Tourism

New experiences, New memories and a New adventure

There is so much to do here so I’ll list off a couple of ideas to get the ball rolling. Learn our cultural values, people call it the Emerald Island but there is a lot more to it than that…

What you decide to do is important, but what you decide not to do will shape your next vacation to Ireland.

I could list off all the reasons to visit Ireland but I only need to name three… experiences, memories and ‘craic’!Craic is an Irish slang word meaning fun, enjoyment, good times. No matter how much you hear about Irish hospitality – you need to experience it to really understand the hype. Don’t miss out on making the memories of a lifetime! Experience the lush, majestic landscapes and treasure the photographs forever.

With so much to do, the craic is always nearby. Have you experienced your first pint of Guinness? Or the electric social scene?Take advantage of signature marine spa therapies or try a round of golf on  one of the professional grade courses. After all the Ryder Cup was held at the K Club, Co. Kildare in 2006. Try cycling or driving some of the best routes Europe has to offer like the Ring of Kerry or The Wild Atlantic Way. These routes were designed for people to experience some of the best Ireland has to offer. 

The sky’s the limit when it comes to creating memories in Ireland. Here in Ireland we love our festivals we have all kinds taking place throughout the year including arts, literature, fashion, music, performance, film and much more!There are so many wonderful tours of castles, Celtic heritage sites, national parks and much more! Have you something in mind? Let me know when you want to visit and I’ll tell you what’s on, just call or email me :) 

Jump into the boots of Irish culture by taking part in National sports such as Gaelic or Hurling. These are two of the national sports. Tickets for the games are usually cheap and the memory is priceless. 

Gaelic Football

Hurling

To get the full cultural experience you’ll need to hear the Irish language – Gaelic. Gaeltacht regions are places known for speaking the Irish language, they are mostly found on the western coast of Ireland. Areas such as Galway, Kerry, Donegal and the Aran Islands speak Gaelic commonly. 

When you plan your journey with us we’ll send you an eWelcome Booklet filled with Irish phrases and much more. 

The island is embedded with legends,myths and tales like the Blarney Castle, one of many famous Irish castles. It is home to the Blarney Stone; legend claims that the stone grants the gift of eloquence to those who kiss it. 

Blarney Castle

The music scene is hotter than ever since the rise of Niall Horan. His success has placed emphasis on the Irish music scene.It is not all mainstream, you really can’t afford to miss traditional Irish music and dancing if you want an in-depth experience of Irish culture. There are usually traditional music festivals on throughout the year.

Traditional Irish music session

The Celtics brought their own form of folk dancing over 2,000 years ago. But it was the 16th century where dominant styles were being made. in the 18th century each Irish Dance Master had their own district to teaching pesents.

Here are the main 3 types of Irish Dance:

  • Ceili Dancing – Ceili means; gathering of neighbours in a house to have an enjoyable time It is a social or party dance. Pronounced as Kay-lee. Several couples dance together to set movements      
  • Tap Dancing – Similar to tap dance. You and your partner synchronise dance side-by-side. Entirely focused on footwork, swing your arms however you like!  Often improvised so it is really fun
  • Quadrilles – Combination of Irish and French. More formal moves like the waltz & swing

Traditional Irish music session

The landscape and scenery are so amazing that experiencing it has become an activity in itself! The walkways and parks are beautiful.

Tour the Wild Atlantic Way, assimilate to Irish traditions and culture while viewing spectacular pink skies settle above gold beaches or glowing, sloped hills. It’s simply impeccable!

Be prepared to be astonished when you witness the Giant’s Causeway, you’ll question how it was possible for the volcanic remains to shape such a beautiful sight. There are a lot more sights like this…

Benbulin Mountain, Co. Sligo

Giant’s Causeway, Co. Antrim

 So have you any ideas yet? You can call me for free on 1-800-686-5645 and I’ll help you brainstorm!

 


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About Ed


Hi.
My name is Ed short for Edgar. Mixed blood of Latvian and Ireland
I have lived in Mullingar town for most of my life. Traveling around the country is my favorite pass time activity, I have been to many places, and love to explore all the nooks & crannies of Ireland. The beauty of Ireland's landscape is unbelievable sometimes you feel like in a different country. From the serenity of the walk at Glendalough to the humbling feeling of being beside Cliffs of Moher is truly amazing to experience.
When I travel throughout Ireland the hospitality is the one thing that stood out most! Cork is my personal favourite as the people are so nice and welcoming my highlight was the Titanic experience where you feel like one of the passengers who are about to board the ship from the heartbreak pier that still stands to this day.
In Ireland you will always get the warmest welcome in any B&B. My other hobbies are cooking horse riding and fishing. I can’t wait to share the experiences with you for your Trip of a lifetime to this amazing Green Isle.
Sláinte (Cheers)

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About Donna


Hey, my name is Donna and I'm from the town of Mullingar in the Heart of Ireland.

