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Instagram Tour of Dublin

The best way to see Dublin is to take your time walking around the city. Stop for a Guinness in a local pub, pay homage to a temple of literature at Trinity College's library and try to see how many different colored doors you spot on the city's Georgian houses. Check out...

Photo of the Day: Cliffs of Moher

Photo of the Day: Cliffs of Moher Getty Images/Flickr RF Today is World Tourism Day, which has us dreaming of a getaway to somewhere like Ireland's Cliffs of Moher (pictured here). What travel destinations are on your bucket list? We'd love to feature your photos and videos on Gadling, so please add them...

Drunks In Ireland Poop In Holy Well, Deface Prehistoric Fort

Drunks In Ireland Poop In Holy Well, Deface Prehistoric Fort Jon Sullivan A group of about 40 drunks in County Donegal, Ireland, went on a rampage at a prehistoric fort, harassing tourists, defecating in a holy well, and removing stones, Irish Central reports. The incident occurred at Grianan Fort, a stone ring fort dating to...

Better Know A Holiday: St. John's Day (And Eve)

Better Know A Holiday: St. John's Day (And Eve) f_jensen_at_sdr.vinge, Flickr AKA: Fete Nationale du Quebec (Canada), Kupala Day (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Poland), Festa Junina (Brazil), Foguera de San Xuan (Brazil), Jaanilaupaev (Estonia), Saint Jonas' Festival (Lithuania), Jani (Latvia), Dia de Sao Joao (Portugal),...

Irish Gaelic, Rapa Nui And More Endangered Languages From Around The World

Irish Gaelic, Rapa Nui And More Endangered Languages From Around The World Mariano Kamp, Flickr There are nearly 7,000 languages spoken throughout the world today, the majority of which are predicted to become extinct by the end of this century. Half the world's population speaks the top 20 world languages - with Mandarin, Spanish and English...

Game of Thrones Tours Launch In Europe

Game of Thrones Tours Launch In Europe horslips5, Flickr Game of Thrones fans can now visit familiar filming locations on new walking tours around Belfast, Northern Ireland and Dubrovnik, Croatia. Here all all the details for you Game of Thrones fans out there, courtesy of tour company Viator: In Belfast, a...

Thieves Steal Rhino Horns From National Museum Of Ireland

Thieves Steal Rhino Horns From National Museum Of Ireland A gang of masked men broke into the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin on Wednesday night and made off with four rhino heads. Museum officials said in a press release that the thieves overpowered a security guard and tied him up. They then entered a storeroom and...

Landmarks Worldwide 'Go Green' For St. Patrick's Day

Landmarks Worldwide 'Go Green' For St. Patrick's Day Did you know the color originally associated with St. Patrick was blue? The saint was said to have used the three-leaved shamrock, a green-colored clover, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish. Today, the symbol and its color have become ubiquitous features of...

Survey Ranks 'World's Most Unfriendliest' Countries

Survey Ranks 'World's Most Unfriendliest' Countries Have you ever been to a country that just seems to give tourists the cold shoulder? Now, there are some figures behind those unwelcome feelings; the World Economic Forum has put together a report that ranks countries based on how friendly they are to tourists. The...

Globalgig Brings Affordable Mobile Internet For World Travelers

Globalgig Brings Affordable Mobile Internet For World Travelers Smartphones, tablets and laptops have all made travel easier and more enjoyable. Those devices help keep us connected to friends and family, allow us to more easily share our experiences and provide the ability to stay productive while on the road. But of course, all of...

Can You Afford To Stay At A Celebrity-Owned Hotel?

Can You Afford To Stay At A Celebrity-Owned Hotel? Tennis star Andy Murray, one of the U.K.'s most famous athletes and the reigning Olympic gold medalist, recently purchased the Cromlix House Hotel near his hometown of Dunblane, Scotland. Now closed for renovations, the country manor is expected to reopen in the spring,...

Missing Cruise Ship Spotted Off Coast Of Ireland

Missing Cruise Ship Spotted Off Coast Of Ireland A cruise ship that went missing back in January was spotted drifting toward the coast of Ireland late last week. The M/V Lyubov Orlova was on its way to the scrapyard when it broke away from a Canadian tug in international waters last month and hadn't been seen since. It has...

Around The World Without Flying, Irish Guy Wages War On Thoughtless Living

Around The World Without Flying, Irish Guy Wages War On Thoughtless Living Traveling around the world without flying, Ireland's Niall Doherty quit his regular 9-to-5 job a little over a year ago, choosing to pursue his passions and help others escape mediocrity. Living a nomadic life ever since, Doherty has never stayed in one place more than...

'Twilight' Film Debut Brings Travelers From Around The World

'Twilight' Film Debut Brings Travelers From Around The World "Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2" opens worldwide on November 16 and fans of the series have some unique options for getting excited about the final installment. Fan clubs, cinemas and tour operators from around the world are offering special events, viewings and even a...

Video: Naked Ham Man In Banned British Commercial

I knew it was going to be a good day when I woke up this morning, turned on the computer to browse the news on CNN.com, and came across a hot naked man singing to a ham sandwich. Admittedly, such imagery isn't to everyone's taste (seriously? But there's cured meat!). But...

Vagabond Tales: The Rewarding Adventures Of 'Genealogy Tourism'

Vagabond Tales: The Rewarding Adventures Of 'Genealogy Tourism' The house pictured above is a very drab house. It's cold. It's empty. And no one has lived in it for over 120 years. Sure, there is a fresh layer of green paint on the door, but that was put there by the neighbors. Why they did that I'm not sure, because this house...

Naughty Women, Leafy Men And Shameful Anti-Semitism: Church Art The Church Would Rather Forget

Naughty Women, Leafy Men And Shameful Anti-Semitism: Church Art The Church Would Rather Forget Historic European churches and cathedrals are high on many travelers' to-see lists. People admire the soaring vaulted ceilings and richly colored stained glass windows. Look closer, though, and you'll see things you weren't expecting. Like this lovely lady at the...

Want To Buy An Irish Castle? Now's Your Chance!

Want To Buy An Irish Castle? Now's Your Chance! If you're in the market for a new home, why not think big and buy a castle? There are several for sale in Ireland and now that middle income has been defined as up to $250,000, many are within the means of the middle class. Take Cloghan castle, shown above. It's in...

Ten Dublin Literary Attractions

Ten Dublin Literary Attractions Dublin is known worldwide as the capital of Ireland, hosting landmarks such as the Spire of Dublin, Trinity College and St Patrick's Cathedral. Along with the UK's Edinburgh, Melbourne, Australia, Iowa City in the U.S. and others, UNESCO recognizes Dublin as a City of...

Insane Cliff Diving Footage From Ireland

Two very unique things happened in the Aran Islands last month: people talked on the street conversing only in Gaelic, and world-class divers threw themselves off of an 89-foot-high platform into a rectangular blowhole known as the Serpent's Lair. A collection of...

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