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Students are filling up the agricultural colleges, and local chefs are combining fresh, local, straight-from-the-farm, Irish ingredients with better (often French) cooking techniques. The restaurant scene in Dublin is so good that I fear we won't do it justice!While there you'll discover upscale restaurants serving innovative, Irish fare as well as neighborhood pubs that still dish out delicious pub-grub favorites.Its only land neighbor, Northern Ireland, lies in the northeastern corner of the island.Northern Ireland is a separate country – sometimes called "region" or "province" – that forms part of the United Kingdom along with England, Scotland and Wales.Officially called Gaeltacht districts, schools there are still taught in Irish and many families still speak it in the home.If you want to visit a Gaelic-speaking area of Ireland on your vacation, consider researching the Gaeltacht districts in County Galway (including Connemara and the Aran Islands), County Donegal, County Mayo, or the western half of the beautiful Dingle Peninsula.Ireland’s human history does indeed stretch back thousands of years, but even while you’re appreciating stunning landmarks such as Dublin Castle and Donegal Abbey, you’ll be drawn in by the country’s irresistible, alive-and-well culture and verve.
While the eastern section of the country is verdant and fertile, it is often Ireland's rugged, western side that gives the country its iconic landscapes.
Ireland's fantastic gastronomic scene and fresh produce (we're partial to its cheeses) are complimented by its local beverage production.
Guinness is still king in Dublin, where Arthur Guinness began brewing ales back in 1759.
Ireland should be on every traveler’s short list: There’s nothing like experiencing its charming atmosphere firsthand.
Exploring its famously green landscapes, your eyes sweep from pastoral hills and coastal cliffs to standing stones of incredible antiquity.
Other amazing prehistoric sites to consider visiting include the archeological ruins surrounding Lough Gur in County Limerick – which includes Ireland's largest stone circle – the prehistoric fort of Dun Aengus on the island of Inishmore (one of the Aran Islands); and the monuments of Bru na Boinne (Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth), which together form an official UNESCO World Heritage Site.