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Ireland travel guide, with articles, photos, resources, and best things to see and do, compiled by As We Saw It photo & travel blog.

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5 Best Things to Do in Europe Temple bar in dublin Europe is probably one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. It might be for a quick city break, couples g...

Dublin, Ireland

Why You Need to See Waterford’s Granville Hotel Take a peek inside Waterford's Granville Hotel, a boutique, manor-style hotel that has played a prominent role in Irish...

Granville Hotel, Meagher's Quay, Waterford, Ireland

See the Rock of Cashel, Ireland’s Most-Visited Historic Site The spectacular Rock of Cashel is one of Ireland's most popular tourist sites. Here's why you need to take this easy day...

Rock of Cashel, Cashel, Ireland

World’s Best Scenic Drive: the Causeway Coastal Route Northern Ireland cliffs seen from Rope Bridge The Causeway Coastal Route is one of the best scenic drives in the world. This epic road trip from Belfast to Derry take...

Causeway Road, Bushmills, UK

How to Make Jameson Irish Coffee A first-hand lesson in how to make a Jameson Irish Coffee - using coffee, sugar, Jameson® Irish whiskey and heavy cream....

Jameson Distillery, Ireland

10 Things to Do in Kilkenny, Ireland in One Day Interior wall of Kilkenny Castle in Ireland From sports to history to food, the Kilkenny Tourist Bureau shows the top sights to see with a day in Kilkenny. Itinerar...

Kilkenny, Ireland

Waterford, Ireland 1 Day Itinerary One day Itinerary for Waterford Irealnd See the top highlights of Waterford, Ireland with this one day itinerary. Best things to see and do, plus where to eat a...

Reginald's Tower, Parade Quay, Waterford, Ireland

Buying an Irish Claddagh Ring in Galway, Ireland Irish promise friendship ring claddagh If you're in Ireland, think about buying a Claddagh ring in Galway and walking around the city, if only for a day. Read...

Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold, Quay Street, Galway, Ireland

Postcard from Clifden – Tracing Roots, Meeting Family Clifden Ireland as seen in the 1800s Clifden, Co Galway, and found Dan's family roots. The best part of visiting Ireland was meeting family--it was as if he'...

Clifden, Ireland

Investigating Our Family Roots: Kinsale, Cobh and Blarney Kinsale, Irish family roots On our 2-week road trip through Ireland, we explore Kinsale, Cobh and Blarney while Dan tracks his Irish family roots. R...

Cobh, Ireland

First Time in Dublin Night view of Ha'penny Bridge Driving around Dingle Peninsula to see its beautiful scenery, beehive huts, and a pub, also reveals the Gaelic side of I...

Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland

Visit Loop Head Peninsula and Skip the Cliffs of Moher The Irish cliffs at Loop Head Pointing into the Atlantic, Loop Head Peninsula in County Clare is a less-touristed, cost-friendly alternative to the Cl...

Loop Head lighthouse, Clare, Ireland

Day 2 in Dublin – Everyday Life Ways to experience everyday life in Dublin by walking around the city. Enjoy pubs, street performers, pedestrian streets...

O'Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland

One Day in Howth and North Dublin North Coast Photography Tour For beautiful shots of the city, take a photography tour of Dublin. First-hand story of a tour with Dawn2Dusk, a photogr...

Howth, Dublin, Ireland

Visit Dunbrody House, Kevin Dunston’s Wexford Hotel Dunbrody Country House Hotel Dunbrody Country House Hotel is an exclusive Irish Georgian manor-turned-restaurant owned by Irish celebrity chef Kevin...

Dunbrody Country House Hotel, Wexford, Ireland

Treasures of the Waterford Viking Triangle Waterford, Ireland If you're planning a trip around Ireland, resist the temptation to hurry down to Cork. If you bypass Ireland's “su...

Bishop's Palace - Treasures of Georgian Waterford, The Mall, Waterford, Ireland

9 Things to Do in County Wexford 9 Things to do in Wexford County Planning to visit Ireland's sunny southeast? Here are 9 fun things to do in County Wexford, from history to food to natu...

Wexford, County Wexford, Ireland

Lyrath Estate: Luxury in Kilkenny Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny, Ireland Though it's just outside of Kilkenny, Ireland, the luxury 5-star Lyrath Estate Hotel is a spa retreat that feels miles a...

Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny, Ireland

Try the Waterford Blaa – An Irish Specialty Waterford Blaa In southeast Ireland, it's good to hear someone say "blaa" at the table. They're talking about a local specialty: the Wa...

Waterford, County Waterford, Ireland

Slea Head Drive Ireland: Dingle Peninsula’s Scenic Road Scenic view Dingle Peninsula Slea Head Drive Ireland Experience the scenic Slea Head Drive around Dingle Peninsula, one of the best and most spectacular driving routes in Ir...

Slea Head Drive, Kerry, Ireland

One Day in Dublin, 5 Things to Do Things to do in dublin Churches, museums, history, pleasant views and delicious cuisine show there is much more to Dublin than just drinking in...

Dublin, Ireland

Latest Ireland Articles

5 Best Things to Do in Europe

Temple bar in dublin

Europe is probably one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. It might be for a quick city break, couples getaway, gastronomic trip with your friends, or cultural sightseeing by yourself, Europe has everything you could want in a vacation. Why visit Europe? Here are some reasons why Europe is still the dream destination …

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World’s Best Scenic Drive: the Causeway Coastal Route

Northern Ireland cliffs seen from Rope Bridge

The Causeway Coastal Route is one of the best scenic drives in the world. This epic road trip from Belfast to Derry takes you to the best things to see in Northern Ireland. Discover the Antrim coast, Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, and more with this unique itinerary.

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First Time in Dublin

Night view of Ha'penny Bridge

Driving around Dingle Peninsula to see its beautiful scenery, beehive huts, and a pub, also reveals the Gaelic side of Ireland.

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Tourism website: Discover Ireland

Time zone: UTC/GMT +01:00

Currency: EUR – Euro

Official language: Irish (Gaelic or Gaeilge) and Engligh

UNESCO World Heritage sites: 2