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Fly off to Ireland

Virgin Atlantic have some fantastic deals on flights to Ireland right now, with return trips from 200 euros. You'll want to fly into Dublin, one of Europe’s coolest capital cities. The city pulsates with energy thanks to its excellent restaurants, chic boutiques, legendary pubs, beautiful art galleries, verdant urban parks, elegant architecture, fascinating and turbulent history, plus its unique scenic location perched at the edge of the Irish Sea.

Belfast in the North of Ireland, meanwhile, is legendary for its excellent nightlife – it is one city that knows how to have a good time. But beyond the pubs, bars and nightclubs, Belfast is also one of Europe’s most exciting city break destinations with critically acclaimed restaurants, smart boutique hotels and top shopping.

Easyjet and Ryanair fly to both Dublin and Belfast daily.

History, heritage and gourmet food mark the three fascinating cities of the South and Southeast. Affectionately known as the 'People’s Republic of Cork', Ireland’s southern gem enjoys a vastly different flavour to Dublin. Cork is a free-spirited spot with a rich cultural heritage, reflected in its position as the 2005 European Capital of Culture. And with a top gourmet reputation, excellent shops, fabulous food markets and chic bars, the city is a winner for a city break. The heritage cities of Kilkenny and Waterford are also steeped in history: With a rich medieval flavour, a world-renowned comedy festival and seriously good pubs, Kilkenny City is definitely worth the trip; while the ancient Viking city of Waterford continues to wow the world with its incredible crystal, Light Opera Festival and delightful places to eat, drink and be merry.

Try Aer Lingus, Ireland's favourite airline, if you want to check out Cork and Ireland's south.

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