The best St Patrick's Day parades in Ireland

The best St Patrick’s Day parades in Ireland

Although there are lots of awesome holidays in Ireland when you can experience the tradition of having some craic, there's no better time of the year to have fun the Irish way than St Patrick's Day. The holiday dedicated to all things Irish is celebrated all around the world where there are Irish communities (and even some places where there are no Irish to speak of!), but if you want to have a genuine St Paddy's Day then you have to go directly to the source. Irish parades on St Patrick's D... [ 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 ]

The most interesting museums in Ireland

The most interesting museums in Ireland

Many people go to Ireland because of its amazing natural attractions, castles, green countryside and of course, many great pubs. But if you are a culture seeker, there's also a lot waiting for you on the Emerald Island. Ireland's museums are a great way of experience part of the local culture, art and history, and you can spend many pleasant hours browsing through interesting collections on various topics. Most towns and cities in Ireland have at least a small museum where local artifacts ar... [ read more ]

The most beautiful churches in Ireland

The most beautiful churches in Ireland

Religion has long been an important part of Irish cultural identity, and while that doesn't mean that religion is a common small talk topic at the pub, anyone who has traveled to Ireland can see that religious architecture and places with spiritual meaning are quite easy to find wherever you go. Even if you are interested in churches only as far as architecture goes, there are a lot of religious buildings that can catch the eye of the traveler in Ireland. Century old churches in a variety of... [ read more ]

Top 5 nightlife destinations in Ireland

Top 5 nightlife destinations in Ireland

For hardcore party people, Ireland is always associated with craic, that specifically Irish notion of fun, entertainment and good conversation. Predictably, the best place for some good, old-fashioned craic is a nightlife locale, of which there are more than enough in Ireland. Pub crawling, clubbing, dancing and drinking are activities that anyone going to Ireland should try. To experience the typical Irish joy of living, visit one of the top 5 nightlife destinations in Ireland and have fun ... [ read more ]

The best traditional pubs in Cork city

The best traditional pubs in Cork city

Cork is the second largest city in Ireland, so after Dublin it's only natural that it has the liveliest and most exciting nightlife. Cork is also a university city, and where there are lots of young people, there are lots of places to drink, dance and listen to music. And since it's Ireland we're talking about, pubs are a pretty important part of nightlife, and often there is more craic to be had in a pub than in a club or a disco. To see how the Irish (both young and old) entertain themselves, ... [ read more ]

The best camping destinations in Ireland

The best camping destinations in Ireland

When Irish city life has taken its toll on you and you need some time off to relax in the middle of nature, then there is no better way to catch your breath then going off camping in the countryside. If you decide to just put up your tent wherever you feel like it then there is no shortage of destinations, but if wild camping is too wild for you and you don’t want to miss the comforts of a camping ground, you’ll still have several picks. Camping in Ireland is a grat way to explore the natura... [ read more ]

Top 5 festivals in Ireland

Top 5 festivals in Ireland

Festivals are not only a great way to get to know the local customs when you're traveling, but also an opportunity to make new friends, to sample local delicacies, and just plain have fun when you don't feel like doing anything else. In Ireland, it seems like there's a festival for everything, so whatever your interests might be, chances are that there's a festival dedicated to that. Out of all the countless events, we've assembled a list of the top 5 festivals in Ireland. Annual Slieve Blo... [ read more ]

Amazing river walks in Ireland

Amazing river walks in Ireland

Take a look at a satellite image of Ireland, and you'll see a patch of green crisscrossed by tendrils of blue, surrounded by seas and oceans. The blue lines, the rivers of Ireland, are quite a few, and where there's a river, there's a walk to be made on its banks. River walks are popular in Ireland, especially along rivers that cut through a town or city, and they offer a welcome respite from the traffic and crowds (not that these are especially bad in Ireland). Several of the major cities i... [ read more ]

The biggest hurling stadiums in Ireland

The biggest hurling stadiums in Ireland

Many countries in the world have a more or less official national sport - in the case of the US, there's American football, ice hockey in Canada or kabaddi in India. These sports are an integral part of the country's culture, and if you really want to know a culture well, then you have to check up on its national sport too. In Ireland, the national sport is hurling, a game that has an ancient Gaelic origin, and whose popularity in Ireland can hardly be surpassed by any other sport. Hurling i... [ read more ]