5 little known attractions in Ireland

5 little known attractions in Ireland

Anyone who has ever considered visiting Ireland (and even those who didn't) has heard about world famous attractions like the Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, the Rock of Cashel and the Ring of Kerry. But Ireland can't be reduced to a list of famous attractions, because there will always be some beautiful or unusual site that is known only to locals, or to few visitors. The appeal of Ireland lies in the fact that there is a seemingly endless possibility to discover new places and try new exp... [ read more ]

The best water parks in Ireland

The best water parks in Ireland

You'll never have to fear being thirsty in Ireland (since a pub is never too far off), and you'll never stay dry too long either, because the weather is notoriously capricious, and because rivers, lakes and seashores are also a pretty common part of the landscape. But the good part is that water is a source of fun in Ireland, when it doesn't come from the sky. The sea and the lakes are fun to visit and splash around in when the weather is warm, while the rest of the time you can do the next ... [ read more ]

The traveler's guide to Blarney Castle

The traveler’s guide to Blarney Castle

The small town of Blarney eight miles north of Cork would be your run of the mill Irish town whereyou can spend your days walking the countryside, enjoying the local cuisine, and the brews in the pub. But Blarney has one very important thing that sets it apart from other towns: the famous Blarney Castle, a medieval stronghold that became one of the celebrated attractions in Ireland. Whoever comes to visit County Cork inevitably ends up at Blarney Castle, either to revel in the historical atm... [ read more ]

Dublin sights: the attractions of Malahide Castle

Dublin sights: the attractions of Malahide Castle

Like every other city and town in Ireland, Dublin has a long history, and there are many buildings, monuments and sites that stood witness to the passing of time. It's enough to take a stroll through the old parts of the city, and you'll that there is a story behind almost every building. Malahide Castle, nine miles north of Dublin, is the perfect excuse for a day trip outside of the city in order to indulge in so me fresh air, a lovely estate, and a majestic medieval building. It takes abou... [ read more ]

Where to eat the best fish and chips in Ireland

Where to eat the best fish and chips in Ireland

Fish and chips, the ever-popular take away food that manages to sneak its way into people's hearts and stomachs despite being a simple dish of chips (or fries, as they are called in the US) and fish fried in batter, are not found only in the UK. While fish and chips might have become popular in 19th century London, they eventually spread out into most of the English speaking world, and in Ireland they are almost as popular as across the Irish and Celtic Seas. Fish and chips after a few pints... [ read more ]

Temple Bar, Dublin's cultural quarter

Temple Bar, Dublin’s cultural quarter

Dublin is fairly small as far as European capitals are concerned, which doesn't make it any less interesting, obviously. But the small size ensures that there are a few places in the city that you simply can't avoid unless you are prepared to make some very inconvenient detours. Temple Bar is one such place that everyone eventually ends up seeing, but the again, Temple Bar is definitely the kind of part of Dublin that all tourists want to see. Temple Bar is one of the most iconic areas of th... [ read more ]

Things to see in County Clare

Things to see in County Clare

County Clare is probably the most touristy county in Ireland, and why shouldn't it be? Co Clare is blessed with some of the most stunning natural sights on the Emerald Isle, and it justly deserves all the attention it gets. Besides the countless attractions, a great thing about Co Clare is that the tourist infrastructure is one of the best in Ireland. Even the smallest village will have good transport connections, several accommodation options, and no shortage of pubs and restaurants where y... [ read more ]

Top 5 attractions in Cork city

Top 5 attractions in Cork city

Cork is Southwestern Ireland's answer to Dublin, and depending on who you ask, the one is most decidedly better than the other. Long-standing rivalries between Dubliners and Corkonians aside, Cork is the kind of Irish city that you just cannot afford not to visit if you want to take a really good look to the country. Nightlife, shopping and the number of sights in Cork are second only to the capital. As a city with a long history that dates back to the times of St Finbarr (the city actually ... [ read more ]

5 breweries to visit in Ireland

5 breweries to visit in Ireland

Guinness is Ireland's most famous beer, enjoyed by beer enthusiasts around the world, and the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin is one of the city's major tourist attractions. But what about Ireland's other brands of beer? While whiskey distilleries get their fair share of visitors, breweries are not to be ignored either, especially if you like downing a pint of two at the pub in the evening! If you are interested not only in the taste of beer but also its history and tradition in the Emerald Is... [ read more ]