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5 Irish trails with spectacular views

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Novelist Arnold Bennett once wisely said: “It’s easier to go down a hill, but the view is from the top” and what a view it is! If the trek up doesn’t make you breathless, the beauty of these Irish trails

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Why we love: the Kerry Camino

Maria ,

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Walkers on the Kerry Camino, a three day trail on the Dingle Peninsula, are rewarded with unforgettable scenery and a very special, Camino de Santiago connection. These are some of the reasons why we love… the Kerry Camino. AMAZING SCENERY

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What to wear hiking in Ireland

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The weather in Ireland is unpredictable at the best of times. The key is to expect the unexpected and plan accordingly. Preparing and layering is the name of the game.You’ll need to know what to wear hiking in Ireland before

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Must-see Irish Documentaries

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Ireland is a beautiful country with a complicated past. Some of the greatest artistic endeavours and cultural phenomenon are sparked within communities bound by the struggles of adversity. These Irish documentaries prove that. The rich culture of the tiny island

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Discover Wild Ireland

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If you want to immerse yourself in Wild Ireland then walking and cycling are two of the best ways to do it. Each time you make your way out of a town you will begin to have your senses overloaded

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NEW eBook: Cycling in Ireland

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So you know that you want to visit Ireland and you’re a fan of the great outdoors, but whats the best way to the most of this beautiful country on a short holiday? The answer is a cycling holiday! Our new eBook

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Top 5 reasons to visit Achill Island

Lisa ,

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This enchanting Island will fill you with the wonder and awe of Ireland’s historic past. The west of Ireland always had an association with poetic isolation but none more so than the rugged coastlines of Achill Island. If you plan

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How to make amazing Irish Coffee

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Irish Coffee is one of those comfort drinks that is best enjoyed in cosy surroundings, preferably in front of a roaring fire after an amazing day of trekking across Ireland. It was first conceived at Foynes airbase in County Limerick,

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Ring of Kerry: Top things to see

Karl ,

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The Ring of Kerry is one of Ireland’s most famous tourist trails, and it can be enjoyed in full by walking The Kerry Way. The circular route is surrounded by breath-taking views and wonderful green landscapes. The trail is a

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What type of walking shoes do you need?

Lisa ,

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The wrong type of walking shoes can make your journey uncomfortable, tiresome and hurt your feet. Choosing the right type of footwear is essential to any walking holiday. There are a few things to consider before you purchase your next

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Ireland Interactive hiking map

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Do you want to learn more about the best hikes and trails in Ireland? We have designed an interactive hiking map for all to enjoy! Our map includes video footage of some of our most popular hiking routes, including: the

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Sunday Walks 2017

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Join us on the last Sunday of the month  for a fun Sunday walk where we will help you to prepare for your next big adventure. Our travel experts team up with CaminoWays.com and we will be getting outdoors for

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Saints of Ireland

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Ireland as we all know is famous for its Guinness, friendly people and beautiful rolling green pastures, but perhaps today we forget that Ireland was once known as the land of saints and scholars.  In fact, this small land on

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Valentine’s gift voucher

Lisa ,

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Do you have a loved one who always dreamed of hiking the beautiful Irish coastline? Why not buy one of our travel gift vouchers to put into their Valentine’s day card? Whether you would like to give someone a helping hand towards

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4 Epic Roads on the Wild Atlantic Way

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Over the years, I have travelled along every part of the Wild Atlantic Way route, many times. Through my work here at IrelandWays.com, as part of the many cycling events I have been involved in and during my leisure time

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WIN: A short break on the Wicklow Way

Lisa ,

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Competition time! We have teamed up with Visit Wicklow tourism to offer our readers the chance to win a short break for two people on the wonderful Wicklow Way. The Wicklow Way is one of the most loved trails in

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4 inspiring adventures in Ireland

Lisa ,

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For 2017, we are all about the outdoors. This year it is time to take the leap, go on that epic trip, challenge yourself with a hike or cycle beyond the local shop. There is plenty to see and do

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Essential Hiking in Ireland Tips

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The IrelandWays.com travel specialists get you ready for an unforgettable adventure with these essential hiking in Ireland tips, are you ready? Let’s go! WEATHER Being prepared for the weather is rule number one when it comes to hiking holidays, whether

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Irish Culture: Irish Christmas Traditions

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A round up our favourite Irish Christmas traditions to get you into the festive spirit! Christmas Swims The most spine-chilling of Christmas traditions. Every year on Christmas day, hundreds of people across Ireland start their day by dunking themselves into

