Irish folklore is full of tall tales, myths and legends, but few local customs are as famous as ‘kissing the Blarney Stone’ – a bold feat said to bestow the benefactor with the fabled ‘gift of the gab’ (a natural flair for public speech and storytelling). There might be little proof to the rumors, but that hasn’t stopped the castle from drawing up to 300,000 annual visitors, each hoping that the Irish way with words will rub off on them. Just 2.5 hours from the capital, visiting Blarney Castle from Dublin makes a popular day or multi-day trip and is often combined with a visit to nearby Cork or a tour of the scenic Ring of Kerry.
Category: Top Attractions
September 11, 2014
Ireland’s reputation for gloomy weather and endless rain prevents many travelers from venturing there outside of the summer months, but with numerous festivals and favorable prices, there are plenty of good reasons to visit Dublin in fall. Here are a few ideas.
July 3, 2014
With cheap flights connecting Dublin to other European cities and train links to all of Ireland’s major cities, Dublin makes an easy choice for a weekend away and there’s plenty to see and do while you’re in town. Whether you’re first-time visitors trying to cram in as many of the sights as possible, planning a romantic getaway or bringing your friends for a weekend of drinking and dancing, here are some ideas for how to spend the perfect weekend in Dublin.
June 19, 2014
With over 100 years of history and the home of Ireland’s traditional Gaelic Games, Dublin’s Croke Park Stadium is one of the city’s most iconic sporting landmarks, and while sports fans will get a kick out of touring the legendary grounds, the stadium also offers some of the best views in the city from its rooftop walkway.
May 22, 2014
Whether you’re looking to have a quintessentially Irish experience or just add some unique sights to your travel blog, the Irish capital is full of surprises and there are plenty of things that you can only do in Dublin. Here are a few ideas to inspire you.
March 27, 2014
Whether you’re joining in the city’s riotous St Patrick’s Day celebrations, visiting the legendary Guinness brewery or touring Dublin’s historic pubs, few travelers manage to visit the Irish capital without getting a little drunk. From what and where to drink, to drinking like a local, here’s your complete guide to drinking in Dublin.
March 3, 2014
This month, one lucky traveler will win 2 Skip the Line: Guinness Storehouse Entrance Tickets! Read on to find out more…
August 5, 2013
Whether you’re the kind of traveler who likes to explore off-the-beaten-track or prefer to stick to the well-trodden tourist trail, there are some experiences that are simply unmissable. Make sure you add at least a couple of these top 10 quintessential Dublin experiences to your to-do list.
May 6, 2013
Largely regarded as one of the most quintessentially ‘Irish’ of Ireland’s cities, Galway is the gateway to Western Ireland’s many sights and makes a hugely popular inclusion on any visitor’s travel itinerary.
Around 2.5 hours from Dublin, Galway is well connected to the capital, with daily trains and buses running to the west coast and a wide range of options for day trips and tours from Dublin. Galway’s main attractions lie along the rugged Atlantic coastline of Galway Bay, straddling the border of County Clare and County Galway.
March 11, 2013
With an abundance of scenic landscapes and historic sights, there are plenty of great day trips from Dublin.