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With its wide range of luxury experiences, five-star accommodation and culinary hotspots, Ireland — the land of Céad Mile Fáilte (one hundred thousand welcomes) — invites you to forge deep and authentic connections with its heritage, food and inspiring landscapes… 


Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

Travelling in Ireland is about making long-lasting connections with an ancient past and thrilling present. Whether you opt for reflective, spiritual experiences or adrenaline-fuelled adventures, Ireland has the perfect bespoke, luxury itinerary for every visitor.  

From the iconic Cliffs of Moher to the majesty of the River Shannon, few destinations capture the imagination more than Ireland. And there’s no better way to immerse yourself in its many jewels than in the company of a private tour or by embracing a self-guided adventure. 

Slea Head, County Kerry

Slea Head, County Kerry

Use the map to explore

Travel between Great Britain and Ireland has never been easier. Ireland’s airports in Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Kerry, Donegal and Ireland West welcome daily flights from most major British cities, including London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Ireland’s bustling ports oversee frequent sailings to both Dublin and Rosslare from Great Britain, meaning Ireland is easily accessible by both air and sea.

Better yet the continuation of the Common Travel Area (CTA) means British and Irish citizens can travel between the two islands without a passport or visa restrictions, subject to ID requirements from the travel provider.


Road Trips

The best way to knit together Ireland’s luxury experiences, stays and restaurants is with an epic road trip. Our itinerary suggestions below will help you explore the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Ancient East and Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands

The mountains of Connemara, County Galway

The mountains of Connemara, County Galway

Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands to Ireland’s Ancient East

Soak up epic landscapes, crafts and castles as you traverse Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands and Ireland’s Ancient East on a luxury road trip…

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From Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way to Ireland’s Ancient East

Explore Ireland by horseback, on foot and by tasting its gastronomy on this epic luxury road trip spanning from west to east…

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Wild Atlantic Way: including Kinsale, Dingle and Adare

Combine nature, fine cuisine and outdoor adventure on this luxury road trip along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, from Kinsale and Killarney to Dingle and Adare…

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Wild Atlantic Way: The Cliffs of Moher to Connemara and beyond

Combine castles and river cruises with crafting your own Ireland-inspired scent on this luxury road trip along the Wild Atlantic Way…

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Allow Ireland’s rich heritage to envelop you and unlock the secrets of the island’s unique traditions and crafts by selecting a tailor-made indulgence or experience to enhance your stay. 

Ballycarbery Castle Ruins, County Kerry

Ballycarbery Castle Ruins, County Kerry

Dingle Darkroom

Given the magnificence of the Kingdom of Kerry, where every sea-swept blade of grass has a secret to tell, it’s only fitting that your camera captures the breathtaking vistas to a professional standard so these mementoes can be treasured for generations to come.

Enjoying decades of experience exploring this southwest county, George from Dingle Darkroom welcomes keen and novice photographers on his workshops, tours and package holidays. While venturing down the roads less travelled, you’ll receive expert insights on how best to shoot the beauty of the region, adorned with wildlife, ruins and standing stones.

McNutt of Donegal

A single caress of luxury wool on your skin will forever transport you to Ireland’s northwest coastline, where McNutt of Donegal has crafted stylish accessories since 1953. Whether it’s lambswool scarves, linen wraps or cashmere throws, the family-run business weaves luxurious garments in its environmentally friendly mill — an invaluable source of employment for the local community.

Its diverse and timeless designs are inspired by the wild Atlantic Ocean crashing against the surrounding coastline, where untamed heather dances freely with marsh thistles in the wind. Nothing, the family asserts, feels better.

House of Waterford Crystal

Few brands encapsulate the sparkle of Ireland more than Waterford Crystal. Over four centuries, its immaculately crafted creations have brought elegance to the homes of millions worldwide. Now, the House of Waterford, located in the heart of this Viking city — the oldest in Ireland — offers visitors a glimpse into its manufacturing process, from initial concept to final product.

Witness the island’s best craftspeople use ancient techniques to mould, cut, sculpt and engrave the crystal pieces that have been wowing lovers of luxury since 1783. And for those eager to take home a keepsake of their time at House of Waterford, the retail store offers the entire catalogue of crystal wonders.

