Ireland is truly one of the great sightseeing destinations. The
local people are wholehearted in their welcome, there is an
abundance of charming natural landscapes and historical sights, and
the Guinness really tastes better here at the source. The country
also has a wider significance for many American visitors whose
ancestors came from these shores in great numbers.
Although there are must-see attractions like Blarney Castle,
Trinity College and the soaring cliffs of Moher, the real magic of
Ireland lies in the unexpected encounters with the local people and
unplanned evenings in country pubs where impromptu gigs can set
your soul alight.
Winter is not the best time to visit as it is cold and rainy so
plan your trip for the summer months between April and September
when Ireland is at its best. The ideal way to get around is by
rented car (although petrol prices are among the highest in the
world), and by bicycle which you can use to explore the photogenic