From the unspoiled landscape and dramatic coastline to buzzing cities with warm welcomes, Ireland has something for every type of visitor. With festivals celebrating literature, food, families, and music, as well as surfing the waves, walking the coastline, or traveling back in time in a museum or ancient fort, Ireland’s magic and wild beauty never fail to surprise and delight visitors.
Next stop Ireland
With more airlines flying directly to Ireland and more airport hubs providing onward connections here, it has never been easier or cheaper for travelers to travel to Ireland. Whether it’s to one of five international airports (Dublin, Belfast, Shannon, Cork, Knock) for long haul travellers or to one of four smaller airports (City of Derry, Donegal, Kerry and Waterford) for those travelling from or via the UK, the welcome is just as warm. A number of ferry companies also operate between Ireland and the UK and France.
Into the wild
This is a land of majestic cliffs etched by invigorating surf, island escapes, unspoiled beaches, rolling green hills, and crystal-clear lakes. And with County Donegal crowned the coolest place in the world to visit by National Geographic Traveller and the Cliffs of Moher voted one of the most beautiful places on earth by Condé Nast Traveler, you will want to have Ireland on your bucket list.
From ancient high kings to modern-day poets, Ireland has a rich heritage that appeals to all who enjoy all things cultural. But Ireland’s heritage is not limited to its museums and galleries, it’s alive in the stories, songs, and traditions of the island. With maps as guides and itineraries as inspiration, you can travel either on tours or independently to castles, forts, monuments, and bustling towns and villages, to learn for themselves about famous battles, intriguing characters, and sacred rituals.
Warm your cockles
“You’re welcome” is something you hear everywhere you go in Ireland. It’s hard to explain the warmth of Ireland to people who haven’t yet visited, but its promise certainly entices them to experience it for themselves. With many people craving an ever-more individual travel experience, it is the generosity of spirit and good humor of the Irish that provides it. Their natural warmth makes Ireland an unforgettable destination.
Something for everyone
Tours are a doorway into the beating heart of the island, as well as the forces that shaped it. If you are interested in heritage and history, they can take in cathedrals, castles, forts, museums, goals, and more. For culture vultures, there are music and literary festivals, galleries, and theatre. And anyone looking to experience our vibrant cities, exciting music scene, and high-energy activities, well, we’ve got them covered too!