Take a ferry to Ireland, and discover why the Republic of Ireland is rapidly becoming
more and more popular as a tourist destination, for weekenders travelling to
Dublin for that perfect pint of Guinness, and to crowd around the banks of the
famous River Liffey. Dublin, like Ireland, is bound in rich layers of
history, back to the days when Celtic tribes wandered the peat bogs, and
its easy to see why tourists today head to Dublin in such large numbers.
This vibrant, fun-loving city is full of atmospheric pubs where the craic
is spun and the streets echo with the ghosts of artistic luminaries.
Take a ferry to Ireland. Dublin boasts the youngest population in Europe. Its leafy
parks are full of young professionals enjoying the summer, while during winter;
they seek refuge in Dublin's numerous bars. Sightseeing highlights include
the early medieval Christchurch Cathedral (Dublin's oldest building), the
cobbled streets of Temple Bar, Phoenix Park (Europe's largest urban park),
the National Gallery of Ireland and the treasures of the National Museum of
Ireland, containing Europe's finest collection of prehistoric gold artefacts.
An expanse of buildings and museums, (Including Trinity College, Ireland's
oldest university and the Guinness Storehouse) convey a real sense of living
history. Indeed, it is this living history, conveyed through the media of music
and literature, which has brought Dublin such international acclaim. Dublin
is a great place for a bargain short break with many cheap ferry crossings
available and perfect for a city break or a holiday! Ireland is also great
Elsewhere in Ireland, the cities of Cork, European City of Culture 2005, Galway
and Limerick boast their own charms, out in the rolling countryside where
you can unearth the idyllic Ireland of the movies. Ireland is a great
place for a city break, short break or a self drive ferry holiday.