The patchwork of colours is copied into the fabulous Irish Tweed woven in local mills.
Whitewashed cottages nestle into the hillsides which in September were covered with mauve heather. Wild cherry pink fuchsia delineated winding roads and the gold of gorse was abundant in the fields. Ireland is an artist's delight.
"Cead Mile Failte" A hundred thousand welcomes. Whether you stay at a Georgian Manor, medieval castle or whitewashed cottage you will be given a wonderful welcome. Ireland should be on everyone's bucket list.
The Giants Causeway is now a World Heritage site. Made up of unique symmetrical basalt columns, 40,000 of these are crammed together, some up to 12 metres high. Or you might believe the Irish Legend that Finn McCool, an Irish giant quarrelled with a Scottish opponent and they began a line of stepping stones towards Scotland.
Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way is one of the longest defined coastal touring routes in the World.
Starting at its northernmost point of Malin Head on the Inishowen Peninsula it winds 2,500 km along the length of the West Coast ending in the historic town of Kinsale, County Cork. This breath-taking route offers a diverse coastline of inlets and cliffs moulded over the centuries by the power of the Atlantic Ocean. Picturesque towns and villages, rolling countryside and dramatic mountains, and an ever-changing palette of colour and light.