Ireland is a small country but has something to offer everyone. Families, couples, singles and groups of friends all visit Ireland and its various cities as everyone is catered for. Ireland is a very green country and locals are renowned for their friendliness. There is also a lot of history to see in Ireland and a number of monuments that are very important to the Irish. There are over 800 hotels in Ireland and all are graded on a 1 to 5-star basis. Guest houses are also available, as are barges that come in all different sizes. Self-catering is a popular option, although bed and breakfasts can be found as well.
Ireland has over 31 designated long-distance footpaths for you to walk along, taking in the sights and seeing various types of wildlife along the way. Cycling is another popular activity as there are a number of easy routes that you can take and it is a perfect way to look round different areas of the country. Bird-watchers will be in paradise, with over 70 reserves full of different species of birds around Ireland. Heading to Dublin is recommended so that you can visit the Guinness factory and enjoy a vibrant nightlife. The various cities and counties in Ireland all offer something to you whether it is sightseeing, activities or a vibrant nightlife.
There are so many cuisines and recipes in Ireland that it has recently become a must-visit destination for food lovers. As Ireland is a farming country, a lot of dishes include bacon, poultry and dairy products. Seafood is also a favourite in many restaurants. Dublin has a range of cuisines and restaurants to suit everyone's budgets. Most of the towns in Ireland have clubs, bars, pubs and live music, however Dublin is one of the liveliest, with many nightclubs as well. There are also a few dance halls for you to enjoy, theatres and themed medieval nights at Bunratty Castle. Shopping is good, with jewellery, clothing, bags, shoes, crafts and souvenirs all available for you.
Ireland has warm summers with temperatures ranging between 15-20°C and the warmest months of the year being July and August. Temperatures have been known to reach between 24-30°C in Ireland before, however this is when there is a very hot summer. It does not get truly dark until around 11pm in the summer months so there are plenty of hours of sunshine to enjoy. The coldest months are January and February where temperatures range between 4-8°C. Rain is common in Ireland and can happen at anytime of the year.