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Reasons to visit the island of Ireland in 2017

Reasons to visit the Island of Ireland in 2017

For breath-taking scenery and amazing sights that will have you reaching for your camera, look no further that the Emerald Isle. Ireland is home to beautiful attractions such as the Giant’s Causeway in Antrim, Sliabh Liag Cliffs in Donegal and the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare.

Reasons to visit the island of Ireland in 2017

From Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coastal Route to the West Coast of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, you’ll find hundreds of magnificent golden beaches just waiting for you.

Reasons to visit the island of Ireland in 2017Ireland is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts. From walking to surfing to horse-riding, and everything in between, Ireland is a place where there is an outdoor activity to suit everyone.

Reasons to visit the island of Ireland in 2017Ireland is well known for it’s craic and welcoming people. If you want fun, laughter and a welcome like no other, then Ireland is the place for you!

Reasons to visit the island of Ireland in 2017

Home to Ireland’s Ancient East, the Emerald Isle is brimming with fascinating historical sites. From castles to megalithic tombs, Ireland is rich in historical ruins for you to explore.

Reasons to visit the island of Ireland in 2017
Irish Farmhouse B&Bs make the perfect base for exploring the island of Ireland. We have bed and breakfasts located throughout Ireland. So if you want a vacation to remember, book your visit to Ireland in 2017 today!

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The Skellig Ring

The Skellig Ring

The Skellig Ring has been named as one of the top ten regions in the world to visit in 2017 by travel guide Lonely Planet. This amazing scenic region, located on the Ring of Kerry, is brimming with history and old world charm.

Valentia Island is one of Ireland’s most westerly points and is linked to the mainland by a bridge at Portmagee on The Skellig Ring.

Valentia IslandPortmagee, on The Skellig Ring, is a delightful fishing village on the Wild Atlantic Way and is the gateway to Skellig Michael.

Portmagee

The Skelligs are two islands located about 12km off the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry. Skellig Michael is a Unesco World Heritage Site as it was an early Christian hermitage and the well-preserved remains of the monastery are still intact today.

The Skellig Islands

Waterville is a picturesque seaside village located on the Wild Atlantic Way and is part of The Skellig Ring. It’s the perfect location for outdoor enthusiasts and was a favourite holiday spot for the famous Charlie Chaplin!

Waterville in Country Kerry

Ballinaskelligs is a Gaeltacht area in the south-west of the Iveragh peninsula and is part of The Skellig Ring. It’s not only a walkers paradise, but home to an Augustinian Priory which was founded for monks who came to the mainland from Skellig Michael in the 12th Century.

Ballinskelligs

 

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Souvenir Passport for the Wild Atlantic Way

Passport Perfection along the Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way is an impressive 2,500km coastal route along the stunning west of Ireland. It is truly breath-taking, with its mesmerising views out across the Atlantic Ocean, amazing natural beauty and fascinating attractions along the way. The Wild Atlantic Way is unforgettable, so why not pair those memories with a special keepsake? This is where your souvenir passport comes into play.

Set of Stamps

Souvenir Passports from the Wild Atlantic WayKeepsake Wild Atlantic Way passports are now available to purchase in Post Offices along the coastal route, for only €10. They are the perfect way to track your trip, as there are an impressive 188 discovery points for you to explore. As you visit each location, you can collect unique stamps for your passport from Post Offices or Tourist Information Offices.  Your souvenir passport not only is the ideal log of your journey, it also allows you to receive a “Wild Atlantic Way Certificate” as proof that you have completed the magical experience!

Rewards along the Route

Stunning sandy beaches along the Wild Atlantic Way188 discovery points is no mean feat to complete, so don’t worry about having to cram everything into one trip as you can simply pick up where you left off in terms of collecting your stamps. The Wild Atlantic Way is comprised of six zones, and once all stamps are collected for a particular zone, any Tourist Information Office along the route will reward you with a special WAW gift!

From glorious sandy beaches to fascinating historical attractions, there is so much to discover along the Wild Atlantic Way. These souvenir passports are such a wonderful way to treasure your memories and also serve as a brilliant reminder as to why you want to return to the Emerald Isle as soon as possible!

