With over 140 films from around the world being shown, including a selection of Irish, European and World premieres, the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF) is Ireland’s number one feature film festival. For 10 days each February, the city of Dublin takes the spotlight drawing huge crowds of film fans, film industry professionals and big-name actors to the capital.
The Irish are renowned for their love of partying, so there’s sure to be plenty of Christmas spirit (and Guinness) flowing for the biggest celebration of the year. From late November, dazzling light displays and festive decorations will be taking over Ireland’s cities, ice skating rinks will be popping up around the country and a busy schedule of celebrity-studded pantomimes and carol concerts will be providing the entertainment.
A popular detour from the famous Ring of Kerry tourist trail, the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks lie on the western cusp of the Killarney National Park, providing a dramatic lookout of the glittering Lakes of Killarney and the scenic Gap of Dunloe. Scaling the 1,038-meter summit of Carrauntoohil is a popular challenge for climbers, including traversing several steep ridges, along with the neighboring peaks of Beenkeragh (1,010 meters) and Caher (1,001 meters) – the Coomloughra Horseshoe Walk tackles all three.
The lakes of Killarney are one of Ireland’s five-star attractions. The three lakes – Lough Leane, Muckross (or Middle) Lake and Upper Lake – are beautiful enough, but it’s their setting that make them magical. They lie at the heart of Killarney National Park, watched from above by four majestic peaks, including Ireland’s highest mountain, [...]
Halloween in Ireland is called Samhain, and traditional legend has it that it’s the one night of the year when the ‘door’ is opened to the otherworld, allowing ‘us’ to ‘communicate with ‘them’ – fairies, ghosts, ghouls and other supernatural bodies. For the rest of the year, the spirits stuck in this world can be [...]