The Midlands Travel Guide
Plan Your The Midlands Vacation
The Celtic Tiger–era motorways may have bypassed the alluring towns and villages of the Midlands, but for a slice of authentic Ireland—a chance to see how the country gets on with its daily life—this region is worth lingering in. That’s not to say its pleasures are all workaday; visitors can sample first-class food and rural peace in spa hotels or farmhouses, experience festivals, walk or cycle through lush countryside, and follow well-developed tourist trails—all in an area where life moves at a different pace.
The Irish bed-and-breakfast offers great value in the Midlands—farmhouses and homes geared to paying guests provide direct... read more
The Midlands town of Birr may be known as the "belly button of Ireland" because of its central location, not because this... read more
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Stately Clonmacnoise: Atmospheric and still spirit-warm, this great early Christian monastery survived Viking, Norman, and English... Read more
Whether you opt for a one-hour or one-week journey—and choose between a guided boat tour or private boat hire—cruising on the River... Read more
Crystal-clear freshwater streams, gushing waterfalls, lush forests, and no fewer than 27 glens are all part of the Slieve Bloom Mountain... Read more
All that glitters may not be Goldsmith, but that hasn't prevented the Irish tourist board from promoting the Northern Lakelands to the... Read more
Like the Eskimos with their 100 different words for snow, the natives of the Midlands retain a historic attachment to their vast boglands... Read more
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