Coming from solid Irish stock, I have visited Ireland since I was knee-high to a grasshopper. I have a second home there and it is where most of my family live.
I may be biased but the natural beauty of Ireland and the hospitality of its people are hard to beat.
IRELAND IN A NUTSHELL
- Capital: Dublin
- Currency: Euro (EUR)
- Population: 5 million
- Official languages: English and Irish (Gaelic or Gaeilge)
- Time zone: UTC
SOLO TRAVEL RATING
- Solo travel rating: 3 out of 5
- Risk to women travellers: Medium (due to a rise in sexually motivated assaults in Dublin)
- Travel costs: Moderate
- Recommended for first-time solo travellers: Yes