Ireland, also know as the Emerald Isle, is known for its friendly locals and beautiful countryside. There's so much on offer in Ireland, and all just a short flight away. Whether you want a city break in Dublin orCork, to head out fishing or hiking for the day, or to see some very impressive historical attractions, this island will deliver.
You can hop on a flight to Ireland from a range of UK cities, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Exeter, Leeds Bradford and Liverpool. Depending on where you take off from, your journey will take a little under to just over an hour. Getting the cheapest flight to Ireland will probably involve flying with a budget airline - but remember that extras can add up, making that scheduled flight a little more thrifty. It's best to check both and you can do so with our simple comparison tool.
Whenever you head over to Ireland (and we're not going to lie here), chances are it will rain a bit, much like in the UK. If you're looking for a flight in the sunniest months then pick June, July and August. Unfortunately, this is also when flights to Ireland are at their most expensive. April, May, September and October are a great compromise with a better choice of a flight deal, and as you're British you won't need to be told twice to take a brolly! The same holds true when you're looking for a hotel deal too for your Ireland adventure. City hotels in Dublin or Cork also tend to get busy at the weekends year round.
Once your flight is organised, you might want to think about getting a hire car for your holiday in Ireland. For the most fantastic scenery, try the west of the country with its wild Atlantic coast. Golf fans will be happy wherever they go, as there are plenty of amazing courses dotted all over. Fancy getting the gift of the gab? Then get yourself to Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone! Or for a touch of the prehistoric, head to Newgrange which was built before Stonehenge or the Pyramids! Dublin offers one of Europe's hottest city break destinations of 2012 and 2013, but you could also consider the slower pace of life in Cork for a quick break. Need more Ireland inspiration? Click here!