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If you’re looking for interesting things to do in Ireland, then look no further.  We have created a range of Authentic Ireland Experiences that appeal to all tastes and interests. These listed experiences are both affordable and unique – not to be found in your average guidebook!Ireland is a cultural playground with so many options at your fingertips.  Premier television shows like Penny Dreadful and Game of Thrones are shot in Ireland as it is rich with historical architecture and a beauty that you have to experience to fully appreciate.  There is definitely no shortage of things to do in Ireland.If you are an admirer of aerial views, then how about a champagne-sipping hot air balloon ride where you can observe picturesque County Meath and Trim Castle from a distance; or what about a scenic flight to and from the Aran Islands with spectacular views of the Cliffs of Moher?  If you’re more interested in the cultural aspects of Ireland, then consider the Food Folklore and Fairies experience where you experience a multi-course meal in one of Dublin’s oldest pubs.  If you’d like to experience more traditional Irish cuisine and have an appetite to match your curiosity, then consider the Irish Food trail that makes stops at three Ireland restaurants and pubs.  

Our Range of Authentic Ireland Experiences

Horse and Carriage Ride to Ross Castle

Horse and Carriage Ride to Ross Castle

Horse and Carriage Ride to Ross Castle

Your tour includes a true step back in time to enjoy Irish tradition at its best. Come on board a horse and carriage jaunting car, and take a unique tour of some of Killarney’s most scenic and historic highlights. Your eye will first be...

Champagne Hot Air Balloon Flight

Champagne Hot Air Balloon Flight

Champagne Hot Air Balloon Flight

Has a Champagne Hot Air Balloon Flight ever been an item on your bucketlist? How about an item on your Ireland bucketlist? Purchase a Balloon Flight for scheduled flights between April to September over Trim Castle in County Meath, Ireland.

Tunes in the Church

Tunes in the Church

Tunes in the Church

Enjoy a night jam packed with music, dancing and singing at Tunes in the Church in Galway, Ireland at Saint Nicolas Church. This experience is like no other in that you are able to talk with the musicians and performers and hear thoughtful...

Aran Islands Roundtrip Flight

Aran Islands Roundtrip Flight

Aran Islands Roundtrip Flight

Perched at the edge of Ireland's western waters, glittering on the horizon of Galway Bay and close to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands boast a fascinating history and scenically rugged landscape. You can now enjoy a stunning...

Food, Folklore and Fairies

Food, Folklore and Fairies

Food, Folklore and Fairies

Discover how Irish people lived in times past while enjoying a traditional candlelit dinner in Dublin's oldest pub, The Brazen Head (est. 1198). The evening unfolds in an intimate setting above the pub. As you relax between courses, be taken...

Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet

Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet

Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet

Join the Earl of Thomond in the splendour of the great hall of Bunratty Castle for a dining experience not to be missed! The entertainment is provided by the world renowned Bunratty Singers - a fitting compliment to the mead reception, four...

Mystical Newgrange And Tara Day Tour

Mystical Newgrange And Tara Day Tour

Mystical Newgrange And Tara Day Tour

Sit back and relax as you escape the city to the mystical wonders of the Irish countryside. On leaving Dublin City, you'll head north along County Dublin's northern shores, before cutting inland to visit the ancient seat of High Kings of...

Tom Micks Photography

Tom Micks Photography

Tom Micks Photography

For many of our clients, a visit to Ireland is a once-in-a-lifetime dream come true. There is simply no better way to forever cherish your precious Irish memories than having professional photographs taken during your trip. To this end, Authentic...

2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Dublin Bus Pass

2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Dublin Bus Pass

2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Dublin Bus Pass

Spend one or two days on an unforgettable sightseeing journey of Dublin with a Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Pass. This golden ticket will take you to almost all of the famous sites within County Dublin, from the Dublin Zoo all the way back to the city...

The Guinness Connoisseur Experience

The Guinness Connoisseur Experience

The Guinness Connoisseur Experience

Serious about your Guinness? On this tour you will take part in the first and most exclusive Guinness tasting experience in the world - the Guinness Connoisseur Experience. Visitors of the Guinness Connoisseurs Experience will be brought to a...

