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Best things to do in Ireland

 Best Things to do in Ireland

Discover the best experiences to live, best things to do in Ireland. Whether you land in Dublin, Belfast, Galway, Cork, Shannon, Derry, Knock, there are hundreds of incredible experiences and breathtaking landscapes waiting for you all over Ireland. Is it your first time in Ireland? Perhaps you will be content with a city break with friends in Dublin or Belfast?

 

Do you want landscapes and nature? Book your flights to Cork, Galway, Derry and discover the most beautiful beaches in Ireland, the most extraordinary natural sites. Discover the best things to do and see in Ireland, the best things to do in Dublin, Best things to do in Belfast, Cork, Galway,… and book your flights, accommodation and tours and activities at the best price.

 

Breathe, marvel, walk, eat, dance, feel good, you are on holiday in Ireland.

 


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Enjoy Dublin's Nightlife in Temple Bar District

Dublin

Located on Dublin's South Bank, Temple bar is both the name of Dublin's iconic red cafe and the district in which it is located. There are a thousand possible explanations for the origin of this name. Temple Bar District probably owes its name to the district of the same name which existed long before it in London.

 

Temple Bar is now the place to visit in Dublin for pub and restaurant lovers, but also for those interested in culture. The Irish Film Institute and the Irish Photography Center have been established in the Temple Bar district for years.

 

Want an Instagram photo? Stop in front of the red “Temple Bar” pub, adorned with large sprays of flowers, geraniums or pansies. Another symbolic spot in Temple Bar District is The Oliver St John Gogarty Pub with dozens of flags from many countries adorning the facade.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Dublin and your transfer. Go to Dublin's Left Bank and follow the revelers.

 

Where to stay: If you want to stay in the heart of the Temple Bar District, book your room for the best price at "The Fleet".

 


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Walk on the Giant's Causeway

County Antrim - Northern Ireland

The ocean provided the Irish with the first step aerobics in human history. We walk up, we walk down and feel our glutes strengthened and toned ... These incredible basalt columns seem to form a paving that sinks into the sea.

 

You can experience this exceptional site on your own by booking your flights to Belfast or Dublin and driving to the far north of Ireland. You can also book your all-inclusive tour from Ireland's biggest cities.

 

Are you passionate about series and films? Treat yourself to a Giant's Causeway & Game of Thrones Location tour.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Belfast (nearest city) or Dublin and book your tour. It will cost you a lot less than a full tank of gas in your rental car.

 

Where to stay: If you are staying in Belfast, book your room for the best price at "The Flint", one of the top rated hotels by travelers staying in Belfast.

 


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Visit the Glasnevin Cemetery

Dublin

There is nothing creepy or morbid about visiting a cemetery, there is something beautiful, even poetic in cemeteries… The Glasnevin cemetery is the equivalent of the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris, a place where one comes to meditate, see the tombs of illustrious personalities or simply admire the beauty of some graves.

 

One of the symbols of this cemetery is its imposing tower visible for miles around. This is the O'Connell Tower. It is now possible again to climb to the top of this tower and have a 360 degree view of the Glasnevin cemetery. The staircase to the tower was destroyed by a bomb in 1971 and was just rebuilt a few years ago.

 

The cemetery is open every day from 10 am to 5 pm Entry is free if you purchase your Dublin Pass.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Dublin and your Dublin-Pass.

 

Where to stay: Marlin Hotel Stephens Green” located 3km from Glasnevin cemetery.

 


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Discover the West Coast of Kerry

Dingle Peninsula - County Kerry

The Ring of Kerry is one of the most mystical parts of Ireland and also one of the most unspoiled. Its name "Ring" is due to the fact that this circuit circles the Iveragh Peninsula, "Kerry" is the name of the County where this course is located.

 

This is a perfect tour to discover some of Ireland's most beautiful landscapes, rugged coastlines, authentic seaside villages.

 

You can do this tour on your own by booking your flights to Cork and driving to Kilarney (1h30) an ideal starting point to start this tour. You can also book your guided tour online with guide, visit of Dingle Bay, Stop in Killorglin and visit of Killarney. The tour departs from Cork City and will cost you less than a full tank of gas.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Cork and drive to Killarney or treat yourself to a tour including a guide and transport from Cork.

 

Where to stay: “Greenmount House” we love its flower beds, its giant yukas and the kindness of the managers, the same family since the 70s.

 

 


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Dublin: Local Food Tour

Dublin

During your stay in Dublin you can eat in the tourist restaurants of Temple Bar, in a fast food restaurant resembling all the fast food restaurants in the world. You can also explore the local cuisine, authentic Irish food and the restaurants and pubs where Irish people go to eat tasty things at a fair price.

 

Take a tour of Dublin's best foodie spots and learn a lot from a passionate guide about food, history and the city.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Dublin. Most tours leave from the city centre.

