Built around the River Liffey, and framed by mountains, Dublin is the capital of Ireland. A bustling city of streets and alleys, it’s famed for its creativity, sociable nature and craic (the local word for fun). Head just outside to Dublin Bay to explore tiny villages, bracing coastal walks and big sea views against a stunning mountain backdrop.
Bring history to life by delving into myths and legends spanning 5,000 years of history. Set by the Irish Sea, the rolling green hills and tranquil waters provide the perfect backdrop to explore a wealth of historic sites including Waterford Viking Triangle, Hook Head lighthouse and Rock Castle. The east is also home to the Irish National Stud: a thoroughbred horse breeding centre established and owned by the government.
Experience wilderness and connection along the Wild Atlantic Way. This spectacular coastal route winds along the west coast taking in formidable seas, towering cliffs and mystical islands. Traditions are strong in this part of Ireland where the Irish language has been preserved. Discover stone circles, ancient graveyards, castles, lighthouses and deserted villages. This is a place of seclusion and connection with the past.