From its cosmopolitan cities filled with old-fashioned blarney, to its lush, lilting landscapes and wild craggy coastlines, Ireland's charming contrasts exceed all expectations. Whether you're here for the craic in a quiet country pub or out to explore a land of legends, let this inspirational guide connect you with the green heart of the Emerald Isle.
UNCOVER THE MYTHS - from the Giant's Causeway to the Blarney Stone, get behind the fables
EXPLORE MORE with recommended Itineraries to get you off the beaten track
GET BACK TO YOUR ROOTS - hints and tips on researching the family tree
DELVE INTO THE PAST with in-depth coverage of the country's turbulent history
SLEEP SOUNDLY - charming country houses, swanky city pads and cosy B&Bs; - discerning recommendations for every budget