It gives a thumbs down to Temple Bar and Blarney and it wonders why Bono is dislikedy in Ireland - more than anywhere in the world.....begrudgery anyone? :)
Great restaurants fed by a solid foodie scene, a walkable centre surrounded by interesting waterways ... the best of the city is still happily traditional.
A swirl of enticing old pubs that hum with trad music sessions throughout the year. More importantly, it has an overlaying vibe of fun and frolic that can’t help but amuse. Hop aboard for a thrilling ride.
It comes as a pleasant surprise to many visitors. It may not be the prettiest of cities ... but it has a great riverside setting, several fascinating historical sights and a determined air of can-do optimism that has made it the powerhouse of the North’s cultural revival.
CAVAN AND MONAGHAN
Much of the attraction here is the outdoors, making it a perfect place for visitors seeking an unspoilt corner of Ireland.
A well-oiled tourism machine in the middle of the sublime scenery of its namesake national park. Its studied twee-ness is renowned.
Its streets are rich with tangible links to the past and a gritty, honest vibrancy.
The town’s Georgian streets, lime tree-shaded riverside mall and colourful pubs are about as photogenic as Ireland gets.
One of Ireland’s sweetest spots. It combines the stunning natural beauty of its long and meandering coastline with unique windswept landscapes and a year’s worth of dollops of Irish culture.