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JOIN US ON A HOLIDAY TO IRELAND
Follow the route of the Ring of Kerry around the spectacular Iveragh Peninsula. Gaze in awe at the Giant’s Causeway and wander the streets of cities like Dublin, Galway, Sligo and Cork in search of fine food, first-class entertainment and the inspiration (liquid or otherwise) that filled the souls of Yeats, Wilde, Shaw and Joyce.
Travelling with Newmarket Holidays, head to the towering basalt columns of the Giant’s Causeway on the Antrim coast in Northern Ireland, or to the rocky karst landscape of the Burren, and it’s hard to reconcile the awesome spectacle around you with the rolling green pastures and crystal lakes and bays that you’ll find around Skibereen, beside Lough Gill, or on the Cliffs of Moher and the Beara Peninsula.
Wander through history and soak up Ireland’s past. Everywhere you turn you’ll find its echoes, from the Neolithic tombs and monuments of the Boyne River Valley and the cliff top remains of the monastery at Skellig Michael (which doubles as Luke Skywalker’s new home in the 2017 instalment of Star Wars) to the sectarian murals of Belfast and Derry.
Irish art, music and literature has inspired many. Pencil in a trip to the Dublin Writer's Museum, or take the chance to the kiss the Blarney stone at the famous castle in Cork, storied to bestow the gift of eloquence. Hear the sounds of fiddles, pennywhistles and bodhrans drift into the evening air from the open doors of pubs and bars in villages, towns and cities across Ireland.
Packed with a majestic history, vibrant culture, and raw beauty, every destination you head to on your holiday to Ireland will captivate, surprise, and inspire you.