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  • Capital: Dublin
  • Form of government: republic
  • Area: 70 280 km2
  • Religion: Catholics 92%
  • Phone: +353
  • Languages: English, Irish
  • Time zone: UTC


Basic RGBAirports are mainly located in the Costa del Sol (Malaga, Mallorca), the Canary Islands or near large cities (Madrid, Barcelona). Finnair flies directly from Helsinki to Madrid and Barcelona and takes several holiday flights to Costa del Sol and the Canary Islands. Norwegian flies from Helsinki to Barcelona, Madrid and Malaga, and from Turku to Alicante. During the summer more flights are offered. Ryanair travel from Tampere to Malaga.


Basic RGBIn Spain, there are railway connections in all major cities. RENFE  is the Spanish equivalent of VR. AVE is a Span high-speed train capable of going 300 km/h. AVE’s railway network provides you with the most important destinations (Barcelona, Malaga, Alicante, Valencia, Sevilla, Córdoba, Toledo, Segovia…).



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Hill of Tara

Location: County Meath. How to get

That archaelogical complex is one of the main historical sites of Ireland and known in the Neolithic period as a sacred place.

Attractions include famous Lia Fáil, the coronation stone of High Kings of Ireland, a small Neolithic passage tomb known as Dumha na nGiall and St. Patrick’s Church.

Kuva: Philipp Reichmuth


Guinness Storehouse

Location: St James’s Gate, Dublin

This lovely Guinness-themed museum and exhibition covers seven floors surrounding a glass atrium shaped in the form of a pint of Guinness. The ground floor introduces the beer’s four ingredients and the brewery’s founder, Arthur Guinness. Other floors feature the history of Guinness advertising. In seventh floor resides the famous Gravity Bar with a panoramic 360°  view of Dublin.

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Glendalough Cathedral

Location: Glendalough valley, Wicklow County. Train and bus connections to Dublin and Dublin airport.

This lovely church is just one of the many miracles of Glendalough area and it was built in several phases from the 10th through the early 13th century. The huge mica chist stones which can be seen up to the height of the square-headed west doorway have been moved from an earlier smaller church. The glorious chancel and sacristy date back to the late 12th and early 13th centuries. A few metres south of the cathedral is an early cross of local granite, with an unpierced ring, commonly known as St. Kevin’s Cross.


Grafton Street

Location: Dublin

The most famous shopping street of Ireland offers a variety of things to discover. It has plenty of retail stores including bars, cafés, restaurants and hotels. A must-see street for an urban explorer and a smart buyer.


Powerscourt House and Gardens

Location: Enniskerry, Wicklow County. Train and bus connections to Dublin and Dublin airport.

This huge country estate, covering 19 hectares, is famous for its beautiful, landscaped gardens and is a very popular wedding place. The house, originally a castle from 13th century, was extensively altered during the 18th century, finishing in 1741.  Among the attractions are included Japanese gardens, an unique pet cemetery, the Triton Lake and the Italian Garden. Lovely place for a garden enthusiast.

Youghal lighthouse


Location: County Cork. Served by international airport. Train connection from Cork and Dublin.

This seaside resort is one of the most typical places of the maritime Ireland.

It has been designated as an Irish Heritage Port by the Irish Tourist Board and is very popular site of the County Cork.

Among the notable sites of Youghal are the Clock Gate Tower dating back to the 18th century, the 15th-century Tynte’s Castle and the Myrtle Grove built by Sir Walter Raleigh.



Location: County Cork. Served by international airport. Train connection from Dublin.

Charming City of Cork is located in the south-western Ireland. It is the second largest city of Ireland with approx. 120,000 residents and cozy place to just hang around and feel the genuine Irish atmosphere. Notable attractions are e.g. the St Patrick’s Street as a shopping street, the St. Finbarre’s Cathedral and the covered English Market for shopping a good food.

Vertaile parhaimpia matkailusivustoja

Saat meiltä jopa 80 %:n säästön hotellitarjouksestasi.


Aran Islands

Location: At the mouth of Galway Bay, westcoast of Ireland. Ferry connections available.

This beautiful and stark archipelago consists three islands – Inishmore as the largest, Inishmaan and Inisheer. It is known for its primarily Irish-speaking residents and unique islander cultures. Islands has approx. 1,200 inhabitants. Cycling is considered the best way to see islands. Notable attractions are the prehistoric fortress Dún Aonghasa on Inishmore, the stone fortress Dún Dúchathair on Inishmore and the 14-century O’Brien’s Castle on Inisheer.


Trinity College

Location: College Green, Dublin

This is Ireland’s oldest university and has 16,700 students. Its building complex is one of the most idyllic sites in Dublin. Its Old Library is known for the Book of Kells, a gospel book believed to have been created circa 800 AD and the national treasure of Ireland. Other attractions are the Geology Museum and the Douglas Hyde Gallery of art.

Guided student-led tours are available on campus.


Moore Street Market

Location: Northside, Dublin

This street house’s famous open-air market is the Ireland’s oldest.

Happy traders are selling here vegetables,  fruits and flowers from horse-delivery carts. Looking for cheap raw-food or genuine Irish market atmosphere? This is the place.

Lisää tietoa Irlannista eurotourtripissa