Enjoy the capital city Dublin and experience the ancient lands of Meath, Kildare and Kilkenny.
Ireland’s lively capital city, Dublin is a mix of old and new – with its historic cobbled streets, vibrant night life and cultural delights. Top attractions include the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle, Trinity College and the famous Book of Kells.
Fitzpatricks Castle, Dublin
Clayton Hotel, Dublin Airport
Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin
Aspect Hotel Park West, Dublin
County Kildare to the west of Dublin is the location for Ireland’s National Stud farm, Horse Museum and Japanese Gardens. Nearby, Curragh Racecourse holds regular events, while Kildare town is home to St. Brigid’s Cathedral, with its 12th-century round tower.
Osprey Hotel, Kildare
Court Yard, Leixlip
County Kilkenny is located in the southeast of Ireland and boasts a large number of Norman castles and abbeys, making Kilkenny one of Ireland’s most historic counties. The city has a vibrant nightlife, fine dining and a rich array of arts and crafts as well as great shopping.
Kilkenny Ormande Hotel
Aspect Hotel, Kilkenny
Louth, the smallest county in Ireland has two major towns, Dundalk and Drogheda, half way between Dublin and Belfast. Highlights include Carlingford Lough and town, which has some excellent seafood restaurants and has become a mecca for outdoor pursuits.
D Hotel, Drogheda
Carrickdale Hotel, Dundalk
Newgrange Hotel, Louth
County Meath, located north of Dublin is in the eastern part of Ireland. It’s known for its archaeological sites, especially Brú na Bóinne, in the Boyne Valley. Neolithic monuments at this site include the huge, accessible passage tombs of Newgrange and Knowth.
Trim Castle, Meath
Dunboyne Castle, Meath
Johnstown Estate House Hotel, Meath
Westmeath is located in the North Central region of Ireland and has a wonderful select of lakes and waterways. Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Westmeath include Fore Abbey which is an ancient monastery and also Belvedere House.
Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar
Sheraton Athlone Hotel
Bridgehouse Hotel, Tullamore
County Wexford, on the southeast of Ireland has lots of scenic coastal villages and well-presented beaches such as Courttown, Curracloe Duncannon and Rosslare. Visitors can explore the extensive gardens in the John F Kennedy Park and the arboretum in New Ross, as well as the Dunbrody Heritage Ship.
Maldron Hotel, Wexford
Talbot Hotel, Wexford
Whites Hotel, Wexford
Wicklow, often referred to the garden of Ireland is south of Dublin city centre. It has mountains, hidden lakes, bogs, friendly villages and is at the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. Visit prehistoric places of worship and see Glendalough, a 6th century monastic site.
Grand Hotel Wicklow
Tulfarris Hotel, Blessington