Between Ireland's astounding natural beauty, rich culture, historic cities and the famously friendly locals, you may not know where to start!
One thing is for sure, here begins the vacation of a lifetime! Start by taking a step off the beaten path, following your senses and discovering a land of diverse and unique Irish charm. Whether you follow in the footsteps of giants on the Causeway Coast, savor a rich tapestry of cuisine in Cork, stand in awe at the view from the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, or go in search of some traditional music sessions in Galway - you'll find it all...and so much more.
Whatever your adventure, forget about the route map, turn off the navigation system and leave your destination up to fate to go where Ireland takes you. So what's keeping you? Get inspired by some of our top things to see and do below, check out how to fly to Ireland and browse our partners' amazing vacation offers.
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Ireland is bursting with culture from literary genuises to musical legends to fascniating stories and history that line each city street. This year take a literary pub crawl and discover why UNESCO named Dublin the world's fourth City of Literature. Head up north for more adventures in Derry~Londonderry as it gets ready to take stage as UK City of Culture 2019.
Almost every field in Ireland is home to its own castle ruins. The ornate gardens and extravagent houses that dot the Irish countryside are full of tall tales and unbelievable beauty. Whether you find yourself kissing the Blarney Stone or treating yourself to a luxurious night at Ashford Castle, the houses, castles and gardens of Ireland are unlike anywhere else
Find your family roots, meet relatives you didn't know you had and be prepared to go where Ireland takes you. Each county in Ireland has a genealogy center waiting for you to discover ancestors and experience the place they called home. Take in the Ulster American Folk Park or Dunbrody Famine Ship and enjoy a vacation of personal discovery.
Priding itself on its beautiful vistas, laid-back atmosphere, fascinating history, ancient monuments and a strong sense of culture and community, the Lakelands leaves you free to explore at will. Meandering around the waterways, you can't fail to be enchanted by the charming villages dotted along vast stretches of water; mysterious islands rising out of quiet lakes; stunningly beautiful and utterly unspoiled landscapes that seem to exist in a haze of tranquility, and lively towns that are buzzing with excellent places to eat, drink, visit and stay. The Lakelands region incorporates parts of the following counties: Fermanagh, Tyrone, Cavan, Monaghan, Sligo East, Leitrim South, Galway East, Roscommon, Laois West, Westmeath, Longford, Offaly, Tipperary North, Clare East, Limerick.