This year, the popular travel guide Lonely Planet ranked Ireland fifth on their Best in Travel 2015 country list:
"A small country with a big reputation, helped along by a timeless, age-caressed landscape and a fascinating, friendly people, whose lyrical nature is expressed in the warmth of their welcome."
(Lonely Planet, 2015).
The country surrounding Dublin is one of the most ancient, mysterious and beautiful areas in the world. Ireland is also home to the No. 1 Hotel in the World, Ashford Castle, as voted by one of the travel industry's leading luxury networks last year.
Ireland is a dream location for exploring, and if you are attending the ISAG 2017 you have the perfect excuse to go an adventure you will never forget. Ireland has been blessed with beautiful coastlines, and the world's most attractive cliffs, located in Co. Clare. The Cliffs of Moher is one of Ireland's most visited attractions. You can travel to West Clare to see the cliffs on a day trip from Dublin, or, you can embark on the trip of a lifetime and take the world's longest coastal driving route—The Wild Atlantic Way, which stretches the length of West Ireland's rugged coastline for 2,500km. The Wild Atlantic Way is to the West of Ireland what "Ireland's Ancient East" is to the East. So, if you want to stay close to the East coast, you can visit Newgrange, a Neolithic tomb that is older and every bit as mysterious as the pyramids of Egypt. Visit some of the oldest known sites in history, plus medieval castles and ancient battlefields and embrace the ancient Celtic culture. A day trip to Newgrange is highly recommended and not one not to miss.
Ireland has an almost unlimited number of world-famous attractions; here is a list of some of our favourites: