The Emerald Isle
A countryside of rolling hills crossed with a lattice of rustic wooden fences. A towering, cliff-lined coast kissed by the constant spray of sea salt. An entire island coated an emerald green lusher and more vibrant than anything you’ve ever beheld.
This is Ireland, a country marked by its staggering beauty and rich tradition of storytelling. It’s impossible to not feel the ancient magic in the air as you step out of the airport and feel the breeze against your skin. Your journey begins here.
Watch, Read, Listen
The ability to tell stories holds unmatched power, a distinct ability to mine any experience — from the meaningful to the mundane — and unearth a magic within. Nobody understands this more than the Irish.
Storytelling is central to Irish culture. Literature seems to spill from the nation’s cities, boglands, farms, and cliffs. Therefore, we’ve decided to highlight the country’s key literary locations.
Whether you’re visiting for a quick weekend or a taking a month to explore, no Irish journey is complete without checking out at least one of these old architectural relics. With that in mind, here are eight of the most mesmerizing castles in Ireland.
See Coastal Towns
Carved by the Atlantic Ocean, these places are littered with stretching beaches, sharp cliffs, weathered castles, and quaint main streets. If you’re struggling to choose which coastal towns to include on your itinerary, this list is here to help.
Take a Hike
Like the country’s history, the variety of trails is extensive, allowing travelers to see much of the country by simply walking or hiking. Here are nine hikes to get you started.
From the Blog
20 Top Travel Destinations for 2018
Whether they offer striking landscapes to explore, bustling cities to experience, or exciting festivals to take part in, here are the top destinations to add to your travel bucket list for 2018!
Grana: Origins of a Fabric
We asked four Passion Passport community members to join us as we traveled to the source of five different Grana fabrics. They documented what they saw and experienced these unique, origin stories for themselves.
Finding Wonder in the Quaint
Wanderlust often fills my thoughts with images of colorful, cosmopolitan cities. I am energized by the challenge of navigating the maze of a new city and find joy in wandering aimlessly, unsure what cozy café or bustling street corner I’ll come across next.
Climbing the Cliffs
I had been in Ireland for nearly four weeks and was suffering from severe homesickness. I cried myself to sleep every night; despite living out a life-long dream, all I wanted was for it to end.