Irish cuisine is delicious, a favorite of many visitors, and in recent decades has become more and more innovative. Food in Ireland comes in two general forms, traditional and modern. Traditional Irish food is what most people often think of, and it is the stuff you are likely to find on pub menus and simpler restaurants. But young Irish chefs are taking old Irish ingredients and presenting them in new ways. Using the finest local meats and produce, often organic and both beyond compare, new culinary masters have developed a unique style of cooking. To learn more about the delicious cuisine of Ireland, click here.
There is so much to see and do in Western Ireland, comprised of Counties Clare, Galway and Mayo. You will find a winning combination of rugged sea cliffs and sheltered sandy beaches, a myriad of ancient castles, medieval friaries, pre-historic burial sites and traditional Irish music!
Southwest Ireland stretches from the Ring of Kerry in the south, the Dingle Peninsula in the west, through Killarney and north to Adare, and Limerick City, offering sea and mountain scenery, interspersed with lively small towns and villages plus medieval castles and archaeological sites going back 5,000 years.
South East Ireland is comprised of Counties Waterford, Kilkenny, Carlow, and Wexford. This region has been settled by Vikings and Normans in the past, and is well-known for its beautiful, sunny weather amidst a backdrop of mountains rolling into lush Nore and Suir river valleys.
County Donegal offers some of the most spectacular scenery and stark beauty in Ireland. It offers tortuous country roads skirt stark mountains, rugged sea cliffs, craggy peninsulas, remote Gaeltacht communities, sheep-studded pastures, pristine strands, icy streams and horizons carpeted with bog and heather.
Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom, comprises the northeastern sixth of the island of Ireland. Torn apart during `The Troubles`, Northern Ireland has emerged to become one of the largest cultural and economic hubs in the British Isles.
The 111-mile-long Ring of Kerry (Iveragh Peninsula) is a part of the mystical and unspoiled region of Ireland that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years. It provides an amazing insight into the ancient heritage of Ireland and a landscape carved out of rock by the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago.
The Emerald Isle of Ireland is the perfect destination for driving, with lots of iconic routes and road trips to experience, offering some of the most dramatic and picturesque scenery in the world. There are lots of charming towns along the way, each worth a stop and a visit no matter the route you choose to explore.
The Heritage Towns of Ireland are towns and villages that offer unique character provided by a combination of architectural styles, often spanning many centuries, which gives them a special feeling for the past.
Explore the enthralling countryside by day and enjoy traditional Irish music sessions in local pubs by night. Traditional Irish music is the melody of the community, handed down from one generation to another. Traditional Irish music includes many different types of songs, and instrumental music from Irish history.
Experience true Irish living by staying near the local population. Our packages give you the opportunity to stay in Irish family homes, manor houses, or Georgian farmhouses. Whether in towns or in the countryside, these types of accommodation offer visitors an excellent way to become familiar with the ways of Irish family life.
Ireland`s countryside is dotted with castles (at one time over 30,000 of them!) that range from romantic castles and towers that are in ruins to stately chieftain castles and Irish castle hotels. They are all filled with character and history.