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A small island with a memorable punch, Ireland's breathtaking landscapes and friendly, welcoming people leave visitors floored. You'll want to go back for more.


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What makes Ireland a truly special place are those intangible moments that stay with you long after you’ve gone home. Here are 15 ways to find them.

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Things to Know

Lonely Planet writer and Ireland native, Fionn Davenport, shares his top 10 tips to have the best time in Ireland.

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You don’t need a rental car to explore the Emerald Isle. Here are all the options for getting around beautiful Ireland.

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Visa Requirements

Who wouldn't jump at the chance to visit the Emerald Isle? Here’s how to check if you need a visa before setting off on your Irish adventure. 

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Money and Costs

There are plenty of ways to make your money go further during your visit to Ireland. Read on for our local expert tips.

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Traveling with Kids

With its bounty of natural attractions, outdoor adventures and cultural sites, Ireland is packed with family-friendly activities. Here are our top picks,

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Best Road Trips

What’s the best way to get the best of the natural beauty and famous charm of Ireland? Hit the (rural) road on these top road trips. 

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