Ireland needs little introduction, it is a magical place that is known around the world as the Emerald Isle due to its beautiful countryside and rugged, romantic landscapes. A place that is both mystical and steeped in history, Ireland is one of those must-visit destinations. You will find it difficult not to fall in love with its friendly people, laid-back culture & often-tragic yet fascinating history.
gotoireland.today is a different kind of Ireland travel portal. We provide you with information that only the locals know, we uncover the hidden gems, the local secrets, the off the beaten track locations - in addition to the well-known destinations and venues that everyone should visit - Read more
In Ireland, you will find hotels of all standards, an abundance of bed and breakfast establishments which are usually very friendly, quite often family-run and good value for money in addition to a superb selection of self-catering holiday homes and caravan and camp sites. There are also specialist places to stay such as historic houses and castles.
Dublin - Ireland's historical centre
Dublin is the largest city in Ireland and is also the capital. With Georgian architectural elegance, a famous pub culture and fantastic museums and galleries, this seaside location easily lives up to its huge reputation - Read more
Cork - Ireland's second largest city
Revitalised stretches of waterfront and spruced-up streets with an abundance of coffee bars have provided Cork with a youthful, liberal and cosmopolitan feel. Cosy pubs, good quality local restaurants - Read more
Kilkenny - Ireland's medieval capital
Kilkenny is the Ireland of many visitors' imaginations and dreams. Known as the 'marble city' due to being built from dark grey limestone flecked with seashells, it is one of the southeast's most visited tourist destinations - Read more
Belfast - Capital of Northern Ireland
It wasn't so long ago that Belfast was classed as one of the four 'Bs' alongside Bosnia, Baghdad and Beirut as one of the must-avoid destinations. It has all changed now however - Read more
This month's spotlight - Donegal
County Donegal, is in Northwest Ireland and Lakelands and is the northernmost county in Ireland, stretching further to the north than any part of Northern Ireland.
This geographic isolation from the rest of the Republic has led to Donegal people maintaining a distinct cultural identity and has been used to market the county with the slogan "Up here it's different".
We've been working hard over the past few months building a detailed Wild Atlantic Way Directory & Guide and this will be launched soon.
Aiming to compete internationally with South Africa's Garden Route and America's Pacific Highway, The Wild Atlantic Way is a tourism trail on the west coast, and on parts of the north and south coasts of the Republic of Ireland. The 2,500 km (1,553 mile) driving route passes through nine counties and three provinces and stretches from Malin Head in County Donegal to the Old Head of Kinsale in County Cork.
Along the route there are 157 discovery points, 1,000 attractions and more than 2,500 activities. The route was officially launched in 2014 by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring.
Trinity College is Ireland's most prestigious college and many of its majestic buildings are hundreds of years old. The college was founded by England's Queen Elizabeth 1 in 1592 and is home to The Book of Kells.