Top 5 essential travel experiences in Ireland

Top 5 essential travel experiences in Ireland

Visiting Ireland for the first time is terribly exciting, so exciting that some travelers might wonder where to start exploring this amazing country. Drinking Guinness and admiring the green scenery are probably on the mind of everyone who first steps off the plane on Irish soil, but there is so much more you can do on the Emerald Isles. Wherever you go in Ireland, and however long you stay, there will always be something to keep you busy, whether it's just a walk in the countryside or down ... [ 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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 hotels in Killarney

The best hotels in Killarney

Most cities, towns or villages in Ireland have at least some appeal to tourists, even if they're not even trying to attract visitors. In Killarney's case, however, every little thing that you think like was made to feel you good, probably was made to feel you good. For over two centuries, Killarney has been one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland, thanks to the postcard perfect scenery surrounding it (the famed Ring of Kerry, Killarney National Park), and the tidy and picture... [ read more ]

Top 5 scenic drives in Ireland

Top 5 scenic drives in Ireland

Ireland can boast of astounding natural beauties that are much more accessible than you might think at the first glace. Green hills and craggy cliffs are never too far from a road that is just perfect for driving, so naturally, if you like driving, then one of the best sightseeing activities for you is to go on a long drive filled with eye-candy. Getting from one quaint city to another, or exploring the wonders of the Irish countryside is best accomplished if you're behind the wheel. So fill... [ read more ]