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Christmas Recipe: Mince Pies

Maria ,

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The team at IrelandWays.com likes a sweet treat every now and then, particularly this time of the year. To get into the festive mood, we’d like to share this easy Christmas recipe to make your own mince pies, enjoy! WHAT

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Our favourite Irish Christmas traditions

Lisa ,

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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”. Christmas is a great occasion in Ireland. Shoppers are out in force, the pubs are full of merry friends and the carol singers are getting out their sheet music. We look forward

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Ireland Travel Special: Get 10% OFF

Maria ,

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Get the New Year off to a great start with 10% off your hiking in Ireland or cycling adventure for 2017! But hurry our Ireland Travel Special is only valid until the 31st of December! Let IrelandWays.com look after your

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Black Friday Travel Offer: €25 OFF

Lisa ,

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At IrelandWays.com we have a special Black Friday Travel Offer: we’d like to treat you to a €25 voucher for your 2017 cycling holiday or hiking in Ireland trip. To help you get organised for Christmas and plan your adventures for

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NEW: Hiking in Ireland Guided Tours 2017

Maria ,

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IrelandWays.com has launched two new hiking in Ireland guided tours for 2017 taking walkers to the superb Wicklow Way. The Wicklow Way is Ireland’s classic mountain trail and an all-time favourite among hikers. This spectacular trail takes hikers across the

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What is the Wild Atlantic Way?

Maria ,

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Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way is an epic 2000km-long marked coastal route that captures the breathtaking landscapes and pure magic of the West of Ireland in all its glory. The route starts in the coastal town of Kinsale, Ireland’s self-proclaimed gourmet

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Tips for your cycling holiday in Ireland

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The IrelandWays.com travel specialists get you ready to hit the road with these essential tips for your cycling holiday in Ireland: Weather-ready Being prepared for the weather is one of the top tips for any cycling and indeed walking trip,

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Special Discounts for IrelandWays Friends

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At IrelandWays.com we like to reward our loyal customers and friends. This year we are introducing new special discounts to thank you for your continued support and help you plan your next adventure! Returning customers can now avail of new

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Holidays in Ireland 2017 : 10% OFF

Aoife ,

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An island that appears small on the surface but with a history and character that runs deep. Holidays in Ireland have been topping every travel bucket-list for some time now, so why not make 2017 the year you tick it off? Book

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Ultimate Ireland road trip playlist

Lisa ,

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We all know that no great road trip is complete without the best tunes to sing-a-long to on the way. From old school country, to classic 80’s to rock and roll; there are so many great anthems to choose from.

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Pat, Ireland – Beara Way

Maria ,

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“It was our first time to walk part of the Wild Atlantic Way so we contacted IrelandWays to help us plan our trip. We were very happy with the package we purchased as everything went well. We were a bit

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Winner of our Ireland road trip competition…

Lisa ,

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Our fantastic IrelandWays.com and Hertz Ireland road trip competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to the lucky winner John Oates! We received thousands of your favourite road trip anthems from around the world. Some

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Kathryn, Canada – Awesome trip to Ireland!

Maria ,

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“We booked relatively late for a 4 night, 3 day walking tour in Ireland for 7 people. IrelandWays was great to work with… quick responses during the booking process and everything went very smoothly on our trip. Our accommodations were

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5 Unmissable attractions in Ireland

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There is a wealth of scenery to be discovered along Ireland’s Rugged Atlantic Coast. With just one week left to enter our fantastic competition to win a roadtrip in Ireland with car rental from Hertz car rental, we’ve put together a list of 5

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4 Amazing Cycling Holidays in Ireland

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The diversity of such a tiny country is something that is both baffling and captivating about Ireland. We’ve hand pickled a selection of our favourite routes that showcase our little island at its finest. Whether it’s a leisurely ramble you’re

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A few reasons to love walking in Wicklow

Lisa ,

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Experience the best of Ireland walking in Wicklow through the heart of the ancient east. This part of the country is bursting with nature. As you navigate this wonderful trail you will find the panoramic views, historic sites and unique stopping

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Why we love: Cycling in West Cork

Aoife ,

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Bursting with character and brimming with charm, West Cork is one of the most alluring parts of Ireland. Here, the welcomes are abundant and the late night conversation flow like Murphy’s on tap (the underdog in the Irish stout game, beloved by

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