Off the beaten path
It's so easy to go off the beaten path and discover an Ireland where the crowds and the coach tours aren't. But with a limited time in the country, it takes courage to say 'no I'm not going to kiss the fecking Blarney Stone, I'm going to follow the advice of this unverified travel website with the weird name and go stand in a field in Kilkenny where Santa Claus is supposed to be buried instead'. Go on, follow your reckless side and mix up the blockbusters with the sticks. This is a selection of fine visits we've been to and enjoyed and it's just a drop in the ocean.