Ireland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and everything you have heard about its welcoming hospitality and idyllic coastlines is true. Don’t be fooled by the size of Ireland though. What it lacks in size, it more than makes up for it with an extraordinary array of authentic local experiences and thrilling outdoor activities. You certainly won’t regret adding one of its stunning towns or regions to your holiday itinerary.
Ireland does lyrical landscapes better than most countries and it’s called the Emerald Isle for a reason. A jewel of green rolling hills, brooding mountains under billowing clouds and lined by dramatic, wild coastline, you’re sure to make the most of your Ireland adventure. Head out on long hikes on the Wild Atlantic Highway, jump in a kayak and paddle your way around the waters near Wexford, or grab your surfboard and ride the waves near Sligo.
Thanks to a rich culture, complex history and the fact that it’s just so damn warm and friendly, Dublin has become one of the most popular cities to visit in Europe. Outside the Dublin bubble however, there are a number of hidden gems that you absolutely must experience if you’re to discover the best of Ireland. Between the crackling energy and relentless craic of Galway City, the cosy pubs of Kilkenny and the cultural hub of Cork, packed with great galleries, museums and restaurants, there’s a hell of a lot to discover.
If you really want to get under the skin of this vibrant little isle, then the answer is getting to know the people that live there. Our hand-picked Ireland day experiences and activity holidays have something for everyone to help you create an unforgettable trip. So pour another Guinness and join in the lively conversation.