From charming tour guides to friendly locals, Ireland is full of BIG characters you'll never forgetSay hello
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Ireland is not just a destination, it's a feeling.
Sure, there’s incredible history here, staggeringly beautiful landscapes, and buzzing towns and villages, but what makes a trip to the island of Ireland so special is the people you meet along the way. Ireland is famous for its Cead Míle Fáilte – 100,000 welcomes… From the chat at the bar in cosy pubs, to the hellos you’ll get on walking trails around the island, friendliness is woven into the fabric of our culture. It’s time to let Ireland and its people fill your heart.
It’s all about the people…
The Irish are famous for being among the friendliest people in the world. And there’s a good reason for that. As well as a strong sense of community and rich cultural life that’s played out in celebrations of literature, dance, music and theatre, we are people who don’t take themselves too seriously, which means we’re great fun to be around. You’ll feel it in the sharp wit of the locals of Belfast and Dublin, the welcoming vibes that infuse our pubs, and our laidback way of life. Ireland’s spirit is all about the people, and they'll make your time on the island one to remember.
Fun in Ireland is unlike anywhere else in the world…
Want to know why? It’s because we have our own word for it: “craic”. Spend any time here and you’ll find that we have a unique approach to having fun that permeates all areas of life, from Saturday night traditional music sessions in the pub, to the light-hearted teasing of friends and neighbours. “Craic” can be a hard thing to define, and often you don’t know what it is until you’re right in the middle of it: a shared joke with strangers, a day that starts off one way and ends another, the brilliant buzz of a festival. Are you ready to “craic” Ireland?
A coast that stirs the soul
With over 3,000km of coastline, the ocean has had an inescapable influence on the landscapes of Ireland, with crashing waves sculpting the land into dramatic sea stacks, jagged peninsulas and soaring cliffs. From the craggy, slate-coloured headlands of County Kerry to the wild UNESCO Heritage Site of the Giant’s Causeway, Ireland’s coastline offers drama in spades. But it also offers warm friendly welcomes in wind-blasted fishing villages, super-fresh seafood, and incredible activities from cliff walking to winter sea swimming. It's the very essence of Ireland – so come and join us at the coast...
Which part of Ireland will fill your heart?
McDermotts PubVisit website
Harry's ShackVisit website
Waterford Treasures Museums in the Viking TriangleVisit website
Moran's Oyster CottageVisit website
Wild Food MaryVisit website
Belleek Pottery Visitor CentreVisit website
Donegal Music TrailsVisit website
Wee Buns Cookery SchoolVisit website
EPIC The Irish Emigration MuseumVisit website
Ceardlann Spiddal Craft Village and CaféVisit website
Kilkenny Design CentreVisit website
King of the VikingsVisit website
Irish Harp Centre & Music SchoolVisit website
Matt MolloyVisit website
Roundstone Music and CraftsVisit website
Athlone Whiskey ToursVisit website
The Irish National Stud & GardensVisit website
Finnebrogue Woods Gourmet Wild Food and ForagingVisit website
Sliabh Liag Boat ToursVisit website
Whale Watch West CorkVisit website
Waterford Treasures Museums in the Viking Triangle
The award winning Waterford Treasures Museum tells the story of Ireland's oldest city across five stunning museums as well as a guided walking tour of the Viking Triangle. Explore 1000 years of history in 1000 paces in this historic city centre.
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Explore, engage and connect with Irish history and culture in 20 interactive galleries at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin City. Go beyond the stereotypes to help you discover what it truly means to be Irish. Winner of Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the World Travel Awards 2019, 2020 and 2021.
What's next? Follow your heart...
Meet the people
Ireland may be a small island but it's brimming with BIG characters who'll make your holiday unforgettable.
Have the craic
That's right – we have our own word for the particular brand of fun you'll only find in Ireland. We take fun seriously here.
Explore the coast
Surf the waves, admire the cliffs, walk the golden beaches, sample the seafood... Ireland’s coasts are calling!