Dublin at night

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

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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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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