The Irish are known for their wry humour and welcoming hospitality and there is no better time to experience both of these other than during an Irish Christmas. Whether you arrive and use up all of your time in Dublin or move around the country in order to experience aspects of the rural landscape first hand you will never be disappointed that you thought to try an Irish Christmas.
If you enjoy your food and plenty of it then you will relish the superb quality of food and generous helpings to be found everywhere. The Irish portion provided on any plate is usually more than most can accomplish even given that it will undoubtedly be very tasty. In addition eating and drinking do not attract huge costs and visitors can be assured to find both at very economical prices.
If however you want to try an Irish Christmas because you have heard about the major fun factor, then expect lots of fun, singing and dancing to be found at the local public houses, hotels and night clubs. For the more traditional entertainment a visit to a public house is recommended as they often offer local groups of singers and musicians that might easily compete with any act to be found on TV talent shows. In addition some of the public houses also provide stand-up comics who will have you laughing at their wry observations of life.
Any visit to Ireland also makes convenient a visit to the United Kingdom courtesy of Northern Ireland, with its rich turbulent history there is much to see and do. In addition a visit to Northern Ireland offers the best of both worlds with the comparably welcoming people of the North as in the South sharing the UK identity. Tourism in the North of Ireland has increased rapidly since the peace process has taken hold and today Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital, is experiencing a serious surge in the establishment of tourist development. Hence an Irish Christmas today now encompasses the distinct possibility of a visit to the North where once it would never have been given even slight consideration.
An Irish Christmas has come to mean so much more and now is the time to take advantage of the valuable assets both the republic and Northern Ireland have to offer while prices remain low.
Christmas should be experienced everywhere in order that a wider appreciation of the scale of impact that Christmas continues to possess is easier to measure. Then perhaps it may worthwhile reflecting on the true significance of this festive celebration and the reasons why it does mean so much to so many.