One of my passions is exploring and from my experience, Ireland is a beautiful country to explore. I have so many recommendations but for newcomers to Ireland I definitely opt to send you to Westport for Croagh Patrick & Clew Bay, perfect for hiking scenery and beautiful seafood, 

My favorite place in Ireland is Galway City - I love going for a meal with my friends, followed by a stroll down the cobbled streets, before popping into one of the Traditional Irish Pubs like  An Púcan.

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About Rita


Hi, I’m Rita and I am living in Kilkenny, the Marble city.

Born in Portugal, I fell in love with Ireland from the moment I landed here. I intended to stay for 6 months, and 6 years after I just cannot imagine my life without the Irish ‘craic’. 

Working in Events & Tourism for the last years has been so rewarding - bringing people to see all the magical, undiscovered spots in this country is what I wake up for every day. I have made memories that will last a lifetime, and I work towards creating the same experiences for others visiting the Emerald island. 

My favourite place in Ireland is probably the Dingle Peninsula, where bumpy roads bring the Atlantic ocean and green mountains together. The seafood is just as brilliant as the landscape, which I couldn’t forget to mention, being the foodie that I am!

You could say I am biased when I pick Kilkenny as one of my other top spots - I just can’t get enough of this lively mediaeval city branded by its hospitality.

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About Tina


Hi my name is TinaMarie, I have been working in Travel for over 15 years now and still love it as much as when I just started. There is something very special about bringing people to Ireland because we live here we take pride in our wonderful little country and want the whole world to experience what we are lucky enough to have on our doorstep.

Without a shadow of a doubt my favourite county and city in Ireland is Galway simply due to the dual aspect living you can have in this area the beauty and serenity of the Connemara countryside and the diverse cultural living of Galway city. Come and see firsthand how friendly and welcoming the Irish people are , Stop waiting and make the trip of a lifetime!

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About Sinéad


Hey! My name is Sinéad. I'm from Longford, the heart of the midlands. I'm a countryside girl at heart, depsite living in the capital for a few years while studying. I love the hustle bustle of Dublin city centre, there's always so much going on and so much to do. Although, you can't beat the tranquility of the Irish countryside in my opinion!

Apart from my hometown, one of my favorite place in Ireland has got to be 'The Kingdom' (Kerry). The scenery is just unparalleled. From the idyllic wild Atlantic coasts to our selection of well-known mountain ranges, and everything in between. The ring of Kerry is definitely a must see, the nightlife is pretty great too!!

On my weekends I love to cheer on my local Gaelic football teams. I'd definitely recommend catching a GAA match on your travels!

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About Jessica


Hi, my name is Jessica,

I'm from the town of Mullingar, known as the hidden heartlands of Ireland. Travel is my passion, every weekend I try to visit a few different counties here in Ireland and also explore new and exciting countries. Unfortunately there is just not enough time to visit everywhere I want too on our beautiful island of Ireland, Naturally the next best thing is to help make others dreams come true with the trip of a lifetime to our fair isle!

My two favorite places in Ireland is Galway and Kerry. They are full of great culture, food, scenery, and of course many traditional Irish pubs!! There is always a great lively buzz no matter what time of year you visit.

I look forward to working with many of you in the near future to offer my knowledge, guidance and support for your trip of a lifetime.

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About Ronan


Hey!

My name is Ronan and I'm from Mullingar (the heart of the Midlands). I have a passion for travelling and have been all over the world. However, my most favourite place in the world is the west of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way. From seeing Basking sharks in Keem bay in Achill Island (Mayo), to having a lovely relaxing pint of Guinness in Salthill in Galway, to taking in the majestic Cliffs of Moher in Clare and kayaking alongside dolphins in Dingle bay (Kerry) - it's all just amazing. Oh, and not to forget the delicious Skellig chocolates while looking out at Skellig Michaeal in Kerry, yum!

I love all things sport and food - when I'm not travelling around Ireland I'm cooking up a storm in the kitchen and watching some local GAA (our national sport). I can't wait to help you out and make your trip to Ireland, the trip of a lifetime!

Céad mile fáilte mo chara - (A thousand welcomes my friend).

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