Perched on the northwest tip of
Europe, Ireland is the one place in the world where even time getting lost
will be worthwhile... With ancient myths and legends to uncover, amazing
landscapes to explore and locals who will be more than happy to reveal our
hidden gems, just go where the island of Ireland takes you.
With over 1,448km of spectacular coastline, Ireland is surrounded by the
mighty Atlantic on the west and the Irish Sea on the east. As
well as towering cliffs, clear fresh waters, pristine sandy beaches, and an
abundance of opportunities for the water sports enthusiast, the coastline
enjoys lively fishing villages with some of the best seafood in the world.
Check out Kinsale in County Cork, Dingle in County Kerry, Dunmore East in
County Waterford, Roundstone in County Galway, Cushendun in County Antrim
and Kilcar in County Donegal.
At 344km in length, the River Shannon is the longest river in Ireland and
one of the finest in Europe.
Winding through an area of outstanding natural beauty, this unspoilt
waterway flows from the Shannon Pot on the slopes of the Cuilcagh Mountains
in County Cavan to Loop Head in County Clare, where it meets the
Atlantic. Rich in glorious scenery, filled with prolific wildlife, and
dotted with pretty villages, the Shannon Erne Waterway is the longest
navigable waterway in Europe, and is a paradise for nature lovers, boating
enthusiasts and those who prefer the quiet life.
Isolated and remote, Ireland’s islands resound with mythical beauty and are
excellent hideaways for those after a holiday away from it all.
Many of Ireland’s islands didn’t have electricity until the 1970s and a more
traditional ethos endures amongst the islanders. For a real break away from
it all, try Coney Island, Tory Island, Clare Island, Rathlin and the fabled Aran
The bizarre lunar landscape of the Giant’s Causeway may have been caused by
volcanic eruptions and cooling lava, but legend tells a different story.
The Causeway (A UNESCO World Heritage Site) is a mesmerizing collection of
tightly packed basalt columns that run from the cliffs of the Antrim Plateau
right down to the sea. Similar stones on the island of Straffa in the Scottish Hebrides led the
ancients to believe that it was the work of giant Finn MacCool who built
County Antrim’s Causeway as a pathway to Scotland, where a rival giant
Although Ireland is known as the land that boasts 40 shades of green, but
not all natural attractions shimmer a shade of emerald. The Burren
was formed around 340 million years ago at the bottom of a sea, and is an
extraordinary region stretching from north Clare to south Galway.
Arrestingly dramatic in appearance, the Burren’s unique landscape includes
miles of limestone layers cut through by meandering streams, labyrinthine
caves and unexpected lakes, a phenomenally rich cultural heritage, including
over 70% of Ireland’s native flora. It is also home to more than 500 ring
forts and over 80 Neolithic tombs.
Situated in the Atlantic Ocean Ireland is
separated from Great Britain by the Irish Sea. Half the size of Arkansas, it
occupies the entire island except for the six counties that make up Northern
Ireland enjoys a temperate
maritime climate, mainly due to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and the
presence of the Gulf Stream. Known as the Emerald Isle, Ireland is so green
because it receives a lot of precipitation........
Fifty percent of Irish people in Ireland are
under 25 year old. The Irish people are hard-working, very honest and known
for their friendliness, hospitality, sense of fun and wonderful humor.
Family life is important in Ireland and children are included in most
events. In the rural areas people often maintain a great sense of the old,
traditional Irish ways, but in the urban areas, Ireland is very modern............
The History of Ireland is full of legendary richness, the myths
and folklore of different races. It has been proven that in all Western
Europe the traditions of the Irish people are the oldest of any race and
that they are the longest settled on their own land.............