You’ve heard of Saint Patrick and St Patrick’s Day. Well now meet St Brigid and St Brigid's Day! Ireland has a bank holiday on 1 February (the start of Celtic spring) to celebrate this fascinating 6th century saint, so why not join us!2. Matchmaking fun
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Weekend in February than with a trip to The Outing, Ireland's amazing LGBTQ+ matchmaking festival, which takes place in County Clare.3. Rugby weekends
Watch Ireland, the World’s No. 2 rugby team, play Wales, Scotland and Italy at home in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium in the 6 Nations Championship 2024! There’s a lot more to a rugby weekend in Ireland than just the game!4. St Patrick's Day
Well, we couldn’t have an Ireland’s must-do list without including the wonderful St Patrick’s Day celebrations in March. Expect the traditional parade, great music, arts, culture and more. It’s bound to be a spectacular, dazzling display as usual!5. True blue
Explore two of the world’s first accredited Blueways – the Boyne Blueway in County Meath and the Suir Blueway in County Tipperary – where you can walk, cycle or paddle in some of the most beautiful, under-the-radar locations. Bliss!
Time your visit for September and join the golf pros as they take on the challenge of Royal County Down in Northern Ireland at the Horizon Irish Open 2024. Glorious Tom Morris-designed links courses await!7. Best of the rest
Take a trip to County Donegal which was named the fourth-best region in the world to visit in 2024 by Lonely Planet! Explore sea cliffs, ancient forts and gorgeous National Parks in this off-the-radar spot.8. The Boss is back!
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band return to Ireland in May, so get planning now for another brilliant concert at Dublin’s Croke Park.9. Palace perfection
A stay in luxury 5-star hotel, Cashel Palace is a must if you’re visiting County Tipperary in 2024. Especially as it was named in Condé Nast Traveller’s Hot List!
You probably already knew that Dublin is a city steeped in culture, but did you know TripAdvisor named it fourth in best places for culture in the world? You should definitely check out its amazing museums and galleries while you’re in the city.11. Bloomsday larks
Celebrate James Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses, in the city that inspired it. Find out why each year, on 16 June, literary fans flock to Dublin to relive Leopold Bloom’s fateful day in the city.12. Happy birthday!
The Wild Atlantic Way celebrates its 10th birthday in 2024, and the National Geographic gifted it an amazing present: they named the region in its ‘Cool List 2024’ as one of the most exciting destinations to visit in 2024!13. Head Swiftly to Dublin
Love Taylor Swift? Then you'll want to see her bring the extraordinary Eras tour that is taking the world by storm to Dublin city this summer.14. Live it up in luxury
Ireland’s Blue Book celebrates 50 years in 2024, and has added 3 luxurious hidden treasures to its portfolio including a Michelin-Star restaurant, a 40-acre waterfront oasis and a 1930s inspired dining experience in Dublin.
Ireland now has a total of 21 Michelin-starred restaurants, so get your palate ready for delicious dining at Chapter One, Dublin city; Bastion, County Cork; Eipic, Belfast; and Loam, Galway city.16. Walk among the treetops
See a different side to the forest with Beyond the Trees, an amazing treetop walk and viewing tower at Avondale House in County Wicklow. Built for forestry pioneer Samuel Hayes in 1777, Avondale was once the home of Charles Stewart Parnell, a leading Irish nationalist politician.17. Welcome our newest member!
In 2023, we welcomed another UNESCO Geopark to our folds: The Mourne Gullion Strangford region. It was once used by the Game of Thrones® crew, so it may look familiar, but we’re already planning our visit!18. Explore Westeros
Relishing the return of House of the Dragon for Season 2? Then head to the Game of Thrones Studio Tour in Northern Ireland.19. Hang out with the Derry Girls
Still upset that there isn’t a new series of Derry Girls? Head to the Walled City and relive the series with the Derry Girls Experience exhibit in the Tower Museum. See 90s-style costumes, props and sets from the award-winning series.
Georgia Tech will play on foreign soil for the first time since 2016 when Dublin’s Aviva Stadium hosts the Aer Lingus College Football Classic. They’ll play Florida State on the 24 August, so save the date and see who comes out on top!21. Spooky season
Did you know Halloween began in Ireland? The Púca Festival is a folklore-infused celebration of the original birthplace of Halloween; while Derry Halloween has captured the imagination of visitors to the famous Walled City for over 35 years.22. Go green
Pedal past Viking sites, medieval ruins, Norman castles, old railway stations, Famine workhouses and an Ice Age rock on the glorious, 46km-long Waterford Greenway, stretching all the way from historic Waterford city to the beautiful seaside town of Dungarvan.23. Relaxing resorts
Four of our hotels made Condé Nast Traveller’s ‘Best Resort in Europe’ list: Adare Manor, Ashford Castle, the Lodge at Ashford Castle and The Europe. They’re all fabulous, so we don’t envy the person who has to pick where to stay between them!24.Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction
We already have numerous reasons why you should visit the Guinness Storehouse when you’re in Dublin, but now we have another... It was named Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction by the World Travel Awards, so a visit here is now an absolute must!