The best horseback riding tours in Ireland

The best horseback riding tours in Ireland

The charm of the Emerald Isle lies not only in its picture perfect villages and towns, or in its bustling cities, but also in its stunning natural beauty. There are few places on the planet where the countryside is easier to reach, easier to explore or closer to the hearts of people. The lush beauty of Ireland  is the prefect setting for hikes and walks, and of course, horse rides. If you like horses, then galloping though a meadow, down the side of a hill or on a verdant field is a must-tr... [ 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 ]

Top 5 sights in Donegal

Top 5 sights in Donegal

Ireland has its fair share of unique and unusual places, but nothing is more out of the ordinary as Donegal, the northernmost area of the country. Donegal, or "Dún na nGall" in Irish, means the Fort of the Foreigners, but older Irish speakers usually refer to it by a much older name: Tír Chonaill, the land of Conal. Another, perhaps more fitting name is the forgotten country, as many of the inhabitants call it, because Donegal seems to be cut of from the country, and sometimes seems to ha... [ 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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

The most beautiful national parks in Ireland

The most beautiful national parks in Ireland

It’s no secret that the Irish countryside is very green and very pretty, but maybe not so many people know that much of it has been incorporated into some amazing national parks. National parks in Ireland showcase the best of Irish countryside, with its natural beauties, small villages, lakes and rivers. If you want to take a gander at the green side of the country, visiting one of the most beautiful natural parks is the best place for it. So arm yourself with a pair of good walking boots and ... [ read more ]

The best camping destinations in Ireland

The best camping destinations in Ireland

When Irish city life has taken its toll on you and you need some time off to relax in the middle of nature, then there is no better way to catch your breath then going off camping in the countryside. If you decide to just put up your tent wherever you feel like it then there is no shortage of destinations, but if wild camping is too wild for you and you don’t want to miss the comforts of a camping ground, you’ll still have several picks. Camping in Ireland is a grat way to explore the natura... [ read more ]