Dubai, UAE –May 2019:Ireland’s rolling greens, lush landscape and idyllic weather, coupled with irresistible hotel and experience offers, provide guests with an Eid break like no other. Those with looking for a breath of fresh air, can pack their bags and make use of the extra few days off, to be spent exploring Ireland and all it has to offer.
Starting with the capital city of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin promises to amaze with its vibrant tapestry of attractions, from cultural experiences such as River Dancing and enthralling musical performances, to its engaging culture and friendly locals. Guests can opt to stay at the InterContinental Dublin or at The Westin Dublin, for a guaranteed experience of luxury. Once in the city, guests can make the most of the various ways of getting around, be it by foot, public transport or even kayak. There are a variety of museums, markets and dining destinations to stop by check out making Dublin a trip for the books.
Venturing out a little bit further are a series of beautiful landscapes not to be missed. The oldest city in Ireland, Waterford, founded by Vikings in 914 A.D., calls for guests to visit its greenway and the Mount Congreve House and Gardens, for a breath of fresh air, far removed from city life. The sunny Southeastern county’s most iconic attraction is the House of Waterford Crystal, where visitors are walked through the age old procedures of crystal manufacturing, They will have the chance to learn about and engage with both historical and contemporary production techniques through direct interaction with the craftsmen and audio-visual materials.
Kilkenny located south of Dublin, forms the heart of Ireland’s ancient east, and offers the perfect family getaway. Known for its magical myths and legends, the county is home to the Medieval Mile Museum, where travelers can acquaint themselves with the years of intriguing heritage that stand behind its current appeal. Alternatively, the more adventurous visitors can go deep into Dunmore caves, try their hand at fishing, experience the thrill of the zipline in Castlecomer or visit the charming Nore Valley Farm. The Lyrath Estate Kilkennyoffers the ideal space in which to unwind and relax when visiting, whose grounds are spread across 170 acres of Irish countryside, complete with picturesque lakes, historic gardens, and emerald woodlands. The historic 17th Century Estate House is home to 139 unique bedrooms, and some of the best restaurants Kilkenny has to offer.
Further North is county Donegal, made up of castles, rugged coastline and mountains such as the quartzite Mount Errigal. The county provides a getaway for the adventurous with option to surf, hike and more. Deemed the ‘Coolest Place on the Planet for 2017’ by National Geographic Traveller, county Donegal is home to Glenveagh National Park. The park is a nature lover’s paradise, as guests can catch a glimpse of the largest herd of Red Deer in Ireland, over and above the views of the towering Derryveagh Mountains. When in the county,the Dillons Hotel provides the perfect central location from which to start adventures, complemented by a four-course dinner featuring fresh locally sourced produce.
Given the time of year, and the inescapable thrill of final season of Game of Thrones, stopping over in Northern Ireland to catch a glimpse of the filming locations of the show is sure to delight. Home to the most filming locations, Northern Ireland offer tours and dedicated experiences, to ensure that fans can immerse themselves into the wonderful world of Westeros. The ever prevalent Kingsroad awaits, whereby visitors can follow in the footsteps of their favourite characters and drink in the impressive sight of county Antrim’s Dark Hedges. A special Eid offer can be availed on day tours, bringing guests closer to world renowned sight, and in turn to one of the key locations of the show.
When in Northern Ireland, a visit to county Derry/Londonderry, brings with it the chance to admire the City Walls, the Guildhall, Peace Bridge. Each of these iconic landmarks possesses a gripping history to be discovered by travelers, and together put Derry/Londonderry on the map, promising a unique visit. Visitors can make the most of the luxurious Shipquay Hotel’s offer, providing a two-night stay, complemented by breakfast every morning and sumptuousthree course meal to be savoured on one of the days. Located just outside its walls, are the Richmond shopping centre and Foyleside shopping centre, allowing for guests to stroll through an pick up souvenirs galore for the friends and families.
With all the offers to be availed and the experiences to be enjoyed, Ireland offers families and friends an unmissable escape this Eid break.