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Ireland tours and sightseeing

 

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.

 

Sights

Dublin is the capital city and about a third of the country lives there. It's a crowded, busy and vibrant city that has enjoyed a renaissance over the last decade. Fans of history will enjoy a visit to Trinity College Library to see the Book of Kells, a manuscript from the 9th century that contains the four gospels. The city is also linked with many literary luminaries and in Dublin you can visit the Oscar Wilde House, and George Bernard Shaw's birthplace. There's also a literary pub crawl with actors who perform scenes of famous writers' works. Many people find they can't leave the city without visiting the Guinness Storehouse, the official ‘home' of Guinness. There's a tour round the brewery and a lesson in how to pour the perfect pint.

Ireland Travel

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.

Transport

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.


Climate

The Republic of Ireland enjoys a temperate climate. The summers are warm and the winters are much cooler. Rain falls all year round.

 
 
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