A country of beautiful and evocative landscapes, and quaint small villages and pubs that are great places to visit. The Republic of Ireland is located north-western Europe, to the west of England. It's made up of 26 counties and the country is now something of an economic powerhouse.
There are so many beautiful scenic spots in the country such as County Waterford and the beaches and cliffs of south-eastern Ireland. Galway is another scenic spot and the town is well known for its pubs and music. In Kilkenny you'll feel like you have travelled back to the past, as you walk down cobbled streets with many old fashioned shop fronts. It's also home to an amazing hilltop castle.
There are excellent air links and ferry links to the Republic of Ireland. Internally there are fast and efficient road and rail connections. Train fares can be expensive though.