You can almost hear the fairies whispering as you take a stroll through one of the hundreds or lush green forests that dot magical Ireland.
It was the home of world renowned poet WB Yeats and equally renowned author Bram Stoker. Author James Joyce created a literary masterpiece featuring this country of lore. You will see what the romance is all about as soon as you smell the fresh, clean air and take a walk through one of the many wood paths that envelope every city in Ireland
The weather in the country is rainy and cool for the most part - but thatís cok jackets are alway stylish and puddle boots fun! The summers can get up to the warm 20s, however expect sprinklings of rain here and there.
Dublin, the country's capital could be called the friendliest city in the world with its 1000 welcomes initiative. One of the best things to do in the city according to any Dubliner is having a pint with a Dubliner.
The city is home to beautiful green forests as well as gorgeous beaches for exploring - being a favorite of awesome rock collectors. The city has architecture dating back to to the 11th century. You won't have to look very far to experience some of this old-world charm. Dublin Castle sits above the city, peering down as a reminder. Additionally there are several museums and galleries features works of the country's artists that are definitely worth an afternoon stroll.
After you've been cultured-out it is time to experience a whole different kind of Dublin culture - one of the beer kind. The city is home to a burgeoning craft beer culture and there are numerous pubs that are promoting it of late. In fact, think of wine and course pairings - and transfer that to the craft beer and food experience in Dublin - it is exquisite but fun. The city is also home to the world -famous Guinness beer and you can spend a lazy afternoon learning all about the beer making process at its facilities and wind up the day with a pint of the black gold after.
Cork is a wonderful place to visit for waterside adventures. You can take a nice kayaking trip or just laze by the water for an afternoon picnic. This city has particularly gained fame for its association with the Titanic. The Cork Harbour was its last stop before the fatal end. Due to this association the city is home to a center dedicated to the Titanic as well as associated walking trails. The city has a lively nightlife and it is great to wrap up a trip to the city with a nice dinner or drinks after.
Over to the north part of the country and to Belfast. Belfast is an interesting little place flanked by hills. Head to the Cathedral district and get to know the city's life arts and culture scene., it is here where an massive outdoor/indoor visual arts program is held. The city also has a great live music scene and during the summer months public performances dot the city. Head outside of downtown and you can experience Ireland green.
The city is surrounded by mountains and caressed by the River Lagan. The city boasts numerous parks and one of the most wonderful places to idle away an afternoon is the Victorian Botanic
Gardens or those located in the Queen's Quarter where you can experience some thoroughly interesting environments foreign to Ireland as well as little creatures and plants that are native to the country.
It is not easy to call a country lovely - for countries seem to robust for that - however with Ireland it is the only word that really fits.
There are 5 airlines running flights from Australia to Ireland: British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Emirates Airlines, Qantus Airlines and Etihad Airlines.
Australia to Ireland
Your flight will land at one of the following airports Cork Airport, Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport, George Best Belfast City Airport.
More information at the Ireland Holidays guide.