Ireland Travel Guide

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Ireland Highlights

  • Pro
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    AKtravelers says…

     friendly people, great live music, good beer, excellent bed& breakfasts 

  • Con
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     Driving There is Hazardous to Your Health 

  • In a nutshell
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    Vintom says…

     Has become an expensive destination, but worth it! 

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County Dublin

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County Cork

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County Kerry

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County Galway

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County Clare

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County Waterford

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County Limerick

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Ireland/County_Limerick/TravelGuide-County_Limerick.html

County Sligo

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County Donegal

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County Mayo

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County Kilkenny

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Ireland/County_Kilkenny/TravelGuide-County_Kilkenny.html

County Wexford

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County Wicklow

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County Tipperary

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County Meath

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County Louth

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County Carlow

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Dublin

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Cork

See all 620 Cork Tips
  • St Finbar's Cathedral

    Cork Things to Do

    In a country like Ireland, you would expect he most splendid church building to be Catholic. However, the Gothic Revival period – one of the most chraracteristic in British history – coincided with a period of British dominance (not to say opression). That left some late 19th and early 20th century Protestant churches in Ireland. Cork Cathedral...

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  • Hayfield Manor Hotel

    Cork Hotels

    While the Hayfield Manor was a tad bit more expensive than we like to spend, one gets what one pays...

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  • Luigi Malones

    Cork Restaurants

    Yes, Luigi Malone was a real person and there is a large photo of him inside on the family wall. This beautiful restaurant surprises you the second you enter through the mahogany French doors. Right in front of you is the original station clock from Kings Cross Station (London) which was once at the entrance of the Great Eastern Line. One of the...

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Limerick

See all 268 Limerick Tips
  • King John's Castle

    Limerick Things to Do

    Entry is through the Visitors Centre. First you walk though a static display explaining about the castle's history, then a slide show and up to the second floor to hear a story and see some wooden carved figures (with cracks in them). Then onto a 5 min film where actors are placed in front of drawings and act out certain parts of the war against...

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  • Clarion Hotel Limerick

    Limerick Hotels

    Stay was very good - however our room faced a shipyard that was very noisy as some scrap was being...

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  • Texas Steakhouse

    Limerick Restaurants

    Naturally being the carnivore that I am :-) I think the Steak is great however the Tex-Mex food sereved in this restauraunt is excellent, the staff ae friendly and the decor not unplesent, the location is good if your having a meal before going out on the town and it's not that expensive. The Chicken Fijhitas are excellent.

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Galway

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Killarney

See all 268 Killarney Tips
  • Ring of Kerry

    Killarney Things to Do

    It would seem that the coaches and buses loaded with tourists take the anti-clockwise way round the Ring : ie Killarney - Glenbeigh - Cahersiveen - Kenmare because the turns a a lot less difficult that way "dixit a coach driver I asked". So you're much better off if in your own vehicle to go clockwise, so avoiding the inevitable hold-ups following...

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  • Killeen House

    Killarney Hotels

    My wife and I stayed for two nights and, having seen the reviews on a rival website, chose it. It's...

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  • Gaby's

    Killarney Restaurants

    As an adult my fleeting trips through Killarney were all business related, with meals confined to whatever hotel was chosen for the conference or meeting. Last year and this year I got to choose my restaurants, and I am so happy to be introduced to such a delight of food. Gaby's comes highly recommended, and when you are inside and see the wealth...

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Waterford

See all 169 Waterford Tips
  • Waterford Crystal Factory

    Waterford Things to Do

    The Waterford crystal museum tour is extremely interesting. It is around an hour long but the tour guide will keep you involved and interested the entire time. You will go through a short introduction and then they will take you through an actually working factory. You will be able to watch as the employees are blowing the glass into there shape...

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  • Granville Hotel

    Waterford Hotels

    I wasn't too happy with this hotel for a number of reasons. It is billed as a "family hotel" Two...

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  • Bianconi Rooms/Bells

    Waterford Restaurants

    This was the hotel where we stayed in Waterford. I noted that dinner was pretty good, and we also had an Irish breakfast in the morning. Open Monday - Friday from 5.30 – 9.30pm Saturday from 5.30 - 10.00pm Sunday from 12.30- 9.30pm Early Bird menu from 5.30 – 6.45pm - 3 courses only €19.95 Sunday lunch available from 12.30 - 5.30pm - 4 courses...