 

Where to stay: Ashling Hotel Dublin” is located 400 metres from the Guiness Storehouse.

 


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Full-day Cliffs of Moher & Burren tour from Dublin

County Clare

Have you ever photographed Dublin's most iconic spots and craved something more? Pack your backpack, bring good shoes, grab some fruit and a bottle of water, and set off to explore the Cliffs of Moher.

 

These impressive cliffs are one of Ireland's most visited natural sites. This tour is also available from the cities of Galway or Limerick. Get into the wild!

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Dublin or Belfast as well as your tour at the best price.

 

Where to stay: The Wilder” for its terrace, garden and shared lounge

 


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Connemara & Cong full-day tour

Connemara - County Galway - Northern Ireland

Are you in Belfast, or Dublin, or even Galway and looking out your hotel window and craving one thing right now: discovering an exceptional place, far from the city? From any major Irish town, explore the Connemara region and visit the beautiful village of Cong, Killary Fjord, the romantic Kylemore Abbey, as well as Lough Nafooey, known as Europe's most haunted lake!

 

For the price of a few pints at the pub you will experience an unforgettable day.

 

How to get there: Book your flights and your tour at the best price and go to the mentioned meeting point. 

 

Where to stay: Book your accommodation at the best price in Dublin, Galway, Belfast or Cork.

 


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Discover the Secrets of Guinness

Dublin

Have you already tasted it in your own country or at the airport bar on your arrival, or on your first night in an Irish pub? But do you really know the secrets of making this dark as night beer? Learn all about this incredible beer, one of the lowest in calories in the world, and experience the iconic Guinness Brewery. Your tour ends with a free pint. There is no better place in the world to drink your Guinness.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Dublin and book your tour online at the best price and avoid the queues. 

Where to stay: “Ashling Hotel Dublin” is located 400 metres from the Guiness Storehouse.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Dublin and book your tour online at the best price and avoid the queues. 

 

Where to stay: Ashling Hotel Dublin” is located 400 metres from the Guiness Storehouse.

 


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Visit the Kylemore Abbey

Connemara - County Galway - Northern Ireland

If you like roadtrips and are resourceful you can visit the Kilemore Abbey on your own. From Galway you can easily reach the Kilemore Abbey, you just have to drive 1h30 and not miss the right exit located on the N59. In the 19th century the main road passed in front of this magnificent building but the owner, quite powerful, diverted the main road to get some peace and quiet.

 

The site is now occupied by nuns who pray all day long to bring some light back to this site which has known rather dark hours. Just give me 5 minutes to talk about this place, will you? At the end of the 19th century, young, beautiful and rich lovers, on their honeymoon in Connemara, fell in love with this place and had this unusual building built there.

 

During a romantic trip to Egypt, the wife died a sudden death and was repatriated to Kilemore. A Cathedral in her honour was built by her wealthy husband at the Kylemore site. The bad luck continued since a few years later the owner of the premises lost his daughter who drowned in Lake Kilemore. Devastated by sadness he left the castle which remained abandoned until 1920. To learn about the end of the story book your flights at the best price as well as your accommodation and your visit to the Kilemore Abbey.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Galway and drive 1.5 hours to Kilemore Abbey (N59) or let yourself be driven and guided by booking your tour. This is available from Galway or Dublin.

 

Where to stay: Book your room at "Abbeyglen Castle Hotel" set in the heart of Connemara.

 


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Whiskey Tour

Dublin

Can you seriously imagine a trip to Ireland without a visit to a whiskey distillery, or to Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower, to London without saying hello to Big Ben or to Brussels without having a beer? That doesn't make sense.

 

Enjoy a guided tour of a distillery and learn how whiskey is made. You can also skip the guided tour and treat yourself to a "Whiskey and food tour", drink the best whiskeys, cheeses and chocolates.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Dublin as well as your tour at the best price.

 

Where to stay: Marlin Hotel Stephens Green”. This is one of the best trendy hotels in the capital.

 


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Phoenix Park 

Dublin

It is one of the best 100% nature activities to do in Ireland. If you have opted for a city break and do not have time to discover Ireland's most beautiful beaches, secret destinations and the most beautiful natural landscapes in Ireland, you can still recharge your batteries while staying in the heart of the capital .

 

Phoenix Park is one of the largest urban parks in Europe. Facing the Irish Presidential Palace, it is famous for the many wild fallow deers which roam freely there. Its English name "Phoenix" is actually a deformation of the Irish "fionn uisce" which means "Clear Water" and therefore has no relation to the phoenix, this legendary bird.

 

Book your flights to Dublin as well as your accommodation and tours and activities in the Irish capital. 

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Dublin and your transfer.

 

Where to stay: "The Fleet". stay in the heart of Dublin.

 


 

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