it's great to discover them by accident, we thought we'd make it easier to find them for those who are not staying in I... [ read more ]

Top 5 nightlife destinations in Ireland

Top 5 nightlife destinations in Ireland

For hardcore party people, Ireland is always associated with craic, that specifically Irish notion of fun, entertainment and good conversation. Predictably, the best place for some good, old-fashioned craic is a nightlife locale, of which there are more than enough in Ireland. Pub crawling, clubbing, dancing and drinking are activities that anyone going to Ireland should try. To experience the typical Irish joy of living, visit one of the top 5 nightlife destinations in Ireland and have fun ... [ read more ]