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Newgrange is one of the most remarkable prehistoric sites in Europe, famous for the illumination of its passage and tomb during the winter solstice sun…
Grafton Street & St Stephen's Green
Trinity's greatest treasures are found within the Old Library and the incredible Long Room is one of the most photographed rooms in Dublin, for good…
The Cliffs of Moher get more publicity, but the cliffs of Sliabh Liag are higher. In fact, these spectacular sea cliffs are among the highest in Europe,…
If you have any desire to understand Irish history – especially the long-running resistance to British colonial rule – then a visit to this former prison…
Grafton Street & St Stephen's Green
Trinity College Dublin is Ireland's most prestigious university, a collection of elegant Georgian and Victorian buildings, cobbled squares and nature…
A magnificent Caravaggio and a breathtaking collection of works by Jack B Yeats – William Butler Yeats' younger brother – are the main reasons to visit…
Slane Castle is a 300-year-old sprawling estate on the banks of the River Boyne in County Meath. The neo-gothic castle and grounds are open to visitors…
The most popular attraction in Dublin is this multimedia homage to Guinness. An old fermentation plant in the St James's Gate Brewery has been converted…
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It takes days to reach Spain from Ireland by ferry - but it's more charming than the 2-hour flight
Jun 6, 2023 • 7 Min read
Lonely Planet’s Amy Lynch recently took the new ferry route from southeast Ireland to northern Spain. Here’s her report.
Get into: Hurling in Ireland
Mar 17, 2023 • 8 Min read
Ireland's national sport has been described as hockey on steroids. Here's everything you need to know about hurling (without getting whacked).
See a different side of Ireland on these 9 stunning islands
Mar 16, 2023 • 12 Min read
Planning to visit an Irish island? Hundred dot the coast – and here are nine of the best for a unique escape.
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The best times to go to Ireland
Feb 15, 2023 • 9 Min read
Whether you want sunshine, off-season prices or to avoid the crowds, we can tell you the best time to visit Ireland.
12 of the best hikes and walks in Ireland
Feb 14, 2023 • 8 Min read
From rugged mountains to spectacular sea cliffs, experience the best of Ireland's gorgeous scenery with these hiking routes.
10 unmissable places to visit in Ireland
Jan 26, 2023 • 9 Min read
For such a small island, Ireland doesn’t lack for beautiful spots to visit. We’ve rounded up our favorites.
The 10 best road trips in Ireland
Jan 24, 2023 • 7 Min read
From the craggy coastlines of the west to the mythical magic of Wicklow, here are the 10 best road trips in Ireland.
10 of the best beaches in Ireland: secluded coves, scenic strands, and wild Atlantic surf
Jan 23, 2023 • 7 Min read
From quiet coves to great stretches of golden sand that are a destination in their own right, Ireland’s coastline is a beachgoer’s paradise.
Car, bike or public transport? Here's how to get around Ireland
Jan 21, 2023 • 7 Min read
The big decision in getting around Ireland is whether to go by car or use public transport. Here's our handy guide to find what's right for your trip.
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