If you want to travel to Ireland for a vacation you won't forget,
you've found the place with all the Irish travel and vacation information you could ask
for as well as great links.
|Welcome, to Ireland, a wonderful country of which I am proud to be a citizen. This web site will give you an insight into the country as well as lots of information about where to go, what to do, and generally get the most out of your visit. Ireland is known as the 'Land of a Thousand Welcomes' and Irish hospitality is legendary worldwide. This green and pleasant land is home to just 4.5 million people but has some 374 golf courses. The quality and beauty of the landscape, clean beaches, unpolluted rivers and clean air make Ireland a premier destination for leisure and activity holidays.|
Whether you want to play a round of golf on one of Irelands world-renowned courses, fish in Irelands plentiful waters or walk the hills and mountains, you will find plenty of things to do in this section. Check out our events and festivals for real Irish entertainment, or find out how you can experience Irelands heritage for yourself. You can even trace your Irish ancestors!
|Basic Facts on Ireland
Full country name: Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland (part of the UK)
|Do you like
Golf ? Well then Ireland is a great choice for Golf. Probably Ireland's most popular
tourist location outside the capital, the South West boasts some of the most famous
The rugged Atlantic coast of Kerry has the town of Killarney at its heart. From this popular and scenic town you can explore the spectacular Ring of Kerry (a coastal drive around the main peninsula to the south west of Killarney). A short drive to the Dingle peninsula famous for crafts and of course the nearby Ballybunion Golf Course. Tralee on the Atlantic Coast is also hugely popular with holidaymakers and a great way to view it is on horseback.
Why not try a leisurely trip down the River Shannon and enjoy the beautiful countryside, fishing and fresh air ! I've put some information together on what things to do when in Ireland.
Check out what to see in Ireland, that is the wonderous attractions.
|Where should I visit in Ireland ??
Well there are lots of places we recommend . Depending on the amount of time you want to
spend in Ireland, you may not have time to visit them all. Here is just a sapshot of some
place to see.
DUBLIN- the capital of Ireland (where I was born too !). Take a walk up Grafton street, walk through Temple Bar (and have a pint or two !!), visit the Book of Kells (at Trinity College) (where I went to school)...to find out more about Dublin....click here.
GALWAY - a popular destination for most visitors. You'll find lots to do, and probably the best pubs in Ireland here. Galway is a most memorable town to visit, with a real buzz to it !!
CORK - the nations second largest city. Visit some of the surrounding areas outside of Cork. If you love Jazz, then the Cork Jazz Festival in Septemeber is one of the best Jazz Festivals in the world (it's up there with the Montreal Jazz festival !. Kinsale is simple a must see, with some of the best restuarants and scenery in the South West of Ireland.
|When should I visit Ireland ? The weather is warmest in July and August and the daylight hours are long, but the crowds will be greatest, the costs the highest and accommodation harder to come by. In the quieter winter months, however, you may get miserable weather, the days are short and many tourist facilities will be shut. Visiting Ireland in June or September has a number of attractions: the weather can be better than at any other time of the year, it's less crowded and everything is open.||
The Cliffs of Moher are 8km long and 214m high, it is here that one can most easily get a feel for the wildness of the terrain over which the Celts wandered, for although they built imposing castles, very often they preferred the outdoor nomadic life and enjoyed the hunt.
The tower was built in 1835 by Cornelius O'Brien, a descendant of Brian Boru. The High King of Ireland, and the O'Brien's of Bunratty Castle, Kings of Thomond, as an observation point for the hundreds of tourists who even then visited the Cliffs.
O'Brien's Tower is the best location from which to view the Cliffs, from this vantage point one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, as well as The Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk Mountains to the north in Connemara and Loop Head to the South.
If you are interested in a review of some restaurants and places to eat. I have made a page when I review the food and prices for you. Enjoy !
|How to get to Ireland Ireland is accessible by sea, and air. It has become a favorite particularly for North Americans who arrive by air. There are several daily flights from all over the US to Ireland.||The history of the Ireland A brief history of Ireland , just in case you are interested.||Practical Information For some practical information about traveling to Ireland, take a look here. We cover entry requirements, electricity & water, phones, etc.|
|Culture & Arts: Ireland is not only well known for U2, The Cranberries, Van Morrison but those that have had an impact on the literary world. Interested in politics, we have a little on that too.||
Dublin: The CustomHouse
|How to get around Ireland: Here you can find links that allow you to get around Ireland.|
|The climate : Ireland's climate is influenced by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream, and is in
the path of the prevailing southwesterly winds coming from the Atlantic Ocean. This makes
for equitable conditions over the whole country and means Ireland is never exposed to
extremes of weather.
The coldest months are January and February, while July and August are warmest. Over the year it generally gets no colder than 1 degree Celsius (34 F) or warmer than about 20 degrees Celsius (68 F). Ireland is renowned for its rain. It can rain at any time of the year, but does so most often in the winter and in the western half of the country.
Kerry: The Dingle Peninsula.
On the remote and beautiful Dingle Peninsula, the Gaelic language is still alive and well, and its home to the greatest concentration of monastic ruins in Ireland.
|Here is a list of a few places and some picutes of places that you should visit in Ireland|
|ECONOMY: Ireland's economy grew by 40 per cent between 1993 and 1997 giving birth to the 'Celtic Tiger' and attracting thousands of people from all over the world to a country with a great standard of living and quality of life.||Are you interestd in my hobbies or a litle bit about me ? I have put down some brief info about myself.|
Kylemore Abbey in Connemara, Co. Galway. Another one of those places to visit !
In many pubs, you'll see old guys like these having a few pints of Guiness, trying to decide whether they'll have one for the road or not !Pubs close early in Ireland unlike mainland Europe and the US. Closing time is at midnight by law, but often close later, much later in the country. Drink up boys, last order !!
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