Travel to Ireland without ever leaving home
Beloved by generations of readers, Ireland of the Welcomes is the largest and longest-running Irish interest magazine in the world. Produced in Ireland by a team of top writers and award-winning photographers, each issue features lavishly-illustrated pieces on Irish beauty spots, its rich culture and millennia-spanning history.
Ireland of the Welcomes is passionate about sharing all that is most wonderful about Ireland, transporting readers through the power of words and images to the magical island of Ireland. Each issue is a collector’s item, treasured by a loyal fan base, who use them to plan future visits or re-live past ones. Valuing each and every reader and offering a warm friendly space for them to share their stories. Ireland of the Welcomes is the ultimate tour guide – entertaining, knowledgeable, funny and always with a ready smile!
In recent issues, Ireland of the Welcomes has journeyed through some of Ireland’s most spectacular castles, featured stunning photography of the beautiful counties of Kerry, Clare, Donegal, Mayo and Galway among many others, visited the historic Glasnevin Cemetery, told tales of banshees, listened to story-tellers, cycled along the border counties, admired the skills of thatching and witnessed the great Irish tradition of bringing home the turf.
The surprise and delight of opening a new issue of Ireland of the Welcomes is as close as its possible to get to a real visit to Ireland.
Award-winning writers include the best-selling author Alice Taylor, whose debut book To School Through the Fields was a publishing sensation. She recreates the magic of rural Irish life through the eyes of child, explaining the sacred meaning of its many traditions from the ‘stations’ to wakes.
Leon O’Cathasaigh is ‘our man on a bike’ who cycles through Ireland, recounting the history and legend of the places he visits and, occasionally, encountering strange mystical creatures.
Alongside a regular team, the magazine features the best new writing, drawing on experts in topics as diverse as Ireland’s extraordinary musical heritage, rich history or ancient traditions, revealing the hidden depth and offering fresh insights to even the most knowledgeable readers, while informing and entertaining those new to Irish culture.
The photography is second to none, with each issue featuring photo essays on a particular area or theme. Recent issues have showcased Ireland’s lakelands, it’s rugged coastlines, mountain peaks, rolling pastures and ancient pilgrim paths. Of course, Ireland is famous for its characters and, from fiddlers to storyteller to singers, you’ll find them all between Ireland of the Welcomes covers.
Published six times a year, issues of Ireland of the Welcomes quickly become invaluable libraries to share with family and friends the beauty and richness of Ireland. Whether you’re a first-time visitor seeking inspiration, or already familiar with all things Irish, Ireland of the Welcomes is a treat to be treasured for years to come.