Daily excursions aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian train take you to the best places to visit in Ireland, with destinations that are sure to capture your imagination.
Set on the River Liffey, Ireland’s capital is a delight to explore. Witness the statues lining O’Connell Street or visit Trinity College, alma mater to Samuel Beckett and Oscar Wilde.
Stroll Grafton Street, home to a vibrant mix of shops and the famous Bewley’s café, or sample one of Ireland’s most loved exports at the Guinness Storehouse.
Built upon an island in the River Lee, this friendly city is brimming with things to do.
Discover the spectacular St Finbarre’s Cathedral or the historic English Market. Visit the famous Jameson Distillery, where guests can learn about the production process with a private experience at the Whiskey Academy.
Located near Cork, this medieval castle is home to the legendary Blarney Stone. Each day visitors come to kiss the relic to receive great eloquence, or the ‘gift of the gab’.
Belmond Grand Hibernian guests can enjoy a private viewing of the stone. The castle’s surrounding parkland, including an 18th-century druidic garden, is sure to impress.
Lakes of Killarney
Killarney National Park has long been a source of inspiration for writers and artists, with its three lakes, tumbling waterfalls and ancient oak forests.
A boat trip to Lough Leane passes the ruins of an Augustinian abbey and the 15th-century Ross Castle.
A former medieval trading post, Galway is now a thriving university city, with winding streets lined with inviting shops and tempting restaurants.
Let loose and enjoy the atmosphere of the Latin Quarter, where friendly revellers frequently gather on the pavements.
Connemara National Park
Spread across 5,000 acres in County Galway, this natural haven is known for its otherworldly atmosphere. Blanket bogs, rugged moorland and mirror-still lakes are hemmed by the Twelve Bens mountain range.
Connemara ponies roam freely, seals sun themselves on the rocks of unspoilt beaches, and sheepdogs watch their flocks along the hillsides.
A Bord Failte Heritage Town, Westport is located in the shadow of Croagh Patrick mountain on the banks of the Carrowbeg river.
Visitors can explore the tree-lined boulevard or the bustling quay, sampling the seafood restaurants or visiting one of the several art galleries.
Northern Ireland’s capital is a vibrant city with a buzzing art and dining scene.
Home to the world’s largest Titanic visitor centre, other attractions include the Grand Opera house, the baroque City Hall and the flamboyant Crown Liquor Saloon.
Old Bushmills Distillery
Ireland’s oldest working distillery makes five award-winning Irish whiskies.
Trace the crafting process from barley to distillation. Visit the bottling hall, and purchase a bottle of rare Distillery Reserve 12-year-old single malt, available exclusively on site.