The best Irish villages for winter travel

The best Irish villages for winter travel

Many people like spending Christmas in large cities, where you can go on last minute hunts for presents, take a walk and marvel at the vibrant fairy lights and Christmas decorations, and soak in the Christmas rush. However, the discreet charm of rural winter holidays is not lost of many travelers, and those who want to spend their Christmas in an intimate setting where they can focus on loved ones, friends or themselves will find a welcome respite from the urban jungle in one of the many Iri... [ read more ]

5 reasons to spend Christmas in Ireland

5 reasons to spend Christmas in Ireland

Christmas is one of the most wonderful and special time of the year for many people, and while some prefer to celebrate it at home with friends and families, there are many travelers who like to take the party somewhere else and have their Christmas fun in a new and exciting place where there is more to do than just watch movies or sit by the fire. Ireland is an ideal Christmas destination if you don't like extreme colds or snowstorms, because the whether is cool enough to make you feel like... [ read more ]

A traveler's guide to Irish public holidays

A traveler’s guide to Irish public holidays

There are quite a few holidays in Ireland, and not all of them religious. The Irish people simply love their holidays, especially if a holiday means that people get a day off. For travelers, however, public holidays can be a double edged sword. On the one hand, there are some holidays that entail huege parades, celebrations and parties - these are the best when you are visiting Ireland. However, other holidays are just so that the average Irish working person or student can catch their breat... [ 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 Irish festivals for watch out for

The best Irish festivals for watch out for

Ireland is the land of craic, and while craic is most often to be had at a night-out in the pub with your mates, there are other occasions where the famous Irish propensity for fun is in deployed. Irish festivals are more often that not a great opportunity for socializing, having a pint in-between festival activities, and of course, to get a glimpse into the cultural life of Ireland. From artistic and music festivals to festivals that are organized just for the fun of it, there are a lot of ... [ read more ]

The best souvenirs you can buy in Ireland

The best souvenirs you can buy in Ireland

When visiting a place like Ireland, the memories of the places you've visited will not be enough when you go home. It's practically impossible to visit Ireland without buying some souvenirs for your family, friends, or yourself. What's special about Irish souvenirs is that they are all over the place (you can hardly find a decently-sized village without a tourist information center that has souvenirs galore), and because it's enough to take one look at them so realize that they are Irish. Want t... [ read more ]