Welcome to the Emerald Isle! Ireland has four international airports but the cheapest flights to Ireland arrive in Dublin. From New York, over a dozen airlines fly non-stop to Dublin, including Delta Air Lines, United Airways, US Airways and Aer Lingus, Irelandâs national airline.
For cheap tickets to Ireland, winter is your best bet but don't go unless you really can handle the grey and wet weather. Most visitors tend to plan their vacations in Ireland in the summer, when you can spend most of your time outdoors when the sun is out.
A flight to Ireland from New York takes 7 hours.
Ireland's landscapes are very impressive. The beautiful coast will take your breath away! The best way to visit this country is with a rental car, so you can explore at your own pace! The ring of Kerry is particularly breath taking. Irish cities have a lot to offer. Dublin is the top choice for St. Patrick's Day in March but the whole country joins in the celebration, everyone with pints of Guinness in hand.
Dublin: Start your trip in Ireland off in Dublin, the countryâs capital. This is a city of literature and you'll find so many historical references from favourites by Oscar Wilde, James Joyce and others. The Guinness Brewery is a must, as is Dublin Castle and a tour of Trinity College.
Cork: Located in the south, Cork is the second largest city in Ireland and its sights are well worth seeing. Blarney Castle, St. Mary's Cathedral and the Red Abbey should be at the top of your sightseeing list when visiting Cork.
Kilkenny: Kilkenny is located in the heart of Ireland, surrounded by lush greenery. This medieval town is so typically Irish; you'll fall in love with its charm. It makes a great day trip from Dublin.
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The Emerald Isle offers plenty of options when it comes to accommodations for your vacation. Public holidays are the trickiest times to find hotels, particularly in the bigger cities like Dublin and Cork. If you plan to visit during peak times, make sure you book your flights to Ireland and your hotels well in advance.