Ireland Trips

When to go:

  • July – warmest temperatures
  • August/September – still warm, but September is a great time to visit to avoid some of the summer crowds



What to do:

  • Southern Ireland is where many visitors spend most of their time and for good reason – consider the following:
    • Ring of Kerry – A 125 mile route around Southern Ireland to explore beaches on rugged islands, mountains and other scenery and attractions
    • Village of Blarney – kiss the legendary Blarney Stone that is said to give the “gift of gab” to those that pucker up
      • Insider Tip: Pick up some of the best souvenirs in Blarney
    • Visit Kildare to see the Irish National Stud & Gardens – the Thoroughbred horse breeding facility
    • Cobh – travel to the Titanic’s last port of call in 1912 and the Titanic Experience Museum
    • Explore Adare to see the historic thatched roof houses in a town known as one of Ireland’s prettiest towns
    • Insider Tip: A visit to the Dingle Peninsula is similar to the Ring of Kerry, but there is less traffic
    • Visit the city of Waterford – world renowned for the House of Waterford Crystal
    • The town of Killarney – a very picturesque area and a great area to buy wool at one of the markets
    • Scenic Cliffs of Moher
    • Connemara – visit the area where The Quiet Man, Ireland’s most famous movie was filmed in the iconic Ireland landscape




A visit to Ireland is not complete without a visit to the capital on the east coast. Here are a few things to do:

  • Tour the Guinness storehouse to experience Ireland’s famous beer
  • Visit The University of Dublin Trinity College to see the Book of Kells on display
  • Consider an Irish Pub Tour to sample local beer – try Temple Bar or Mulligan’s Pub in Dublin