Game of Thrones Day Tour

Game of Thrones Day Tour

Game of Thrones Day Tour

HBO considered no less than fourteen different countries before choosing Northern Ireland as the principal filming location for Game of Thrones TV Series. On this coach tour from Dublin, you'll go beyond driving and sightseeing. Your tour...

Killarney Falconry

Killarney Falconry

Killarney Falconry

Today you'll join Killarney Falconry on an enjoyable and informative 'Hawk Walk', set amidst the beauty of Killarney's lake lands. Learn to fly a hawk, and experience the unforgettable moment when the majestic creature swoops down...

Viking Splash Tour

Viking Splash Tour

Viking Splash Tour

Viking Splash Tours are a great, fun way to learn about the history and sites of Dublin City. Our costumed Viking tour guides will lead you through the streets of Dublin in reconditioned World War II vehicles - The Duks. The Duks are amphibious...

Dublin Musical Pub Crawl

Dublin Musical Pub Crawl

Dublin Musical Pub Crawl

Spend an evening tapping your toes to Traditional Irish Music while enjoying a Guinness in the famous pub region of Dublin known as Temple Bar. Your two professional musician hosts will tell you all about how Irish Music has evolved over time and...

Giant's Causeway Day Tour

Giant's Causeway Day Tour

Giant's Causeway Day Tour

This full day tour transports you from Dublin to Ireland's most northerly point, taking in the most breathtaking sights and scenery of Northern Ireland along the way. As you journey north, you will encounter beautiful sweeping beaches, a...

Irish Food Trail

Irish Food Trail

Irish Food Trail

Visit three traditional Irish restaurants or pubs with your very own local guide on the Irish Food Trail. Sample a selection of traditional and modern Irish food and drink in each of the fantastic restaurants. You'll also get to meet local...

The Merry Ploughboy Show

The Merry Ploughboy Show

The Merry Ploughboy Show

Combining the very best of fresh Irish food with highly entertaining performances of live traditional Irish Music, Song and Irish Dancing, this is an evening to remember. The Merry Ploughboy Show is widely regarded as the best traditional music...

Titanic Experience Cobh

Titanic Experience Cobh

Titanic Experience Cobh

The Titanic Experience Cobh is a new permanent visitor attraction which opened in 2012 in Cobh, Co. Cork. Situated in the original offices of The White Star Line, the location marks the departure point for the last 123 passengers who boarded the...

Killarney Horseback Riding

Killarney Horseback Riding

Killarney Horseback Riding

Killarney Riding Stables, located just 1 mile from the heart of Killarney town, offers unforgettable treks through scenic Killarney National Park. The trails go through the park north of Lough Lein, (the largest of the three lakes in Killarney)...

Trad on the Prom

Trad on the Prom

Trad on the Prom

Trad on the Prom celebrates the passion of Ireland's past with a contemporary production, of world class music, song and dance derived from the pulsating energy that has survived from the dawn of Celtic mysticism to become the record breaking...

Are your pets named Arya and Khaleesi and are Sunday nights from April to June off limits to anything that doesn’t involve sitting in front of a TV tuned into HBO?  If this is you, then you will not want to miss the Game of Thrones Day Tour which takes you to numerous locations in Northern Ireland where the hit HBO series is shot. Even if you’re not a die-hard fan of Game of Thrones and are just looking for some active things to do in Ireland, then this day tour is a great option.  It features extensive hikes throughout scenic areas of Tollymore National Park and Castle Ward --and for you hardcore Game of Thrones fans you have the option of dressing up in garb to get into character.  

Guinness is a beloved product of Ireland.  One of its most visited spots is the Guinness Storehouse where you can experience a tour of the facility.  But did you know there’ s a special tour available which takes you beyond the main storehouse and to an exclusive tasting room?  Behold, the Guinness Connoisseur Experience which not only lets you sample four unique varieties of Guinness but also teaches you how to pour and taste Guinness.  This is the ultimate Ireland experience for beer lovers and Guinness aficionados!

There are so many things to do in Ireland and these are just some of our best-selling activities.  Is there something you’d like to do on your Ireland vacation that isn’t listed here?  Tell us what it is and we’ll see if we can make it happen for you.  Authentic Ireland has a huge network of travel partners and our travel agents have arranged unique experiences that range from jousting to helicopter rides.   We are always on the hunt for more unique things to do in Ireland.  

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