A Hearty Irish Greeting 
One visit to Ireland and you’ll feel quite at home. The Irish have a friendly way of welcoming visitors to the Emerald Isle that makes you feel comfortable and curious all at once. 


Dublin-born writer Oscar Wilde penned, “Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you!” Heed the call and make your plans to visit Ireland. With a long tradition of B&Bs where Irish folks open their homes to welcome travellers, you can immerse yourself into daily life rather easily. Hosts are genial, open and generous with their stories and suggestions for those who visit their homeland. Guests are sent off for a day of sightseeing with a homemade breakfast and personal attention to their touring plan to make the most of their time in the country.


A self-drive tour of Ireland guarantees maximum flexibility to disrupt the schedule, extend lunch or linger at an engaging museum. That said, driving in Ireland requires constant concentration due to the narrow lanes and stacked stone lining the roads, leaving no room for error – not to mention driving on the left side of the road while sitting in the right side of the car! That’s why coach tours are so popular – you gaze out of picture windows while someone else delivers you to all of the landmarks and sights on your itinerary. The choice is yours. Either way, wandering through Ireland is always time well-spent.


Historic castles dot the Irish countryside and range from stone ruins to luxurious resorts. Kissing the Blarney Stone is a popular must-do for visitors who climb to the rooftop of that castle. Johnstown Castle is a beautiful example of Gothic Revival architecture, and its lovely grounds and picturesque gardens invite guests to stroll and pause for a moment to rest. To truly immerse yourself in Irish heritage, consider Kilronan Castle Hotel & Spa where guests can golf or bike, dine lavishly at the on-site restaurant and descend into the Dungeon Bar before tucking into a four-poster bed.

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CIE Tours has been escorting people through Ireland and beyond since 1932 and has a ‘happy guest’ rate of 95% to burnish their impeccable reputation.

By Amy Mutscher - Oct 28, 2021

Reprinted with permission from Travel Leaders Network