There is so much to see and do in Ireland, from the wild rugged coastlines, the unique limestone landscape of the Burren and the wonderful ‘greenness’ of our unspoiled countryside to the sophisticated and ‘uniquely Irish’ cities. Take a wander around one of the many historic sites or while away an afternoon in a top-class art gallery or museum, enjoy culinary delights in one of our many fine restaurants or enjoy a ‘pint of the black stuff‘ in a traditional Irish pub.
Irish Travel Plans will work with you to organise a customised itinerary including specific sites you wish to visit and making recommendations based on our extensive knowledge and understanding of your interests. Make sure to tell us of any specific places you wish to see.
Peruse a selection of some of the wonderful sights that await you in The Emerald Isle.
Along the west and south coasts of Ireland are some of the most beautiful and spectacular scenery of the country; the Dingle Peninsula, the Ring of Kerry, the beautiful West Cork coastline with visits to the towns of Schull, Ballydehob, Bantry, Clonakilty. A visit to the famous town of Killarney is always recommended combining wonderful accommodation, restaurants, breathtaking scenery and local Irish crafts.
A visit to the ancient city of Limerick is always a treat with historic sites to visit; King John’s Castle and the Treaty Stone; wonderful art galleries and museums to wander through, such as The Hunt Museum, superb shopping, award winning restaurants and cosy pubs. Not far outside the city is the picturesque charm of Adare, one of Ireland’s prettiest villages. Approximately 20 minutes drive from the city is one of Ireland’s historical and archaeological gems; Lough Gur, where pre-Celtic settlers came to live over 5,500 years ago. South west of Limerick City is Curragh Chase; a mixed woodland and park area of over 1,000 acres. It is a wonderful place to stroll around and enjoy the nature and biodiversity of this amenity. North of Limerick is the famous Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, where you can enjoy a medieval banquet.
Travelling along the Clare coastline will bring you to the magnificent Cliffs of Moher and just north is the unique limestone landscape of the Burren. Whilst in county Clare you should take a ferry to visit one of our off-shore islands and spend the day immersed in tradition, culture and unspoilt landscapes, and perhaps pick up a ‘cupla focal’.
Further north along by the west coast of Ireland you will find the wonders and delights of Galway, Sligo, Mayo and Donegal. Although united by the rugged coastal living, these areas of Ireland hold some of the richest veins of our tradition and culture. Wander the cobble-stoned streets of Galway, stroll the prom in Salthill, surf the world-famous waves off the Donegal coastline and walk in the footsteps of W.B. Yeats in Sligo.
A visit to Dublin combines a sophisticated, modern city with historic architecture and sites, award winning restaurants, wonderful shopping, traditional pubs and world-renowned night-life. Other attractions include the National Museum, Trinity College, Grafton St, Croke Park and St. Stephen’s Green. North of Dublin is Newgrange and the Boyne Valley and the very scenic Wicklow is south of the city.
A trip into Northern Ireland must include a visit the Giant’s Causeway on the Antrim Coastline and the Titanic Centre in Belfast.
Families and groups love Ireland’s Lakelands and Inland Waterways, where you can escape the cares of everyday life while exploring the beautiful and welcoming waterside towns; packed full of activities and adventures for all.
This is just a taste of some of the sites you will see while on your visit to Ireland. Irish Travel Plans will work with you to compose a customised itinerary to include all the activities and attractions you desire. Make sure to tell us about your Irish dreams!