Synonymous for it’s beautiful, rolling, green fields and undulating hills the stunning countryside of Ireland has long been referred to as “The Emerald Isle”. In 1795 a famous poet by the name of William Drennan wrote a piece entitled “When Erin first Rose”. The words of the poem contained the lyrics “Arm of Erin, be strong! But be gentle as brave; And uplifted to strike, be still ready to save; Let no feeling of vengeance presume to defile; The cause of, or men of, the Emerald Isle”. This is the first known written recording of the term “The Emerald Isle”.
The people of Ireland are renown for their generosity and kindness and if you are ever lucky enough to spend some time there you will be overwhelmed by the many gifts, they will bestow on you. From tumblers of Malt Whisky to jugs of ice-cold Guinness, to baskets of home produced fresh food and even an Aran Sweater the Irish people will laden you with gifts and expect nothing in return. Full of Ancient and historical sites, rich in history, blessed with the full glory of natures beauty, Ireland has everything any visitor could wish for.
Located at the mouth of The River Liffey, the capital of Ireland is Dublin and many visitors choose to visit there to participate in the cultural atmosphere of this cosmopolitan City. Their magnificent 13th Century Castle, the breath-taking St Patricks Cathedral, bountiful shopping facilities, fine dining, museums and top-class entertainment on offer there draws thousands of people to Ireland every year.