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# A Clare Winner
Burren tourism group named among Lonely Planet's 'Best in Travel' winners for 2021
The award comes amid big changes to the tourism industry during 2020.
# Go West
Galway named one of the best cities in the world to visit
Lonely Planet describes Galway as “brilliantly bohemian”.
# Stew can't be serious
Irish stew named as one of top 50 culinary experiences in the world
It might have a love/hate reputation among Irish people, but the dish has proven a hit internationally.
# lonely planet
'Timeless beauty': Belfast and the Causeway Coast named top destinations to visit in 2018
That’s according to the latest edition of Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel.
# Road Wild
Two of the 'world's ultimate road trips' are on the island of Ireland
The drives join Hawaii’s Hana Highway and Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh Road as well as the iconic Route 66 in the US.
# Ring of Kerry
Lonely Planet names Skellig Ring as top destination for 2017
The popular travel guide describes the area as “perhaps Ireland’s most charismatically wild and emerald stretch of coastline”.
# gushing praise
Lonely Planet says these are the top 21 things to do and see in Ireland
Three cities make the top 10.
# Travel
Need a holiday? Here are the top 10 budget destinations for 2016
Estonia comes up top.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
An Offaly power plant, Dublin as a tourist destination and Alan Kelly in the third person… all the day’s big stories
# can be heaven
26 views to make you dream of Dublin
Lonely Planet is telling people to come to Dublin. And here’s why…
# lonely planet
Lonely Planet names Dublin as third best city in the world to visit next year... here's who beat us
Kotor anyone?
# top 500
These six Irish destinations have been listed on Lonely Planet’s must-see sights of all time
Sites in Meath, Clare, Tipperary and Antrim all got on the list.
# representin'
Here are the 6 places you definitely have to visit in Ireland*
*according to Lonely Planet, anyway.
# Kilkenny
Ever been to the Smithwick’s Experience? Lonely Planet thinks you should go
It has been named as one of the best new tourist attractions.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everybody’s talking about Irish Water, the apology to Justin Timberlake and how Ireland is a top spot for visitors next year…
# great little country
Lonely Planet tells readers that they should visit Ireland next year
We actually came in fifth spot in the top 10 best countries to visit in 2015… Not too shabby at all.
# Lovely Hurling
Lonely Planet tells tourists hurling is like 'hockey on steroids'
So now.
# Off-the-radar
Dublin pub and a Kerry peninsula make Lonely Planet's best hidden gems list
The Cromane Peninsula in County Kerry and Kavanagh’s pub in Glasnevin have both made the cut.
# Tourism
Want an adventure? Try climbing Croagh Patrick, surfing Mullaghmore and horse-riding at Castle Leslie
That’s what the Lonely Planet guide would tell you to do in Ireland, anyway.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added dancing in speedos
Here are all the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# new year's eve
New Year's Eve in Dublin? Yes please, says Lonely Planet
Dublin has been named as one of the top five places in the world to welcome in the New Year – but what are the other locations?
# In Pictures
Derry makes the Lonely Planet's Top 10 best cities for 2013
The Northern Ireland city has been chosen as the UK’s City of Culture next year. Find out where else made the cut…
# Your Say
Poll: Are the Irish pessimistic?
The latest edition of the Lonely Planet guidebook on Ireland claims we are “pessimistic to the core” but what do you think?
# Craic agus Ceol
Pessimistic, boastful but loves a drink: what Lonely Planet says about Ireland
The tenth edition of the famed travel guide has some familiar themes…
# Your Say
Poll: Would you recommend tourists visit the Blarney Stone?
Lonely Planet survey recommends that visitors to Ireland give the famous kissing stone a miss…