Irish National Stud & Gardens

Across Irish folklore and mythology, horses have exemplified strength, allegiance and freedom. Little wonder Ireland holds these magnificent creatures in the highest regard. Since opening in 1916, the Irish National Stud has produced the winners of all five Classics.

In recent decades, this cherished County Kildare attraction has also welcomed thousands of horse enthusiasts, including the late Queen Elizabeth II. Alongside the newly refurbished visitor centre is the interactive Irish Racehorse Experience, showcasing its success in breeding, training and racing, while its renowned Japanese Gardens, a miraculous fusion of East and West, is regularly cited as the finest of its kind in Europe.


Whether you opt for helicopter trips, private sailing excursions or outdoor and wellbeing experiences, there are more ways than ever for visitors to pursue Ireland’s unparalleled great outdoors offering. Incorporating a touch of luxury into your itinerary will ensure you will forever remember your Irish adventures.

Saltee Island Great, County Wexford

Saltee Island Great, County Wexford

Executive Helicopters

Ireland’s dramatic landscape has doubled as the backdrop for a slew of blockbuster productions like Star Wars, Harry Potter and Saving Private Ryan. And what better way to view these locations — like the Skellig Islands and Cliffs of Moher — than from above?

For over 20 years, Executive Helicopters has offered a complete range of services that have enhanced special occasions, business meetings and excursions across Ireland. With thrilling routes encompassing the whole island, Executive Helicopters’ experienced pilots and twin-engine fleet guarantee the highest standards of aviation safety.

Sovereign Sailing experience

With the Irish Sea to the East and the Atlantic Ocean to the West, a visit to Ireland is incomplete without an excursion across its invigorating waters. Sovereign Sailing, based in Kinsale, County Cork, offers yacht charters — ideal for nautical adventures along the south, regularly voted a leading international sailing destination.

Experienced sailors can choose from a range of yachts. However, thanks to its complementary role as a training school, Sovereign Sailing offers novices guidance on navigation, tides and weather to ensure safety — as well as insights into the whereabouts of little-known locations scattered along the coastline.

Equestrian Centre at Castle Leslie

Few experiences showcase the magnificence and nuances of Ireland’s landscape than riding horseback across its ancient woodlands, undulating hills and alongside its tranquil lakes.

Castle Leslie Estate is one of County Monaghan’s greatest assets, located near the picturesque village of Glaslough. The estate’s world-class equestrian centre is the perfect purveyor of outdoor adventures. Suitable for all riders over seven, the experienced team offers expert tuition, guidance and exhilarating cross-country rides to cherish for life.

Yoga Mara Escapes

Ireland’s ancient energy pulsates across its land and sea to this day. Led by Galwegian sisters Rachel and Hannah Healy, Yoga Mara Escapes draws upon these deep connections to the past and rich natural reserves to restore balance and harmony.

Yoga Mara Escapes comprises of high-end wellness experiences in venues that combine space and comfort with Ireland’s sacred surroundings. Incorporating practices like yoga, meditation, mindfulness and nutrition, the siblings promote a simple philosophy: to take time — time to relax, refresh, revitalise and, of course, escape.


Ireland’s reputation as a world-class culinary destination is truly deserved. Its chefs, producers, distillers and foragers incorporate centuries-old traditions while utilising the island’s bounty of natural produce. Food lovers and drink connoisseurs are guaranteed a full-flavoured experience.

Dunbrody Country House Hotel, County Wexford

Dunbrody Country House Hotel, County Wexford

Private tour of the Jameson Distillery

The monks introduced whiskey to Ireland around the 12th century — the word derives from the term ‘water of life’, an accurate description, as a single sip leaves you fortified for the day. Ireland’s largest producer of the spirit is Jameson, soon to celebrate its landmark 200th anniversary.

In the ‘70s, Jameson uprooted its entire distilling process from Dublin to Midleton, County Cork. The old but recently upgraded distillery is now a monument to Irish whiskey, and the tasting tours celebrate the history of the world-famous drink and brand. Formerly a woollen mill and Napoleonic barracks, the sprawling site, with its red-bricked chimneys, has many points of interest — notably the world’s largest pot still.

Wild Food Mary experience

Foraging — the oldest human method of gathering food — is a rewarding way to experience the delicious fruits of the Irish landscape, which happily nourishes us with its wealth of wild delights.

