Ireland – The Dingle Peninsula and Beyond

Joseph starts his Ireland adventure in the town of Shannon and then heads southwest to the Dingle Peninsula for some Irish merrymaking at the Puck Festival in Killorglin. While on the Peninsula he uncovers a few important Irish secrets like how to draw a proper pint, spout a wee bit of Gaelic without getting tongue-tied, how to root your horse home at the Dingle races and which pub has the best Irish soda bread and stew. Joseph also finds out if there’s a smidgen of the Shamrock in his past when he learns more about the Irish emigration to America and hears the story of the inhabitants of the Blasket Islands – a modern-day Irish migration saga.

Travelscope’s Ireland Travel Partners

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Ireland’s West Coast

The West Coast exudes a romance like nowhere else in Ireland. From the towering Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, to the serene beauty of Yeats Country and Connemara, the West Coast is ablaze with color and offers a unique chance to escape, stand on the edge and face nature in all its glory. Here, you can climb mountains, travel to remote islands, explore quiet bays or discover ancient limestone landscapes. Most important, though, you can experience authentic Irish culture, from the vibrant Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) region and its lively céilis (Irish dancing) to the multitude of festivals that celebrate the history and heritage of this fascinating region. This is also a place where relaxation comes easily. How about some downtime in a colorful fishing village or a weekend enjoying exceptional seafood in the Oyster capital of Galway…whatever you want to do, you can do it on Ireland’s West Coast!