One of the stars of the current financial meltdown, Ireland offers fantastic nightlife, a multitude of outdoor activities, timeless vistas and 6000 years of history to soak up. Ireland's contribution to music and literature is legendary - from Yeats and Wilde to Thin Lizzy and U2. It has excellent flight connections to most of Europe. The climate is extremely mild - some would say too mild.

And it is simple to combine a visit to any part of the UK. There are fantastic beaches, hills, hiking and cycling - just bring your waterproofs. And you will get the chance to play on some of the world's most famous golf courses.


Ireland flag

Why you should go:

Go for the craic.

Why you shouldn't:

Even though prices have dropped, you may still be unable to afford it.

Map of Ireland