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Our Ireland

Legendary landscape...

The Cliffs of Moher seem to unfold in waves as they plunge into the ocean. Go at dusk to see the colors of the rock transform with the changing light.

Must stay...

At one of Ireland’s castle hotels to experience true Irish luxury. Our favorites include Ashford Castle and Dromoland Castle, for their beautiful grounds, wonderful hospitality, and range of activities, including golf, archery and fishing with a traditional guide.

Iconic experience...

Listening to a spontaneous traditional music session while enjoying a pint at a local pub.

The journey...

Irish roadsides are lined with evocative sights: white-wooled sheep grazing on verdant grass, Neolithic structures and ruined medieval castles, pastures delineated by dry-stone walls, abundant wildflowers, farmers selling potatoes and strawberries, and brightly painted homes and shops.

Don’t miss...

Touring Beara Peninsula, a smaller, wilder cousin of the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula that’s home to craggy seascapes, formal gardens, working fishing villages and spectacular mountain passes. Almost devoid of tourists, Beara is one of Ireland’s best kept secrets and greatest treasures.

Ireland with children...

Children will love staying in and exploring castles, spotting livestock and rainbows, visiting traditional farms, making chocolate, watching glassblowing, taking a hawk for a walk, and riding in boats and horse carts.

Traditional crafts...

Visit the Avoca Mills to see how gorgeous woolen products have been made for centuries; the mill’s colorful goods are available at shops throughout the country.

Discover...

The Burren Perfumery is a surprise hidden deep in the weird landscapes of The Burren. Perfumers use flowers from their beautiful garden, along with local herbs and wildflowers, to create elegant, luxurious bath products.

Shopping...

Exquisite textiles, beautiful glass and crystal, local crafts from Kilkenny's markets, and upscale Irish housewares from department stores in Dublin.

Ancient Ireland...

See Viking artifacts, an ancient cache of gold and the Book of Kells in Dublin before exploring stone circles, beehive huts, and monastic settlements throughout the country.

Literary Ireland...

Shaw, Yeats, Wilde, Joyce, Beckett…see the birthplaces and haunts of some of Ireland’s most famous writers on a private tour of Dublin.

Gardens galore...

Irish gardens delight and amaze, and can be found throughout the country. Explore Japanese, Italianate, formal, Victorian, walled and wild gardens, each one a frenzy of color or an oasis of tranquility.

Eat and drink...

Enjoy farmhouse cheeses, brown bread, smoked fish, black pudding, fish and chips, and Wexford strawberries. Eat in at a pub featuring traditional music in a tiny, colorful village and wash your meal down with a terrific whiskey or pint of beer.

Experience Our Ireland.

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Ireland on Our Blog

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Testimonials

Our family is having a great time in Ireland. The hotels have treated us literally like royalty…thanks to you!
~ R.K., Weston, CT