Exchange a kiss for the gift of blarney, tap your feet to the fiddles at a Gaelic music session, gambol with Eire's wee folk in a fairy-tale glen, or peer into the past at an 18th-century Georgian estate-Fodor's Ireland 2007offers all these experiences and more.
A perennially popular destination, Ireland offers a warm welcome to over 6 million foreign visitors every year. From the historic city of Dublin to the beautiful countryside, and wonderful sights like the Giants' Causeway, there is plenty to keep you occupied. To make the most of your holiday, you need a guidebook written by people who know the country inside out. Our authors all live in Ireland and want to pass on their love of the country to you through their recommendations for pubs, restaurants and favourite attractions. With detailed listings for hotels and a Smart Travel Tips section packed with practical advice and contact information, we've really thought of everything to make your holiday truly memorable. A fascinating Understanding Ireland section includes features on archaeology, ritual drink, books and movies, a chronology, Irish family names and Ireland at a Glance fast facts.