A traveler's guide to the Ring of Kerry

A traveler’s guide to the Ring of Kerry

Even the smallest cluster of houses and a pub in Ireland has a hefty dose of charm, and the cities and towns of the Emerald Isle are generally worth even the longest trip even if they don't have any traditional tourist attractions to speak of. But if you are looking for tourist magnets in the Irish countryside, you don't have to look far, nor do much research, because the best attractions are so famous that they are known far beyond the borders of Ireland. The Ring of Kerry is one such attra... [ read more ]

The best St Patrick's Day parades in Ireland

The best St Patrick’s Day parades in Ireland

Although there are lots of awesome holidays in Ireland when you can experience the tradition of having some craic, there's no better time of the year to have fun the Irish way than St Patrick's Day. The holiday dedicated to all things Irish is celebrated all around the world where there are Irish communities (and even some places where there are no Irish to speak of!), but if you want to have a genuine St Paddy's Day then you have to go directly to the source. Irish parades on St Patrick's D... [ read more ]

A tour of Ireland's historical landmarks

A tour of Ireland’s historical landmarks

First time visitors to Ireland are always stricken by the country's natural beauty, which doesn't lose any of its appeal regardless of season. The famous Irish joy of living, their propensity for the craic and the friendly and inviting traditional pubs can make any holiday to Ireland unforgettable. For for those who are interested in more than a cursory survey of the Emerald Isle, there are some places that must be seen in order to understand more about Ireland. Irish landmarks are always ti... [ read more ]

The best Irish villages for winter travel

The best Irish villages for winter travel

Many people like spending Christmas in large cities, where you can go on last minute hunts for presents, take a walk and marvel at the vibrant fairy lights and Christmas decorations, and soak in the Christmas rush. However, the discreet charm of rural winter holidays is not lost of many travelers, and those who want to spend their Christmas in an intimate setting where they can focus on loved ones, friends or themselves will find a welcome respite from the urban jungle in one of the many Iri... [ read more ]

5 reasons to spend Christmas in Ireland

5 reasons to spend Christmas in Ireland

Christmas is one of the most wonderful and special time of the year for many people, and while some prefer to celebrate it at home with friends and families, there are many travelers who like to take the party somewhere else and have their Christmas fun in a new and exciting place where there is more to do than just watch movies or sit by the fire. Ireland is an ideal Christmas destination if you don't like extreme colds or snowstorms, because the whether is cool enough to make you feel like... [ read more ]

A traveler's guide to Irish public holidays

A traveler’s guide to Irish public holidays

There are quite a few holidays in Ireland, and not all of them religious. The Irish people simply love their holidays, especially if a holiday means that people get a day off. For travelers, however, public holidays can be a double edged sword. On the one hand, there are some holidays that entail huege parades, celebrations and parties - these are the best when you are visiting Ireland. However, other holidays are just so that the average Irish working person or student can catch their breat... [ read more ]

Top hotels in Ireland for a holiday splurge

Top hotels in Ireland for a holiday splurge

Ireland might seem like a pleasant countryside paradise where you can stay in scenic holiday inns, affordable bed and breakfasts in a small village surrounded by natural beauty, or a cheap and lively hostel with fellow travelers, but there is another side to the Emerald Isle - that of a luxury paradise! Not all travelers are the same, and while some prefer the rough and rugged authentic experience, others look more for comfort, relaxation and luxury. If all you want for your holiday is to pa... [ read more ]

County Tipperary: a tourist paradise

County Tipperary: a tourist paradise

Tipperary is one of the most famous counties in Ireland, subject of tales and songs, and that's simply because it is so beautiful that even other Irish counties have to admit it. Tipperary is a large-ish county in central Ireland, in the scenic Shannon Region. Beautiful towns and picturesque villages make Tipperary a delight for the urban traveler, but its natural attractions are nothing to scoff at either. Tipperary is rife with all sorts of historical attractions, many interesting pubs eve... [ read more ]