It doesn't take too long to fall in love with Ireland. From the first sight of rolling green that spreads thick across the land and surrounds quaint country towns, you'll be helpless to the country's charm. Then you'll hear the accents; thick, melodious and always friendly – even if a little hard to understand. Much like the green grass and chipper accents, Celtic history, like that found at the monastery of Clonmacnoise in Country Offaly, also spans throughout Ireland. You can kiss it at the Blarney Castle near Cork and see it along the Ring of Kerry drive.
Ireland may be old but there are parts that have managed to remain young at heart. The energetic capital Dublin is living, partying proof. The cosmopolitan city is home to a lively nightlife, an array of attractions within walking distance from one another and a history that will fascinate. Visit the magnificent Dublin Castle, learn about medieval life at Dublinia & the Viking World and mingle with the locals at one of many local pubs.