History and culture from Dublin to Galway

From Dublin to Galway, the Irish midlands and western region offers visitors the opportunity to absorb Ireland's culture and natural beauty. The capital city is home to Dublin Castle, St Patrick's Cathedral and the Kilmainham Gaol. To the west, the cultural capital of Galway provides passage to the Aran Island stone forts and the scenic Connemara peninsula.

Experience Ireland's hospitality first hand at one of the many hotels within Dublin. A great mix of independent names and major chains are represented throughout the capital including the Four Seasons, Double Tree by Hilton and the Radisson. The selection is much the same throughout Galway, while local inns and B&Bs provide a charming choice in this picturesque setting.

Oh the view from the Cliffs of Moher

Travellers flock to the Shannon and south-east regions of Ireland to tour the numerous castles that pepper the rolling countryside, as well as to capture the dramatic vistas over the Atlantic from the Cliffs of Moher. Limerick provides a great hub from which to explore the surrounding area, and Waterford – Ireland's oldest city – is a cosmopolitan centre with plenty of ancient history.

Checking into Limerick is a breeze, as there are plenty of hotels to choose from. Boutiques and major chains feature throughout and provide comfort and convenience when it comes to exploring all aspects of this vibrant city. Waterford also boasts a range of accommodation with such hotels as the Waterford Castle Hotel showcasing historic architecture and 4-star amenities.

The eloquence and beauty of Ireland's south-west

Gain the gift of eloquence by lowering yourself over the battlements of Blarney Castle to kiss the world-famous Blarney Stone, or experience the arresting beauty of the Irish coast along the Ring of Kerry. Two of Ireland's most famous tourist attractions are located in the south-west, along with the vibrant cities of Cork, Clonakilty and Mallow.

Those three cities provide plenty of option when it comes to hotels. Ranging from the 5-star Hayfield Manor Hotel in Cork, to the charming 10 The Belfry in Clonakilty and the Park South Bed & Breakfast in Mallow, you can easily find accommodation to suit all styles and budgets throughout the south-west.