Why Choose Ireland?

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Ireland is well serviced by many of Europe’s top destinations. There are international flights to a dozen different Irish airports. Ireland is less than two hours from London, Paris or Brussels and just five and a half hours from the east coast of the US.

Ferries from six different British and continental ports serve Ireland. Once here, it is difficult to be more than one hundred miles from where you want to be. An extensive road and rail network ensures ready and easy access to your final destination, while flights within Ireland are also available.

You can also choose to see the beauty of Ireland’s rugged coastline or urban centres from the comfort of a chauffeur-driven car or a luxury coach, by helicopter or hot air balloon, or by steam train, executive train or cruise ship.

Selection of venues
Ireland has a great range of Five Star hotels. Ireland’s most luxurious hotels rank highly in comparison to international standards. There are eighteen five star hotels in Ireland, counting 2,270 rooms and some of the country’s best restaurants. These are located in elegant and stately castles, prestigious country clubs, and top class city hotels.

There are also many excellent quality 4-star contemporary hotels and charming period houses. There are sixty four star hotels in Ireland, counting 5,166 rooms of a high standard, with excellent cuisine and service, and all modern comforts.

The People
Many travel to Ireland for the Irish people, with their unique sense of humour, combined with a warm and welcoming nature. Despite the turbulent nature of Ireland’s past and extreme states of poverty, the Irish have always remained passionate about life. This is reflected in the Irish way of life… Sport: the national sports of rugby, Gaelic football and hurley, horse races… The electric atmosphere in a traditional Irish pub… Lively music & dance… Eloquence, through our literature and writers: Yeats, Oscar Wilde, Brendan Behan, James Joyce, Jonathan Swift, Samuel Beckett…and much more …

Ireland is famous for its green landscapes, full of colourful and interesting flora and fauna. The most spectacular of these are the 176km Ring of Kerry circuit in the south-west, Co. Wicklow situated near Dublin (better known as the ‘Garden of Ireland’) and the wild landscapes of Connemara in the west. Ireland is a country of major geological interest too, as emphasized by the unusual rock formations of the Giant’s Causeway in the north, the imposing Cliffs of Moher rising 210 meters above the Atlantic Ocean in the west and the lunar Burren rock landscape in the south-west.

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