Visit These Top 5 Cities in the Emerald isle

Dublin's Temple Bar

Céad míle fáilte! The Irish saying that means ‘a hundred thousand welcomes’ is something that you’ll hear plenty of times when traveling around Ireland. It’s the unofficial slogan of the Emerald Isle, often considered to be one of the friendliest places on earth and renowned around the world for its iconic symbols: clover leafs, leprechauns, St. Patrick, whiskey and Guinness. Ireland’s ... Read Full Article

Best Day Trips From Dublin

Ancient cultures, wildlife, outdoor adventure ... pick a Dublin day trip category and enjoy. While Ireland's capital city has enough to keep visitors engaged for weeks, it can be illuminating to get outside the city center and see exactly what the picturesque countryside is so famous for. During the years I lived in Dublin, I took many day trips, some of them spectacular, and all of them ... Read Full Article

Enjoy Peaceful Belfast in Northern Ireland

Years ago, sipping on a pint of Guinness in Belfast's historic Crown Bar would have qualified as high-risk adventure travel. The pub, owned by the National Trust that manages the UK's most important historic places, sits directly across the street from the Europa Hotel which, locals will tell you with a bit of macabre pride, is the world's most bombed. But the violence that defined decades of ... Read Full Article

A Day in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Any in-the-know tourists will tell you that Belfast in Northern Ireland is a hidden paradise, full of history, ambience, and hospitality. The city is the only United Kingdom entry listed in Frommer's top touristic 12 destinations for 2009. And frequent express trains connect Belfast with popular Dublin in less than two hours. While a day is simply not enough to fully experience the charms of ... Read Full Article