A visitor’s paradise and home to some of Ireland’s natural wonders
With fresh air and green fields in abundance, teamed with quality accommodation and plenty to see and do, Fermanagh is the perfect destination to make memories that will last forever.
The county is steeped in history and heritage sites which are off the beaten track giving you time to explore the traditions that lie within. From castles to pre-historic monuments and mountain tombs this magical county is just waiting to be discovered. Scenic routes through lake shore countryside and rugged mountain terrains offer walking and cycling enthusiasts the perfect way to see the natural Irish countryside at its best.
Not known for its busy roads or bustling sidewalks, when visiting Fermanagh the easy going way of the local people gives visitors the chance to mingle and get an insight into the Irish way of life. The warm welcome that Irish people are renowned has not escaped our Lakeland County! One of the best ways to explore the Lakelands is definitely by water. With several on shore boat hire companies no specialist knowledge is required, just a good sense of adventure! This is the perfect way to explore the waters of Lough Erne and the surrounding Fermanagh countryside. Or if you’d prefer a more relaxing way to experience the beauty of the area then hop aboard a guided boat tour.
With so many wonderful scenic routes and viewpoints Fermanagh is picture perfect – take your memories back home to show your friends by capturing the beauty of the Lakelands on camera or canvas.
For hotel offers and practical information on visiting Fermanagh check out www.fermanaghlakelands.com
The hardest thing about going to Derry~Londonderry is leaving it.
For while it’s not the biggest place on earth, Derry is living proof that the best things really do come in little packages. And don’t think it’s like a smaller scale Belfast or Dublin. It really is a place apart.
If it’s history you want, you’ll find it on spectacular walls which skirt the city and in museums telling the stories of long-ago sieges, emigration and the more recent ‘Troubles.’ If it’s the arts you crave, you’ve can’t miss them in what was the UK first City of Culture in 2013.
And if you’re thirsting for a libation and a bit of craic – which is the byword for having fun here – there are pubs, clubs and music venues around every corner.
For hotel offers and practical information on visiting Derry~Londonderry check out www.visitderry.com.
Untouched and virtually unexplored, this ruggedly beautiful and remote region lies at the far north of the Wild Atlantic Way.
It’s no wonder Donegal was named the ‘Coolest Place on the Planet for 2017’ by National Geographic Traveller. Nature is spectacular and bracing here, from the sheer granite walls of some of Europe’s highest sea cliffs, at Sliabh Liag, to the Northern Lights dancing in clear winter skies, to the millions of seabirds gathering in great estuaries, en route across the globe. There’s a strong sense of community in this sparsely populated region; Ireland’s wildest shores are home to its largest Gaeltacht – where Irish is still the mother tongue and traditional culture thrives.
This is where St Columba set sail for the island of Iona. Out here on Ireland’s northernmost headlands, 11 lighthouses shine out across the sea, and journeys – physical and spiritual – begin. The sea air revives, minds and horizons expand, stories are told, adventures are shared, and spirits lift.