Ireland, the emerald isle in the wilderness
Ireland, a young and dynamic country, has managed to turn towards modernity, while remaining rooted in its Celtic and Christian traditions. Rich in museums, castles, megaliths, magnificent landscapes, whatever the season, Ireland warmly welcomes you into its pubs and cosy cottages.
A trip to Ireland invites you to discover the wilderness. There are many ways to visit the island: by ferry, car, bike... Take a flight to Dublin, then go on an adventure on the Wild Atlantic Way, one of the longest coastal roads in the world. Discover the romantic and afflicted landforms of its coastline, striking panoramas of breathtaking cliffs battered by the winds.
The Connemara, in County Galway, is a must during a stay in Ireland. In a countryside of bogs and gloomy mountains, let yourself be carried away by the magic of its famous lake, the Kylemore Lough. Visit its impressive castle, built on the banks of the lake, and its medieval abbey, a real miniature cathedral.
During your stay, follow your travel guide of Ireland in the footsteps of thousands of prehistoric remains, dolmens and menhirs that are dotted around the landscape, between herds of sheep and horses. North of the island, the Killary Fjord is worth the detour. In Cork, the Lewis Glucksman Gallery is a delight for contemporary art lovers, with the beauty of its architecture and the great quality of its exhibitions.
The Irish love good food and local cuisine. Taste delicious traditional dishes such as Irish Stew or Colcannon. Finally, Dublin at the lowest village pub, mix with the locals, either around a pint of Guinness, or, to change direction, a piece of music, because music is everywhere. And the best way to appreciate this country, is to stroll through the different landscapes to the tune of an Irish Ballad.