By: Darlena Hernandez, Travel Consultant
Iconic Ireland is just absolutely amazing! From the numerous shades of green, to the Wild Atlantic Way, there is something that is sure to mesmerize you! I have to say, the people of Ireland are most welcoming, filled with pride for their country, and are so willing to tell you many tales of Ireland’s history.
The pubs are alive with much laughter, great pub fare and glasses full of Guinness! You will see countless castles on this journey. Some are in pristine condition and some are ruins left from centuries long past. If you have not had the opportunity to get to Ireland, I would definitely write that on your “Bucket List” and let Brendan Vacations show you the breath taking views of this Celtic Country!
By: Donna Humble, Senior Travel Consultant
When I retired from teaching 14 ½ years ago, I went to Ireland with a group of friends. We rented a house outside of Galway for 2 weeks. I said then, that I hoped to return to Ireland someday, which I finally did this summer.
I took the trip called the Best of Ireland with Trafalgar. This trip is quite different from my first one because it was organized and fully escorted. You see more and learn more about the country on a fully escorted trip.
Even though it is a relatively small country, Ireland’s reputation goes far beyond its size. Exceptional, breathtaking, and alluring, visitors feel the magic that comes with a visit to the enchanting rocky shores of Ireland as soon as they arrive.
CIE Tours offers authentic experiences of the Emerald Island, with visits to all the gems the country has to offer.
A fun way to prepare for a trip to another country is to learn a few key phrases and sayings to fully experience the culture you are visiting. Speaking the vernacular gives you the openness to communicate, interact and connect, through the conversations that flow. In Ireland, residents speak in an English dialect that is one of the most distinctive in the world.
Ireland has a rich history of hearty and simple foods. The Emerald Isle has plentiful resources for fresh, local cuisine. The island’s coast line is ideal for fishing and the country has an abundance of land dedicated to sheep, cows and crops. Irish people pride themselves on serving dishes made from locally grown ingredients, and many continue to prepare the same traditional staples that have been popular in Ireland for centuries. Here is a list of what you should drink and eat in Ireland.