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8 pictures that will have you booking the next flight to Ireland

Ross Castle in Killarney is a 15th century tower house that makes you feel like you've stepped back in time.

IrelandA trip to Ireland is like stepping into a fantasy world. So what is it that makes the Emerald Isle so special? Dramatic seaside cliffs, rolling green hills dotted with sheep as far as the eye can see, and 15th century castles that glow in the light of the setting sun, just to name a few. Also, it’s green. Very, very green. But don’t take our word for it, let the pictures do the talking.



Ross Castle in Killarney is a 15th century tower house that makes you feel like you've stepped back in time.
Ross Castle in Killarney is a 15th century tower house that makes you feel like you’ve stepped back in time.
Cobh, Cork
The town of Cobh is located in Cork city’s harbour and is sprinkled with postcard-worthy colourful homes.


Giants Causeway
The unique basalt rock formations that make up Giant’s Causeway look even more dramatic as they’re beaten by crashing waves.
Kylemore Abbey
Kylmore Abbey is essentially something out of a live-action Disney movie. You want to go to there.


Glendalough, which means valley of the two lakes, is home to the remains of an early monastic city, and some of Ireland’s most breathtaking scenery.


In the County of Cork you can find Kinsale, whose buildings are so joyfully coloured, they’ll brighten even the greyest of days.


Cliffs of Moher
No mention of Ireland’s unreal beauty is complete without including the Cliffs of Moher, which at their highest point reach over 210 metres above the Atlantic.


River Liffey in Dublin
Ireland’s capital city of Dublin will win you over with its warm pubs, welcoming vibes, and endless charm.


Ready to find your pot at the end of the rainbow, sip on real Guinness in authentic pubs, and discover the many shades of green of Ireland? We’re ready to welcome you!


Dublin International YHA Dublin International YHA is housed in a former convent school and retains some of its original features, including the converted church where breakfast is served instead of confession. You can take advantage of discounted rates on tours and attractions all over Dublin city such as the Guinness Storehouse, Croke Park GAA Museum, and Glasnevin Cemetery.

Glendalough-Building Situated in Glendalough National Park, Glendalough International Youth Hostel provides the comfort of en-suites in every room, offers bicycle rental and storage for exploring the surrounding areas, and is equipped with a BBQ for grilling up dinner after a long day of soaking up the Irish landscape.

Killarney-Building Sleep in a 17th century mansion set in 75 acres of lawns and forests, overlooking the Lakes of Killarney and the Macguillycuddy’s Reeks at Killarney International – Co Kerry YHA. Enjoy boat trips or kayaking on the lakes, horse riding in the park, rock climbing or hiking in the surrounding area.

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