Be Our Guest 1 CONTENTS S T /IrishHotelsFederation @IHFcomms Be Our Guest Ireland’s Hotels & Guesthouses 2019 WELCOME Céad Míle Fáilte, or one hundred thousand welcomes to you, our readers of the 2019 - 32nd edition of the Be Our Guest. Welcome to the Ireland of thrilling landscapes, dramatic history, captivating stories and charming people. From family holidays and adventure trips to romantic breaks and historical attractions, there is something for everyone on the island. Be Our Guest will help you plan your trip in Ireland. As well as listing some of the finest hotels and guesthouses in the country, we introduce you to some of the best destinations and attractions throughout the regions. From Ireland’s Ancient East and the vibrant capital Dublin, to the Hidden Heartlands and Wild Atlantic Way, discover that warm welcome for yourself. We, and the accommodation providers featured in the magazine, encourage you to book directly with the property. All the hotels and guesthouses list their contact and website details, and many have provided exclusive special offers for Be Our Guest readers. Enjoy your break in Ireland and please read on to discover the many memorable experiences that await. Irish Hotels Federation 10 Dublin & Ireland East 12 Music of the City 14 Food Festivals 15 Places to Visit in Dublin 16 Eastern Delights 18 Glasnevin Trust 21 Literary Attractions 24 EPIC - The Irish Emigration Museum 26 Little Museum of Dublin 38 Ireland’s Ancient East 40 Take a Walk in Wicklow 42 Sensational South 48 Maritime Adventure 50 Places to Visit in Cork 52 Beauty of Golf 56 Things to do in Kerry 58 Walking Ireland’s Southwest coast 60 Ireland’s Medieval Mile 61 Food Festivals 66 Ireland on Screen 67 Hook Lighthouse 68 Into The West 71 Cliffs of Moher 72 Northern Headlands 74 Things to do in Galway 76 Western Wonders 78 Kylemore Abbey 80 Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands 82 Great Western Greenway 84 The Surf Coast 87 Northern Delights Read all about it, there is something of interest for everyone, from hotels & guesthouses to extreme activities or visiting medieval castles. From festivals and events to natural attractions, this little island has it all. 44 Uncovering Creative Cork 32 Ancient and Royal 81 A City of Surprises Design & Production Neogen IHF Sales & Marketing Manager Kevin Mulvany Accounts Una Moran Publication Manager Niamh Clancy Creative Director Mark McDermott Contributors Tourism Ireland Fáilte Ireland Our Team IRISH HOTELS FEDERATION 13 Northbrook Road, Dublin 6, Ireland Tel +353 (0)1 497 6459 Fax +353 (0)1 497 4613 Telephone Code for dialling Northern Ireland from the Republic of Ireland: replace +44 28 with 048 followed by the 8 digit number. The Irish Hotels Federation does not accept any responsibility for errors, omissions or any information whatsoever in the Guide.