Ireland Travel Guide

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See all 5405 Dublin Tips
  • Kilmainham Jail

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dublin Things to Do

    There is a separate area in the Kilmainham Jail Museum where the last words uttered by the 14 leaders of the 1916 Easter Uprising who were executed, plus some photographs and documents. The first sentence and last sentence spoken by the leader, James Connolly.------------I do not wish to make any defence except against charges of wanton cruelty to...

  • Westbury Hotel

    Dublin Hotels

    I stayed at the Westbury Hotel for one night in May 2013 while on business in Dublin. To be frank,...

  • Bewley's - closed until Autumn 2015

    4 out of 5 stars

    Dublin Restaurants

    Whilst doing some tip grouping in early March 2015 I came upon the following piece of information which may be of benefit to the traveller. Bewley's coffee shop on Grafton Street has been closed and will remain so until Autumn 2015 when it will re-open on the ground floor only with the upstairs seating area shut. Whilst I am more of a pub man than...



See all 628 Cork Tips
  • Blarney Castle

    Cork Things to Do

    Southwest Ireland is considered one of the most visited regions in Ireland, and anyone passing through there can understand why. This is thanks to the extraordinary combination of monuments, quiet roads, lively pubs, and most important: bike-friendly paths I decided to dedicate this post on our trip out to Cork, the "Gateway City." Cork is...

  • Jurys Inn Cork

    Cork Hotels

    This hotel is clean and centrally located,within 5 minutes walk to the heart of the city and also...

  • The Gingerbread house

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cork Restaurants

    I spotted this on the reviews and thought I should share the sorry news, The Ginger Bread House is no more. Sometime in 2006 (I think) they closed for renovations - and never re-opened - and well is it missed. It was a ramshackle place with odd chairs and tables. You could sit for house over one pot of tea and write your memoirs. Emo kids sat...



See all 272 Limerick Tips
  • Bunratty Castle

    Limerick Things to Do

    The good - easy to see Irish dancing and singing without having to go to a pub and wait until 11pm. Ample parking. Extremely talented singer and dancers and musicians. Good view from all tables, as there are two tiers of seating. The bad - 39 Euro per adult. Entertainment may have been great but the food was not. Limp salad on bread and butter...

  • Clarion Hotel Limerick

    Limerick Hotels

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

  • Texas Steakhouse

    4 out of 5 stars

    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.



See all 534 Galway Tips
  • Burren

    Galway Things to Do

    Strangely im from galway county and had never been to the Burren or the cliffs (or mabye i was when i was very small). I can really see how people are so impressed with the Burren and the Cliffs. Myself and my husband decided to hire a car and do a day trip in September and i must say it was a most amazing experience. After alot of googling i came...

  • Jurys Inn Galway

    Galway Hotels

    Spent two nights here last November. The location was fantastic - right next to the main shopping...

  • Irish Traditional and Galway Seafood

    4 out of 5 stars

    Galway Restaurants

    We checked into our Galway B&B and started looking for lunch. We drove out the Barna Road along Galway Bay, a spectacular drive. At one point there was a turnout with parking so we stopped for photos. After soaking in the gorgeous ocean view, we spotted Padraicin's Bar and Restaurant across the road. Perfect. We moved the car up to Padraicin's...



See all 288 Killarney Tips
  • Ring of Kerry

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Killarney Things to Do

    The ring of kerry is a wonderful scenic route thew takes in the Kerry peninsular. There are 2 main ways of doing it, by bus or by car. If you do it by car, make sure you drive in the same direction as the buses, and not in the opposite direction as the roads can get very narrow, and trying to get past a bus on parts of it would be a trial...

  • 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...

  • Gaby's

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...



See all 202 Waterford Tips
  • Waterford Crystal Factory

    Waterford Things to Do

    The house of Waterford Crystal is located in the centre of Waterford and is easy to find. There is a large showroom filled with wonderful crystal what they say is "the largest selection of Waterford Crystal in the world." I was amazed at the many designs created from crystal! Crystal isn't cheap to buy - you need plenty of money, I really don't...

  • Waterford Castle Hotel

    Waterford Hotels

    Being from Waterford I would never really have reason to stay in hotels locally, but there have been...