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Kinsale

See all 183 Kinsale Tips
  • Charles' Fort

    Kinsale Things to Do

    Even though it was raining I enjoyed my visit to the fort and the walk to it from the centre of Kinsale. It is run by the OPW and it is 3 Euro 70 to enter. The best thing about our visit was the free tour given by a well informed and friendly guide. I think tours are run regularly, our tour set off at 11am.

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  • Actons Hotel

    Kinsale Hotels

    I stayed here this past weekend and it was a great experience. The hotel is just across the room...

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  • Fishy Fishy Cafe

    Kinsale Restaurants

    This restaurant is DEFINITELY for seafood lovers but they do have one chicken dish also. Dining there recently I saw three people of a table of four having the chicken dish which is testament to the tastiness of everything on the menu. The atmosphere is absolutely great- you feel that you are on holiday- even when you aren't! The clams are...

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Sligo

See all 153 Sligo Tips
  • Benbulben Mountain

    Sligo Things to Do

    Benbulben or more correctly Ben Bulben is a huge formation of shale and limestone which is believed to have been formed during the Ice Age 320 million years ago. It can be seen for miles around as it dominates the countryside a little north of Sligo. Many a Celtic Legend had its beginnings on or around Benbulben and when you see it and its...

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  • Sligo Park Hotel

    Sligo Hotels

    WE have stayed at this super B&B a few times now and it truly is great value for money. Located...

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  • Pubs..

    Sligo Nightlife

    Great bar located in the centre of sligo. Modern decor with a terrace at the front overlooking the river. Spend an afternoon having some delicious food and sipping cocktails. Came back that night and the place had a great athmosphere live band on followed by a dj . It is a late night bar with no cover charge. Highly recommend Casual but neat. Over...

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Howth

See all 184 Howth Tips
  • Howth Pier

    Howth Things to Do

    A crowd of people on the piers edge, were peering into the water and pointing excitedly. I was quite surprised to see a couple of seals bobbing around in the water, looking further, I could see another bobbing about beside one of the moored fishing boats, then another immerged from underwater. A small terrior dog was barking at the seals, while...

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  • King Sitric

    Howth Hotels

    East Pier, Howth, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Bloody stream pub

    Howth Restaurants

    I first came across this pub after my second trip to Howth, when I stopped for a Guinness before boarding the DART back to Dublin. At the end of my recent trip to Howth in July 09, it was a very welcome refuge from the torrential downpour, that had soaked me to the skin! A roaring fire (in the middle of Summer!) was very welcome-as I dried off...

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Dingle

See all 202 Dingle Tips
  • Dingle Peninsula

    Dingle Things to Do

    While I do not think it is as dangerous as some of the other reviews, you DO have to watch out for sheep in the road (right around that next corner!) so drive slowly and you should be fine. Got a pic of the map before starting out----also had a very nice lunch in Dingle proper at a local pub.

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  • Dingle Skellig Hotel

    Dingle Hotels

    The Skellig is a lovely hotel. the staff are all nice and most of them are locals. Their is usually...

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  • The Half Door

    Dingle Restaurants

    I stumbled across this restaurant and what a delight. The restaurant is very expensive, but l have to say well worth the price. Not only for the food but the presentation and the staff who were very attentive. The restaurant specialises in seafood. For starters l had steamed cromane mussels with garlic and wine sauce and shared the smoked salmon...

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Kilkenny

See all 307 Kilkenny Tips
  • Kilkenny Castle

    Kilkenny Things to Do

    I just happened, by chance, to visit Kilkenny Castle on the first Wednesday of the month ( March) and much to my surprise and pleasure I was told that I could get in for free on that day! This saved me 6Euros. It seems all of the historic sites owned by the Irish Heritage organisation offer this enticement to visit their properties on the first...

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  • Premier Newpark Hotel Dublin

    Kilkenny Hotels

    I've never stayed in the Newpark but, as it's close to home, I've often been in for dinner and...

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  • Kytelers Inn

    Kilkenny Restaurants

    Kytelers Inn was pure amazing, from the delicious food to the great music. This restaurant/pub was the perfect place to enjoy our first night in Ireland. I cannot remember exactly what we had to eat but I do remember it being wonderful. Our waiter was extremely nice and the atmosphere of the restaurant was very interesting. Throughout the entire...

