The big day – 17 March – will soon be here, and once again people all around the world will be inspired to pay homage to St Patrick, Ireland, and Irish culture and heritage. As one of the most popular cultural events on the planet, St Patrick’s Day is celebrated by millions every year. Yet the enigmatic and larger-than-life figure...
On a clear day you can view the Mourne Mountains from Dublin's Howth Head. But on the other 350-odd days, an hour's drive will take you out of the Fair City and into the heart of spectacular County Down countryside, where you will wind and meander through hills and valleys, with jaw-dropping scenery awaiting around every turn in the road. Head...
Top 5 cycles to explore the island of Ireland   World Bicycle Day on 3 June is the annual opportunity to pay tribute to the bike, not to mention the huge number of beautiful places around the island of Ireland that are explorable on two wheels.   In Ireland, cycling is all about the scenery, the joy and the experience, be it for...
Five wonderful walks exploring the island of Ireland   If you want to treat yourself to the very best views of an island much-lauded for its scenery, there is no better way than on foot.   With an epic coastline, stunning mountain ranges, a welcome second to none and endless amounts of beautiful spaces, a walking holiday on the island of Ireland...
Dublin’s new coastal trail will take you from medieval castles to stunning sea views, and from thrilling activities to heritage highlights. A short hop from Dublin’s city centre is the fabulous coastline of Dublin Bay, which is dotted with hidden gems, awash with spectacular views and overflowing with exciting water-based activities. The new Dublin Coastal Trail now makes it easier than ever to...
Discover a host of hidden gems across the island of Ireland, from dazzling light shows to amazing architecture... Going off the beaten track in Ireland is worth it. There's a whole host of special places to discover, from impossibly beautiful little harbours to vast, undiscovered peninsulas, iconic castle ruins to ancient bog bodies. There's even what locals call a magic...
Foaming seas, staggering cliffs, ancient constructs – experience the awe inspiring views of Ireland's Southern Peninsulas... FOLLOW THIS FIVE DAY JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY COVERING 303 MILES Strike out from Tralee, and discover five impeccable peninsulas – Dingle, Iveragh, Beara, Sheep and Mizen – each with its own quirky identity. From the ancient and ethereal beauty of the Ring of Kerry, to...
The highly anticipated next chapter of Avondale House and Forest Park will unfold in early summer with the opening of 'Beyond the Trees Avondale', an exciting new visitor destination following a €16 million development project by Coillte in partnership with Fáilte Ireland and EAK Ireland. ‘Beyond the Trees Avondale’ will include the longest treetop walk in Ireland and the UK,...
This Summer why not embark on a treasure hunt of memory making experiences in Cobh! For families seeking the ultimate day out, Cobh Tourism offers a free treasure hunt for young explorers looking to discover best points of interest in the town centre! Solo travellers, couples and groups are invited to hop on the latest travel trend of ‘Experiential Tourism’ and...
When you holiday in Ireland, it's good to know that the stunning views and gorgeous coastlines are not the only things you can enjoy for free. Discover amazing museums, spectacular landscapes and insightful visitor centres. There's no end to the exciting things to do in Dublin and fantastic places to go in Ireland Here's a list of 20 free things...

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