Ireland is often characterized as a green land with friendly people, interesting small villages and a gentle welcoming place to be. All this is true and there is much more, a fascinating history, a brave and courageous people, landscapes and vistas to dream of, music to fill your ears and soul. Literary traditions lie deep in the culture of Ireland from the least to the most educated people and make for vibrant theater experiences and an emphasis on written and spoken word culture. Ireland has changed greatly in the past ten years or so, and at the same time has hardly changed at all. The new spa hotels offer great luxury and comfort and the cuisine is outstanding. Dublin has become a wealthy and highly urban environment, but somehow many of the old traditions survive. Many of the old buildings do survive, adding greatly to the experience of the traveler to this country of many changes and yet a strong sense of the past and the importance of Irish history and culture in its many forms.
There are many web sites featuring Ireland - some to try are
Official Government web site for the island of Ireland - listings tour operators, accommodation details and links to official government sources, vacation packages
Experience Ireland's rich literature, traditions and heritage sites. For example. Killarney National Park. Famed for its splendid scenery, ...
The official site of Tourism Ireland. Travel information, maps, activities, events and accommodation information to help you plan your next visit
The official site from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board includes details of tourist attractions, transport, accommodation from hotels to hostels and many other features.