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The top things to do in Ireland

Travel Inspiration for Your Ireland Vacation

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Welcome to Ireland! As your Celtic Experts, we’re here to introduce you to the vibrant local restaurants, top sights and best places to stay on your trip to Ireland, the Emerald Isle. From perfectly-planned guided tours to custom travel packages, we can’t wait to share the traditional experiences of our homelands with you.

Explore the best places to eat, see and stay in Ireland

  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Trinity College
  • Jameson Midleton Distillery
  • Blarney Castle
  • Hill of Tara
  • Aran Island
  • Ashford Castle
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Cliffs of Moher
Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin, Ireland


Ireland's largest city, Dublin, caters to every type of traveler. Whether you’re venturing on a girls/guys trip with pub crawls as the main scene, focusing on discovering your Celtic ancestry with your family or traveling solo to explore beyond its countless shops and top cuisines, Dublin has a progressive food scene, innovative museums and cultural centers, beautiful historical monuments, and unique activities. Explore our favorite things to experience and where to stay in Ireland’s capital.

Glendalough Graveyard in Ireland

Dublin's Doorstep & the Hidden Heartlands

They say the beauty of travel is not only found in the places you visit, but in the people you meet along the way and in Ireland, this is doubly true. Just outside the busy Dublin city center, you'll find local communities that bring you the very best of Ireland on your vacation. Take in the easy pace of rural life as you galivant through tiny towns, glistening lakes, scenic pasturelands and tranquil forests.

Cobh Cathedral in Cork, Ireland

Cork & the Southeast

Castle ruins and national parks, domineering mountains and cascading waterfalls, medieval cities and quaint colorful coastal villages - the region of Cork has it all and more for your Ireland vacation. Visit the Opera, try your hand at hurling or see famous crystal being crafted. In Cork City, Ireland’s ‘second capital’ is home to Avant Garde street art, riverside walks and off-beat pubs. Cosmopolitan. Laidback. Incredible. Welcome to the Cork. Welcome to the South East.

Killarney National Park in Ireland

Killarney & the Southwest

The quaint town of Killarney is the place where coziness and adventure meet for the best trip to Ireland. Located in rural County Kerry, Killarney has colorful 19th-century buildings, a spectacular national park and an unparalleled coastline. So whether you’re a culture seeker, family vacationer or bucket-list traveler, whether you want to stroll along the shore or get your adrenaline up – this is a must-visit region of Ireland.

Cliffs of Moher in Shannon, Ireland

Shannon Region

Shining with beauty on Ireland’s west coast, the Shannon region boasts picturesque villages, medieval castles, bustling pubs and incredible cliffside views as far as the eye can see. Let our travel experts help you navigate through this scenic area as we introduce you to a few of the favorite, locals spots along the way.

Galway, Ireland

Galway & the West

Fall in love with one of Ireland’s most romantic destinations, including discovering the charm of Westport and the majesty of Ashford Castle. Share in the rich folklore that has long since disappeared on the Aran Islands, learn the history behind the walls of medieval ruins and seek out the passion of the Irish culture through its world-class, traditional music, song and dance.


Top Ireland Vacations

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Catherines Collection in Ireland and Scotland

Meet Catherine Reilly

As the head of our Brendan team, Catherine has been making friends with the Celtic community for over 35 years so she's learned a thing or two about where to go and what to do in Ireland and Scotland. Check out her own personally hand-crafted collection of all the can't-miss experiences you can have too.

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