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Emerald Adventures in Ireland

Cradled by the Atlantic Ocean and steeped in centuries of history, Ireland is the perfect destination for both adventurers and history lovers. The lush and vibrant Emerald Isle offers rolling hills, dramatic cliffs and enchanting castles. From the mystical ruins of ancient stone circles to the medieval streets of Dublin, Ireland’s rich history is around every corner.

Whether it’s exploring the rugged beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way or uncovering the secrets of Ireland’s ancient east, groups visiting will be drawn into a world where history, landscape and culture blend perfectly.

Can’t Miss Destinations

Cliffs of Moher

Perched on Ireland’s rugged west coast, the dramatic Cliffs of Moher offer breathtaking views across the Atlantic Ocean. The natural beauty and grandeur of the cliffs make them one of Ireland’s most photographed and visited natural attractions. Visitors can walk along the cliff tops from the visitor center to O’Brien’s Tower, where they can enjoy panoramic views of the Galway Bay, Aran Islands and Maumturk Mountains. The area also offers several hiking trails ranging from easy walks to more challenging treks, each presenting an opportunity to spot local wildlife like puffins and razorbills. Nearby, the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience includes interactive exhibits that highlight the cliffs’ geology, history and the rich biodiversity of the region.


Ireland’s capital is rich with history, culture and nightlife. From the historic Dublin Castle and the halls of Trinity College to the vibrant exhibitions at the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin offers a perfect blend of ancient and modern Irish life. For those looking for an eclectic mix of pubs, galleries and boutiques, the cobbled streets of Temple Bar are always buzzing with energy. For literature enthusiasts, the James Joyce Centre and the Dublin Writers Museum offer a look into the lives and works of Ireland’s literary giants. The bustling Grafton Street provides ample shopping opportunities, from luxury brands to unique local crafts, making it a must-visit for those looking to take a piece of Dublin home.


Known as Ireland’s Cultural Heart, Galway pulses with artistic energy, a lively street life and a touch of deep-rooted Celtic heritage. The city is renowned for its array of festivals that span the arts, food and music, reflecting the lively spirit of its residents. Cafés and pubs brim with the sounds of traditional Irish music, while the scenic Galway Bay provides a tranquil backdrop. For a taste of local crafts and gourmet treats, the weekend bustling market by St. Nicholas’ Church has plenty to offer. There’s also the Salthill Promenade, perfect for a stroll and perhaps even joining locals in the tradition of jumping off the Blackrock diving board.

Signature Experience

Located not far from Cork, Blarney Castle is one of Ireland’s most iconic attractions. This storied fortress offers a unique rite of passage: kissing the Blarney Stone, which is said to grant the kisser the “gift of gab.” After the kiss, visitors can tour the castle’s beautiful gardens and serene walkways.

Unforgettable Flavor

Often referred to as the Irish potato pancake, boxty is a beloved staple in the Irish diet. Made from a mix of grated raw potatoes and mashed potatoes mixed with flour, milk and occasionally a raising agent, it can be served fried, boiled or baked. Boxty is versatile and can be enjoyed at any meal, paired with everything from smoked salmon and cream to a simple dollop of butter.

Hidden Treasure

Located off the coast of Wexford, the Saltee Islands are a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, especially bird watchers. The islands are one of the most important bird sanctuaries in Ireland, with a large variety of seabirds — including puffins, gannets and Manx shearwaters — making their homes there. The islands are accessible by a short boat ride and offer a perfect escape into nature and a chance to see these birds up close in their natural habitat.

Favorite Souvenir

Ireland is famous for its whiskey, making it a must-have souvenir for any visitor — and brands like Jameson, Bushmills and Redbreast offer a range of flavors and ages to fit every taste. Groups can visit a distillery or the Whisky Museum in Dublin to see the production process firsthand, then grab a bottle or two to enjoy back home. This makes for a perfect souvenir that captures the spirit of Ireland in every sip.