The Most Beautiful Land in the World

An island with a big personality is they say ‘the most beautiful land in the world’. Ireland’s cherished brooding countryside, rolling mountains and wild Atlantic seascapes are indeed sublime. Share stories, drink the black stuff and enjoy ‘the craic’ to toe tapping music in a cosy country inn.

Ireland at a glance

  • Destination Ireland has established an enviable reputation and it’s warm hospitality and big smiles are legendary. Get to know the Irish who really don’t take things too seriously and enjoy their self-depreciating wit and humour.
  • It is renowned for its dramatic wild Atlantic seascapes, rolling mist shrouded mountain ranges with hidden treasures and a unique natural and historic heritage.
  • The colourful and vibrant capital city of Dublin enjoys fine Georgian architecture and a bustling pub culture alive with musicians.
  • Must do’s include bearing witness to the extraordinary views across the Cliffs of Moher, kissing the Blarney Stone, exploring the world famous peninsula’s of County Kerry, finding the savage beauty of Connemara, and skipping and jumping across the Giants Causeway.
  • Famously associated with floury soda bread, Irish Whisky, Guinness and potatoes, its green pastures and abundant waters also produce sublime smoked salmon, the creamiest butter imaginable, delicious artisan cheese, exceptional beef and lamb, and the freshest off-the-boat seafood.
  • Its well stocked larder has created a vibrant and long established food scene with esteemed Michelin starred restaurants, historic country house cookery schools and the best gastro pubs where Irish ingredients and the black stuff truly sing from dawn to dusk.
  • Ireland has two main international airports in Dublin and Belfast. Many travellers also chose to journey to Ireland through Wales and Scotland via Stranraer, Holyhead, Pembroke and Fishguard.

Ballyfin Demesne

County Laois, Ireland

Ballyfin is one of Ireland’s finest country houses, restored back to life with remarkable grace as a luxurious retreat. This beautiful house is surrounded by 600 acre walled demesne of woods, hills and water.  With only 20 bedrooms, warm intimacy prevails, and service levels are exceptional. Outdoor pursuits include archery, shooting, walking and cycling paths,…

5 AA red Star Hotel
2 AA Rosettes


County Clare, Ireland

Surround yourself in luxury and feel treated like a king, Dromoland Castle is one of the few Irish estates that can trace its history back to native Gaelic families of royal heritage. A remarkable retreat with an easy elegance, set on the shores of Lough Dromoland. The Earl of Thomond restaurant delivers innovative cuisine, using…

5 AA red Star Hotel
2 AA Rosettes

Sheen Falls Lodge

Kerry, Ireland

This magical seventeenth-century former marquis’s fishing lodge sits inside a 300-acre estate with stunning views across Kenmare Bay and the cascading Sheen waterfalls. The lodge combines outstanding Irish hospitality with these most tranquil of surroundings to deliver a truly magical stay. Its falls restaurant might offer home-smoked salmon caught on the estate and Kerry lamb…

5 AA red Star Country House Hotel
2 AA Rosettes

The Cliff

County Waterford, Ireland

Superb seascape views from its cliff top location together with striking modern architecture and Michelin-starred dining mean that the Cliff is an extraordinary hotel. Warm hospitality in a relaxed atmosphere is all prevailing. Its spa is pretty special too, complete with vast windows, infinity pool and a full range of treatments. Their chef Martijn Kajuiter…

4 AA Star Hotel
4 AA Rosettes
1 Michelin Star

The Merrion

Dublin, Ireland

The Merrion is located in the heart of Georgian Dublin. Comprising of four Grade I Listed terrace houses, and home to one of the largest private art collections in Ireland. The hotel offers guests the choice to dine in the renowned 2 Michelin Star ‘Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud’, and for less formal dining, ‘The Garden Room’…

5 AA red Star Hotel
4 AA Rosettes
2 Michelin Stars