Explore the Emerald Isle
Commonly referred to as 'the Emerald Isle,' Ireland is renowned for its scenic landscape, fascinating history and contagious Irish spirit. While touring the country, be sure to include on your itinerary the Cliffs of Moher, Holy Cross Abbey and Blarney Castle. When exploring the capital, Dublin, be sure to check out the Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College, which contains the Book of Kells, Dublin Castle and the Dublin Writers Museum.
Don't miss visiting a local Irish pub, ordering a Guinness and a bowl of hot Irish stew. For dessert try an Irish coffee – a mix of strong coffee and Irish whiskey that is sure to warm you up. There are more than 1,000 pubs in Dublin, which ever venue you find you're sure get a slice of culture. Start your pub exploration near St Stephen's Green, Grafton Street or Temple Bar, the heart of the entertainment district.
The Irish countryside is captivating. Take a trip to Donegal, an isolated county in the north of the country. Known for its rugged cliffs, it is also home to one of Ireland's most scenic treasures, Glenveagh National Park. Also be sure to travel through the Burren and the Connemara. The Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula offer fantastic self drive opportunities.