Go where Ireland takes you

Whether you surround yourself in the bustling cityscape of modern Ireland or get lost in the wild, green countryside, take a step off the beaten path and discover a land of diverse and uniquely Irish charm. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the famous Irish welcome and the craic (good fun) with locals. Whether you share a story at the kitchen table of a cozy B&B, get involved in a traditional music session or exchange some banter over a few pints, you’ll feel truly welcome with every passing hello sent your way.

Food as hearty as the welcome
Awaken your senses to Ireland’s rich and varied food culture. Take a taste of the freshest, local, organic produce and indulge yourself with the delicious traditional cuisine. This is Ireland, and it’s impossible not to fall in love with the food.

Some top picks:
• Meet local food producers and be tempted by their mouth-watering produce at St. George’s City Food and Garden Market in Belfast.
• Whet your appetite with tastings, competitions and banquets at the Galway International Oyster Festival, one of the top ten food festivals in the world.
• Delve into West Cork’s rich culinary scene of artisanal cheeses, fresh seafood and wonderful pubs.

Time to play
Some would say that Ireland is the spiritual home of golf and the greatest place in the world to play the game. No surprise really when some of the greatest golf courses as well as some of the world’s most successful professional golf players are Irish. Ireland boasts the kind of golf courses that don’t just make players, they make memories. With well over 400 golf courses on the island, including over 30 per cent of the world’s links courses, Ireland is truly a golfer’s paradise.

Some top picks:
• Test your skills on Royal Portrush and Portstewart on the rugged north Antrim coast.
• Play the Jack Nicklaus-designed courses of Mount Juliet in County Kilkenny and Killeen Castle in County Meath.
• Visit the world-famous test at Lahinch & discover the weather forecasting skills of the local goats!

The cities of this small island pack a hefty punch when it comes to culture, literature, music and the pure enjoyment of life. Whether you follow the Titanic Trail in Belfast, walk the Walls of Londonderry/Derry, take the Ulysses iWalk tour in Dublin, go wild at Fota Wildlife Park in Cork, live it up in Limerick or go in search of some traditional Irish music sessions in Galway — you’ll find it all, and so much more.

Some top picks:
• Stroll through Belfast’s Titanic Quarter waterfront and its fascinating heritage trail.
• Enjoy a pint of the “Black Stuff” at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin.
• Meander through the ancient streets of Waterford City, originally founded by the Vikings in 853.

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