Ireland is a dramatic place. Sure, this small island may seem sedate, but beneath the surface it's positively awash with intensity. Craggy, spray-spattered cliffs line the coast, while gleaming loughs dot the countryside. Ruins dating back to the Neolithic era bump up against more "recent" Medieval relics. And the people are as warm as their hills are green, always ready with a "tá fáilte romhat" ("you're very welcome") for visitors. So stake you claim at one of the many wonderful Ireland hotels and get ready for adventure.
Though Ireland has 32 distinct counties, it can be divided into a half-dozen or so areas. Southwest Ireland is where you'll find the most famous scenery, and the gorgeous 110-mile drive around the Ring of Kerry is almost required for tourists. Love ancient castles and hoary ruins? Then strike out for the monastic sites and historic forts filling the Shannon region. The southeast section of the country not only boasts some of the best resorts in Ireland, which combine historic locations with modern amenities, it also offers great golfing around Wexford and Kilkenny.
Watch how elegant crystal gets made in Waterford or take the kids to Tramore, a seaside town with an excellent amusement park. Ireland's heart, though, is the East Coast and Midlands. Crowds of tourists on Dublin vacation packages flood the area every year, and for good reason. Stuffed with cultural goodies such as old cathedrals, national museums, and the renowned Dublin Zoo, Ireland's capital is also home to the Guinness Storehouse, which offers samples of the world's most famous dark beer. Hotels in Dublin can also fit any budget, running the range from inexpensive hostels to five-star properties.
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Hotels in Ireland start at $80 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.