Things to see in County Clare

Things to see in County Clare

County Clare is probably the most touristy county in Ireland, and why shouldn't it be? Co Clare is blessed with some of the most stunning natural sights on the Emerald Isle, and it justly deserves all the attention it gets. Besides the countless attractions, a great thing about Co Clare is that the tourist infrastructure is one of the best in Ireland. Even the smallest village will have good transport connections, several accommodation options, and no shortage of pubs and restaurants where y... [ 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 ]

The best surfing spots in Ireland

The best surfing spots in Ireland

With over 3500 miles of coastline, it is any surprise that Ireland, even with its infamous weather, is a great destination for those who like water sports? Although swimming might not be an option all the time, especially when the weather gets chilly and the waters of the Atlantic are too cold for a dip, but other sports on the waves are not affected at all. Ireland is an excellent destination for those who like surfing, for example, despite its lack of palm-fringed beaches and tropical weather.... [ read more ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 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 ]