Ireland Vacation Packages
The island of Ireland is ready to welcome you to its vibrant cities, quaint villages, dramatic coastlines, world-class cuisine and friendly locals. Dublin is the perfect jumping off point to discover all the island has to offer, from the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland's Ancient East to Belfast and the Causeway Coastal Route. It's all waiting for you, so start planning.
When are the local events?
Temple Bar TradFest
January. The annual festival celebrating traditional Irish music and culture includes street performances, outdoor stages, free pub performances, concerts, and cultural workshops.
St. Patrick's Festival
March. Multi-day celebration of all things Irish with a parade, live comedic and musical performances, exhibitions, and more.
Taste of Dublin
June. Indulge in the city's premiere food and drink festival, where you can nosh on the fare from Dublin's top restaurants, watch chef demonstrations, and savor wine tastings with the event's tens of thousands of visitors.
June. Each year, the city celebrates hometown modern writer James Joyce's Dublin-based novel Ulysses. The multi-day celebration offers various events, including walking tours, readings, breakfasts, and more.
Fàilte Dublin Ireland Horse Show
Summer. This Horse Show is a Dublin institution and features some of the best show horses and international show jumpers.
Though Dublin is one of the drier cities in Ireland, on average it usually rains around 150 days each year, so waterproof shoes and jackets and umbrellas are important. Since the weather can be unpredictable at times and most visitors travel on foot throughout the city, it's best to be prepared.
Embrace the locals
Local Dubliners are friendly and funny. Don't let the snarky insults, called "slag," offend or upset you, it's just their type of good humor.
Easy day tripping
For convenient day tripping opportunities, check the DART, which runs along the beautiful coastline and offers inexpensive rates.
Nonstop flights from Boston and New York
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