''...the green and troubled land of
tourist brochures and news headlines.''
Quote from: Ireland, A Novel by Frank Delaney
Warmed and cooled by the North Atlantic stream and location respectively, Ireland is never extremely cold or extremely hot.
This Celtic Isle is stony grey, rugged mountains, cliffs and dewy greenness. Windswept and misty, you will likely need an umbrella anytime. Hearty meals, strong tales and a stiff Irish Whiskey will stave of even the worst weather.
From the Ring of Kerry to the thatched cottages of Conamera to the Giants Causeway, may the road rise to meet you and may your hassles be small ones. And from cosmopolitan Dublin to the enchanted isles of Aran or the Cliffs of Moher, there is a pint and a friendly local waiting to tell you a legend or two, at the end of every trip.
Ireland has folklore, lively music, dance and haunting ballads. Kiss the Blarney stone and join the locals in one of the pubs which outnumber just about everything for a pint of black and tan, or ten. Then rise up yer skirts and kick up yer heals for a bit of mighty craic with fiddles, harps, jigs and reels.
And when the next mornin’ arises get back on the road in search of the mystical crock ‘o’ gold at the end of the rainbow! In this land of myth you are sure to find it.
Hints and Tips for Ireland
- Bring an umbrella, Ireland’s climate is… Well, let’s face it, it is wet!
- Sláinte! or Sláinte Mhaith! are the Irish way of saying Cheers! you will be loved if you do so.
- Pack for all weather in Ireland, no matter what time of year.