We would like to wish all our Irish friends a Happy St Patricks Day, may you enjoy your day and your Guinness !.
And everyone has a reason to have a smile on their face, as it has never been a better time to travel to the Emerald Isle, with a number of new airports recently added as transatlantic destinations, on both sides of the pond.
Belfast (for Northern Ireland) recently re-joined the list of transatlantic airports and Cork was added for the first time. Norwegian Airlines has added new direct routes, as has Aer Lingus.Hartford Connecticut and Providence Rhode Island are now linked directly to Ireland for the first time ever. And prices are good too !.
The Irish Tourist Board is working hard to make you feel welcome.You will find plenty of music and arts festivals: both from traditional Irish culture and more modern genres from Jazz and Classical music to Rock. New themes are being developed in tourism, particularly dealing with rural Ireland and Irish history; such as working 19th-century farms and lessons in sheepherding.And of course local histories of the famous Potato famine, and the ensuing exodus of millions to the young United States. Bus tours are a particularly useful way to see bucolic Ireland, as it is easy to get lost in the winding country lanes.
In the North, a must-see is the Giants Causeway, off the rugged Northern coast, and the Titanic Museum in Belfast. Another modern must-do is a visit to the set of Game of Thrones if you are lucky maybe they will let you sit on the Iron throne.
For many, Dublin remains the biggest attraction and today, in particular, you will find a massive party in Dublin City center.As the focal point of the 1916 Easter Rising and always the historic nexus of government, Dublin has many Museums and attractive 19th-century architecture.Plus, of course, the Guinness Brewery and Jameson’s Distillery when you get thirsty. A bowl of delicious Irish Stew will greet the hungry in one of Dublin’s many pubs.Dublin Airport is the busiest in Ireland.
Wherever you go in Ireland, you are guaranteed to receive a warm welcome.