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The splendid culture emanating Celtic traditions, the people very hospitable and hilarious means that more and more tourists choose Ireland rich in the sun instead of Spain. Ireland is a member of the European Union (currency is the Euro), one of the fastest growing countries of the Commonwealth in terms of economic and population. If you are looking to book your Ireland Holidays 2014, we can help you.
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Holiday to Ireland
Ireland every year is visited by millions of tourists and many of them return back the next year to examine further the mystery of this beautiful and green country. Cheap holidays to the Republic of Ireland are one of the more obvious choices for us Brits when looking for an absolute bargain. As the closest neighbor to the UK in distance and in cultures, Ireland really is the best option for getaways on a whim and for those on a budget. Located in north-western Europe, to the west of Wales and just south-west of Scotland, the Republic of island occupies 5/6th of the island whilst northern island occupies the most northerly sixth. Known as the Emerald Isle, Ireland is fast becoming a cheap holiday hotspot. Being one of the most peaceful, tranquil and fascinating countries of the continent, and at great value, there really is no reason not to explore Ireland!
Cheap holidays to Ireland can always be had to, whether you choose to stay in one of it's many cities, or reside in the countryside. Cheap holidays can also be had in a whole host of accommodation types to, some may opt for a small locally ran hotel or even a luxury retreat! Camping, B and Bs and holiday cottages are also big business in Ireland. Millions of tourists take cheap holidays to Ireland throughout the year, and a vast number of them find themselves returning time and time again. Cheap holidays to Ireland come in all shapes and sizes to, outdoor adventures are just a often has as city breaks to Dublin and Cork! Walking holidays as well as horse riding holidays top the list when it comes to the countryside! The enchanting culture of Ireland and its people are the making of what are already destined to be wonderful holidays. Over the summer months, Ireland can be seen at its best, enjoying a temperate climate and perhaps some of the greenest of pastures on the planet! Cheap holidays to Ireland's capital are the perfect cheap city break and ideal for stag doos. Aside from pints of Guinness and shopping, sightseeing and culture also play a big part in Dublin lifestyles. Open top buses are the best way to see all the sights of the city - and even allow you to hop on and hop off too! Famous Dublin attractions include Dublin Castle, the National Gallery of Ireland, and the Dublin Writer’s Museum, which has a recording of James Joyce reading from one of his books.
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Of course the Guinness factory is not to be missed - in the heart of St James’s Gate Brewery, a fantastic place to spend an afternoon. The museum is well designed with exhibits that hold your interest, and is housed in the original Storehouse buildings with a new centrepiece building that’s shaped like a pint of Guinness. When you get to the top – the head of the pint – you find yourself in a circular restaurant that overlooks the city - and every visitor over 18 is given a free pint! For those that have done Dublin, or are after something a little more low key, Cork is a great alternative. County Cork of The Republic of Ireland is located on its West Coast. Known as “the rebel county” this region has some of the most varied and breath-taking scenery in Ireland, as well as a very lively, dynamic city. This enjoyable holiday destination can incorporate a lively city break with walking holidays, horse riding, hiking, outdoor activities and historical attractions.
Holidays to Cork aren't complete without visits to the Blarney Castle, the Old Port, the Red Abbey and the cities great outdoors. The tallest building in the Republic of Ireland is the County Hall tower built in a modern style that differs greatly to the many residences of Georgian Style. A great way to view the city is by climbing to the top of the tower at the Church of Shandon! Each clock face of the tower shows a different time - known to locals as the four faced liar. The two city cathedrals and the Opera House are also great photo ops. For those that are after the ultimate peace and quiet, and perhaps the feeling of having really got away from "real" life, the top two countryside hotspots are that of Kerry and Shannon.
County Kerry is located in the extreme south west of the Republic of Ireland, cheap holidays to Kerry are great from the most scenic of landscapes, for walking and cycling enthusiasts this is a must visit, this dynamic town is home to three famous lakes and beautiful mountains. Ireland’s highest mountain is in fact in County Kerry - Carrantuohill which stands at an impressive 3414 feet. Walking tours are easily available and well worth it, trails are also well mapped out for those that don’t want to be with a group.
Along the coast dip your toes into the warm shores off of Kerry’s sandy beaches lined with stunning cliffs and rocks. For something commercial and a really great day out head to the tralee Aqua Dome indoor water park. Shannon is located on Irelands West coast, with beautiful country side and plenty of places to visit a holiday to Shannon is well worth it. For the best of the Irish outdoor, quaint villages and enchanting landmarks, Shannon will tick all your boxes. For the perfect travel packages to Ireland, cheap holidays and absolute bargain deals, book with us here at Fleetway Travel.
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