Dublin's Phoenix Park, the largest city park in the world

Dublin’s Phoenix Park, the largest city park in the world

Thew city of Dublin is not the largest capital in Europe, nor the most modern, but it has something that many larger and more glamorous cities lack: it has heart. Dublin is infused with an inimitable charm and a flair for making even the most ordinary walk on the streets seem exciting. The quaint combination of historical places and modern buildings is essential to Dublin's personality, but so are the green spaces where people can feel like being in the middle of nature for a short while. Th... [ read more ]

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 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 ]

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 ]

Top hotels in Ireland for a holiday splurge

Top hotels in Ireland for a holiday splurge

Ireland might seem like a pleasant countryside paradise where you can stay in scenic holiday inns, affordable bed and breakfasts in a small village surrounded by natural beauty, or a cheap and lively hostel with fellow travelers, but there is another side to the Emerald Isle - that of a luxury paradise! Not all travelers are the same, and while some prefer the rough and rugged authentic experience, others look more for comfort, relaxation and luxury. If all you want for your holiday is to pa... [ read more ]

Historic Ireland: a guide to the Rock of Cashel

Historic Ireland: a guide to the Rock of Cashel

When the historical treasures of a regular small town are unveiled to the world at large, tourism doesn't stay blind to it for long, and sometimes the very things that made the town special are lost in the process of commercialization. But this is not the case with Cashel, a small Irish town that is home to some of the most stunning historical sites in Ireland. Cashel, in County Tipperary, has managed to preserve it sleepy, authentic small town feel even though it has become a very popular t... [ 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 ]

Top 5 reasons to visit Ireland

Top 5 reasons to visit Ireland

When someone decides to visit a country, they usually do some research about it to know what to expect, and sometimes even to find out why exactly they should visit it. In the case of Ireland, it's not difficult to come up with reasons why you should visit it as soon as you can. Just think of the amazingly green countryside, the quaint little villages with colorful houses, the bustling towns and cities, amazing nightlife and some mind blowing natural attractions. But if  for some reason you... [ read more ]

Top 5 sights in Connemara

Top 5 sights in Connemara

The northwest region o County Galway is home to a place that many people consider to be the most beautiful in Ireland, and perhaps even beyond. Connemara can only be described as a magical place with a scenery right out of a storybook, with craggy mountains and soft clouds, gentle windswept plains covered in wildflowers and fields marked by painstakingly built stone walls. It's Connemara's sheer natural beauty which makes it such a unique place, but not all of the attractions on the peninsul... [ read more ]