Ireland


A picture postcard, only real! Ireland with its stunning landscapes and myths of a bygone era lures you to a holiday that you will never forget…Tranquil Escapes helps you get on this holiday to Ireland…Dia duit!


Albeit a small country, Ireland has a lot packed into it. From plunging cliffs, rolling plains, charming villages, warm people and pubs with lively traditional music, Ireland is magic waiting to happen. While living in a swanky hotel is always an option, the chance to stay in an Irish castle has a charm of its own. With its scenic and ever-changing landscapes, this is a country meant for road trips. The chances that this beautiful country may bring out the artist or poet in you are high! And of course, you never know, you may just bump into a leprechaun and discover your own pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

Good time to Visit: May to October

Duration: 8 to 12 days

Ideal for: History & Culture, Natural Beauty, Families, Adventure


Highlights


  • Dublin

    The capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin, dates back to the times of the Vikings. One of the friendliest cities in the world, Dublin is a popular and attractive destination for tourists. With its rich literary legacy, it has emerged as literary hotspot! Replete with Georgian elegance, the city has a number of cathedrals and castles that need visiting. With thousands of pubs to choose from you are assured hours of gaiety and some maybe some Dubliners as friends! Learn how to pour a perfect pint at Guinness Storehouse.

  • Wild Atlantic Way

    On the bucket list of many road trip enthusiasts, this road trip is one of its kind. Along Ireland’s west coast route, you will come across some incredible sights, well marked and easy to follow. Driving through the South west, at Cork you can check out the castles, cathedrals, churches and the Gaol (19th century prison) . The strong hearted can also choose to get waylaid, with ‘ghost tours’! Do visit the Blarney castle, kiss the fabled Blarney Stone to be gifted with eloquence. Drive through the ‘Ring of Kerry’ to reach Killarney. Encounter Ireland’s gems like Dingle, for some Irish music and the famous Murphy’s Ice Cream, Galway with its lively Latin Quarter, explore the Connemara region, a seaweed spa in Silgo county to reduce your stress and strain, and drive on to Grange and the Donegal County. The Wild Atlantic Way, ends in the northern-most point of Irelands mainland, the sunny Malin Head.

  • Ring of Kerry

    In Ireland’s south west is a popular tourist destination, the Iveragh Peninsula. Running around this peninsula is the scenic drive called the Ring Of Kerry. 179 km long this route along Kerry county’s seaside villages will leave you spell bound. It is part of the Wild Atlantic Way and can be visited as a day trip. However, one of the best ways to absorb the beauty of this county in its true form, would be to check-into one of the Bed & Breakfast places here and let yourself be immersed in Irish hospitality, culture and tradition. There are many trails waiting to be explored in the interior of the peninsula either on foot or by car. During warmer seasons, you can plan to take a detour to Skellig Michael. A 12 km boat ride from Portmagee will take you to this island, which houses a Christian monastery dating back to the 7th century.

  • Connemara

    The Connemara plateau is a beauty waiting to be explored, its nooks and crannies holding treasures of lakes, bogs, valleys and beaches. Its savage beauty is sharpened by the diverse landscapes, the North and West are mountainous while the South is filled with lakes and bogs. The Maumturk Mountains and the Twelve Bens mountain range are ideal for hiking and trekking for those who like the adventure.

  • Cliffs of Moher

    Another of Ireland’s spectacular sights, it is one of the top visited tourist destinations in Ireland with over 1 million visitors each year. What makes it a top destination is the sheer beauty of the vertical cliffs, rising majestically at 203 meters at the highest point and dropping vertically right into the Atlantic ocean. Get away from the tourist crowds and take a 5.5 km walk towards the south of the cliffs, to Hag’s Head and the highest point of the cliffs. You can visit the O’Brien tower here . A walk along the cliffs is called for! Wear sturdy shoes and be sure to dress warmly as the winds blowing over the Atlantic can be quite cool.

  • Literary Tours

    You can opt to be part of a literary tour while you are in Ireland. Tours ranging from a few days to few hours (some even including pub crawls!) are available, you can visit some of the places that inspired Irelands’s legendary authors and poets, soak in the Irish heritage while visiting some galleries that are the pride of Ireland.



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