As the vibrant cultural hub of Ireland’s West Coast, Galway is a lively destination at any time of year, but there’s no doubt that the coastal town is at its best in the sunny season. This is the time to enjoy a walking tour of the city, take a cruise along the River Corrib or visit nearby attractions like the Cliffs of Moher or The Burren, but there are plenty of other summer things to do in Galway too.
As the home of TV smash hit Game of Thrones, the birthplace of the Titanic and the only part of Ireland still in the UK, Northern Ireland has plenty to set itself apart and it’s rapidly transforming from ‘off-the-beaten-track’ to one of the country’s most captivating destinations. Whether you want to hike long forgotten pockets of wilderness, marvel at one of the world’s most striking natural wonders or discover the vibrant capital; here are 40 amazing things to do in Northern Ireland. See how many you can check off your list.
Ireland’s ‘second city’ is not only the gateway to the south, but a thriving cultural centre filled with historic sites, innovative museums and waterfront pubs. From kissing the legendary Blarney Stone to discovering the history of Irish whiskey; here are 8 great reasons to visit Cork.
Whether you’re traveling on a tight budget or saving your euros for a cruise to the Skellig islands or a weekend in Dublin, there are plenty of free attractions to keep you busy in Ireland. Here are a few ideas for free things to do in Killarney.
A National holiday and the biggest celebration on the Irish calendar, St Patrick’s Day in Ireland is one of the liveliest times to visit the Emerald Isle. Held each March 17th in honor of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, this is the day to indulge in time-honored Irish traditions from Irish dancing and folk music, to drinking Guinness, dressing up in green – the symbolic colour of Ireland – and hunting for leprechauns and four leaf clovers.
From crumbling Norman keeps to fairytale medieval castles, Ireland is home to hundreds of castles and Galway makes an ideal base to explore West Ireland’s most famous fortresses. Whether you want to sleep in a luxury castle hotel or attend an atmospheric medieval banquet; here are 5 of Galway’s coolest castles to add to your itinerary.