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What to see, what to do Ireland?

The 10 good reasons to go Ireland

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Beautiful Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is fascinating and the Giant's Causeway is a wonder.

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A thousand-year-old history

The sites of the Stone Age, scattered everywhere, are the most important in the world

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A family destination

Many of the tours are child-friendly and they always receive discounts.

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The ads

The pub here is more than a bar; it is a pillar of social life

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A varied offer

Celtic ruins, medieval abbeys, castles, museums, the possibilities are varied.

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Many national parks

There are many national parks that protect the wilderness

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A warm people

The Irish love their country and want visitors to love it

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Traditions still alive and well

St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, traditional songs and dances, this is a land of customs.

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Vibrant cities

Dublin, Belfast, Cork or Galway, there is no lack of cities with a warm atmosphere.

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A wild nature

The beautiful scenery does not disappoint and is an ideal setting for hiking

What to visit Ireland?

Interview

Interview: MY DUBLIN

with Baptiste Tharreau, author of the guide

Baptiste Tharreau has been traveling the world for fifteen years for the Petit Futé. And the discovery of Ireland a few years ago was a revelation. Since then, he regularly takes his notebooks there to find new good plans. On this unique island, he loves the village atmosphere of Dublin, listening to traditional concerts with a beer in hand and walking along hiking trails

See the video of the interview

Good to know to visit Ireland

Timetable Timetable

In Dublin, as well as in the larger cities, museum opening hours are generally from 10am to 5 or 6pm every day of the week.

Public holidays in the Republic of Ireland:January1st, March 17th, Easter Monday, May1st, June1st, August1st, last Monday in October, December 25th and 26th, the only mandatory public holiday is December 25th.

In Northern Ireland: January1st, March 17th, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May1st, last Monday in May, July 12th, last Monday in August, December 25th and 26th.

To be booked To be booked

Reservations are rarely necessary. Except for the major tourist visits to Dublin in high season, such as Trinity College.

Budget & Tips Budget & Tips

The vast majority of museums and tourist sites are not free. Note that you often get a discount when you book online. And almost all of them offer a group entrance for families (2 adults and 2 children).

In Dublin, the Dublin Pass allows you to enter about thirty tourist sites without queuing, you have free access to the "Hop on Hop off" bus, and you also benefit from many discounts. Valid for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 days (€69, €89, €99, €109 or €115), it is an ideal way to visit the major tourist sites in the capital.

Main events Main events

Numerous events are organized throughout the year all over the country. Don't hesitate to contact the tourist offices to find out about local events.

Guided tours Guided tours

In Dublin, you can find all kinds of guided tours. And if there is one not to be missed, it is the Literary Pub Crawl (www.dublinpubcrawl.com) which allows you to discover the two pillars of Irish culture: the pub and literature. Led by two actors, a tour enamelled with literary anecdotes is proposed. We meet Beckett, Joyce, Wilde, Shaw and other famous Irishmen, in a very nice atmosphere.

Smokers Smokers

Smoking is not allowed in public places. This is true throughout Ireland.

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