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The Beara Peninsula in South West Ireland

Ireland Hotels, Restaurants, Spas and More

The jovial Irish spirit is contagious, so prepare yourselves to be charmed by green spaces, friendly faces and an ethos of hospitality. In Dublin, be sure to visit Trinity College to view the Book of Kells, believed to be from the eighth century. A stop at the Guinness Storehouse, in the heart of the St. James's Gate Brewery, is always a fine idea. Western Ireland, with its pre-Christian ruins and famed attractions like the Ring of Kerry, astounds. And although kissing the Blarney Stone, in the city of Cork, may bestow the gift of eloquence, it isn't as easy as it sounds: After you lie down on your back, someone eases you headfirst through a hole in the stone floor!


The observation car aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian

Ireland's First Luxury Train
Explore the Emerald Isle in an exciting way aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian. Excursions leave from Dublin for two, four or six nights. Stay in charming cabins as the Irish countryside rolls by and enjoy gourmet cuisine from one of the two restaurants on board, Sligo and Wexford. The voyages take passengers to must-see sites, such as Blarney Castle and Cliffs of Moher, and golf enthusiasts can opt for one of Belmond's complete golf itineraries.

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Bagpipers in Philadelphia's St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day
Can't get away to the Emerald Isle? On March 17, everyone's Irish in the U.S. Check GAYOT's Guide to St. Patrick's Day to find the best Irish restaurants, pubs and parades across the country.

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The spa at Killarney Park Hotel in Ireland

Best Spas in Ireland
Ireland may not come to mind when you think of a place for spa getaways, but think again. This welcoming country has a fair share of top-notch places that could be just right for a soothing respite from your day.

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The hustle and bustle on Grafton Street in Dublin, Ireland

Dublin Business Travel Guide
The Celtic Tiger economic boom of the 1990s transformed Dublin from a "dirty old town" to a cosmopolitan business destination, but its laid-back, fun-loving Irish attitude hasn't disappeared. Rest up before arriving, because joining in the craic (fun) is not only accepted, but encouraged.

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The Dean Dublin hotel in Ireland

Where to Stay
If you need help figuring out where to book a room during your trip to Ireland, take a look at GAYOT's hotel reviews. Find ratings, directions and other helpful information.

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The Tudor-style, 19th-century Queen's University in Belfast, Ireland

Belfast City Trip
Belfast has thrown off its troubled past and emerged as one of Ireland's most vibrant cities. Many of the public buildings have been restored to their former glory, and the city's revitalization has produced a string of up-market hotels, restaurants and clubs.

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Guinness Draught, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Irish Beers

Irish Whiskeys & Beers
Drink like the Irish whether you're visiting the mother country or enjoying a pint at home.

Top 10 Irish Beers

Concannon Irish Whiskey

Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey

Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey

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