Ireland Travel Guide

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See all 5404 Dublin Tips
  • Trinity College

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dublin Things to Do

    Trinity College is the biggest university in Dublin, and it has about 17.000 students. Most of the students only study one subject unlike the universities in Denmark. The university was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth 1st. the university is known for its beauty not for its age. Our class went on a study trip and the first attraction on our...

  • Westbury Hotel

    Dublin Hotels

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

  • Gallagher's Boxty House

    4 out of 5 stars

    Dublin Restaurants

    If you are in Dublin, this is a MUST eat whether it is for lunch or dinner. This is Modern Irish Cuisine at its best. OK, so what is a Boxty? Boxties are the invention of Pádraic Óg Gallagher, a noted expert on potatoes (really). He developed 3 kinds of originally in Leitrim and they can be found in the border counties of Leitrim, Cavan and...



See all 281 Killarney Tips
  • Ring of Kerry

    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 618 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...

  • 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...

  • Luigi Malones

    3 out of 5 stars

    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...



See all 532 Galway Tips
  • Religious buildings

    Galway Things to Do

    One of the stops on our walking tour was "St. Nicholas Collegiate Church," which is dedicated to St. Nicholas of Myra, patron saint of children and sailors. The solid, gray stone medieval church dates to 1320, though I thought its appearance looked much younger. St. Nicholas' is an Anglican/Episcopal church, and falls under the leadership of the...

  • 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 271 Limerick Tips
  • King John's Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Limerick Things to Do

    I've never actually been to King John's Castle but I'm here in my Technology class and I happened to stumble across this website so I decided to write something on it. I live in Limerick and King John's Castle is located there, so anything in Limerick will be the best.

  • Clarion Hotel Limerick

    Limerick Hotels

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

  • Dolen's

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Limerick Restaurants

    Dolan's is where you can find that quintessential Irish pub that you came to Ireland for that is not too touristy. They often have musicians jamming in the front but they also have a room in the back for concerts. The musicians up front play a lot of Irish songs. The musicians in back vary in gene and tickets are reasonably priced but vary by...



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...

  • 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...

  • Bianconi Rooms/Bells

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    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 which was also good 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 -...



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
  • Charles' Fort

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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.

  • Actons Hotel

    Kinsale Hotels

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

  • Fishy Fishy Cafe

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    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...



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 214 Howth Tips
  • Howth Pier

    Howth Things to Do

    This strange sculpture was erected on the pier in 2013 and is considered to be the best piece of public art on the Howth peninsula (i reckon i could have made the same ). Realt na Mara means STAR OF THE SEA and is stands 12 m high and is made with polished stainless steel to reflect maximum light. The sculpture is supposed to reflect the heritage...

  • 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 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 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
  • The 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...

  • Hotel Doolin

    Doolin Hotels

    We travel Ireland by car for 7 days and this wonderful ultra modern hotel near the Cliffs of Mohr...

  • O'Connors Pub

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...



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...

  • 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...