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With it's ancient history, rich cultural heritage and friendly people, you will find plenty of possibilities to dive into unique local experiences and enjoy the craic on the charming Ireland at the end of Europe.

Join in the craic at a traditional Irish night

Ireland is famous for its traditional music and Irish dancing. There is no better way to experience both than at a Traditional Irish Night. Enjoy an entertaining show, offered in many pubs and locations across the country, in combination with a delicious 3-course meal of typical Irish food. Experience Irish hospitality at its best and immerse into the delightful way of life that the Irish are famous for. A feast for all your senses, the Traditional Irish Night showcases unique Irish instruments such as Bodhrán and Uilleann pipes in combination with Irish dancing and great traditional food - three corner stones of Irish-ness.

Eco cycling and walking tours in the Burren

The Burren region is a vast region in the West of Ireland widely set on limestone. While areas are covered completely by grey and plain rock, giving it a moon-like appeal, you will also find picturesque green valleys and cute villages. A guided cycling or walking tour will take you through some of the magnificent nature of this part of Ireland, where you will discover some of the ancient heritage of the region like the Poulnabrone Dolmen or the Caherconnell Stone Fort and learn about the unique formation, wildlife and nature of the Burren. 

Foraging for hidden gems along the Wild Atlantic Way

Foraging on the coast of Ireland is very different from just picking berries and mushrooms. Along the Wild Atlantic Way in the west of the island you can go on a guided tour on the beach of Connemara to forage for edible seaweed and learn about the precious ecosystem of this unique national park. Let yourself be surprised by the secret powers of seaweed, the new super food on the rise! Further down south, on Ireland's famous Ring of Kerry, you can join seaweed discovery workshops whilst exploring the spectacular wild coast with its stretched sandy beaches and rocky cliffs. In the Burren in County Clare you get to choose between a “classical“ foraging tour inland, picking berries, roots, nuts and flowers or sea foraging. Both with inspiring recipes for you to bring home.

Relax in a Wild Atlantic seaweed bath

Seaweed from the coast of the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland has been used for generations for its healing properties and is on the rise once again! Connemara Seaweed Baths provides a unique environment to enjoy a day of pampering amid the stunning landscape of Ireland‘s west. Starting off in the steam room to prepare your skin for the soothing seaweed treatment your bath is prepared with boiling salt water, ready for you to soak in. Submerse into the pleasant and nutritious warmth and allow your body to absorb the rich minerals. Afterwards take a dip in the cold outdoor pool surrounded by peaceful nature. 

Hmmmmmm, Whiskey... - Ireland's 'Uisce beatha'

For an island with just under 7 million people, there are 60 whiskey distilleries in Ireland‘ and Northern Ireland. Hence it makes it easy for you to pop into one or two when touring the country. Whether you choose the oldest, still running Distillery of Kilbeggan in the Irish midlands or the latest addition in Clonakilty in West Cork - you won‘t be disappointed by the quality of the triple distilled “uisce beatha“ which is even older than the Scottish whisky (spelled without “e“!). The Irish word “uisce beatha“ literally translates to “water of life“ and certainly has been one of Ireland‘s biggest success stories throughout the centuries. Learn about its tradition, the process of whiskey making and elect your favourite one during one of the many whiskey tastings available all across Ireland.

An Oyster Farm Tour in Connemara

On this fascinating tour, you will be immersed in the world of these delectable mollusks and see how oysters are grown over a three-year period from seed to plate. As you arrive, you're greeted by the salty sea breeze and the stunning coastal views of Connemara in the West of Ireland. The tour begins with a warm welcome from the farmer who will explain the history of the farm and share insights into the oysters' growth process, from tiny seedlings to market-ready treasures. During spring tides, you can have a walk on the seashore to the farm's oyster beds - the natural habitat of the oysters - submerged beneath the clear, cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean. A highlight of the tour is the opportunity to taste the freshest oysters you'll ever encounter. These briny delicacies are typically shucked right before your eyes, and you can savor them with a dash of lemon or a splash of local condiments. Whether you're a seafood enthusiast or simply curious about this culinary art, a Connemara oyster farm tour is a delightful, educational, and tasty experience.


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