With a background in science, cooking and natural medicine, Mary Bulfin from Wild Food Mary inherited her love of nature from her mother and grandmother. Based in County Offaly, her bespoke events and workshops use foraging to connect people to the landscape and introduce them to delicacies like spring superfoods, summer florals and autumn fungi.


Seeing as Athlone is named after an innkeeper who once ferried people across the Shannon, Ireland’s largest river, it’s no surprise that Ireland’s most central town excels in the hospitality industry — evidenced by the success of Thyme Restaurant, recipient of the Michelin Bib Gourmand award.

Spearheaded by John and Tara Coffey and located near the town’s many attractions, like the 800-year-old castle, Thyme restaurant expertly showcases the labours of the Midlands’ farmers and producers. Its modern, seasonal menus include dishes like wild rabbit, lamb and sea trout — there’s a taste of Ireland in every mouthful.


In Galway, one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, food is central to any visit. The Michelin-starred Aniar restaurant has cultivated a well-deserved reputation amongst international foodies thanks to its deep connections to the local environment.

Echoing Ireland’s seasons, Aniar’s ever-changing dishes are prepared by fusing a modern approach with traditional methods, like curing, pickling, smoking and fermenting. The kitchen and boutique cookery school are led by JP McMahon, whose mission is to examine and reintroduce the untapped resources of Ireland’s culinary heritage.

Luxury Stays

Ireland is the land of a hundred thousand welcomes, beautifully illustrated by its accommodation offering. From stately castles to award-winning spa retreats, its five-star hotels and resorts celebrate heritage, elegance and time-honoured service — while incorporating a splash of decadence. These heavenly properties invite you to relax and unwind following a busy day playing golf or sailing around the picturesque coast.

Adare Manor, County Limerick

Adare Manor, County Limerick


Mirroring the Southeast’s sunny climates, County Wexford’s delightful Monart is recognised as one of the world’s finest spas — for good reason. Standing tall among a hundred acres of picturesque private woodland, the 18th-century property and modern extension also house luxury bedrooms, suites, a fine-dining restaurant and a garden lounge.

Reflecting its commitment to the environment, Monart is powered by its new solar farm. The spa offers an array of facilities, including a salt grotto, caldarium and hydrotherapy pool. And while the facility is adults-only, don’t be surprised if you see its resident ducks waddling along the corridor.

Cliff House Hotel

Overlooking Ardmore Bay, County Waterford’s gravity-defying Cliff House Hotel deserves each of its five stars, thanks to its old-world service, luxury bedrooms, Michelin-star restaurant and destination spa — not forgetting its commitment to Irish interior design.

Under its sedum moss-covered roof is Ireland’s largest collection of campaign furniture that complements its specially commissioned artisanal works, including hand-loomed wall pieces and Celtic motifs on bespoke carpets.

The outdoors is an equal match to the hotel’s interior. From the terraces and balconies, you’ll bask in the picture-perfect vistas of Ardmore’s golden sands, lobster pots and the dolphins who call the surrounding waters home.

Castlemartyr Hotel

While East Cork’s five-star Castlemartyr Resort only officially welcomed guests in 2008, its history spans centuries. Some of Europe’s most legendary figures are associated with the estate, including Strongbow, Walter Raleigh and the Knights Templar.

This exciting history is visible throughout the resort, be it at the grand 18th-century country manor house or the ruins of the 800-year-old castle, which sits adjacent. The buildings have been lovingly restored and now consist of over 140 guest rooms and luxury residences. Thanks to the surrounding countryside, spa experience and 18-hole golf course, Castlemartyr Resort is truly an oasis of calm.

Ashford Castle

Surrounded by a 350-acre estate, Ashford Castle, the former home of the Guinness family, offers guests a once-in-a-lifetime experience. A principal location for John Ford’s Oscar-winning film The Quiet Man, this prestigious, centuries-old property has been a firm favourite with the world’s glitterati, including King George V and President Ronald Reagan.

In addition to an interior furnished with a cornucopia of antique pieces, this five-star County Mayo hotel has been recognised for its sustainability endeavours. Enjoying deep roots in the community, the team also promotes the traditions of local craftspeople, food producers and artists. Ashford Castle effortlessly fuses Ireland’s past, present and future.

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Treat yourself to a little luxury on an awe-inspiring and invigorating road trip around Ireland. Start planning your trip today…