Booking a tour through Ireland is a fantastic way to experience the country. Not only will a tour save you the hassle of organising and pre-booking transportation and accommodation, but it will ensure you experience the very best Ireland has to offer, whilst being guided by a wealth of knowledge.
Tours through Ireland depart and finish in Dublin, and last 3 – 20 days depending on the type of holiday you’re looking for. Tours can be solely through Ireland, or in conjunction with Britain and the rest of Europe. Some companies, such as Contiki and Topdeck, also offer 3 day tours in Ireland over St. Patrick’s Day. Take a look at our Ireland tour comparison to find the right tour for you.
Ready to book your trip yet? Here we’ve compiled a list of facts about Ireland to wet your appetite…
- On average, the Irish drink 131.1 litres of beer per year.
- The Whitehouse was designed by Irish architect James Hoban.
- Ireland has won the Eurovision singing contest 7 times.
- Snakes cannot exist in Ireland
- Ireland’s oldest pub, Sean’s Bar, opened in 900 AD.
- Irish Gaelic is the ancestral language of Ireland.
- In all of Europe, the Irish report the least UFO sightings.
- The Titanic was built in Belfast.
- It takes 119.5 seconds to pour the ‘perfect’ Guinness.
- Halloween was born out of an ancient Irish festival called Samhain.
- St. Patrick isn’t Irish, he’s in fact a Roman Briton.
- Only 9% of the Irish population are naturally redheaded.
- The driest month of the year in Ireland is May.
- There is 1 pub for every 100 people in Dublin.
- 10 million glasses of Guinness are drunk every day around the world.
- The River Shannon is the longest river in all of Britain.
- The harp is the national symbol of Ireland.
- ‘Happy hours’ are banned in Ireland.
- Only 10% of Irish population speak Irish Gaelic regularly out of the education system.
- Nigeria drinks more Guinness than Ireland.
- Ireland has a National Leprechaun Museum in Dublin.
Elle Conway studies Journalism in Canberra, Australia. Prior to university, she spent four years travelling, working and living abroad. She loves fantasy novels and spiced rum, and one day hopes to travel to Antarctica.