Exploring the Burren

Exploring the Burren

Take a quick look at the Burren, and you'll see a limitless expanse off otherworldly scenery that might as well be a picture of some faraway planet. The Burren is not only one of the most unusual and magnetic places in Ireland, but also one of the most striking landscapes on the planet. This natural karst sheet is one of the largest of its kind in Europe - 250 square kilometers of uninterrupted rocky expanse that seems hostile to any form of life. The Burren is surprisingly rich in vegetatio... [ read more ]

The best surfing spots in Ireland

The best surfing spots in Ireland

With over 3500 miles of coastline, it is any surprise that Ireland, even with its infamous weather, is a great destination for those who like water sports? Although swimming might not be an option all the time, especially when the weather gets chilly and the waters of the Atlantic are too cold for a dip, but other sports on the waves are not affected at all. Ireland is an excellent destination for those who like surfing, for example, despite its lack of palm-fringed beaches and tropical weather.... [ read more ]

Hiking on Mount Brandon

Hiking on Mount Brandon

Dingle Peninsula, the northernmost peninsula of the enchanting Co Kerry, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in Ireland. Whoever wants a taste of the real Ireland, with its small villages, windswept coasts, jagged cliffs and gently rolling hills can travel to Dingle with the assurance that they will be met by one of the most picturesque corners of the earth. And in the middle of this picture-perfect scenery looms Mount Brandon, the highest peak of an unnamed mountain range at the... [ read more ]

The best outdoor activities in Ireland

The best outdoor activities in Ireland

Going to Ireland and spending all your time holed up in a pub is a much better idea than it might sound at first, because this is who you get to hear all the best stories, eat all the best food and meet all the best people. But on the other hand, the heart and soul of Ireland doesn't lie only in its culture ad its people, but also in its nature. Ireland's landscapes are famous: vibrantly green hills, scenic riversides, craggy mountains, stunning cliffs. Whenever the weather allows it, Irelan... [ read more ]

Things to see in Southeast Ireland

Things to see in Southeast Ireland

Ireland, like the UK, doesn't have a very good reputation when it comes to weather. And while it's true that Irish weather is capricious to say the least, it rarely ruins your fun - such is the way of things in Ireland! But if you really hate rain and cloudy skies, then maybe you should spend some time in Southeast Ireland, nicknamed Sunny Ireland, because it gets the best weather in the country. And it's not just the weather that makes Southeast Ireland attractive to visitors, because there... [ read more ]

Time out at the Brazen Head - the oldest pub in Ireland

Time out at the Brazen Head – the oldest pub in Ireland

In a country where pubs have a special places in people's hearts and have risen to the rank of cultural institutions, it is unsurprising to say the least that the oldest known pub is spoken about with a tone very near reverence. The Brazen Head is a Dublin institution, that much is certain, and has been so for centuries on end. The Brazen Head has been a tavern since 1198, and considering that it has been in business for over 800 years, we can easily assume that it is one of the best pubs in... [ read more ]

The best pubs on the Irish coast

The best pubs on the Irish coast

With a coastline of almost 1500 kilometers, circling the Emerald Isle would take quite some time, if you want to do it leisurely and properly. And if such a trip tempts you, and you're decided to walk, bike or drive around at least part of Ireland's dramatic coasts, there are two things you don't have to worry about: you'll never get bored of the scenery, and you'll never have to look for to find a nice pub where you can quench your thirst, sometimes even with a view to the ocean. Coastal to... [ read more ]

5 destinations to see Irish art

5 destinations to see Irish art

Irish art has always had a place of its own in the international art world, and although it might not be as famous as French or Italian art, it is valuable and well appreciated by art lovers. Irish art as as varied as Irish culture itself, and traditional art has a well established place in Irish cultural life. From the ancient carvings discovered at Newgrange to gorgeous illuminated manuscripts in the Middle Ages and painting in the 19th and 20th centuries, Irish art has many sides to be di... [ read more ]

The best parks in Dublin

The best parks in Dublin

Dublin is a city where much of the attractions are indoors, starting with museums, galleries or churches to the famous Irish pubs. But when you need to take a breath of fresh air in Dublin you won't find yourself without a place to go. Although it is a thoroughly modern capital, Dublin has more than enough green spaces for outdoorsy people. Some of the best parks in Dublin are the perfect place for a stroll any time of the day, to kick back and relax at a picnic, or just walk off last night'... [ read more ]