About Ireland

Getting to Know Ireland

Perched on the northwest tip of Europe, this beautiful island is the one place in the world where even time getting lost will be worthwhile. With ancient myths and legends to uncover, amazing landscapes to explore and friendly people to meet you are assured an unforgettable experience.

Whatever your interests may be, Ireland’s rich culture and heritage, buzzing cities, breath-taking scenery and thrilling outdoor pursuits will ensure your stay is as full and rewarding an experience as possible. Read the quick guide to visiting Ireland.

Our Cities

As well as being young, vibrant and cosmopolitan, Ireland’s 11 urban hubs are perfectly formed and easy to explore! Find out more



Our Countryside

From the rolling green hills and waterways of our Lakelands, to the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland's diverse landscapes will take your breath away. Find out More


Festivals and Events

Fancy crowning a goat, immersing yourself in the arts or indulging in some oyster shucking? Festival time in Ireland is a year-round celebration. Find out more



Activities and Culture

Irish culture has taken thousands of years to develop, and our landscape millennia so enjoy every moment exploring the best of both. Find out More



Discover Ireland

Ireland is waiting to be discovered! Find out more


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