  • Emilianos

    Waterford Restaurants

    Emilianos is the brainchild of a local Irish/Italian girl, Lavina, and her husband Emiliano. They met several years ago when they were both working on one of the luxury cruise lines, fell in love, and came back to Waterford giving us this delightful eatery. The food is genuinely Italian. Waterford now hosts a number of Italian eateries, and they...



See all 165 Sligo Tips
  • Benbulben Mountain

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

  • Sligo Park Hotel

    Sligo Hotels

    I had no problems with this hotel at all. It was clean, tidy, service was ok, good parking...

  • 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...



See all 182 Kinsale Tips
  • Old Head of Kinsale

    Kinsale Things to Do

    This is one of my favourite places in County Cork, this windswept rocky promontory reaching out into the ocean. There is a lighthouse at the end of it but you can't get to it - the road ends with a gate a long time before it and a fence on both sides tells you in no uncertain terms you won't be welcome there. Unless... unless you join the exclusive...

  • Actons Hotel

    Kinsale Hotels

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

  • Man Friday's

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kinsale Restaurants

    In recent years Kinsale has seen an influx of wonderful modern gourmet restaurants clamouring to outshine the old favourites. Man Friday's is one of those golden oldies and, in my opinion, it is superbly holding its own. One could be forgiven for missing the entrance, tucked away as it is on a street corner of what appear to be secluded private...



See all 359 Kilkenny Tips
  • Kilkenny Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kilkenny Things to Do

    The original Anglo-Norman stone castle was the work of Norman Knight - Richard De Clare who was nick-named Strongbow. Strongbow was one of the Knights who helped Henry II of England seize control of some regions of Ireland from 1171 onwards. It would have been him who had the sod built structure and sections of a large earthen rampart built, found...

  • 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...

  • Kytelers Inn

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...



See all 214 Howth Tips
  • Howth Head

    Howth Things to Do

    Ceann Bhinn Éadair (Howth Head) is best approached from Sutton bu there is a wonderful view of the area from the clifftop path from Howth. Howth Head was originally a separate island but through time the sand built up and it is now connected to the mainland. The area is great for birdwatchers as many birds nest in the cliff and the scrubland...

  • King Sitric

    Howth Hotels

    East Pier, Howth, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Bloody stream pub

    4 out of 5 stars

    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...



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.

  • 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...

  • Lord Bakers

    4 out of 5 stars

    Dingle Restaurants

    Great atmoshphere, nice fire going, comfortable seating, and great food. I had my first "black pudding" here. A nice place to treat yourself after a long day of touring. Even though it was February and off season, there was a small wait. If you can a reservation it might be a good idea. Seafood.



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...

  • Mainistir House Hostel

    Inishmore Hotels

    Aran Islands, County Galway, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Solo

  • The Aran Fisherman

    1 out of 5 stars

    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...



See all 133 Doolin Tips
  • Cliffs of Moher

    Doolin Things to Do

    The walk along the Cliffs of Moher is the main attraction for the tourists, BUT only at a very few places you will be able to look down the dangerous cliffs, that have a hight of 200 meters at some places. No matter how far you walk along the cliffs of Moher, you will NEVER have a chance to find a path going down to the shore! The best place to...

  • Ballinalacken Castle Country House

    Doolin Hotels

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

  • The Lazy Lobster

    5 out of 5 stars

    Doolin Restaurants

    Whenever I'm in Doolin, I vist the Lazy Lobster. The food is very well, especially the fresh lobsters and the soups. Its not only a seafood restaurant, you can have really nice fillets of irish beef which are as good as the seafood is. The restaurant is small (like 10 tables or so) and the service crew is very friendly and helps you out when you...



See all 88 Cobh Tips
  • The Queenstown Story

    Cobh Things to Do

    Cobh, named Queenstown between , has been long associated with the age of ocean steamliners and the Irish emigration of the late 19th and early 20th century. It was in this time that the city was named Queenstown after becoming the first Irish town to be visited by Queen Victoria. Therefore, Cobh's history comes back to life in an exhibition called...

  • Bella Vista Hotel & Self Catering Suites

    Cobh Hotels

    We stayed here last year vitually to the day and a lot of work has been done to an already lovely...

  • 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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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...