About Ireland

Known as “The Land of Saints and Scholars”, Ireland has a rich history of culture and education. Numerous great writers, poets and musicians have hailed from these parts, from James Joyce to W.B. Yeats, Samuel Beckett to Seamus Heaney, or even Bono himself. Irish people are also well known for their friendliness and hospitality, making it the ideal place to study English and experience a period abroad.

 Cities

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galway
Galway

Galway is a city in the West of Ireland in the province of Connacht.

It is the fourth most populous urban area in the Republic of Ireland and the sixth most populous city in Ireland.

Galway is known as Ireland’s Cultural Heart and is renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals, celebrations and events. Every November, Galway hosts the Tulca Festival of Visual Arts as well as numerous festivals.

Near the cliffs of Moher, you must see this place if you come to Galway.

How to get there : Go Bus – Bus Éireann – Citylink – Irish Rail ~ 2:40

Hostel :

Oughterard Holiday Hostel & Angling
Center Station Road,
Oughterard,
Galway

Celtic Tourist Hostel
Queen Street,
Victoria Place,
Galway

Savoy Hostel
Eglinton Street,
Galway City,
Galway

Woodquay Hostel
3/24 Woodquay,
Galway City
Galway

kilkenny

Kilkenny

Kilkenny is situated in the Nore Valley on both banks of the River Nore, at the centre of County Kilkenny in the province of Leinster in the south-east of Ireland.

Kilkenny is a well preserved medieval town and is dominated by both Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice’s Cathedral and round tower.
Festival : Kilkenny Arts Festival – Cat Laughs Comedy festival

How to get there : Irish Rail – JJ Kavanagh Coaches – Bus Éireann ~ 2:15

Hostels :

Kilkenny Tourist Hostel
35 Parliament Street,
Kilkenny,
Ireland
MacGabhainns Backpackers Hostel
24 Vicar Street,
Kilkenny,
Ireland

Waterford

Waterford

Waterford is a city in Ireland. The city has a strong maritime tradition.

It is located in the South-East Region and is also part of the province of Munster. It is the oldest and the fifth most populous city in the country.

The city hosts a number of festivals during the year including the ever-popular Spraoi.

How to get there : Irish RailJJ Kavanagh Coaches – Bus Éireann ~ 3:15

Hostel :

Portree Hostel (Ireland)
10-11 Mary Street,
Waterford,
Irlande
Toms Comfort Hostel Waterford
Rathkieran, Moooncoin,
Co.Kilkenny Via Waterford,
Waterford,
Ireland

cork

Cork

Cork is a city in Ireland. It is located in the South-West Region and in the province of Munster. It is the second largest city in the state and the third most populous on the island of Ireland. The city is built on the River Lee which divides into two channels at the western end of the city. The city centre is located on the island created by the channels. At the eastern end of the city centre where the channels re-converge, quays and docks along the river banks lead to Lough Mahon and Cork Harbour, which is one of the world’s largest natural harbours.

How to get there : Bus Éireann – Air Coach – GoBé – Irish Rail ~ 3h30

Hostels :

belfast

Belfast

Belfast is the capital and the largest city of Northern Ireland. Most of Belfast,

including the city centre, is in County Antrim, but parts of East and South Belfast are in County Down. It is on the flood plain of the River Lagan. Belfast is one of the most visited cities in the UK, and the second most visited on the island of Ireland. In 2008, 7.1 million tourists visited the city. Numerous popular tour bus companies and boat tours run there throughout the year.

How to get there : Air Coaches – Bus Éireann – Irish Rail ~ 2:45

Hostel :

Arnies Backpackers
63 Fitzwilliam St,
Belfast, BT9 6AX,
UK
Belfast International Youth Hostel
22-32 Donegall Road,
Belfast, BT12 5JN,
UK
Name Population Latitude/Longitude
1 Dublin, Leinster 1,024,027 53.333 / -6.249
2 Cork, Munster 190,384 51.898 / -8.471
3 Dún Laoghaire, Leinster 185,400 53.294 / -6.136
4 Limerick, Munster 90,054 52.665 / -8.623
5 Galway, Connaught 70,686 53.272 / -9.049
6 Tallaght, Leinster 64,282 53.286 / -6.373
7 Waterford, Munster 47,904 52.258 / -7.112
8 Swords, Leinster 36,924 53.46 / -6.218
9 Drogheda , Leinster 33,441 53.719 / -6.348
10 Dundalk, Leinster 33,428 54 / -6.417

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