By Clair Morton
Published: Thursday, February 28, 2019
There’s one phrase that stands out from the moment you touch down in Ireland – you may see it at the airport, emblazoned on shopping centre archways, and hear it spoken by publicans and locals. That phrase is Céad Míle Fáilte, a Gaelic term that literally means ‘a hundred thousand welcomes’.
Where else but the Emerald Isle can you get a greeting like that? And it’s not only the people that’ll welcome you either. Ireland’s rolling green hills, dramatic cliffs and vibrant streets are just as inviting.
Let us take you through some of Ireland’s must-dos.
Indulge at Dublin’s Temple Bar
Have you heard Ireland’s capital city gets larger by the day? It just keeps Dublin’ and Dublin’. Terrible jokes aside, this bustling metropolitan hub is full of Irish charm.
Along the cobbled streets on the River Liffey, you’ll find Temple Bar, a lively neighbourhood famous for its quality craic (good times). Also known as the cultural hub of the city, Temple Bar has always been popular – Vikings set up camp here as far back as 795 AD. The remains of their settlement can be found at nearby Dublin Castle.
These days it looks a bit different, with quirky shops, delicious eateries and bars and pubs aplenty. Grab a pint of Guinness and take it all in.