The island of Ireland, located to the west of Great Britain in the Atlantic Ocean, consists of the autonomous state of Ireland and a smaller part of Northern Ireland, which politically belongs to Great Britain.
Rugged coasts and rolling hills
The wide, lake-rich plain in the centre of Ireland is surrounded by hills with cliffs dropping steeply towards the sea. The climate in Ireland is surprisingly mild, and the whole island lush green. It is wonderful to explore nature with several days of hiking on the well-prepared hiking trails of the national parks, where you can stay overnight at one of the many B&Bs.
Mullaghmore in the west of Ireland is an insider tip for surfers. Big waves are guaranteed and ensure a first-class surfing experience.
A visit to a pub is a must
The capital Dublin bewitches with its medieval streets in the centre, the Phoenix City Park, the "green lung of Dublin" with its zoo, and an exuberant nightlife.
With a glass of Guinness beer in your hand, you can enjoy the exhilarating atmosphere in the pubs while the fiddlers fill them with Irish folk music in the evening.