• Galway -- Located in the west of Ireland along the Atlantic coast, Galway is best known for its diverse music culture and its dynamic waterfront. This is the home of the popular Galway Arts Festival, held each July, and the September Oyster Festival, as well as the Druid Theater Company, a number of historic limestone buildings and the birthplace of the Claddagh ring.
• County Cork -- Located in the southern part of Ireland, County Cork is known for its dramatic cliffs, green pastures and sea views. The area is home to the Blarney Stone and also the last spot of the "Titanic" before she met her fate.
• Waterford -- Waterford, located on the southeast coast of Ireland, is the country's oldest city. Best known for the crystal stemware that bears its name, Waterford is also home to a picturesque harbor and the oldest building in Ireland.Irish is the official language of Ireland, although English is spoken by virtually all residents.
The euro is the official currency in Ireland.