Top Destinations in Ireland
Population: 3.91 million
Time Zone: GMT/UTC 0
Driving side: Drivers drive on the left hand side of the road.
Languages: English, Irish, Gaelic
Religion: 95% Roman Catholic
3.4% Protestant in the Republic
40% Roman Catholic in Northern Ireland.
Emergency #: Police: 112
In spite of its troubled past and the fact that it always seems to be raining, the Irish people are warm, resilient and friendly.
Since the EU injected investment funds into the country it has opened up a number of computer and telecommunications firms bringing jobs and an economic boom to the country.
Ireland Popular Destinations
Dublin The capital and heart of the Irish Republic, Dublin ranks among the top tourist destinations in Europe.
Cork The second largest city in Ireland and uniquely situated on an island between two channels of the Lee River, time passes slowly during the day and the pub scene at night is very lively.
Galway This fascinating little town with its narrow streets, old stone shop fronts, friendly people and university makes it an interesting place to visit.
Waterford Surrounded by medieval city walls, narrow alleyways and a number of old and interesting structures Waterford is a 'must' on an Irish tour.
Aran Islands Inishmor, Inishmaan and Inisheer Until very recently the people of the islands still spoke only Irish and wore traditional Aran dress. The islands are long, flat and bleak.
Easkey West of County Sligo With its long, white undulating beach and high waves, this is the perfect spot for surfing.
Moving Around Ireland
The best way to get around is by car. Trains are expensive and sometimes run intermittently and the bus service leaves much to be desired.
National festival and holidays
12th July Orangemen This is when Northern Ireland really takes to the streets with marching and bands to celebrate the Protestant victory at the Battle of the Boyne.
St. Patrick's Day The Patron Saint of Ireland. The 17th March is a public holiday throughout the land.
Useful Ireland Links
Street Map of Dublin, Ireland
Fully-searchable interactive street map of Dublin city centre and county - DublinMapped.com
- Taste of Ireland
- Vagabond Seven Day
- Moher Magic
- Irish Explorer
- Mystic Ireland Departing Dublin on Saturdays
- Grand Ireland Tours
- Dublin & St Patrick
- Ireland West And Wild
- 3 Day Southern Rocker
- 3 Day Northern Rocker
- 5 Day Celtic Rocker
- Classic Ireland
- Rural Pub Tour
- Bringing You the best of Dublin
- 7 Day All Ireland Rocker
- Celtic Combo
- Monks & Mountains
- Northern Shocker Halloween in Derry
- 5 Day Northern Ireland Tour
- 3 Day Western Rocker
- Failte Ireland Dublin Horse Show
- Galway City Walking Tour
- Galway City Walking Tour Afternoon
- National Park Walk
- Cliffs of Moher Day Tour from Limerick
- Blarney and Cork City Sunday Tour
- Galway City and Cruising on Lough Corrib Day Tour
- Adare Village Killarney Town and Muckross House Day Tour from Limerick
- Irish Heritage
- 12 Day Ireland Fall Discovery Tour
- 1st Timer
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