Ireland

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Ireland — Those seeking an Ireland vacation can expect warm Gaelic hospitality, a beautiful countryside saturated with every imaginable shade of green, underrated traditional Irish food and drink, great music and theater, and a tangible sense of the country’s rich and turbulent history. The nation is now finding its feet after its recent economic boom (a.k.a. The Celtic Tiger) was followed by the current downturn, but this has not dampened the Irish charm and hospitality that you’ll find in every corner of the country.

Why Go

For Guinness, market towns, rolling hills, quaint villages, dramatic seascapes, and the love of craic (good times).

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6 Great Resorts for the Solo Traveler

May 28, 2015 by Aly Walansky

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4 Irish Cultural Celebrations for St. Patrick's Day (It's Not Just Parades!)

March 10, 2015 by Teresa Bitler

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Jim's Journal: A Drive Around Ireland

January 29, 2015 by Jim Sherman

It is hard to believe, but despite taking numerous trips to the UK and Europe, I had never been to Ireland -- and that needed to change. This New Year's, rather ... Read More »

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