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An ancient land steeped in a 1000 years of history Ireland, the emerald isle perfect for family holidays and for you for that special weekend. Offering breathtaking landscapes, castles that seem to come alive during your visit, some of the finest waterways around you'll be spoilt for choice for things to see and do when you visit Ireland.

For golfers, the Emerald Isle has more golf courses for its size than any other in the world and amongst them are magnificent championship courses like the K Club, venue of the last Ryder Cup competition, and the links courses around Ireland will test the skill and the mettle of the golfer.

If your idea of a relaxing is horse riding, Ireland is packed with excellent facilities whether you are a first timer or experienced, a riding holiday in Ireland is something to be cherished, from the quality of the horses to the scenery that is all around you. An entirely different kind of holiday with horse is travelling in a horse drawn caravan seeing the delights on offer at walking pace, stopping overnight at a pub, sheer bliss! Imagine the utter tranquility of rambling along Ireland’s country roads in a colourful, covered, horse-drawn wagon; it’s on offer in Ireland.

Dublin is the capital of Eire and offers the visitor all they could want from a city break with history, culture and more pubs than you’ll know what to do with. But there is more to Ireland than its capital city. Waterford, Cork and Kilarney are amongst some of the others that will give the weekend visitor an insight in to the relaxing way of life experienced by our near neighbours and a trip round the Ring of Kerry is to see a world in one place. Pubs offering the famous “Dark Stuff” and the most delightful food welcome you wherever you stop in this delightful land.

Ireland is easy to access and with low cost airlines offering tempting fares, a weekend in Ireland is more than feasible. Wherever you are from and wherever you want to go, it has never been easier to get to Ireland. With 12 airports in Ireland, or even a romantic sail across the sea, there's no excuse for not visiting!