Things to Do in Ireland

If you’re drawn to busy cobblestone streets, rugged beauty and surprisingly great food, then you’re in the right place. Plan out your Irish trip to include bustling Galway, Cork or Dublin, head North for Game of Thrones territory, explore the rugged beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way, or the ancient allure of the Boyne Valley.


The stunning Fanad Head Lighthouse

Explore Donegal: Your Ultimate 3-Day Road Trip Itinerary on the Wild Atlantic Way

I have been visiting County Donegal since I was a teenager. My first memories are of visiting friends in Gweedore and the surprise of being able to park a car on Rossnowlagh Beach. Many years …


Things to Do in Galway – Cellissimo Music Festival (May 2024)

NEWS: A new international cello festival will take place in Galway City and County from 18-26 May 2024. The festival includes masterclasses for students, showcases, performances and international-level concerts across a rich programme of events. …

A nighttime image of Cork City (courtesy of Unsplash)

Top 10 Things to Do in Cork

Welcome to Cork, Ireland’s second city and – some would argue – Ireland’s real capital city!! Cork blends its maritime heritage with a more contemporary flair. It’s worth seeing Cork City Gaol, eating lunch at …


Guide to Tullagh Strand & Bay, County Donegal, Ireland

Tullagh Strand is a hidden gem of a beach that encircles the horseshoe-shaped Tullagh Bay on Inishowen peninsula in County Donegal, Ireland. This is just the place to take a long walk and it will …


Top 10 Things to Do in Dublin

Welcome to Dublin, a city that contrasts its rich Viking history with a very modern twist. With iconic landmarks like the Guinness Storehouse and the Book of Kells, to the very welcoming hospitality in its …

Screen grab of Board Dublin

Board Dublin – the new non-alcoholic bar in Dublin, Ireland

A bar in Ireland that doesn’t serve alcohol? That’s right. With a growth in numbers of adults who don’t drink alcohol in Ireland, and international visitors to Ireland looking for something different, it was high …


Beyond Galway – 5 Must-See Day Trips from Galway

Galway is beautifully positioned as a base for day trips to the Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey and anywhere in the West of Ireland. If you’re already planning an Irish trip, Galway is a great …


Guide to Visiting Doagh Famine Village, Donegal in 2024

Positioned on the picturesque Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal, Doagh Famine Village provides a unique insight into the Irish potato famine, something I felt I knew about to some extent but which I’d never before …


Beyond Dublin – 8 Must-See Day Trips from Dublin

Dublin, with its lively atmosphere, rich history and busy pubs is most people’s introduction to Ireland. However, the true charm of our Emerald Isle lies beyond Dublin’s city limits and, as Ireland is reasonably compact, …


Things to Do in Ireland – Bike Trip on Inishmore on the Aran Islands

A trip along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way is made even richer by time spent exploring one of its most remote settlements. Inishmore is the largest of the three Aran Islands (Inishmore means “big island”) and …

People getting on to a cruise boat at Doolin

Things to Do in Ireland – Cliffs of Moher Cruise

Visiting the Cliffs of Moher is the most popular excursion on the island of Ireland and the sensational light over the cliffs is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You can go one better: witness the cliffs …


How to Get Doolin Ferry to Inishmore (Inis Mór) on the Aran Islands

Doolin in County Clare is famous as the principal port for ferries coming from the Aran Islands to the mainland of Ireland. It’s the starting point for organised tours to the islands as well as …


Complete Guide to the Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher are nothing less than awe-inspiring, a natural wonder famous for its sheer beauty and the dramatic coastal views. There’s a reason that the Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s #1 Visitor Attraction. …


Complete Guide to Dunguaire Castle, County Galway

Dunguaire Castle, a striking medieval tower located on one of the main routes through County Galway in Ireland, is a rich testament to the enduring nature of Ireland’s ancient monuments. The castle is perched on …


Gregan’s Geosite & Corkscrew Hill, Ballyvaughan, Ireland

Gregan’s Geosite is a suggested viewpoint on the Wild Atlantic Way not far from Galway City near Ballyvaughan and en route to the Cliffs of Moher. It’s a stop which you can pause at, where …


Complete Guide to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens

Kylemore Abbey is a beautiful Abbey and Gardens in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland. Originally known as Kylemore Castle, it was a private home until 1920 when it was taken over by Benedictine nuns who still …


Complete Guide to Downpatrick Head, County Mayo

Downpatrick Head in County Mayo has some of the most breathtaking views in County Mayo and along the Wild Atlantic Way. Located near Ballycastle on the North coast of Mayo, the stunning sea stack just …


Complete Guide to Fanad Head Lighthouse, Donegal, Ireland

The lighthouse at Fanad Head in County Donegal stands proudly, like a beacon facing the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by a wild Irish landscape. The historic lighthouse here has been guiding ships for more than two …


Complete Guide to County Donegal

Donegal sits proudly in the northwestern corner of Ireland, a county of remarkable landscapes, rugged coastline and rich culture. County Donegal faces into the wildest part of the Atlantic and its natural beauty draws people …


Complete Guide to Malin Head, Donegal, Ireland

Malin Head in Donegal is the most northerly point of the island of Ireland, sitting at the very tip of the Inishowen peninsula in County Donegal. It’s a startlingly beautiful windswept location that looks out …


Complete Guide to the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland

The Wild Atlantic Way will bring you to some sensational parts of Ireland. Yes, it can be wild and wildly beautiful, but you’ll also encounter the friendliest of people, memorable excursions and photographable locations. This …