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Republic of Ireland Holidays

Republic of Ireland Holidays

Coasts, Castles, and Culture; Explore the Emerald Isle on your next holiday.

Holidays in The Republic of Ireland

A small island off the coast of England and Wales, Ireland is a rugged gem perfect for family holidays, and cheap girls' getaways alike. Separated into north and south, the Republic of Ireland sits more southernly and is home to popular destinations like Dublin, Galway and Cork. 
Packed with enchanting landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture, Ireland is a fairytale destination where myths and legends come alive. The perfect choice if you enjoy a holiday that feels like a home away from home, whether you're drawn to Ireland for its bustling cities, charming villages, or stunning natural beauty, Ireland offers something for every traveller.
From city breaks to scenic road trips, we offer a range of deals that showcase the best of Ireland. Dive into the heart of the Emerald Isle and create unforgettable memories with our hand-crafted range of package holidays to Ireland.

When is the best time to visit? Planning a trip to the Republic of Ireland and wondering when to go? While Ireland is a year-round destination, the best time to visit depends on what you want to experience. Summer is the peak tourist season in Ireland, and for good reason. With the best weather and popular events including the Galway International Arts Festival in July and the Dublin Horse Show in August, Summer is always busy in Irish cities. 
For the best combination of pleasant weather, fewer crowds, and vibrant landscapes, we recommend visiting in the late spring when the landscape bursts into life with lush greenery and blooming flowers. 

Where is the best place to stay? The Republic of Ireland offers a wide range of accommodations to suit every traveller's needs, from luxury hotels and charming bed and breakfasts to cosy cottages and modern apartments. The most popular cities and towns scattered around the country include Dublin, Galway, Killarney, Cork and Westport. All have their unique draws. But all showcase the beauty of Ireland.

Travel guide

With joyous cities, stunning landscapes, and cheap short flights from the UK, the Republic of Ireland is perfect for a last-minute 2024 summer holiday or 2025 spring getaway that won’t break the bank.

  • Best time to visit: July-August
  • Average flight time: 1 Hour
  • Most suited for: Couples, Groups
  • Currency: Euro
Explore Cities of Culture and Charm

Explore Cities of Culture and Charm

Experience the lively atmosphere of Dublin, Ireland's vibrant capital. Stroll along the cobbled streets to Temple Bar, visit the historic Trinity College and its famous Book of Kells, or explore the Guinness Storehouse for a taste of Ireland's iconic stout. Head west to immerse yourself in the artistic and bohemian vibe of Galway. Known for its vibrant arts scene, lively festivals, and friendly locals, Galway is a city that never fails to charm. Explore the vibrant streets, visit the Galway City Museum, and enjoy a stroll along the Salthill Promenade. City living is great for feel-good festivities, but if you’re visiting the Emerald Isle it’s only right to step beyond the city limits and discover the magic of Ireland's picturesque villages. Wander through the colourful cottage-clad streets of Kinsale, known for its gourmet food and maritime history, or explore the quaint town of Kenmare with its vibrant arts and crafts scene. Each village has its own unique character and welcoming atmosphere.

Uncover Nature's Irish Masterpieces

Uncover Nature's Irish Masterpieces

Hiring a car or hopping on a couch tour is a great way to discover more of the Emerald Isle. Set off to marvel at the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher, towering over the Atlantic Ocean. These dramatic cliffs offer stunning views and are a must-visit for nature lovers and photographers. Walk along the cliff edge, visit the eco-friendly visitor centre, and learn about the unique flora and fauna of this iconic site. Discover the natural beauty of the Ring of Kerry, a scenic drive that takes you through some of Ireland's most picturesque landscapes. From rugged coastlines to lush green hills and ancient ruins, the Ring of Kerry is a feast for the eyes. Embark on a journey along the Wild Atlantic Way, one of the world's longest-defined coastal routes. Stretching over 2,500 kilometres, this route offers stunning views and countless opportunities for adventure along the way. From surfing in Donegal to whale watching in Cork, the Wild Atlantic Way is an adventurer's paradise.

Embrace Ireland’s History and Spirit

Embrace Ireland’s History and Spirit

Ireland is synonymous with music, so no visit is complete without experiencing a traditional Irish jig. Head to a local pub, where you'll be treated to lively performances featuring fiddles, flutes, and bodhráns. Whether in Dublin, Galway, or a small village, the music will leave you tapping your feet and feeling the Irish spirit. Ireland is steeped in history, with ancient sites and monuments scattered across the country. Visit Newgrange, a prehistoric monument older than Stonehenge, or the Rock of Cashel, a medieval fortress with stunning views. Step back in time with a visit to Blarney Castle, home to the legendary Blarney Stone. Explore the beautiful gardens, delve into the rich history of this fascinating site and don’t forget to kiss the stone to gain the "gift of the gab" before you leave.

food and drink

Food & Drink

Ireland offers up a similar array of dishes to the UK due to its close proximity and intertwined history. So, expect to see the usual traditional pub grub and fast-food favourites dotted along the streets. But if you’re looking to enjoy a slice of Ireland, indulge in its flavours with hearty and delicious cuisine. From traditional dishes like Irish stew and boxty to modern culinary delights, Ireland's food scene is sure to satisfy. Don't forget to try fresh seafood along the coast and enjoy a pint of Guinness or a glass of Irish whiskey. The whiskey’s added “E” stands for excellence- or so they say. But you’ll have to try it for yourself and decide if that Irish myth is true. There will be plenty of opportunities to savour the amber goodness if you choose to. 

Weather

Average monthly temperature in The Republic of Ireland (°C)

  • Jan 5°C
  • Feb 5°C
  • Mar 7°C
  • Apr 8°C
  • May 11°C
  • Jun 14°C
  • Jul 16°C
  • Aug 16°C
  • Sep 14°C
  • Oct 11°C
  • Nov 8°C
  • Dec 7°C
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