Ireland is made up of vast natural landscapes and vibrant urban metropolises. Its cities are cultural enclaves, alive with tradition and festivities, encircled by hilly green countryside, idyllic lakes, bays, ancient castles and rugged cliffs.
Music and dance typify holidays in Ireland and a visit to the country’s capital city of Dublin will leave you feeling immersed in the vivacious Irish lifestyle. Traditional pubs line the streets where you can sample the local whiskies and the world famous signature Irish stout, Guinness.
Dublin can be accessed directly from most European hubs while Cork and Shannon airports also offer various international services. Overall, the temperature in Ireland rarely creeps above 25 degrees Celsius. The summer months of June, July and August tend to be the best times to visit for warmer weather, however April consistently has the least rainfall in the year.
Dublin is the fourth most visited capital city in Europe and there are no shortages of things to occupy your time with when taking a holiday in Ireland, whether it be catching one of the many Gaelic games at the 82,000-seater Croke Park or gazing at the well preserved Georgian architecture.
The cities of Galway and Kilkenny are famous for their numerous culture festivals which focus on traditional music, food and arts. Here you can easily sample traditional hearty Irish cuisine in the form of various cheeses, stews and coddle.
Holidays in Ireland offer three World Heritage Sites: the Brú na Boinne, Skellig Michael and the Giant's Causeway, whilst Achill Island has great surfing spots with 5 Blue Flag beaches. Look elsewhere and find the Cliffs of Moher. Standing at 230 meters tall, the cliffs offer a fantastic lookout over the Atlantic Ocean and are sure to top off a wonderful visit to this enchanting country.