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!