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Inishmore

See all 121 Inishmore Tips
  • Dun Aengus

    Inishmore Things to Do

    You will have to go to the visitor centre and pay your admission ticket (2 euro) before you can enter the fort. From here you have to go by foot towards the fortress Dun Aonghasa (Dun Aengus). It’s about 900 metres uphill. It will take you about 20 to 30 minutes to reach the fortress. Dún Aengus - The Fort of Aonghasa - is located on the edge of...

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  • Mainistir House Hostel

    Inishmore Hotels

    Aran Islands, County Galway, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Solo

  • The Aran Fisherman

    Inishmore Restaurants

    I must say the same thing about the garlic bread, again alot of cheese and not much garlic stuck on some bagette. I must say however that there was alot of it. There was a kind of burnt tomato in the middle with some tastless bacon (I think it was a tomato anyway....) Because of the rest of the menu that I was not very keen on and what they did...

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Cobh

See all 88 Cobh Tips
  • St. Colman's Cathedral

    Cobh Things to Do

    The Cathedral has its roots in the diocese of Cloyne which was moved to Cobh in 1769. At this time, the repression on the Catholic church was still subject to repressions and it was not until the 19th century when Cobh had the legal and financial possibilities to build an adequate Cathedral. Consturction started in 1867 but was not completed until...

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  • WatersEdge Hotel

    Cobh Hotels

    Yacht Club Quay, Cobh, County Cork, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Trains

    Cobh Transportation

    Cork is linked to Cobh by an hourly train service.. Trains start in Cork at Kent Station and also stop at Fota. Travelling time to Cobh is around 25 minutes. The commuter afre applies on that route, regardless of destination you pay 5,00 EUR vor a single ride and 7,70 EUR for a day return ticket (as of early 2013).

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Doolin

See all 118 Doolin Tips
  • The Cliffs of Moher

    Doolin Things to Do

    Everyone has to see the cliffs. They are breathtaking. Hike to them from Doolin. It's about 8 miles, but sometimes you can con a ride from a tour back to Doolin once you get there. Almost every tour company stops for lunch in Doolin after visiting the cliffs. They really are a site to see, although you will encounter plenty of tourists, souvenir...

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  • Ballinalacken Castle Country House

    Doolin Hotels

    This is the fantatsic restaurant at the Ballinalacken Hotel, also dueled as our wedding reception...

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  • O'Connors Pub

    Doolin Restaurants

    O'Connors is a lively, local pub that serves great food, usually accompanied by irish music played by local people who jsut happen to turn up and play for the fun of it. Traditional Music is played all year long and during the summer 7 nights a week 9.30pm 'til close O'Connors was awarded the Traditional Irish Music Pub of the Year in 2002 by...

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Wexford

See all 124 Wexford Tips
  • Wexford Town Internet Cafe

    Wexford Things to Do

    When travelling, it's always good to know where you can get the full internet cafe and business services. Check your emails, or websites, print in B&W or colour, scan or fax documents, use skype or make cheap telephone calls.

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  • Whitford House Hotel Health and Leisure...

    Wexford Hotels

    New Line Road, Wexford, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hen Party Central

    Wexford Nightlife

    Lots of English/Welsh hen & stags come over to Wexford for a lost weekend. Unlike Dublin, hens & stag parties are tolerated in Wexford (within reason). Harpers will take hens, but i dont think they would take a big stag party. Well I suppose you could bring plastic willies, fake tiaras, L-plates, fake boobs, whatever... ;-))

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Top Ireland Hotels

Dublin Hotels
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Killarney Hotels
268 Reviews - 586 Photos
Sligo Hotels
153 Reviews - 249 Photos
Waterford Hotels
169 Reviews - 420 Photos
Limerick Hotels
268 Reviews - 294 Photos
Kilkenny Hotels
307 Reviews - 660 Photos
Galway Hotels
507 Reviews - 927 Photos
Cork Hotels
620 Reviews - 1585 Photos
Kinsale Hotels
183 Reviews - 378 Photos
Donegal Hotels
44 Reviews - 69 Photos
Wexford Hotels
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Dungarvan Hotels
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Westport Hotels
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Cobh Hotels
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Clifden Hotels
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Travel to Ireland if you’re in the mood for green hills, locally distilled whiskey (arguably the best worldwide), and rich, historical sites such as the beautifully restored Kilkenny Castle. Each...