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8 of Ireland’s Most Mesmerizing Castles

Dotting Ireland’s rolling green countryside are a variety of ancient castles, stoic reminders of the country’s medieval history. Some crumble in picturesque ruins, while others shine with ornate brilliance, thanks to restoration. Whether you’re...

Everything to Know About Visiting the Cliffs of Moher

Some say that the Cliffs of Moher are the edge of the world. Rising out of the sea in a wall that stretches five miles (eight kilometers) long and 702 feet (214 meters) high,...

Telling Stories of Irish Life

Scientist by day, photographer by night — or at least whenever she can find time. That’s how Avril Kennan makes it work. Her routine isn’t exactly conventional, but with two kids and a career,...

How to Spend a Day in Dublin

Planning your Irish itinerary? Be sure to visit the Republic’s largest city. With miles of charming cobbled streets, colorful storefronts, and quaint corners, Dublin is the perfect introduction to the Emerald Isle. If you’re...

9 of the Best Hikes in Ireland

Ireland’s natural areas are a beautiful mix of lush countryside and rugged mountaintops, all of which are laced with beautiful hiking trails. With such uninterrupted landscapes, hillwalking (as locals call it) is, unsurprisingly, a...

An Irish Summer with My Brother

Before our plane landed in Ireland, Alec and I were just like any typical brother and sister, familiar, but a little complacent about our relationship. After all, how many siblings really know each other? For...

6 of the Best Pubs to Visit in Dublin

There’s a reason the pubs of Dublin are legendary. With pints of locally made Guinness, lively folk singalongs, and friendly patrons of all ages, pubs are the perfect introduction to Irish culture, even if...

9 Classic Routes for Your Next Road Trip in Ireland

Ireland is the perfect country for road trips, which makes choosing a specific route particularly difficult. To help aid your planning, here are nine routes across the country, of varying length, to take on...

Plan Your Trip to Ireland

"I wanted real adventures to happen to myself. But real adventures, I reflected, do not happen to people who remain at home: they must be sought abroad." -James Joyce Ireland: an island in the...