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 ]

Top 5 things to do in Cork

Top 5 things to do in Cork

The Irish countryside and the small villages or towns scattered over it offer many things to do for an enterprising traveler, but still, it's the larger cities that just won't let you be bored for a second, even if you tried. As the second largest city in Ireland, Cork is up on the same level as Dublin when it comes to things to do to keep you busy (although both Dubliners and Corkonians will disagree on this subject). Whether you're a solo traveler, traveling with a group of friends or with... [ read more ]

The best restaurants in Cork City

The best restaurants in Cork City

Cork has always been a bit of a rebel city, and not only when it comes to history. One might say that Cork dances to its own tune, and there's even some good-natured rivalry between Cork and the Irish capital, Dublin. The city has a distinct atmosphere, and a budding cultural and nightlife scene that makes it a great tourist destination for those on the lookout for fun and entertainment. There are countless historical attractions in Cork, and even a short walk around the city will reveal lot... [ read more ]

24 hours in Dublin: what to do and where to go

24 hours in Dublin: what to do and where to go

Dublin is a beautiful city that deserves a lengthy and thorough visit, but what can you do if you only have 24 hours to spare for the Irish capital? A day in Dublin can be perfection itself: great craic at night and loads of historical and cultural sights to visit during the day - all you have to do is to keep awake long enough to make the most of your visit. You won't have much time to spend gawking at the attractions, but a short look is better than no look at all! So here are some suggest... [ read more ]

A guide to Irish drinks

A guide to Irish drinks

It's a widespread stereotype that the Irish love their drinks, and there is a grain of truth in that. When you have countless great pubs where the craic never stops, of course you will be tempted to taste some of the alcoholic beverages on the menu. And of course, Irish drinks are famous worldwide for being really good, and this goes for both alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. So if you find yourself in a cozy Irish pub, what should you order? If you want to experience the Irish way of l... [ read more ]

What to do in Ireland in winter

What to do in Ireland in winter

For many people, traveling in winter to countries where winter involves cold weather, rain or snow can be pretty uncomfortable. Trying to get some sightseeing done when your toes and nose are freezing off or when your shoes are in perpetual danger of being soaked in the slush is not very pleasant. Ireland's winter weather is no wonderland, but that doesn't mean that you can't or shouldn't travel there in winter! Even if you won't be able to run down grassy hills or enjoy a spot of sunlight o... [ read more ]

Fascinating Irish customs you’ve (probably) never heard of

Fascinating Irish customs you’ve (probably) never heard of

Just because Ireland is a well off, modern country, it doesn't mean that old traditions and century old customs have no more place in the lives of the Irish. Ireland has one of the most fascinating folklores and folk traditions in Europe, and luckily enough, there are lots of people in Ireland and places where these old tales haven't been forgotten yet, and are celebrated and passed on to the young. Even if you won't be able to witness all of these ancient traditions yourself, get to know so... [ read more ]

The most amazing castle banquets in Ireland

The most amazing castle banquets in Ireland

Medieval banquets were not exactly models of sanitation and polite table manners, but anyone who has been a medieval feast depicted film or read a description of one in a book couldn't fail to appreciate the grandeur and ceremoniousness of an event like this. Ditch the unhealthy food and add some cutlery, keep the decor and a medieval banquet suddenly doesn't sound that bad. The old rulers and nobility of Ireland have probably partook in many a banquet in their lifetimes, and you can do the ... [ read more ]

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 ]

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 ]