Ireland is beautiful all year round but during the festive season it has a magical appeal and is the perfect destination to get in the Christmas spirit early.
Immerse yourself in Ireland’s wild landscape and vibrant history, browse the festive markets dotted around the country, and enjoy a drop of the ‘black stuff’ in a cosy pub in front of a roaring fire. What more do you need?
At National Holidays we are one of the leading providers of coach holidays to Ireland during the festive season. Our packages include hotel accommodation, inclusive itineraries and a glittering turkey and tinsel programme, including a delicious Christmas lunch and fabulous entertainment on selected holidays.
Dublin is at its best during the festive period. Visit the vibrant Temple Bar district and enjoy a tipple or two of mulled wine and take in the dazzling spectacular sights of the ‘Fair City’.
Dublin is also home to Ireland’s newest Christmas Market called ‘I Believe’ in the Custom House Quarter of Dublin on the banks of the River Liffey. Marvel at the stunningly decorated 50ft tree, browse the festive village selling locally sourced food and handmade gifts, visit Santa and enjoy a hot cider in the Après Ski Scandinavian lodge.
Alternatively head to traditional Killarney Christmas Market where you will find gift ideas for family members who are notoriously hard to buy for.
The Wicklow Mountains look majestic all year round but during the winter months take on a whole new character and look spectacular whatever the weather. Meanwhile Donegal’s dramatic coastline provides spectacular sights to admire as the Atlantic crashes into the isolated white sandy beaches. If you need break from the elements, there’s plenty of cosy little pubs offering a warm welcome for you to take refuge in.
The quaint town of Avoca, made famous by the TV series Ballykissangel, and village of Glendalough are always idyllic in the run up to Christmas as the locals gear up for the festivities.
With the friendliness of its people recognised throughout the world, rest assured you’re guaranteed a warm welcome during the festive season.