With an array of dazzling photographs, this book deftly guides the traveler through all the sights and experiences—from Belfast’s Titanic Quarter to the Ring of Kerry to pub culture and Irish dance—that make the Emerald Isle one of Europe's most popular destinations.
Expanded Coverage: This edition features expanded coverage of Belfast’s revitalized waterfront, plus additional information on car travel through the countryside. New reviews of Dublin restaurants round out the coverage, and more in-depth golf reviews will be provided throughout the guide.
Illustrated Features: A number of in-depth illustrated features cover Dublin’s literary heritage, Irish traditions—from pub life to dance and music, iconic sights like the Ring of Kerry and the Rock of Cashel, shopping tips, and Belfast’s Titanic history. Top attractions and top experiences sections help you plan the perfect trip based on your interests. Spotlights highlight cruising on the Shannon, hiking in the West, and Irish whiskeys.
Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Check out the Great Itineraries section for suggested routes through different regions of Ireland. Ancestor-hunters will love the map and list of Irish family names to help them track down their roots. The guide comes with a country-wide pull-out map that also covers the city of Dublin.
Special Events: 2012 marked the 100th anniversary of the Titanic, which was built in Belfast. Though the centenary events will largely be over when the guide publishes, the city has undergone a large revitalization, with a new museum and redeveloped waterfront with new hotels, restaurants, and other attractions. It’s a hot destination.
Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Ireland offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
TripAdvisor Reviews: Our experts’ hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from TripAdvisor. Travelers can book their Ireland stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut.