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Fall in love with the charms of Ireland

Flights to Ireland transport you to an enchanting country filled with natural beauty and charming history.

You’ll discover breathtaking landscapes, cosmopolitan cities and the warmth of traditional Irish hospitality in a land known for its art, literature and stunning coastlines.

On a visit to this magical isle, you can experience a diverse range of attractions. Soak up the sights and sounds of Dublin, take in some culture at the National Gallery of Ireland, or visit iconic locations that have featured in world-famous TV shows.

No matter where you travel in this country, you’ll be greeted by picture-perfect scenes at every turn.

Experience rugged coastal landscapes, explore Celtic art and medieval architecture, or immerse yourself in a night of traditional Irish music.

Whether you’re searching for a holiday that’s full of adventure or a relaxing retreat that takes in the sights, you’ll find it all on the Emerald Isle. Book flights to Ireland with Etihad and begin your Irish adventure.

What's the weather like in Ireland?

Figures shown are for Dublin

Average temperatureAverage rainfall

JAN

6°C

6cm

FEB

6°C

5cm

MAR

8°C

5cm

APR

9°C

5cm

MAY

12°C

6cm

JUN

14°C

6cm

JUL

17°C

5cm

AUG

16°C

7cm

SEP

14°C

6cm

OCT

11°C

8cm

NOV

8°C

7cm

DEC

7°C

7cm

Fly to Ireland in the summer months of June, July and August and you’ll find warm and pleasant weather, with temperatures averaging around 15°C.

The period from April through to early June offers mild weather. Winter months are cooler and bring slightly more rain, but this can add to the character of the magical scenery. Figures shown are for Dublin.

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sunset in dublin

Dublin (DUB)

Where better to begin your Irish adventure than in the inviting capital city? Dublin Airport (DUB) is the largest airport in Ireland, and the most popular entry point for visitors to the country. Fly to Dublin and experience famous landmarks and popular attractions such as Dublin Castle and Trinity College.

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deck of cards houses and cathedral in cobh ireland

Cork (ORK)

Cork Airport (ORK) is the second largest airport in Ireland, and boasts a great location, close to the centre of Cork city. For travellers looking to explore this historic city, or heading further afield in the stunning south of the country, this is the ideal destination.

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bridge going over the river shannon in westmeath ireland

Shannon (SNN)

When you book your Ireland flight tickets to land at Shannon Airport (SNN) you’ll be perfectly positioned to explore the west of the country, including one of its oldest cities, Limerick. Shannon is the ideal launchpad for discovering more of Ireland’s fascinating history and its enduring traditions.

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Reasons to visit Ireland

tourist in temple bar area at night dublin ireland

Discover Dublin

Flights to Ireland allow you to experience the best of Ireland’s vibrant capital. Visit Dublin Castle and St Patrick’s Cathedral to get a feel for the history of the city. Be sure to check out the famous riverside neighbourhood of Temple Bar with its boutique shops, galleries and restaurants.

You can retrace the steps of Irish literary figures like James Joyce at the Dublin Writers Museum, or travel back to 19th-century Dublin with a tour to atmospheric Kilmainham Gaol. EPIC – the Irish Emigration Museum – follows the fascinating story of Irish emigration around the world.

medieval stone blarney castle in cork ireland

Kiss the Blarney Stone

A break to Ireland isn’t complete without visiting one of its many castles. Blarney Castle is a fortress near Cork with origins dating back to the 12th century. For hundreds of years, millions of pilgrims have made the journey to kiss the famous ‘Blarney Stone’.

Touching your lips to this block of limestone is said to give you the gift of eloquence – fitting for a nation of poets. Be sure to also explore Fitzgerald’s Park and Charles Fort in Cork itself.

amazing wave lashed kerry cliffs ireland

Experience the Ring of Kerry

Once you’ve booked your plane tickets to Ireland, you can start planning a road trip to the awe-inspiring Ring of Kerry. Found in beautiful County Kerry in the southwest of Ireland, this route showcases the best of the stunning Iveragh Peninsula.

As its name suggests, the Ring of Kerry is a circular route, running for 111 miles (179km). Journey through gorgeous rural villages such as Portmagee and admire scenic points including Ladies View and Ross Castle.

Things to know before you fly to Ireland

holiday Public holidays

St Patrick’s Day is the biggest and best known Irish public holiday. The day is held in honour of the patron saint of Ireland. Paddy’s Day – as it’s known – is a national holiday and falls on the March 17.

currency Local currency

The local currency used in Ireland is the euro (EUR). If you’re travelling from a non-EU country, it’s advisable to exchange some currency in advance, although most shops, hotels and restaurants will accept major credit cards.

globe Language

Irish Gaelic is the official language of the Republic of Ireland, but English is commonly spoken throughout the country.

socket Plugs

The power plugs and sockets in Ireland are type G. The standard frequency is 50 Hz and the usual voltage is 230 V.

Flying to Ireland: FAQs

Where should I fly to in Ireland?

Dublin Airport (DUB) is the ideal gateway for travelling to Ireland. At only six miles away from the city centre, you’ll quickly be able to reach the key sights.

Alternatively, Cork Airport (ORK) is great for exploring southern Ireland and Shannon Airport (SNN) is fantastic for visitors wanting to see the west of the country.

How many days do you need to visit Ireland?

Ireland has many awe-inspiring locations to visit, so at least a week is needed to see its main highlights – though long weekends can be a great fit for individual city breaks. If you’re looking to tour the likes of Galway, County Kerry and more, then allow yourself at least 10 days.

What is the traditional food of Ireland?

Ireland is famous for its hearty meals – try an Irish stew or potato and cabbage-based colcannon. For a sweet treat, seek out a traditional ‘gur cake’ in Dublin – a dried fruit dessert invented by bakers to use up leftover bread.

Why we love Ireland

“Ireland is a peaceful, friendly and relaxing country – you’ll encounter lush green countryside and a warm welcome from the locals. Hiking along the coastline is a great way to take in the amazing natural beauty of the country, while the cities are full of history and culture.”

The best of Ireland

Flights to Ireland open up a world of possibilities on the famous Emerald Isle.

Discover art, music, and shopping in the capital city of Dublin, experience renowned hospitality in the city of Cork, and head to castles and fortresses located in captivating grounds – opening up the nation’s fascinating history for your enjoyment.

This is a country whose love of romantic scenery, live folk music and myths and legends goes without saying. But you’ll also find vibrant fashion and creative scenes here, and some of Europe’s most charmingly elegant places to stay.

Read more about Ireland, where to go and what to see on Atlas.

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