Ireland

Alluring natural beauty & mythical culture

The country of Myths and Legends with rolling green fields, rough and beautiful coastline and a sense of timelessness!

The country of Myths and Legends with rolling green fields, rough and beautiful coastline and a sense of timelessness!

The historic perception of Ireland is still alive but modern Ireland has become a dynamic, exciting place with outstanding food, exciting popups, both shops and foodie, all over the country, great new visits which tell the local story, high quality hotels and as ever the ‘craic’. The ‘craic’ can be a chat with a local leaning on a bar in a county pub, getting directions from a local farmer, or spending the evening listening to music in the pub.

Come breath the fresh air, relax in the bracing fresh air, have some fun and make memories. Enjoy the traditional and Explore the new young Ireland. A small country on the edge of Europe with a big heart waiting to welcome visitors and have fun with them.

Dublin

Welcome to Dublin, a lively capital city that’s as intimate as a village and as friendly as your local Irish pub. With its seamless blend of classic visitor sights, excellent social scene and the natural playgrounds of Dublin Bay and the Dublin Mountains framing it on all sides, this laidback city is an adventure in itself.

Whether you come by plane or take the boat, you’ll find yourself in Dublin in no time at all. Flights to Dublin arrive from 179 international destinations, including daily flights to and from 29 UK airports, and direct ferries run here from Holyhead and Liverpool – so start planning your Dublin trip! 3. Our range of accommodation Dublin boasts 20,000 hotel bedrooms across a wide variety of 3*, 4* and 5* properties. There is every style of comfort from which to choose. Whether it be the Georgian delight of the Merrion Hotel, the historic Shelbourne Hotel, the modern charm of The Marker Hotel, or the stunning Clontarf Castle, delegates will be extremely happy.

Dublin offers a fascinating mix of historic venues from Medieval crypts and 17th century theatres to castles, Georgian townhouses, libraries and old military hospitals. From breweries, science museums, a purpose-built convention centre, a Gaelic Football stadium, a ‘thinking factory’. We have plenty of classy and quirky venues in Dublin.

From gardens to galleries, townhouses and squares, you’ll find magnificently preserved examples of the architecture and style of Georgian Dublin all over. Most noticeable, of course, is our countless number of gorgeous Georgian doors!

Cork

1100km of coastline, the gourmet capital of Ireland and world class championship golf courses, Cork is renowned for its culinary flair and vibrant cultural scene. The city was the European Capital of Culture in 2005 and listed by the Lonely Planet Guide among the top ten cites for ‘Best in Travel in 2010’.

Steeped in history, Cork City like Venice, the city is built upon water, and the city centre is built on an island in the River Lee, just upstream of Cork Harbour.

Cork - Did you know?
• Cork Harbour is said to be the second largest natural harbour in the world, after Sydney Harbour.
• County Cork is the largest county in Ireland.
• Cork has the oldest Yacht Club in the World founded in 1720
• The first Potato in Ireland was planted here by Sir Walter Raleigh, near his home in Youghal, Cork, around 1588.
• The first factory that Ford Motor Company built outside of America was in Cork, where owner Henry Ford’s ancestors were from.

Galway

On the western edge of Ireland, Galway City is an ancient city, full of rich cultural heritage combined with stunning beauty which creates a wonderful conference destination.

A diverse city with a modern technological edge. Galway is home to a number of multinational companies and bio medical researchers as well as digital experts.

Here, the Irish language (Gaeilge) is the everyday spoken language of the people who live and work in Galway’s cultural heartland. People here switch from Irish (Gaeilge) to English and vice-versa with ease and their English is peppered with Gaelic phrases. The longest place name in Ireland is Muckanaghederdauhaulia, a townland in the civil parish of Kilcummin, County Galway.

There are many symbols associated with Galway. These include the Claddagh Ring, Galway's own symbol of love and friendship, worn the world over; the Aran Sweater, an emblem, not only of the Aran Islands, but of Ireland itself; and the Galway Hookers, ships that distinguish themselves as Galway’s signature upon the water.

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