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From pubs to Riverdance-style step dancers, you'll find Ireland is brimming with stunning scenery, archeological ruins and historical sites, golfing and other outdoor activities to enjoy at a relaxed pace.
Traditional culture still thrives, and the Emerald Isle's people and way of life have not been significantly altered by modern trends. Travellers looking for charm, friendly people, solid service without a "touristy" feel and plenty of places to explore should plan a vacation to Ireland. Although it's possible to drive the length of Ireland in less than a day, and the width in a few hours, we prefer to settle in.
Powerscourt Gardens, Ireland
A SPOTLIGHT ON OUR FAVOURITE SUPPLIERS
Get to know some of our favourite suppliers + explore the array of exciting opportunities you can enjoy in Ireland
IRISH WHISKY TASTING
Which pot still Whiskey pairs perfectly with Dairy Ice cream, which cheese marries to a bourbon cask single malt?
This tasting experience can be tailored to individuals or groups in a variety of locations throughout the country
Tasting bar at the Irish Whiskey Museum, Dublin, Ireland. Tour guide Niamh in the centre. (1 April 2018)
EXCITING DESTINATIONS IN IRELAND
Cork is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland. The centre of the city forms an arrow-shaped island between the North and South channels of the River Lee. There are upwards of thirty bridges over the two channels. Enjoy food and drink year round, as well as a series of famous festivals in the city's thriving cultural scene. The patron Saint of Cork, Saint Finbar (c.550-c.620) founded a monastery here on the south bank of the River Lee 1,400 years ago.
Dublin, Ireland, is the small, charming, eminently walkable city that visitors expect, and the corner pub offers a warm welcome. Wry perceptions are uttered with a winsome Irish lilt in Dublin. And, as visitors stroll along the city's handsome Georgian squares, they'll realize the necessity of an umbrella. Dublin is a city in transition, from medieval capital to exciting commercial center—a hip, electric city, astonishing all who visit Europe's cutting edge.
Founded by the Vikings, the town of Waterford, is Ireland's oldest city. It was there that the Norman warrior, Strongbow, established England's first grip over Ireland. Today it is home to the Waterford Crystal factory. You can tour the factory and watch crystal being made from beginning to end. Waterford also has well-preserved sections of its city walls and towers, is full of atmospheric buildings where you can soak up its medieval and Georgian history.
Straddling the River Corrib on Ireland's west coast, Galway exudes a youthful liberalism rarely found in Ireland. Galway's own large population of college students is bolstered by the influx of young adults from across Ireland who are attracted by the music, the festivals and the lively pubs. But travellers of any age will enjoy the city's compact, walkable downtown—it's a delightful jumble of narrow streets and medieval buildings recalling Galway's long history.
Killarney has been known as Ireland's top tourist destination for longer than anyone can remember, and for good reason. It is surrounded by outstanding scenery, an interesting history and is ideally situated as a base for exploring The Ring of Kerry, the Dingle Peninsula, Valencia Island and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Skellig Michael. Killarney sits north of the MacGillicuddy Reeks (the Black Stacks), the highest mountains in the country
SAMPLE TOURS custom made for Ireland
Music & Ireland goes hand in hand. Think Irish dancing, fiddles, local musicians, famous musicians...the performance opportunities are endless.
Irish Friends & Fam
Tailored for private group, these suggestions are a must for those exploring their family history, or simply heading out for some whiskey, golf, and relaxation.
Ireland Town + Country
A sample itinerary that takes travellers through Ireland at a slower, more refreshing and flexible pace.
Customising your own Tour to Ireland
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