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Ireland holds a special place in the hearts and minds of travelers. Irish legend and lore tempt vacationers from all around the world to
History of Ireland
Population: 4.6 Million
Currency: Euro (€ or EUR)
Language: English, Irish (Gaelic)
Time Zone: IST less 5 hours
► Anyone who kisses the famous Blarney Stone in Ireland gets the gift of eloquent speech.
► The longest place name in Ireland is Muckanaghederdauhaulia.
► Ireland’s famous Guinness Brewery in St. James Street Dublin has a 9,000-year lease.
► The Titanic was built in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Know the land on your travel!
Ireland is truly one of the friendliest countries to travel to. To the Irish, a stranger is just a friend they haven’t met yet! With one of the world’s most ancient cultures, Ireland has retained the best of its interesting past, whilst striding into the 21st century with style and aplomb. This amalgamation makes it a fascinating vacation destination.
And when you travel on a Cosmos or a Globus vacation, the tour director from the region will fill you with little anecdotes about Ireland’s amazing past and its lively present.
Sights & Sounds of Ireland
Not just history, Ireland has the world’s most magnificent and best landscapes. The 668-foot Cliffs of Moher is spectacular in its magnitude and a must-see sight! Ring of Kerry with its rugged coastline, sparkling seascapes, winding lanes, and mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses is one the most loved routes to travel on n Ireland. And last but not the least is the awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. This is probably the most photographed of all locations in Ireland with its mysterious stack of hexagonal stones!
Along with spectacular sights, Ireland offers the most captivating music. Some of the best places to enjoy Irish music are the famous Irish pubs with their scrumptious cuisine. Every visitor to Ireland has to experience a visit to a local club to drink their whiskeys and listen to the music!
Festivities on St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day, celebrated on March 17 each year, is the day when everyone wants to be Irish. It is a day of revelry, fun, and celebration of Irish culture and heritage. The Irish consider St. Patrick as the Patron Saint of Ireland. In Dublin, the parade is a huge, colorful, theatrical event with vivid displays and international bands. If you are in Ireland that time, do ensure to make it to Dublin!
Shamrock has a special significance for Ireland. Saint Patrick used the three-leaf clover to symbolize the Holy Trinity, explaining to his followers that the leaves represented the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. And though each leaf represents a separate entity, they are all tied to one greater being. Over time, Shamrock came to be the symbol of Ireland.
For the love of food …and drinks!
The Irish take food and drinks as seriously as life itself, and a whole lot of care goes into preparing delightful dishes. Locally grown ingredients give the cuisine wonderful flavours with freshness.
Choose between fine-dining experiences to finger-licking street food – we promise you will come out feeling satiated! Try the famous Armagh apple tart, the fresh mussels or the unique Black Pudding! Pair your food with a drink of your choice – the world famous Guinness Whisky or the Irish coffee amongst others.
Capture the essence of Ireland as you travel on an affordable Cosmos or a premium Globus Ireland tour. Indulge yourselves in Ireland as an expert tour director takes you around and introduces you to the local legends. And all along see Ireland’s amazing scenery, including the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher; the spectacular Ring of Kerry with its sparkling seascapes, winding lanes, and mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses; and awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. Kiss the legendary “Blarney Stone,” visit the House of Waterford Crystal, and explore Ireland’s exciting cities. But that’s not all…receive opportunities for excellent shopping, lively entertainment, and amazing museums sure to leave you with lasting memories.
Cosmos and Globus offer over 12 different vacations to Ireland with a choice of varied budgets and duration. Choose Ireland as your next vacation destination and we assure you, you will fall in love with this magnificent country!