The special aura and rugged beauty of the Skellig Islands have made an imprint not only on thousands of visitors but also on those whose job it is to care for them. Off the coast of County Kerry, on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, sit two small, jagged islands, dramatically beautiful and significant for their history, birdlife and most recently their...
Be kind to yourself and to the environment on a relaxing eco-retreat in the midst of Ireland’s gorgeous green landscape. If you love to travel but want to keep your footprint to a minimum, seek out one of the many eco-retreats on offer on the island of Ireland.These are places that will take you a world away from daily stresses...
Serious stargazers should head to Mayo this autumn to celebrate the wonders of the night in this stellar Dark Sky Festival. The Mayo Dark Sky Festival (4 to 6 November) is a celebration of all things astral and a great reason to visit one of the world’s top stargazing locations. Mayo Dark Sky Park stretches between Nephin Mountain Range and the Atlantic Coast...
From deluxe wilderness retreats to spectacular lakeside lodges, the choice of cabin-style stays around the island of Ireland is nothing short of inspirational. Cabin holidays are all the rage in Ireland right now, whether it’s a break in the immersive Wild Rooms in County Wexford, the new Drumhierny Woodland Hideaway in County Leitrim, or in one of the huge number of cool, cosy and...
Heritage and nature combine to offer a blissful Blueway adventure along the River Suir Tipperary Tourism invites you to experience a blissful adventure along the Suir Blueway Tipperary this August. With 53km of stunning scenery and hidden historical gems which you can explore by foot, on bikes or over water, there is a piece of Blueway bliss to suit everyone. With many visitors looking...
The visitor centre at one of the world’s most extensive Stone Age monuments on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way has re-opened after a major facelift. The unique and extensive Céide Fields in northern County Mayo is a Neolithic archaeological site of international significance, celebrated for its complex and extensive remains of ancient field systems and habitations. At a glance, the site seems...
Ireland's vast network of rivers, lakes and canals are ecosystems of activity, but also rich in unique experiences, outdoor adventure and pure relaxation. ‘Come away with me O human child, to the waters and the wild’, wrote the great Irish poet WB Yeats over a century ago. The invitation still stands today in a land of crystal clear lakes, majestic...
Northern Ireland’s exhilarating Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge has reopened for those bold enough to take the walk across it. The famous suspension bridge, one of the many major stops along the celebrated Causeway Coastal Route in County Antrim, is now welcoming back guests following a period of pandemic-related closure.First erected by salmon fishermen more than 250 years ago, the attraction is owned and...
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...
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...

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