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Ireland Holiday

Explore a Neolithic tomb, walk along rocky cliffs as waves crash below or just enjoy a laugh with the locals in this long-inhabited island nation.

The island of Ireland has been inhabited since around 8,000 B.C. Ancient ruins dot the landscape alongside medieval castles. Despite its long human history, Ireland still features large swaths of undeveloped natural landscapes, including desolate islands and Europe’s highest seaside cliffs. Explore Ireland’s ancient artifacts and rocky coast before heading into Dublin and having a pint of creamy stout.

Start at one of Ireland’s oldest sites, Brú na Bóinne, a collection of burial sites north of Dublin that are more than 5000 years old. Get a guided tour through Newgrange, one of the most impressive sites. Walk through the narrow halls of this massive grass-covered burial mound.

Stop at Ireland’s beautiful castles, which are spread across the landscape in various states of preservation. Cahir Castle in the island’s southern interior is a well-preserved 12th-century fortress, one of the country’s largest. Walk its corridors and look out over its battlements. Well-kept Ashford Castle in Galway functions as a five-star hotel. Make a reservation if your dream is to stay overnight in a 13th-century castle.

Rent a car to explore Ireland’s rugged Atlantic coastline. Nearly the entire coast is lined with steep, rocky cliffs that descend straight into the ocean’s heavy surf. The most desolate and dramatic coastal landscape can be found in the Aran Islands just off Ireland’s west coast. Head to Inishmor, the largest of these three islands. Walk along an almost completely uninhabited slab of gray rock with the ocean just below you.

Complete your trip to Ireland with a visit to the welcoming city of Dublin. During the day, see its architectural attractions like Trinity College and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. At night, experience its main cultural attraction: the pub. Have a Guinness and enjoy conversation with Dublin’s famously sociable locals.

Fly into Dublin or take a ferry from France or the UK to reach Ireland. The northeast corner of the island, including Belfast, belongs to the UK, but you can cross the border freely.

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in Ireland?

A: Why waste time waiting on public transportation when you could be behind the wheel of your very own rental car? Whether you're heading to Dublin, Cork or another major city, a car is the best way to soak up the sights. If you plan to head out into the region of Fingal or even farther afield, it makes even more sense. For Cheap Car Hire in Ireland, we've got you covered.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Ireland?

A: Dig out your passport and get ready to kick off your awesome adventure in Ireland from one of these top international airports:

  • Dublin (DUB): 9,359 international flights per month.
  • Cork (ORK): 932 international flights per month.
  • Shannon (SNN): 500 international flights per month.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Ireland?

A: Pack your bags and stay at one of the fantastic apartments. They're one of the most common options. Hotels, bed & breakfasts and guest houses are also readily available in Ireland.

Q: What does an Ireland holiday booking with Expedia include?

A: Wheels, flights and a place to lay your head when the day's done — we've got you covered. All you've got to do is consider what combination of these meets your needs. With Expedia, you can organise your trip to Ireland just the way you like it, with extra attractions and experiences available as well.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Ireland?

A: A package deal makes travelling easier, and it can save you a few bucks as well. Flights, Hotels, Activities, Rental Cars — Expedia can help. Bundle them up and start thinking about what you can do with all your extra spending money.

Q: What are the best things to do in Ireland?

A: Get ready for a packed itinerary if you're staying in Dublin. There are so many notable attractions to explore, including Guinness Storehouse and Trinity College. Remember to add Dublin Castle to your travel schedule too.


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Temple Bar Inn
Reviewed on 1 May 2020
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Temple Bar Inn

Temple Bar Inn

40-47 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin
     
    4.4 of 5
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Great location clean hotel friendly staff. Room could of been a little bigger

    Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin Airport NZ$177
    Reviewed on 24 May 2020
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    Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin Airport

    Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin Airport

    Dublin Airport, Dublin, Dublin
       
      3.9 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      I was very grateful they were at least serving the travelIng public that had to travel. Disappointed the shuttle wasn’t available but totally understand. Staff wonderful

      Clontarf Castle Hotel NZ$140
      Reviewed on 14 May 2020
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      Clontarf Castle Hotel

      Clontarf Castle Hotel

      Castle Avenue, Dublin, Dublin
         
        4.7 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Loved our stay here. Great staff and beautiful area!

        Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin NZ$339
        Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020
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        Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin

        Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin

        Dean St, The Liberties, Dublin
           
          4.6 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This was a nice hotel especially for the price. The staff was great. Too bad we had to leave because of the corona virus shutdown that was happening and couldn't stay. I would go again.

          Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport
          Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020
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          Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport

          Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport

          Northwood Park, Santry, Dublin, Dublin
             
            4.5 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Great experience. Good location and friendly staff.

            Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
            Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2020
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            Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin

            Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin

            23 Upper O Connell Street, Dublin, Dublin
               
              4.3 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              everything was great we will come back there for our next trip in Dublin.

              Clayton Hotel Burlington Road NZ$134
              Reviewed on 22 Mar. 2020
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              Clayton Hotel Burlington Road

              Clayton Hotel Burlington Road

              Burlington Road, Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4, Dublin, Dublin
                 
                4.4 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                The shower diverter didn't work in the bathroom, meaning we has to take baths rather than showers.

                Hotel Isaacs Cork NZ$149
                Reviewed on 17 Feb. 2020
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                Hotel Isaacs Cork

                Hotel Isaacs Cork

                48 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Cork
                   
                  4.2 of 5
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Lovely hotel and lovely staff cork has great people.

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