How to spend a city break in Ireland

How to spend a city break in Ireland

A visit to the Emerald Isle is filled with rolling green hills, jaw-dropping cliffs, and history steeped in tradition.

Perspective

Have a right old craic!

“Craic” roughly translates as have a great time. Everyone in Ireland is super friendly − so go ahead, chat up people in the pubs while you listen to traditional Irish music.

Weekend getaway

To make the most of Dublin on a city break, I suggest catching the hop-on/hop-off bus tour. On the other hand, most attractions are a short walk from the city ­centre. You can stroll the grounds of Trinity College and check out the Book of Kells exhibit or walk through St. Stephen’s Green. If you really want to get into the Irish spirit, take in a game of Gaelic football or hurling at Croke Park, one of the largest stadiums in Europe.

Road trip

It’s definitely worth venturing outside of Dublin. Just 30 minutes south lies County Wicklow and the majestic Wicklow Mountains. If you have more time to explore then head south-west towards Killarney and County Cork. I highly recommend a visit to Galway and the Cliffs of Moher on the West Coast. And if you want to head north towards Northern Ireland then a stop at the Giant’s Causeway is a must.

The medieval city centre of Galway.

The luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.

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