Flights to Ireland: practical information
Cheap airlines to Ireland
Welcome to the Emerald Isle! Ireland has four international airports but the cheapest flights to Ireland touch down in Dublin. Ryanair, a top choice for the cheapest flights to Ireland touches down in Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Knock. Other airlines flying from the UK to the Emerald Isles include CityJet, Air France, British Airways and Aer Lingus, the national flag-carrying airline of Ireland.
When to book flights to Ireland
For cheap flights to Ireland, winter is your best shot but don't go unless you really can handle the drab weather. There's a reason few visit Ireland at this time of year. Most visit this gorgeous and lush country in the summer. Flight prices to Ireland are higher but you'll be able to spend more time outdoors with the sun out.
- Peak season: Summer, June to September.
- Low season: Late fall to early spring, expect holidays like St. Patrick's Day.
Flights to Ireland don't take long. London - Dublin is 1h 20min. It takes more or less 10 minutes to fly to Ireland's other airports.
Experience Ireland: what to see, what to do
Ireland's landscapes are beyond impressive. The beautiful coast will take your breath away. The best way to visit this country is with an Ireland rental car, then take to the highway and explore! The ring of Kerry is particularly breath-taking. Irish cities have a lot to offer. Dublin is the top choice for St. Patrick's Day in March but the whole country joins in the celebration, everyone with pints of Guinness in hand.
Essentials in Ireland
Dublin: Start your holidays in Ireland off in Dublin, the capital. This is a city of literature and you'll find so many historical references from favourites by Oscar Wilde, James Joyce and others. The Guinness Brewery is a must, as is Dublin Castle and a tour of Trinity College.
Cork: Located in the south, Cork is the second largest city in Ireland and its sights are worth seeing. Blarney Castle, St. Mary's Cathedral and the Red Abbey should be at the top of your sightseeing list when visiting Cork.
Kilkenny: Kilkenny is located in the heart of Ireland, surrounded by lush greenery. This medieval town is so typically Irish, you'll fall in love with its charm. It makes a great day trip.
Find more information on Discover Ireland.
Accommodations in Ireland
The Emerald Isle offers plenty of options when it comes to accommodations for your holiday. Public holidays are the trickiest times to find hotels in Ireland, particularly in the bigger cities like Dublin and Cork. If you plan to visit during peak times, make sure you book your flights to Ireland and your hotels well in advance.