If you are in need of an authentic and memorable experience, then look no further. The island of Ireland is for you. It is a country that is so diverse that it is guaranteed to have an adventure in store for you. Here are our top 4 reasons to visit the Emerald Isle.
Get Active in the Great Outdoors
Climb to the top of a cliff for views over the wild Atlantic Ocean. Listen to the silence of ancient native woods in national parks and nature reserves. Walk along rugged coastal paths and windswept dunes. Listen to crashing waves and breathe in a blast of salty sea air. Visit historic sites such as castles, iconic standing stones and grand country houses… When it comes to adventures in the outdoors, Ireland has a vast array of routes for everyone – from beginners to experienced walkers. Ireland is all about getting active and getting outdoors!
Experience Historic Landmarks
Experience history like it just happened, with castles, monasteries, ringforts, Beehive Huts, standing stones and ruins dotted across the country. Take your time to fully absorb the fascinating stories that come with the beautiful settings that you visit. From the Celts during Medieval Ireland to Viking raids and invasions from Scandinavia and the Normans. Ireland has had its fair share of challenges, each leaving a mark on the landscapes, that are now ready for you to explore.
Discover Irish Culture & Hospitality
Irish culture and hospitality can’t be captured or described. It simply has to be felt. It is the stories you will hear in a local pub, with a crackling fire in the background. It is the songs that are sung and danced to by the communities. It is your welcoming host that get you settled into your B&B upon arrival as if it were your own home. It is the special atmosphere that brings people back to Ireland, time and time again!
Sample Fabulous Food & Drink
Surrounded by water and fertile land, Ireland’s ‘homegrown’ produce translates into delicious cuisine! From grass-fed beef from green pastures, lamb stews from small-scale farmers, local cheesemakers or the wide range of flavours of the coastline, offering Atlantic salmon, mussels, oysters, and crab. Ireland has great flavours, family traditions and very passionate chefs that are eager to show off what the island has to offer.
If you would like to ask our team of specialists any questions about our Irish national walking trails, please don't hesitate to contact one of our Destination Specialists, who will be more than happy to help and share their experiences!