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

24(ish) Hours In Cork

View In Cork Neighborhood

Never have I felt closer to home in a foreign land than when I traveled to Ireland's Cork (city). The industrial heart of southern Ireland is practically a reflection of my American Rust Belt home, Cleveland. Yet when my fellow travelers, Vic and Rob, and I decided to visit Cork, we did so on a whim. This whim was the result of a conversation on what cities we wanted to visit while in ... Read Full Article

Cork: Ireland’s Rebellious County

In Ireland, a nation known for rebelliousness, Cork is known as the rebellious county. The Blarney Stone is located  in the area (8km from the Cork City), and according to legend, those who kiss the stone are afforded the ability to deliver eloquent, empty flattery. Thus, not only are Corkonians prone to shaking a fist at authority, but they'll give speeches as they do it. Cork is the largest ... Read Full Article

Kenmare, Ireland – The Jewel on the Ring of Kerry

Kenmare, Ireland, founded in 1670, is a well-preserved little town set at the foot of the Cork and Kerry mountains. Here the River Roughty meets a sea inlet that reaches deep into the Kerry coast. People who marvel at the natural beauty of the area and the attractive town with colorful houses call it the “jewel on the Ring of Kerry,” as it is on the popular Kerry loop tour. Kenmare bustles with ... Read Full Article

Ireland’s Wonderful West Coast

  One of the popular travel routes people take when going to Ireland is up the west coast - starting from Cork and heading north through the Dingle Peninsula - to Doolin and the Cliffs of Moher, and ending in Galway. This is a fantastic trip, rugged enough to require hardy boots and a good tent, but still peppered the entire way with cozy beds for the weary and some of the best pubs in the ... Read Full Article

Visiting Ireland’s Killarney National Park

Torc Waterfall by Duloup

Killarney National Park is a beautiful and massive park tucked away in the far southwest corner of Ireland. Surrounding the shores of the also-enormous Lough Leane, the park is full of fun and is almost a holiday in itself. To help you navigate the park, here are a few suggestions in getting there and what to see once you’re there. Getting There The easy option is to join one of the many ... Read Full Article

Touring Irish Breweries

The Irish people are justifiably proud of the fine beer created in their country. You can sip local productions in every pub in Ireland, but for a full understanding of the cultivation and culture of the country’s famous tipples, you’ll need to journey to the source. These breweries located around Ireland, are open to the public and offer comprehensive tours and tastings. Guinness Storehouse – ... Read Full Article

Kissing the Blarney Stone

Ever thought about lying down on your back, leaning your head backwards over the edge of a castle tower, and puckering up to a moist piece of stone?  If so, that’s exactly what you’ll get to do when you go to kiss the Blarney Stone. The Blarney Stone, officially known as the Stone of Eloquence, is a stone laid in the parapets atop Blarney Castle, a medieval fort near the city of Cork. The stone ... Read Full Article