Ireland might not have the greatest amount of tourism but it has been increasing over the past few years, with Dublin continuing to bring in the punters. Beyond the usual tourist attractions such as the Guinness brewery, you can also try abseiling and kissing the Blarney stone to see if you gain the gift of the gab or relaxing in the National botanic gardens. I’d also recommend taking a look at Dingle Peninsula. Of course, if you’re just heading to the capital then you might want to have a read of my list of things to do in Dublin. Ireland is home to some serious celebrity names, including the likes of Bono, Colin Farrell, Liam Neeson, Conor McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Michael Fassbender and Cillian Murphy. With a population of just under 5 million people, the Republic of Ireland has a strong reputation for its green, rolling hills, hence the nickname Emerald Isle. With its major exports being potatoes, lamb and beef, you can’t be surprised they make an amazing casserole or a stew. You should also give soda bread a try while visiting, something everyone I know loves visiting for. You could also tick off a Dublin coddle or some barm brack.