Jockeys, pop stars, footballers and Guinness are all successful exports from the Emerald Isle, but it’s what remains on the mainland that attracts so many visitors to one of the UK’s closest neighbours. With international flights arriving in Dublin, Shannon and Cork, you can hop off the plane and into three great options for a city break. Don’t miss the world famous Trinity College or Grafton Street in Dublin, tee off at Shannon Golf Club, or kiss the Blarney Stone in Cork. To find the real beauty in Ireland, head away into the countryside. To the south-west there’s Cork and Kerry with their rugged coastlines and pretty villages, while the western coast has its own desolate charm. Whether you visit Ireland for the folklore, pub cuisine, natural wonders, or attractions such as the Waterford Crystal, there are thousands of ways Eire can work its magic on you.