Start planning that long-awaited trip to the island of Ireland. With all travel restrictions now lifted, there has never been a better time to visit.
1. The craic (fun) is back!
There is a buzz in Ireland’s towns and cities again, laughter in the streets and music in the air. And what perfect timing as spring begins to appear. Get ready to experience Ireland’s world-famous hospitality, the welcome is warmer than ever.
2. Take to the open road
Wind along the 1,500-mile Wild Atlantic Way and explore the wonders of Ireland’s western coastline, from Kinsale’s world-class restaurants to the spectacular Ring of Kerry and the enchanting expanse of Connemara. Or head up north, cruise the 120-mile Causeway Coastal Route and take in the magnificent views at Dunluce Castle or brave the Carrick-a-rede Rope bridge.
3. Get out into nature In Ireland
Mother Nature truly owns the catwalk in Ireland. Savor the stunning landscape with a hike up Croagh Patrick, or a round at Royal Portrush Golf Club; take a dip in the Irish Sea at Dublin’s Forty Foot, or cycle the Waterford Greenway. You won’t find fresher air anywhere else!
4. Tickle your tastebuds
Ireland’s green pastures, deep valleys and pure waters helped create outstanding natural flavors. Get a real taste of the island with a food tour around Cork city. Chat to the talented artisan producers who line the colorful stalls around the many farmers’ markets. Or go fishing off the Causeway Coast and catch your own breakfast. You really can’t get any fresher than that!
5. Enjoy our star attractions
The Cliffs of Moher and the Mourne Mountains. Killarney National Park and the Rock of Cashel. Kylemore Abbey and the Dark Hedges. It’s easy to understand why so many people have fallen in love with Ireland’s irresistible beauty. A visit to some of these iconic spots might be just what you need to recharge your spirit. Time to sit back, soak it all in and savor every moment.
6. Make a break for the cities!
Home to dramatic stories and historic buildings, Ireland’s vibrant cities are just waiting to welcome you. Try dining on award-winning food in Belfast; listening to thrilling traditional Irish music in Galway; and filling up on culture in the museums of Dublin and Derry~Londonderry.
7. Only in Ireland
Fill this trip with experiences you can only find in Ireland! Cycle the Aran Islands, meditate at the monastic village in Glendalough, visit the filming locations of Game of Thrones and Star Wars. You won’t regret it.
8. Last but not least…
Let’s get back to the things that matter most, reconnecting with friends and family and making special vacation memories once more. In Ireland there are no strangers, only friends you haven’t yet met. So what are you waiting for? Press the Green Button and book your trip today.
Start planning at Ireland.com.
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