Top things to do in Ireland in the summer – biking, cruising, museums and beaches

Top things to do in Ireland in the summer – biking, cruising, museums and beaches

As summer arrives lots of events are happening all over Ireland especially outdoors. The country offers lots of cultural, adventurous and fun things to do. The evenings get longer and the weather gets warmer which allows one to go out more and enjoy something special. There are several hiking opportunities, festivals and other fun things to do in Ireland during the summer season. Take your friends or family out for a picnic and enjoy the sunny weather. There are also cruising opportunities, l... [ read more ]

Top 5 attractions in Waterford

Top 5 attractions in Waterford

Waterford is the oldest city in Ireland, and one of the country's busiest port, even today. Like most Irish cities, Waterford flourished during the Celtic Tiger, and some parts of the city are sleek and modern. And yet, there are entire chunks of Waterford that feel positively medieval, and not in the negative sense. Waterford has a special charm, something between the rural appeal of small Irish towns, and the historic, almost grand feel of very old and dignified cities. If you want a relax... [ read more ]

Top 5 attractions in Cork city

Top 5 attractions in Cork city

Cork is Southwestern Ireland's answer to Dublin, and depending on who you ask, the one is most decidedly better than the other. Long-standing rivalries between Dubliners and Corkonians aside, Cork is the kind of Irish city that you just cannot afford not to visit if you want to take a really good look to the country. Nightlife, shopping and the number of sights in Cork are second only to the capital. As a city with a long history that dates back to the times of St Finbarr (the city actually ... [ read more ]

5 destinations to see Irish art

5 destinations to see Irish art

Irish art has always had a place of its own in the international art world, and although it might not be as famous as French or Italian art, it is valuable and well appreciated by art lovers. Irish art as as varied as Irish culture itself, and traditional art has a well established place in Irish cultural life. From the ancient carvings discovered at Newgrange to gorgeous illuminated manuscripts in the Middle Ages and painting in the 19th and 20th centuries, Irish art has many sides to be di... [ 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 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 ]