Republic of Ireland

The Republic of Ireland is a country that offers beautiful, sweeping landscapes and serene countryside, as well as a famously warm, welcoming and lively culture.

Dublin

Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland, and a popular destination visited by tourists from around the world.  The city is renowned for its vibrant, welcoming atmosphere, with plenty of entertainment on offer, as well as a wealth of bars, cafes and restaurants.

Dublin is closely tied with arts and culture; the city centre’s theatres host productions of the highest calibre, with world-famous names taking to the stage.  There are also numerous art galleries showcasing a range of great work.

Temple Bar is without doubt the nightlife centre, located south of the River Liffey.  Live music features prominently, with many venues offering bands throughout the week.  For shopping, the city has several districts with big name stores, as well as plenty of markets.

A visit to Dublin wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the Guinness Storehouse, where you learn more about the famous drink’s fascinating history, and you can get the best view of the city at the attraction’s Gravity Bar.

Dublin is the home of Guinness, and produces 10 million pints a day.

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Cork

Cork is a city located in the south-west of the Republic of Ireland, and is built on the River Lee.  The river creates two channels, with an island formed that serves as the city centre.  Here you’ll find one of Cork’s main attractions, the Old English Market.  You can choose from a range of fresh produce, relax with a bite to eat and enjoy the vibrant setting.

Another popular Cork attraction is the Shandon Bells; you can climb the bell tower at St Anne’s Church and have a go on the ropes, and your ear drums will be left intact thanks to ear defenders!  You can also enjoy some great views from the tower, perfect for a few photos of this picturesque city.

County Cork is the largest county in Ireland.

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Limerick

Limerick lies on the River Shannon, Ireland’s longest river at 224 miles.  The historic city centre lies on King’s Island, which is formed by the Abbey River.  It was originally a walled city, and that area is now known as Englishtown, whilst the city itself has expanded significantly beyond these borders.

Limerick has its fair share of landmarks, including King John’s Castle, which dates back to the 13th century, and Limerick City Museum.  The museum takes a closer look at Limerick’s fascinating history, whilst the castle uses 21st century technology to help you explore an iconic part of the city’s heritage.  Touchscreens and 3D models help you interact and give you more from your experience.

Limerick lies on the River Shannon, Ireland’s longest river at 224 miles.

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