What's it like to visit Ireland's top tourist attractions, splash about on a surfboard, or even take time out at a museum in the new normal? From Tayto Park to the Cliffs of Moher, our writers share their experiences.
Its cliffs are Ireland’s cover star. The hero image that, no matter how ubiquitous, still leaves you reeling — from the raw power of nature to the surprising emotional connection. Like all cover stars, however, their brightness can blind you to the surrounding beauty.
At the start of this year, my wife and I booked a holiday to Asia, but it was cancelled and we got a refund. In February, blissfully unaware of what was to come, we booked a holiday in Italy, and it got cancelled too. After months of waiting, I finally got a refund this week.
Who hasn't looked at the ocean and wondered what lies beneath the waves? A small but growing community of Irish scuba divers say we have some of the most amazing marine life, wrecks and reefs on our doorstep which are ripe for exploring.
We are just home from our first Staycation since the children were small and socially unacceptable. In those days we booked into crappy family-friendly hotels where the food consisted of chips with everything, the condiments were in sachets and soft play was the highlight of the day.
In years to come when we are watching the inevitable Reeling in the Years review of 2020, one of the positive storylines that may feature from these strange days is how our love affair with the bicycle has been re-ignited.
Tourists vomiting in boats and visitors "panting" and "breathing heavily" as they climbed the steep stairs on Skellig Michael were among the reasons put forward for closing one of the country's most famous tourist attractions this year.
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