8 reasons to book a visit to Ireland right this minute

Ireland is beautiful in spring and summer, and the perfect destination for a short break. If you’re looking for a little getaway, why not stay in one of our Travelodge hotels in Ireland, and experience everything the island has to offer? Here are some reasons why you should book right now:

 

1) With the height of the tourist season a little way off yet, now is a great time to visit the best sights of the island before the crowds arrive. Visit the area of Brú na Boinne to see the dozens of curious prehistoric sites, and The Giant’s Causeway, which is one of the most surreal rock formations in the world.

 

2) A new festival is arriving in Dublin for the beginning of June, and it’s coming by river… The Inaugural Dublin Port River Festival will include a visit from six traditional tall ships and the opportunity for the city’s children to sail aboard them. If you’re nautically minded, book a room in one of our Travelodge Dublin hotels to see it all.

 

3) You could win a trip to Las Vegas! Just book to stay in one of our Travelodge hotels in Ireland, and you could find yourself flying from Dublin to Sin City for a four-night stay in the world famous Bellagio Hotel. There will be six draws throughout 2013, so you’ve got plenty of chances to win.

 

4) The weather is just warming up now, so it’s an ideal time to be beside the sea. Ireland boasts some spectacular beaches, and you should definitely try to squeeze in a visit to The Silver Strand, or perhaps some surfing at Bundoran Beach.

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5) If you’ve spent the last few months locked up inside, now’s the time for some fresh air. Ireland is a wonderful place to go for some long walks, as the terrain offers everything from serious hikes to gentle strolls. A walk along the Cliffs of Moher will show you the most dramatic scenery, while The Kerry Way is most popular with Irish walkers.

 

6) Music-lovers will be in heaven in Ireland this summer, as the festival line-up looks top notch. From Sea Sessions, which promises the best surfing, skating and music, to Forbidden Fruit, which boasts Kasabian and Primal Scream as headliners, Ireland’s the place to be for the true festival fan.

 

7) The first weekend in June is the time to be in Dublin if you’re a gardening fan, as Phoenix Park gets taken over by the biggest garden show in Ireland for five whole days. But it’s not only for those with green fingers – the show celebrates wholesome, homemade food and drink too, so you can bet you’ll find the best Irish grub here.

 

8) The Lakes of Killarney are one of Ireland’s favourite tourist destinations, but it’s not only their beauty that makes them worth a trip. The surrounding National Park is full of sites of historical and religious significance, like Ross Castle and Muckross Abbey, as well as the oldest known copper mines in the British Isles. There’s no time like the present to learn a bit more about the fascinating past of Ireland.