Ireland Travel Guides

Explore a destination in Ireland to see the top hotels and top things to do, as well as photos and tips from U.S. News Travel.


Like many modern cities, Dublin is a melting pot. Along with its traditional Irish culture, Dublin has been infiltrated by a host of glorious international influences. The city is the largest in Ireland, and its fast-growing immigrant population brings people from all over the world. The influence of these cultures is evident in the diverse and vibrant culinary scene that can be found here. That said, Dublin has held on to some of its classic characteristics. Known for its traditions, fine literature, folklore, customary music and dance, and fresh pints of Guinness are never in short supply. Travelers should expect to experience the traditional alongside the contemporary on their next trip to Dublin. 


County Galway, located on the western side of Ireland, is a land of rugged beauty, home to the stunning Cliffs of Moher, the fabulous Wild Atlantic Way route and the romantic Aran Islands. Most visitors use Galway City, a lively university town, as their base. With such a youthful vibe, the city is home to a great nightlife scene, with pubs, theaters and of course, music. The summer brings fantastic festivals, including the Galway International Arts Festival and Galway International Oyster Festival. 

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