Ireland

Few countries are mithered by cliché as much as Ireland. Also, few countries are patronised as being filled by cheeky charm and rogues. Look beyond the stereotype, when your not in Temple Bar, Dublin at least, and you will find a far more charming and wonderful country.

With its rugged mountains, stunning lakes, and spectacular coastline Ireland is the perfect setting for the outdoor enthusiast while the towns and villages offer visitors the 'craic,' a pint of the black stuff and some excellent traditional music.

We have carefully assembled four touring hotspots in Ireland that will have you chomping at the Celtic bit.

Galway

Galway is our preferred city in Ireland. When you get to the West, you feel as though you have found the real Ireland. Music pours out onto the streets and the Guinness flows like water.

Value for money 3 out of 5
Night Life 4 out of 5
Sport 4 out of 5
Recreation 4 out of 5
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Belfast

All those things you think you know about Belfast? Forget them. The city is fantastic to visit. Rarely will you get a friendlier welcome. Throw in a fascinating recent history and great sport, and you have yourself a cracker.

Value for money 5 out of 5
Night Life 4 out of 5
Sport 4 out of 5
Recreation 4 out of 5
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Dublin

Dublin has seen more Rugby Tours than any other city. With famous appeal to young and old, the city will always be popular. The ideal starting point for any longer visit to Ireland.

Value for money 3 out of 5
Night Life 5 out of 5
Sport 4 out of 5
Recreation 4 out of 5
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Cork

The rebel city of Ireland has much to offer. A one-time European Capital of Culture, this music filled town has a great relaxed atmosphere and some great sporting traditions.

Value for money 3 out of 5
Night Life 4 out of 5
Sport 3 out of 5
Recreation 4 out of 5
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