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Revealed: The most popular 'staycation' spot for Irish holidaying at home

It seems we’re not all dreaming of tropical islands and trips to far-flung beaches - ‘staycations’ are on the rise as more Irish are holidaying at …


Top 10: Menu Items to Enjoy in Ireland

The Emerald Isle has long had the raw ingredients for world-class cuisine and top-notch drinks.<p>Good food starts with good ingredients, so it was only natural for an artisan food movement to launch in Ireland. The island has always been home to excellent raw ingredients and communities with …


6 Destinations You Should Visit In Ireland, As Recommended By The Actual Irish

Chances are, Dublin, Galway or even Cork immediately come to mind when considering places to visit in Ireland. And those places are undoubtedly lovely, but what about the other, more unknown spots around the Emerald Isle?<p>Based on travel data collected by our friends at Booking.com, we were able to …

A Colorful Look Behind the Doors of Dublin

<b>I didn't realize how excitable I can really get about the simplest things until I went to Ireland</b>. One of my favorite sights-and there's plenty of them-are Dublin's colorful architectural collection of doors sprawling throughout the city. I could have easily spent hours getting lost, peeking in …

Best Days Out in Ireland: 10 great Irish adventure days

Entries close on May 16th for The Irish Times Best Days Out in Ireland competition. Here, readers recommend Irish adventure experiences. Read them, …

Three Days in Dingle: A Photo Tour of Ireland’s Western Peninsula

Rolling hills with countless sheep along N86 road from Limerick to Dingle. There are many great areas to stop at and snap some photos of the bucolic …

Take a tour of the Guinness brewery in Dublin, which was named the best tourist attraction in Europe

According to Paul Carty, Managing Director of the Storehouse, one in every two visitors to Dublin visits the Guinness Storehouse, making it an extremely popular choice for tourists.<p>Scroll down to see what it's like inside the famous storehouse known for producing one of the world's top beers.

17 photographs that prove Ireland is the most beautiful country on Earth

20 things everyone should do in Ireland

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we've put together 20 experiences to have when visiting the country.<p>Whether you're looking to get active in incredible scenery, chow down on top-notch food, or to visit places with a rich history, we've got you covered.

Galway: A Hundred Thousand Welcomes

I can still hear Frank Maher’s voice at the Petra House Bed & Breakfast in Galway. “Der we go now,” he would say as he placed a warm plate of homemade scones next to bowls of oatmeal, scrambled eggs, and fresh fruit while his wife, Joan, rambled around the kitchen, the scent of coffee and baked …

Ireland's best drives

Whether or not you're used to getting into the driver's seat from the right, and driving on the left, Ireland's (often pot-holed) two-lane roads make up some of Europe's most scenic drives. Particularly going village to village, pub to pub, on and off the rugged coastal drives of western and …

Ireland's Castles

Castles dot the countryside of the Irish Isles. Some remain private homes, some are open to the public, and some are mere ruins of what they once were.


Ireland's Most Picture-Perfect Spots


Driving in Ireland

Tips for safe driving in Ireland<p>Driving orientation<p>Traffic in Ireland drives <b>on the left</b><p>Speed limits<p>Speed limits and modern road signs are designated …

Ireland Indie Travel Guide

<b>Updated 2016</b><p>Why you should add Ireland to your Indie/RTW trip<p>While the economy and standards of living have changed throughout history, one thing …

The ultimate Ireland road trip, in pictures

FOR ME, the real Ireland is on the back roads. That’s the green isle I envision when I close my eyes, winding around its rocky coastline on tiny …

10 of the Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Ireland

Outdoors lovers will find lots to be excited about in Ireland, with acres of wild and windswept countryside, cute-as-a-button villages and hair-raising coastal cliffs making up the country's surprisingly varied scenery. From mesmerizing UNESCO World Heritage sites to unique vistas that beg to be …

Errigal Hill

Kinard Beach

Ireland Photos

See photos and get wallpaper of Ireland (including the Cliffs of Moher, Dublin, Irish castles, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.


The Ultimate Irish Road Trip Guide: How To See Ireland In 12 days

Since you’ve been reading all our Ireland posts you’ve fallen in love with this magical land, right? We certainly did. Well now I’m going to make …


Lough Corrib

Irish Eden: The Magic of Ballyfin

Can you go back to the 1820s? In Ireland, you can. (Don’t worry, there is still great Wi-Fi.)<p>I’ve been lucky enough to visit the real Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle, where I imagined myself (Lady Annie) sitting on a bench under a parasol dreaming up the witty remarks I’d use to flirt with my third …

The Best of Romantic Ireland

With castles and legends, Old World hospitality and indulgent experiences, epic scenery and fairy trees, Ireland is a world of romantic mystique.<p>Here are some of the key highlights from around the Emerald Isle:<p><b>> Ardmore and Environs</b> (County Waterford)<p>Quiet Ardmore offers jaw-dropping sea views, …

Mussenden Temple

Trim Castle

Fanad Head Lighthouse

Ireland's First Dark Sky Reserve Is A Star Hunter's Paradise

Now you can hunt for leprechauns <i>and</i> meteors, all in the same place.<p>Kerry County is the world's newest -- and Ireland's first -- International Dark Sky Reserve. It's now one of seven Dark Sky Reserves around the world-- an organization against light pollution gives the title only to wide-open spaces …