Overview of Ireland Vacations

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Visit Ireland and you may want to stay here!

Friendly people, spectacular scenery, golf courses, castles and the city of Dublin make Ireland vacations one of the 'must do' things of the 21st century. Relaxing in Ireland is so easy, it can become a way of life.

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Separated from Great Britain by the Irish Sea, Ireland, like Scotland, is steeped in Celtic history and tradition. Beaches are not what you come to Ireland for, although there are many nice beaches to be found here.

The weather can be quite unsettled, so it's probably best to forget about the beach and come for everything else that this beautiful country has to offer.

Ireland is a golf lovers paradise :

Some of the world's finest golf courses are to be found here, and with the stunning scenery it may take you a while to get round the courses.

Outdoor activities of all kinds like hiking and walking tours, cycling tours and equestrian events make Ireland vacations a popular choice for visitors every year, and it's well worth a visit for the scenery alone.

Accommodation can range from friendly Guest Houses, where you will feel like part of the family, to Manor Hotels and Irish Castles.

You can choose your ideal accommodation from a good selection of Ireland Hotels, or for something a little more private, Vacation Rentals. For self guided tours and people on the move there is also the choice of excellent value Hostels & Budget Accommodation on offer.

Wherever you choose, a traditional hearty Irish breakfast can keep you going all day, and the home baked bread is absolutely delicious.

Ireland vacations have it all, history, culture and great nightlife :

The history of Ireland can be followed through stone age and bronze age monuments, historic buildings, museums and castles.

Limerick, Cork, Galway and Kilkenny are all interesting places to visit, and the capital, Dublin, home to Waterford Crystal and the famous Guinness Brewery, is one of the best cities in the world.

Dublin Castle and Dublin Zoo are also popular attractions, and the city has a vibrant nightlife to round off your perfect days. Or just relax with a pint of guinness and hear tales of leprechauns and pots of gold.

Remember to walk the Giant's Causeway and kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle. You'll want to come back for more.


Language : English, and Irish Gaelic.

Currency : The monetary unit of Ireland is the Euro. Check the
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Ireland Climate : A temperate climate, not too hot in Summer, and winter is likely to be wet and damp.

Time zone : GMT/UTC +1 in summer.

Country dialling code : +353

Recommended places to visit : Dublin, the capital, and Limerick, Cork, Galway and Kilkenny.

Passports & Visas : A passport is required for Ireland vacations. A visa is not required for Europeans staying up to three months, and for EU citizens there is no limit. US, Canada and Australia nationals can also stay for up to three months. From most other countries and for longer durations a visa is required, so check with the Ireland Tourist Office for more information.

Travelling to Ireland :

Shop around for deals on the lowest air fares, and customise your trip with flight or hotel only, or as a package. Please remember insurance when travelling. Essential Travel offer online discount travel insurance.

Make the most of your visit to Ireland with Maps International super value travel guides, road maps and language books.

My Dublin Vacation
My Dublin vacation revealed one of the trendiest cities. Two of the most popular areas are Temple Bar, with dozens of pubs and restaurants, and some of the side streets off Grafton Street.

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