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Cheap flights to Ireland

Cheap flights to Ireland

Think Ireland and dozens of possible images come to mind: emerald green hills, ruins of ancient castles, pints of Guinness, and undoubtedly some of the friendliest people on the planet. While all of these images are true, none entirely captures the feeling of enchantment and joy that you are likely to encounter once you first set foot on Ireland's shores. Put quite simply, Ireland is a magical place filled with sights, experiences, and people that will leave you feeling better about yourself and the world.

What to do in Ireland

Ireland is one of the most popular tourist sites in Europe and once here it's easy to see why. The capital and largest city, Dublin, is full of great Irish pubs, wonderful museums, and fantastic architecture. Of course, you'll want to head outside of Dublin if you want to see the "real" Ireland. Some of the country's best known sites include Blarney Castle in County Cork where you can kiss the Blarney Stone, which will supposedly give you "the gift of the gab." Kilkenny is another beautiful castle dating from Norman times that is also worth a visit. The Cliffs of Moher are a site not to be missed and if you're looking for the more traditional Irish experience then you should rent a car and head to County Donegal.

Best time to fly to Ireland

Summer is when you'll find the weather in Ireland is at its best, although that means that hotels and flights are also more expensive around this time. The shoulder seasons offer the best balance of decent weather and discounts on rooms and flights. You can use Skyscanner's monthly search feature to nail down the cheapest times to fly. During the winter months, the weather is cold, damp and dreary, although attractions in Dublin will remain open. Visiting during St. Patrick's Day is, of course, an amazing experience, but expect finding a hotel room to be tough. No matter what time of the year you visit, remember that the weather can change suddenly, with sun, fog, and rain all in one day being quite common, so pack accordingly.

Airports in Ireland

Dublin is by far the biggest and most connected airport in Ireland, with flights to Europe, Canada, the US, and elsewhere. Chances are that if you're flying to Ireland from overseas you will land in Dublin. That being said, Ireland does have a handful of other international airports. The one in Shannon, near Limerick, also has a more limited selection of flights to the US and Canada, along with plenty to the UK and Europe. Cork and Knock airports, meanwhile, having connections to the UK and Europe.

Tips

Ireland is famous for having some of the most courteous people in the world. When visiting, it is common and polite to offer a quick "Hello" or "Good day" to strangers you pass in the street, particularly in rural areas. Also be courteous while driving and tread especially carefully when discussing religious and political matters, especially related to Northern Ireland and the UK. All in all, however, Ireland is one of the safest countries in the world and you shouldn't encounter any major problems when visiting.

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