Ireland Cruise Holidays
With an Ireland cruise you can discover the ‘Emerald Isle’ in all its rich variety. Take time to discover the doorstep gems on an Ireland cruise holiday. Summer is the perfect time to get to know Ireland a little more closely, with calls to Dublin, Cork and Killybegs. Get ready to explore a treasure chest of homegrown wonders.
Ireland Cruise Holiday Highlights
From the port cities of Cork and Dublin to the sleepy towns of Foynes and Greencastle where time has seemingly stood still, there’s so much to experience and explore here. Taste history with the clean and refreshing Titanic Quarter Beer from the Hilden Brewery, Ireland’s oldest brewery.
Surrounded by the ocean, Ireland boasts fantastic seafood – and is famous for its wonderful shellfish. The plump oysters found in Cork and along the south coast are so integral to Ireland’s food heritage that oyster festivals abound across the island in September.
Reasons to visit Ireland on a cruise holiday
The port of Cobh, which has been an important naval port since the 19th century, offers easy access to the city of Cork. Many of Cork’s attractions are laid out along the banks of the River Lee. You can admire the gothic architecture of St. Finbarr’s Cathedral, relax and enjoy views of the river in Fitzgerald Park and brush up on your local history at the Cork Museum. Cork English Market is a great place to get a bite to eat and, for drinking and dancing, Barrack Street is renowned for its great number and variety of bars.
Ireland is a country that holds on to its traditions, whether that’s the Gaelic language, céilí dancing or an old Irish ballad. Discover prehistoric geology, centuries-old churches and magnificent monuments, old and new. Follow ancient tracks carved out by Vikings, Romans, Celts and Saxons.