This beautiful island, proudly facing the North Atlantic right on the edge of Europe, has a character just like its people: sometimes laid back and carefree, sometimes buzzing and exciting. It is a place that stirs the emotions one minute with its natural beauty and amazing history and then gives you a sense of peace the next where there’s always enough time to relax and enjoy your surroundings.
It is often called the ‘Emerald Isle’ for very good reason, with miles of lush countryside and picturesque villages and towns to discover. This landscape is also responsible for two of the great Irish passions, golf and horse racing, and there is ample opportunity to indulge your interest in both. Along the Atlantic Coast, Ireland shows its wild side where rugged mountain ranges dominate the skyline and you have 1500 kilometres of coastline to find a secluded spot to enjoy the view.
However no matter how stunning the scenery, how interesting the history, how good the food (and drink) or how many activities there are to experience, it’s the people that make a great holiday destination. Friendly, welcoming, chatty, helpful are all words perfectly describing the Irish personality and their desire to make you love their country as much as they do.