Top reasons to visit Ireland in 2021

If you are thinking of taking a holiday to a unique destination in 2021, then why not discover the top reasons why you need to visit Ireland. Known as the magical Emerald Island, Ireland, is renowned for its outstanding scenery, activities, culture and things to do and see. It is the perfect destination for a vacation as it has something for everyone.

What are you waiting for? Unearth your Celtic spirit and discover one of the most charming and welcoming countries in the world. Let’s look at some of the top reasons why you need to take a visit Ireland in 2021:

1. St. Patrick’s Day 

st patricks day

Where best to enjoy spending St.Patrick’s day than in Ireland itself. There are many towns and cities in Ireland that host parades and other festivities to celebrate the day, none bigger than St.Patrick’s Day Dublin Parade. Don’t forget to dress up!

2. Puck Fair, Killorglin

Puck Fair Killorglin

One of the oldest fairs in Ireland. The Puck Fair takes place on the 10th,11th and 12th of August each year. Full of stalls and music and all sorts of street entertainment, you’ll be sure to have a good time in Killorglin. They also crown a queen and king of puck, who happens to be a goat!

3. Dingle food festival

Dingle food festival

Taking place in October each year, the Dingle food festival is not to be missed. Cooking demonstrations, stalls and entertainment are all here for the weekend. There is something for everyone and some locals call it the best weekend of the year in Dingle.

4. Halloween


Halloween can be traced back to Ireland & has become a very fun tradition every year. Read our blog Halloween – Facts and Traditions in Ireland to find out more.

5. The Wild Atlantic Way – one of the longest coastal routes in the world

Wild Atlantic Way driving route

The wild west coast of Ireland features some of the most spectacular views, buzzing towns and friendly people. The Wild Atlantic Way is a driving route you will never forget!

6. Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities Ireland

Fancy Coasteering, kayaking, rock climbing or cycling? Ireland has got it all. There’s few better ways to enjoy Ireland than by participating in the vast range of quality outdoor activities that Ireland has to offer. Check out our range of exciting day tour experiences in Ireland.

7. Amazing scenery

You will never forget this view- The Cliffs of Moher

From the Cliffs of Moher, the Giants causeway, the Ring of Kerry, Killarney and everything in between, Ireland offers some of the most wonderful scenic views. You have to see the dramatic coastline and green fields of Ireland for yourself!

8. Friendly people

Friendly people of Ireland

Ireland has some of the friendliest people in the world as many visitors from all over the world have shared. Engaging, charming and with a genuine interest in others. The Irish want all visitors to have a great experience in the land they call home and are proud to show it off.

9. Traditional music

A bodhran, a traditional Irish drum.

Experience some wonderful traditional Irish music in Ireland’s streets and pubs. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds of the fiddle, tin-whistle and bodhran.

A must do visit is to Doolin in County Clare, which is home to some of the best traditional music sessions in the land. Get to experience this fantastic destination and atmosphere on a range of our exciting multi-day tours of Ireland.

10. Rich history

Brownshill Dolmen

Ireland has a huge rich long history dating back many thousands of years. Check our our blog on the History of Ireland to discover information about Medieval times, Viking invasions, famine & modern day Ireland. There is a lot to see and do!

11. Fresh Irish air 

Glencar Lake, co. Leitrim

Breath in the refreshing air of Ireland’s countryside and nature. Nothing like it, enough said!

12. Irish Gaelic sports

Gaelic games

Check out the Irish games of Gaelic football and hurling, played all across Ireland. The finals are played in Croke Park each year in September, with tickets being very hard to get, such is the popularity of the sports in Ireland.

13. Charming towns & cities

Beautiful Galway

Ireland has many charming towns and cities that will blow you away. Some of these include Galway city, Dingle, Cobh and Westport, among others.

Bright coloured buildings, seaside views and a gentle pace of life await you in many different beautiful areas on the Island. Time to go explore!

14. Visit Galway, among the world’s top cities to visit!

Enjoy a nice cup of coffee in Galway City

Galway, Ireland is one of the best places in the world to visit! Lonely Planet describes Galway as “arguably Ireland’s most engaging city”, where “brightly painted pubs heave with live music” and “cafes offer front-row seats to watch buskers perform”. The city is also the European capital of culture for 2020.

Galway is a feature destination on most of our multi-day tour & travel pass experiences, so no better way to experience this incredible city than with Wild N Happy travel’s small group tours in 2021!