The Ireland Blog 2015 | Top Attractions Ireland

  • 40 Great Festivals & Events to Check Out in 2016

    40 Great Festivals & Events to Check Out in 2016

    Tags - Guides, Ireland Travel Tips
    By Jayne Leonard
    04 Jan 2016

    In this post we feature some of the very best festivals and events you can enjoy in Ireland during 2016 - from Opera and Food Festivals to Horse Racing and even Bog Snorkelling. Check them out!

  • Cork City - Lots to Love

    Cork City - Lots to Love

    Tags - Foodies, Guides, Ireland Travel Tips
    By Jayne Leonard
    29 Jun 2015

    There’s ‘Lots to Love’ about Cork City. Often referred to as ‘Ireland’s real capital’ by its fiercely proud people. This compact city displays real character. Explore its fascinating history, traditional Irish pubs, fresh local food offerings and famous English Market. 

  • 10 Top Traditional Irish Nights of Entertainment this Summer

    10 Top Traditional Irish Nights of Entertainment this Summer

    Tags - Foodies, Guides, Ireland Travel Tips
    By Jayne Leonard
    10 Jun 2015

    Experience a true sense of Ireland's cultural heritage at a Traditional Irish Night of entertainment, hosted in venues throughout the country. Whether you are captivated by the global Irish-phenomenon that is Riverdance; or you simply take to the stage to show your own talents at a local ‘Seisiún’, you're guaranteed to take home memories that will last a lifetime. 

  • Dublin City - Lots to Love

    Dublin City - Lots to Love

    Tags - Foodies, Guides, Ireland Travel Tips
    By Jayne Leonard
    14 May 2015

    There's 'Lots to Love' about Ireland's capital. It's vibrant, welcoming and bursting with history, culture, family activities and an eclectic mix of pubs, cafes and restaurants. Named as one of the World’s Friendliest Cities by Conde Nast Traveller, Dublin is a must-visit!.

  • Belfast City - Lots to Love

    Belfast City - Lots to Love

    Tags - Foodies, Guides, Ireland Travel Tips
    By Jayne Leonard
    03 Jun 2015

    There’s ‘Lots to Love’ about Belfast. It's a special city - packed with history, culture, exciting events, stylish bars, gourmet eateries, great shopping, stunning Victorian architecture and some amazing attractions, like the Titanic Belfast Experience. It makes for a fantastic city break! 

  • Limerick City - Lots to Love

    Limerick City - Lots to Love

    Tags - Foodies, Guides, Ireland Travel Tips
    By Jayne Leonard
    24 Apr 2015

    There's 'Lots to Love' about Limerick City, Ireland's Riverside City - with the mighty River Shannon flowing though it. It's an historic city founded by the Vikings circa 922 A.D. and its city charter is older than Londons. It's castle, ancient walls and museums recall its dramatic past. It was designated Ireland's first National City of Culture in 2014. 

  • Galway City - Lots to Love

    Galway City - Lots to Love

    Tags - Foodies, Guides, Ireland Travel Tips
    By Jayne Leonard
    01 May 2015

    There's 'Lots to Love' about Galway - the City of the Tribes - a thriving cultural hub, renowned for its friendly people, great nightlife, fabulous festivals and eclectic restaurants. You’ll get a taste of ‘Old Ireland’ here too, with traditional crafts, music and customs found in every corner of Galway’s city and county. 

  • May you live all the days of your life.

    Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745), Irish writer and satirist, who is buried in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.
  • Top 10 Tips for First Time Visitors to Ireland

    Top 10 Tips for First Time Visitors to Ireland

    Tags - Ireland Travel Tips
    By John Leonard
    27 Mar 2015

    Great, so you are planning to visit Ireland for the very first time. Here are a few tips from TopAttractionsIreland.com to help ensure you get the most from your visit. These include learnings based on the mistakes of others!

  • 60 Top websites to help you plan your Ireland Holiday

    60 Top websites to help you plan your Ireland Holiday

    Tags - Foodies, Guides, Ireland Travel Tips
    By Jayne Leonard
    26 Mar 2015

    If you are planning to visit Ireland, here are over 60 websites that will help you when planning all aspects of your visit.

