It may be separated by only a short stretch of water, and is easily accessible by air and ferry, but Ireland’s attitude to life is a million miles from England. The laidback mentality, stunning scenery and, of course, Irish “Craic” all combine to make for a memorable stay in the Emerald Isle. Ireland’s abundance of history, culture, wonderful scenery, lively music, nightlife and sport enable everyone to enjoy this dramatic and vibrant little island.
From St. Stephen’s Green to the National Museum, from Leinster House (Irish Parliament) to the bustling Temple Bar district, there is much more to Dublin than just the “Craic.” Literary fans will enjoy the Writers Museum and James Joyce Museum. Trinity College, founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, was home to Jonathan Swift, Bram Stoker (Dracula) and Oscar Wilde. Today it houses The Book of Kells, a bible manuscript dating back to 800 A.D. The Guinness Brewery is always worth a visit (free samples for adults!). But wherever you go, you’ll always find the “Craic” waiting for you.