The best live music pubs in Ireland

The best live music pubs in Ireland

There are many kinds of pubs in Ireland, but there are very few pubs that don't have some music for their guests entertainment. Whether it's the newest hits, oldies but goldies or traditional Irish music, pubs will have some kind of sound in the background. But in many pubs, music is more than just a buzz that you hear in between conversations, and it becomes part of the pub's identity. This is why pubs where there's live music is played are the most popular types of pub in Ireland. A pub wi... [ read more ]

The best Irish festivals for watch out for

The best Irish festivals for watch out for

Ireland is the land of craic, and while craic is most often to be had at a night-out in the pub with your mates, there are other occasions where the famous Irish propensity for fun is in deployed. Irish festivals are more often that not a great opportunity for socializing, having a pint in-between festival activities, and of course, to get a glimpse into the cultural life of Ireland. From artistic and music festivals to festivals that are organized just for the fun of it, there are a lot of ... [ read more ]

Top 5 pubs you need to visit in Killarney

Top 5 pubs you need to visit in Killarney

When somebody visits Killarney, they never only visit Killarney. The magnificent Ring of Kerry, Killarney National Park, Ross Castle and Muckross Abbey come as a sort of a package deal, and you can hardly visit one without seeing the others as well. Another thing that you can be sure of when you visit Killarney (in addition to the fact that you can never get bored) is that you can fulfill your wildest pub-crawl dreams. With over 50 pubs, a large number for such a small city, there is a great... [ read more ]

The most mouth-watering restaurants in Ireland

The most mouth-watering restaurants in Ireland

Those who think that Irish cuisine is too bland or too simple have obviously never been to some of the most mouth-watering restaurants in Ireland. Because Irish cuisine can indeed be mouth-watering, even those dishes that were created during times of famine using limited ingredients. With the benefit of modern culinary trends, Irish cuisine is better than ever, and you can grab a delicious bite at Michelin starred restaurants and small town pubs alike. If you want the taste of Ireland to be ... [ read more ]

The best literary attractions in Dublin

The best literary attractions in Dublin

Writers are often pictured as living from hand to mouth and struggling to get published, and while it might be true that writers have it hard in some parts of the world, Ireland can be said to be a bit of a writer's paradise. In a country where writers and artists get tax exemption, it only makes sense that literature thrives in every possible way. Those who know how to spin a good tale are not a rarity in Ireland, and neither are the places that can be qualified as 'literary' - places for w... [ read more ]

A guide to solo travel in Ireland

A guide to solo travel in Ireland

Traveling alone is never easy, but almost always rewarding. You might feel lonely, even bored sometimes and there's no one to help you out when you're in pinch, but on the other hand it is a great way to learn that you can rely on yourself and to build not only character, but also new friendships. And if you're going to travel solo, then Ireland is not a bad choice. The country is beautiful and you will never find yourself without something to do or visit, and it is also quite a safe place i... [ read more ]

The best budget attractions in Ireland

The best budget attractions in Ireland

For quite some time, Ireland has had a reputation for being quite expensive compared to other European countries, but nowadays it is becoming increasingly affordable when it comes to accommodation and transport, especially flights. But getting to Ireland and finding a cheap place to sleep would not normally guarantee that you can escape spending money, because many of the interesting attractions (museums and such) have an entry fee. However, there are tons of great sights in Ireland that are... [ read more ]