Cities & Towns

Dublin City

There is so much to see in Ireland's capital, but we've distilled it down to a few essentials for those who can only visit for a short time. Like any capital …

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Cork City

Ireland's second city is a compact place build largely on an island and easily explored on foot. It may not have the wealth of places to visit of other cities, but …

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Belfast City

Not to long ago visitors avoided Belfast, but times have changed and it is now a vibrant and fascinating city which you should include on your itinerary. Many remnants of 'the …

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Galway City

Known as the city of the tribes, Galway is the undisputed festival capital of Ireland and no matter what time of year you visit the chances are there will be …

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Abbeyleix, Co Laois

Abbeyleix is a planned town, built in the 18th century by the 2nd Viscount de Vesci, whose descendants still live in nearby Abbeyleix House. …

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Adare, Co Limerick

A pretty heritage village on the road from Limerick to Kerry, Adare is famous for its thatched cottages, which are among the most photographed vistas in Ireland. The village was planned …

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Arklow, Co Wicklow

Once a small seaside town and port, Arklow has grown enormously in recent years and is now a commuter town serving Dublin. Arklow was home to Ireland's first lifeboat and for …

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Athlone, Co Westmeath

In the past Athlone was the scene of many battles due to its location at a strategic crossing point on the River Shannon. Nowadays its a peaceful place, with a popular …

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Ballina, Co Mayo

Ballina is a busy market town famed as a centre for anglers, who are drawn to the salmon in the River Moy. There are a couple of interesting and little visited …

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Ballinasloe, Co Galway

The biggest event in Ballinasloe's year is the annual Great October Fair, Ireland's largest horse fair and probably its oldest. It's a mid sized market town which for history buffs is …

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Belmullet, Co Mayo

In a relatively little visted part of Ireland, Belmullet is a perfect spot for those who want to get away from it all to a place with extraordinary natural beauty. …

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Carlow Town

One of Ireland's fastest growing towns, mainly due to good road connections to Dublin, Carlow is a busy place with good shops and much of interest in the area. The recent …

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