Ireland Holiday Flights
Arrange your Ireland holiday flights with Flights Direct and visit the 'Emerald Isle', where you can discover and immerse yourself in the country's unique Irish charm. Friendly people, merry Irish music, Irish food, history and natural beauty, all make Ireland an enchanting holiday destination.
Top Sightseeing Destinations in Ireland
The Giants Causeway- the most fabled of Ireland's sights is now a World Heritage Destination Site and is found along the sea coast cliffs in Northern Ireland. The dramatic sight of 40,000 hexagonally shaped basalt stone pillars has inspired legends of giants striding over the sea to Scotland. Geological studies show that this striking landscape was caused by volcanic activity about 50–60 million years ago.
Also close by and worthwhile visiting are The Dark Hedges an ancient avenue of beech trees whose limbs twist and intertwine to form a haunting and magical tunnel.
Also nearby is the dramatic Dunluce Castle, sited on a limestone crag on the Antrim Coast.
Cliffs of Moher and Burren in County Clare and Galway - The dramatic Cliffs of Moher are some of Europe's highest sea cliffs, and tower 700 feet above the Atlantic. The sheer drops from gentle pastureland are spectacular, and continue around the coast for 8 kilometers. In spring the cliffs are alive with nesting seabirds. The ATLANTIC EDGE is a new exciting interpretive centre at the Cliffs.
The Burren is another striking rock feature with huge pavements of limestone called 'clints' with vertical fissures called 'grikes'. The plateau is bleak like a moonscape but features unique plant and wildlife. The word 'Burren' means 'stoney place'. Many of the views around The Burren are truly spectacular.
Lakes of Killarney and Ring of Kerry - If you want to experience spectacular coastal scenery, breathtaking mountain landscapes, ancient monuments and the tranquil old-world-charm of Killarney's lakes, castles and houses, this is the place to go. Muckross House built in 1843, and Muckross Farm, set on the shores of Lake Killarney are highlights of this area. The more ancient Ross Castle (built around 1420) is another must see.
Dingle Peninsula - In the southwest of Ireland, and less exposed to the modern world, this area has retained its old traditions and charm, and the old ways continue. Dingle is a Gaeltacht area, where the Irish language is still spoken in everyday life. Music, dance and song feature strongly and the area is rich in archaeological sites. Fungi the dolphin joins the fishing boats in the harbour and in summer months plays with the locals. In Dingle you can truly experience the traditional Irish way of life.
Belfast -Northern Irelands capital was home to the world's greatest shipbuilders and where the Titanic was built. Here you can still visit the slipways, dry docks and headquarters of her ship builders, Harland and Wolff. The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum hosts a Titanic Exhibition. The city's tourist attractions include Victorian architecture, a glittering waterfront lined with modern art, and pubs with lively music.
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park in County Clare - The tower house of Bunratty was built in 1467 by the O'Brien family. Now the castle hosts a medieval banquet in the evenings, complete with music, wine and carousing -plus legends, ghosts and tall tales. Neighbouring Bunratty Folk Park has recreated a small Irish village complete with school, post office, shops and pub. The village is alive with street characters that allow a glimpse into Ireland's past.
The Blarney Stone is a block of bluestone built into the battlements of Blarney Castle, close to Cork. Climb the wishing steps and kiss the legendary stone of eloquence and forever be blessed with the gift of the gab.