11 February, 2019
01 February, 2019
Cheap flights to Ireland from New Zealand are your chance to explore a land steeped in legend and myth, filled with Viking relics and Gaelic spirits, peppered with pre-historic standing stones and rustic villages where fires crackle and folk songs are sung. Welcome to the fabled Emerald Isle. Connections usually jet you into the capital of Dublin, but it's also possible to land in Belfast, across the border in Northern Island. Then, the choice is yours: Will it be the wave-bashed Atlantic coast, where Galway's oyster shacks tumble into the ocean? Will it be the wiggling roads of the Ring of Kerry, for sightings of Irish monasteries and empty bays? Will it be Cork and the south, where pubs and medieval castles combine against the Celtic Sea?
The Ring of Kerry drive is a breathtaking journey around the wild Atlantic shores of western Ireland. Keep watch for shimmering beaches, cliffs lashed by waves, and misty mountains in the distance.
Unravel the story of James Joyce, sip strong whiskeys in distilleries, and party the night away in the Temple Bar, all courtesy of the vibrant capital of Dublin.
You'll be able to tread ancient pilgrimage trails, see slate-topped churches, and scale grassy ridges in the beautiful Wicklow Mountains near Dublin.