Ireland is an isle of outstanding natural beauty, and despite the best efforts of developers and builders, there are still many places which take your breath away when you visit them.
A glimpse of the picture postcard harbour at County Cork, or of the hills at Connemara and Kerry is enough to make you want to come back to this enchanting country again and again. Kilkenny the medieval capital is only an hour and a half away from Dublin and is a favourite spot among tourists.
Where else but in Ireland would you find the Blarney Stone, located in County Cork. It is believed that if you kissed this stone you will be gifted with eloquence and the "gift of the gab". No wonder the Irish have such lilting voices and such lovely music.
The Cliffs at Moher in County Clare. These cliffs face the Atlantic and are over 230 metres in height. There are no safety barriers, since the locals feel that it will spoil the beauty of the place, so take care.
In Dublin, Bewley's Oriental Cafe offers the finest freshly ground coffee in the city.
Alcohol is expensive in Ireland, but the local Guinness is a must for any visitor - and yes it does taste better in Ireland.
Sports of all types specially Gaelic Football and Hurling. The Irish are the world's most sports loving nation, so join them in enjoying the many sports which are played here.
When to go
Ireland is a country where you can experience four seasons in one day. The seasons are all fairly mild, but in any one day it could change from sunny to fairly cold rapidly. Always be prepared for rain, since the rain comes down quickly and with little prior notice.
During the summer season from May until mid September the days are reasonably warm and long enough for you to enjoy the place. These are the peak tourist seasons, and the most crowded times in Ireland. The spring and autumn months are slightly colder and if you want to avoid the crowds. Travel during those months.