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Walking Holidays in Ireland

Walking Holidays in Ireland

Ireland is the perfect destination for a walking holiday and Farmhouse B&Bs make the ideal base. If you want a walking holiday to remember, pack your walking boots and make your way to the Emerald Isle. Farmhouse bed and breakfasts are located throughout Ireland and are surrounded by countryside, mountains, beaches and parklands that were made for a walking adventure.

The Wild Atlantic Way

Walking Sliabh Liag CliffsThe Wild Atlantic Way on the West coast of Ireland is a dream location for walkers. There are mountain hikes, cliff-top and coastal walks and endless walking trails to keep the most avid walker challenged and captivated. From the Sliabh Liag Cliffs in Donegal and the Greenway traffic-free walking trail in Mayo, to the Burren in County Clare and the Kerry Way in County Kerry, each walking trail is as spellbinding as the next and competitive for the most amazing views.

Ireland’s Ancient East

Ireland's Ancient EastFrom The Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland to the Beara Peninsula in Cork and Kerry and every county in between, you’ll be astounded by the mix of scenic walking routes and hiking trails that you can enjoy. With Ireland’s Ancient East experience, there are endless historical trails that offer an insight into Ireland’s past with castles, stately homes, ancient ruins and mythological and archaeological sites aplenty. Ireland’s cities, towns and villages are perfect for an informative leisurely stroll. In fact, cities such as Dublin, Waterford, Derry and Limerick are so compact that they are best explored on foot. You can avail of a guided tour that will take you around the must-see sites and significant historic locations.

Farmhouse Accommodation

Traditional Irish BreakfastAfter a wonderful day exploring the Irish countryside, you can return to your comfortable farmhouse accommodation to relax and unwind. With such comfy surroundings, a wonderful night’s sleep is guaranteed. In the morning, you can tuck into a traditional Irish fry which will undoubtedly set you up for the day ahead. Your B&B host will be on hand and at the ready to help plan your next day’s walking expedition.

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Wild Atlantic Way in County Mayo

Ireland’s Natural Beauty

Ireland’s Natural Beauty

The first thing that you will notice when you arrive in Ireland is its stunning natural beauty. The Irish countryside really does offer forty shades of green and an abundance of exceptional landscapes. Having recently returned from a trip abroad, the first thing that hit me was the beautiful lush green fields that surrounded me as I travelled down the road and I realised how much I had missed Ireland’s natural beauty.

Beautiful Places

Ireland's Natural Beauty includes the Sliabh Liag Cliffs in Co DonegalThe one thing that we take for granted living in Ireland is its jaw-dropping beauty. It is home to natural phenomenon that you just won’t see anywhere else in the world! Locations throughout Ireland such as the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, The Burren in County Clare, Sliabh Liag Cliffs in County Donegal, The Copper Coast in County Waterford, the Wicklow Mountains National Park, and the Beara Peninsula in County Cork will astound you and as far as these magnificent places go, the list is endless. The Wild Atlantic Way on the West Coast of Ireland is the longest defined driving route in the world.  It spans nine counties and is truly breath-taking with so much to see and do.

The Great Outdoors!

Macgillycuddy Reeks, Ring of Kerry in County MayoIn Ireland, you are spoilt for choice, from beautiful landscapes that are perfect for outdoor adventures such as walking, cycling, golf and horse-riding, to a coastline made for surfing, sailing, fishing and more. There are mountains to climb and parklands and woodlands to explore, all offering something that little bit special. Ireland has no less than six National Parks including, Killarney National Park known as the “Jewel in Kerry’s Crown”. This park alone is famed for its beauty and is home to Macgillycuddy Reeks (Ireland’s highest mountain range), Ross Castle, Muckross Waterfall and the Lakes of Killarney.

Accommodation

Farmhouse bed and breakfasts are located across Ireland and offer modern and comfortable accommodation, yet retain the old traditions that make them so unique. You have the option of taking part in farming activities or to just sit back and enjoy the tranquillity and peace of your beautiful surroundings.  They are the perfect base for exploring Ireland’s undeniable natural beauty.

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