These Ireland travel articles are from my own trips over, and from Irish friends who've helped me locate "hidden gems." The more involved I've gotten in Ireland, the more amazed I am by the variety of things you can see and do there. There are articles about remote Irish islands (which I love), new gourmet food farms in West Cork, luxury castle-hotels, and even a lighthouse keeper's cottage you can rent on Clare's rugged coastline.
A Legendary Guesthouse in County Kilkenny The Cullintra B&B is a legend in Ireland travel, known for its unusual combination of great cuisine, lavish décor and joyfully eccentric management. The one caveat: you’d better like cats.
Kilkenny's Medieval Treasure Trove A journey back in time that you can take in easy walk through town.
Bright Moments at Newgrange The ancient lightshow on New Year's morning at the megalithic tomb is unique, and tough to get a ticket to.
New Ross A Wexford town with strong ties to the American Kennedys.
Art in Words: Dublin's Amazing Trove of Manuscripts Chester Beatty was born in America and knighted in Britain, but left his world-class collection to the Irish.
Ireland Travel: NORTHERN IRELAND Derry Takes Off With 45% of the city's population under 25 years of age, the nightlife is absolutely jumping.
Ireland Travel: TRAVELOGUES The Accidental First Class Tourists A dream tour to Glin Castle, The Park Hotel, Marlfield House and other luxury haunts, in a chauffered Mercedes.
Great Stop or Irish Tourist Dive? Going to Ireland for the first time? Our writers tell which popular tourist spots are still worth a visit, and which have truly earned the label "dive." The Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry, Bunratty and Ireland travel favorites.
Buying Antiques in Ireland An expert's tips on hunting for authentic pieces of furniture, pottery and glass.
Driving in Ireland It's getting better. But narrow roads and an old-world licensing system mean you need to be careful.