  • 20 Free Things to Do in Ireland

    20 Free Things to Do in Ireland

    Tags - Guides, Ireland Travel Tips
    By Jayne Leonard
    17 Apr 2015

    Great days out in Ireland don’t have to cost you the Earth...in fact, many of them won’t even cost you a cent! Here’s our list of the 20 Top ‘Free Things to Do’ in Ireland. 

  • 10 of the Best Foodie Experiences in Ireland

    10 of the Best Foodie Experiences in Ireland

    Tags - Foodies, Ireland Travel Tips
    By Jayne Leonard
    26 Mar 2015

    Of all the feedback we receive, one of the most positive relates to the quality of Irish food. Superb fresh ingredients and creative cooking combine to create wonderful ‘foodie’ experiences to suit all tastes and budgets. Here are 10 of the best places to experience our food (and drink). Enjoy!

  • Laughter is brightest where food is best. You'll laugh in Ireland!

    Irish Proverb
  • 25 ‘Must Visit' Top Attractions in Ireland

    25 ‘Must Visit' Top Attractions in Ireland

    Tags - Ireland Travel Tips
    By Jayne Leonard
    30 Mar 2015

    Ireland has hundreds of visitor attractions, many shaped as a result of our incredible human and natural history. You will discover everything from ancient castles, caves and burial sites through to heritage centres and magnificent natural attractions. Below is our selection of 25 'Must Visit' Top Attractions in Ireland - all of which feature on our website. 

  • Irish Tourism News and Accolades

    Irish Tourism News and Accolades

    Tags - Top Attraction News
    By Jayne Leonard
    11 May 2015

    Check out some of what’s new around Ireland - tourism wise. We’ll update this post regularly so you can pick up on what's new and what's receiving awards and accolades.

  • I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.  

    Oscar Wilde, Irish writer and poet (1854 - 1900).
  • Head for the Heights - at Cliffs, Towers, Battlements and  Lighthouses

    Head for the Heights in Ireland

    Tags - Ireland Travel Tips
    By Jayne Leonard
    30 Mar 2015

    Check out some of Ireland's top attractions and their stunning panoramic views from on-high. From 360 views of Dublin City from a chic bar, to a bracing view of three counties from a cliff edge on the Wild Atlantic Way - all bookable on this website!

  • 5 of the Best Breweries & Micro-Breweries in Ireland

    5 of the Best Breweries & Micro-Breweries in Ireland

    Tags - Foodies, Guides, Ireland Travel Tips
    By Jayne Leonard
    23 Apr 2015

    Being the fourth biggest beer drinkers in Europe, and home to the world-famous Guinness brand, we Irish know a thing or two about beer! 

    Here’s our list of five of the country’s best breweries and micro-breweries that are an absolute must for the beer connoisseur.

     

  • Rainy Day Attractions in Ireland

    Rainy Day Attractions in Ireland

    Tags - Ireland Travel Tips
    By Jayne Leonard
    20 Mar 2015

    Here in Ireland we enjoy a moderate climate, but the weather can be unpredictable. So, just in case you do get caught in a shower, here are some weather-proof attractions to enjoy... 

  • Ireland. No strangers here, just friends you haven’t met!

    Brendan Behan (1923 – 1964), Irish poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright.
  • Ireland for Romantics

    Ireland for Romantics

    Tags - Ireland Travel Tips
    By Jayne Leonard
    28 Mar 2015

    With fairytale castles, secluded islands, luxurious hotel retreats and breath-taking scenery, Ireland is a great destination for the romantic at heart. Here are just some ideas to help you plan an unforgettable break!

  • Spooky Things to Do in Ireland

    Spooky Things to Do in Ireland

    Tags - Ireland Travel Tips
    By Jayne Leonard
    20 Oct 2015

    Ireland is filled with centuries old castles, churches, great houses and graveyards, so it’s not surprising that there are lots of spooky stories to tell and really scary places to explore - so off you go... but just not on your own! 

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