Getting ready for the holidays? We have some amazing new Irish attractions and tours for you to choose from! These attractions and tours are from all over the island of Ireland and suitable for explorers, families or couples wanting to dive into Irish culture.
If you are visiting Dublin there are a number of “must see” new attractions such as EPIC Ireland! EPIC Ireland is perfect for those who want to discover their Irish heritage and celebrate Irish identity. This world-class exhibition tells the story of the Irish people who migrated around the world. You can book the “Combined” ticket to avail of the on site Genealogical services to research your own family tree!
Want to know more about Irish history? 2016 is the centenary year of the Easter Rising – the Irish Rebellion which set the pace for the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Republic which exists today. The 1916 Bus Tour uses immersive tools and actors to illustrate the chaos of the time, bringing history to life! If you want to know the fate of some of the rebels visit Glasnevin Cemetery, voted number 1 tourist attraction in Dublin on Trip Advisor! Glasnevin Cemetery has daily 1916 grave yard tours at 9:00 and 15:00. For a different kind of dark tourism why not visit the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship? Learn about the fate of people fleeing from Ireland to escape famine and poverty for a new life in north America. The Jeanie Johnston is particularly popular with North Americans with Irish heritage.
It’s not all doom and gloom in Dublin! In fact the Irish are famous for the “craic” (Irish for fun or having a laugh!). Why not experience Irish hospitality on board the Traditional Irish Storytelling Bus, a bus that has been custom built to tell ancient Irish stories with a bar inside! You even get one complimentary glass of Guinness on board!
Located only 90 minutes from Dublin is Kilkenny where you can indulge in Ireland’s most popular ale at the Smithswick’s Experience. The experience is multi sensory and interactive, and takes visitors on a journey through the medieval origins of brewing in Ireland.
Moving on to Westmeath in the heart of Ireland, Athlone Castle resonates 800 years of history. Exhibits let visitors build a castle, try out medieval weapons and learn take photographs dressed in period costume!
In the west of Ireland enjoy the spectacular scenery of Ireland’s only fjord on board the Killary Fjord Boat Tour. Situated west of Leenane in Connemara – on the border between Galway and Mayo, the journey will take you through landscapes of breathtaking beauty.
Located only a 30 minute drive from Killary Fjord is family owned Glen Keen Farm in Mayo. If you want to experience quintessential Ireland this is the perfect place to visit! Surrounded by beautiful green pasture you can choose to learn about sheep herding, nature, turf cutting or sit back and enjoy some wonderful Irish traditional music.
We have plenty more Irish tours and attractions available our website, proving that Ireland is the place to explore during the holidays!