If modern life has left you running on empty and yearning for more authentic experiences, then the island of Ireland is the perfect antidote. Ireland is more than just a destination, it’s a feeling. Ireland doesn’t do seasons: year-round, it will refill your heart with the joyful love of life. And the great news is that it’s only a six-to seven-hour flight away.
Things to do
Stand at the edge of the world on top of Donegal’s towering Slieve League cliffs – part of the magnificent 2,500km long Wild Atlantic Way. Feel the warmth of the welcome at traditional music sessions, such as the ones that kick off in Matt Molloy’s of Westport. Touch the cool, ancient stones on Lough Erne’s islands in County Fermanagh. And hear the seafaring stories behind the lighthouses that frame the island’s shoreline.
Dine and drink
Taste the intoxicating flavors of artisan food at Belfast’s St. George’s Market and Cork’s English Market. Enjoy the fresh-from-the-boat seafood served with a side order of salty sea air in towns and villages along the coast. And discover the flavors of Ireland’s liquid legacies – Guinness, Irish whiskey, the Irish coffee and more – created by heroic adventurers and ingenious inventors.
See the on-screen sites
Journey across the Ireland you’ve fallen for on screen: the real-life Westeros in Northern Ireland’s Game of Thrones® territory, the best views of a Jedi knight’s island hideaway, as seen in Star Wars, and the stunning Wicklow landscapes from the History Channel’s Vikings. See for yourself why location scouts chose Ireland to be the star of the screen – big and small.
Iconic hikes castles and landmarks
Almost walk on water along Northern Ireland’s Gobbins Cliff Path, or snatch a glimpse of 14th-century Dunluce Castle’s ruins against a fiery sunset, before heading to the culture-filled Walled City of Derry. Experience Donegal’s Glenveagh Castle and its famous guests, explore Westport House and its pirate queen backstory, and find romance at Kylemore Abbey with a love story that would be the envy of Hollywood – take your pick, or make time for them all.
You see, the island of Ireland’s shores are open to enjoy spring, summer, fall and winter, with chowder by a cozy fireside as wonderful as a springtime garden stroll or a spooky castle tour. They say you should always listen to your heart — and right now, it’s telling you to visit Ireland.
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