Now is a great time to explore our incredible country and here are just a few exciting experiences not to be missed.
Discover Galway's bohemian vibe, colourful culture and stunning scenery. There's lots of cosy B&Bs, city hotels, townhouses and other places to stay on your break.
Galway City Museum
Visit the Galway City Museum and see exhibitions that document the past to the present from the red-sailed Galway Hookers to the GAA. With fantastic views of the Claddagh and Galway Bay, this museum is a must-visit when in the City of the Tribes.
Enjoy a peaceful cruise on the Corrib Princess and journey through still waters on this scenic trip. There's a full commentary on all significant points of interest along the way with bar service on board should you fancy a tipple.
A popular highlight on your visit to Galway is a brisk walk along Salthill Promenade overlooking Galway Bay. Stroll along this lively stretch and if you’re feeling brave after, head for a swim in the sea or even a dive from Blackrock tower.
Galway International Arts Festival
Though Galway is known as the City of Festivals, many are curtailed this year. However, the Galway Arts Festival has launched a special autumn programme featuring smaller events. One of the highlights is 'The Mirror Pavilion', a breathtaking visual spectacular.
Founded by the Vikings in 812, Limerick is rich in heritage and culture. With a great variety of accommodation, there's plenty to do in Limerick.
King John's Castle
Visit King John's Castle, one of the best-preserved Norman castles in Europe with an immersive experience that captures its place in Limerick's history and culture.
Treaty City Brewery
Get a real taste of Limerick at the Treaty City Brewery. Learn about a rich brewing tradition on this microbrewery tour where new beers are developed using local ingredients.
Take a trip to Ireland's oldest weekly market, The Milk Market, an enduring institution and shop for traditional food like crubeens alongside fresh seafood as you soak up the atmosphere.
The Hunt Museum
On the banks of the Shannon, you'll find The Hunt Museum with its eclectic collection of John and Gertrude Hunt. Discover curious artefacts from ancient Greece and Rome as well as art by Jack B Yeats and Pablo Picasso. It’s a wonderful way to while away an afternoon.
Ireland's second largest city, Cork is bursting with culture, a strong foodie scene with lots to see and do.
The English Market
Grab a coffee and stroll around the English Market where you’ll discover a heady mix of traditional cuisine like drisín (blood sausage) and exciting foods from afar. You won't go hungry here with its impressive selection of Irish produce.
Travel by boat from picturesque Cobh to explore Spike Island, famed for its dark past. The island was once a monastery and today visitors can uncover 1300 years of Irish history.
Crawford Art Gallery
Dedicated to the visual arts, the Crawford Art Gallery has 2,000 works, ranging from 18th century Irish and European paintings and sculptures to contemporary video installations.
Fota Wildlife Park
Book a behind-the-scenes family tour at Fota Wildlife and learn about the ins and outs of this much-loved park. See their most famous animals and find out more about their habitats.
Our capital city has some of the best attractions in the country, and a vast range of accommodation in the city and nearby coastal towns.
Uncover the secret craft of Irish whiskey making on a 40-minute guided tour of the Jameson Distillery, one of the oldest distilleries in Ireland. Enjoy the immersive storytelling as you touch, smell and taste Jameson for yourself.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Visit St Patrick’s Cathedral, built in the 13th century in honour of St. Patrick. Explore the beautiful interior or join a guided tour to hear the origins of the phrase ‘to chance your arm’. Afterwards, relax with a coffee in St. Patrick’s Park and watch the world go by.
City Kayaking Dublin
Explore Dublin's famous river, view iconic landmarks and see the city from a completely different angle with City Kayaking Dublin. Take a 90-minute tour with qualified guides and safety boats so you can enjoy a safe excursion on the water.
Afternoon tea in Dublin
Live your best life when you visit some of Dublin's most luxe hotels for afternoon tea. Try the delights of the Westin, Shelbourne or the Westbury for some savoury bites and sweet treats. It’s the perfect treat on a special day out.
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