The must-visit places when you travel to Ireland.
Fly nonstop to Dublin or Shannon from New York/Newark on United.
33 Letter Road, Aghnablaney, Enniskillen Co., Fermanagh
Located just 2½ hours from Dublin on a secluded peninsula beside the Donegal/Fermanagh border is a lakeside haven that takes its cues from nature to create elegant spaces where the switched-on come to switch off. Tucked away in a private forest, Finnlough’s transparent Forest Domes (pictured above) provide uninterrupted views where guests can be immersed in nature and sleep beneath the starry skies. The domes feature 180° transparent walls allowing guests to truly immerse themself in the beauty and tranquility of nature. Escape the noise of the outside world and enjoy stargazing in comfort for the perfect romantic break in Northern Ireland. Premium Domes offer more spacious interiors and plenty of luxurious extras including a roll top bath overlooking the forest and breakfast delivered in the morning. Unlike traditional resort spas, the self-guided Elements Spa Trail experience at Finnlough offers a private, two-hour trail flowing through a series of cabins nestled in the forest. The private journey allows one to lose themself in the silence and beauty of the surroundings. There is also access to a Finnish style sauna that combines the therapeutic benefits of the elevated temperatures with stunning lake views for a truly holistic experience.
Main Street, Cashel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Once home to the Archbishops of Cashel, Cashel Palace sits at the foot of the Rock of Cashel, a dramatic limestone outcrop featuring the most impressive cluster of medieval buildings in Ireland. The magnificent Palladian manor, built in 1732, has been meticulously restored to create a five-star hotel. Serving exceptional modern Irish cooking cuisine, the Bishop’s Buttery offers formal dining, with afternoon tea, casual dining, and outdoor dining.
Game of Thrones Studio Tour
245 Castlewellan Road, Banbridge, Northern Ireland
Located at one of the acclaimed series’ original filming locations at Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, Game of Thrones Studio Tour takes fans closer to the Seven Kingdoms than ever before. Guests can step inside the iconic Great Hall at Winterfell where Jon Snow was proclaimed the “King in the North,” see Daenerys Targaryen’s imposing Dragonstone throne, delve into the incredible props, weaponry and visual effects of Game of Thrones and learn more about the skills and craftmanship that helped bring the show from script to screen.
Iveagh Garden Hotel
72-74 Harcourt Street, Dublin, Ireland
A modern take on traditional luxury, the four-star Iveagh Garden Hotel is an urban oasis near all of Dublin’s major attractions. Opened in February 2018, it is Europe’s first fully sustainable hotel and offers one of the lowest carbon footprints of any hotel, having reduced its CO2 emissions by 81% in its first 6 months. The former bank building now features 145 rooms, ranging from the Presidential Suite for large groups to City Pods for solo travelers. Delicious casual dining and craft cocktails, made with fresh, local ingredients, can be sourced on-site at Elle’s Bar and Bistro.
Adare, Co. Limerick
Just 25 minutes from Shannon Airport, Adare Manor is a storybook setting for an authentic and iconic Ireland experience. There’s the fairytale architecture, modelled after the great houses and cathedrals of 19th-century Europe. A Michelin star restaurant, The Oak Room, that received its recognition less than two years following its debut. And over 840 acres of pristine parkland featuring mature trees, formal French gardens and a multi-award-winning golf course that recently was awarded the 2027 Ryder Cup.