Ireland

Visit the stunning ‘Emerald Isle’ and explore the lush green landscapes that earned Ireland its nickname. Rugged coastline and beautiful historic cities – including the vibrant cities of Dublin and Belfast – are all waiting to be discovered in glorious Ireland.

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A taste of Ireland & Northern Ireland

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Dublin style

Dynamic Dublin offers something for everyone with its lively music scene, delicious fresh seafood and thriving attractions in and out of the city.

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Belfast Renaissance

This buzzing city is a thriving metropolis – Belfast is bursting with historic architecture, a rich cultural scene and fantastic shopping.

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City breaks in Dublin

Explore Belfast with a city break

Fly-drives in Ireland

City breaks in Ireland

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With its blend of warm Irish hospitality, rich literary heritage and famously exuberant nightlife, Dublin has an irresistible charm. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of Belfast and be sure to visit the Titanic Quarter. Discover the wonders of Galway City, stroll the cobbled streets of Kilkenny and stop for a pint of Guinness at a cosy watering hole. Tuck into the fabulous culinary scene of Cork, marvel at artistic masterpieces and explore the fascinating history of picturesque Limerick.

Romantic getaways in Ireland

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Steeped in history and boasting breathtakingly beautiful natural scenery, Ireland is a sparkling gem just begging to be explored. Take in miles of spectacular coastline sprinkled with lively fishing villages and idyllic sandy beaches. Or discover the unspoiled natural splendour and awe-inspiring ancient monuments of rural eastern Ireland. Experience the legendary ‘Craic’ in vibrant Dublin and visit the beautiful historic cities of Galway, Kilkenny and Limerick.

Things to do in Ireland

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Not far from Dublin you’ll discover a fantastic cliff-top walk at Howth Peninsula. Visit Bull Island – an enormous municipal park and nature reserve in Dublin Bay. Take a trip north to the banks of the River Boyne to see the UNESCO World Heritage site Bru na Boinne. Or venture south to visit County Wicklow, the ‘Garden of Ireland’, to explore Powerscourt, the Japanese Gardens at Kildare, or experience the dramatic horseracing at Curragh.

Holidays in Ireland and beyond

Cork City
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Make the most of your Dublin trip with a hire car and visit the beautiful riverside city of Cork. Admire the magnificent triple-spired St Finn Barre’s Cathedral, then pop along to the open-air English Market for a sensational array of fresh bites to tuck into. Take a peep inside the Crawford Gallery and gaze at a selection of impressive artwork, including bronze sculptures by Rodin. Be sure to sample the famous at the Beamish & Crawford Brewery, or pitstop at a choice of traditional Irish pubs.

Galway City
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Take a road trip from Dublin to the bohemian scenes of Galway City. Wander around the historic alleyways of Kirwan’s Lane, then find a local restaurant and try Galway oysters with a slice of soda bread. Discover unique craft shops, with a variety of lovely locally-made ceramics, jewellery and knitwear. Ramble along to the famous 16-century Spanish Arch and medieval church of St Nicholas –then discover more about the city’s history at the Galway Museum.

Kilkenny City
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Explore the timeless charm of Kilkenny City on a day trip from Dublin. Find your way through this vibrant city, stroll through the mazes of cobbled pavements and discover an array of chic boutiques. Choose from one of many eclectic restaurants to try tantalising dishes, then sip a pint of Guinness in one of the Irish pubs dotted about Kilkenny. High on your list of must-visit attractions should be medieval mile, the majestic Kilkenny Castle and the beautiful Cathedral Church of St Canice.

Eastern Ireland
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Explore the unspoiled beauty of rural eastern Ireland, when you hire car from Dublin. Take in the lush rolling hills, verdant forests, meandering rivers and glassy lakes as you drive through this glorious region. Sports fans will be in their element in the renowned horseracing and golfing county of Kildare – while history lovers are well served with ancient sights such as the prehistoric monument of Newgrange and remarkable monastic ruins of Clonmacnoise.

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Four of the best Ireland road trips

Prepare to lose yourself in the glorious greenery on an Ireland road trip – the distances are short, you’ll drive on the left both sides of the Irish border, and the roads are refreshingly empty. The promise of legend, landscape and a warm Irish welcome will exceed all expectations.

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