Sunday is Mother’s Day in Ireland and here are ten reasons to visit Ireland through a mother’s eyes.

Bring the kids, they will learn a lot:

Ballymaloe House, in County Cork: Learn the art of slow Irish cooking at its best with natural ingredients.

Trinity College Dublin: Thinking of having your kids educated in Ireland? A wonderful college to visit and explore.

Galway City: Arts, culture, horse racing, festivals, this west of Ireland haven has it all as well as wonderful people

Dingle, County Kerry: Most spectacular vistas in Europe, perhaps the world, where "Ryan’s Daughter" was filmed.

Wexford Opera House: The best in highbrow culture, Europe’s most offbeat opera week every October. Wonderful fun

Titanic Quarter: Visit the site in Belfast where the luxury liner was built and revisit the romance of the loved-up movie version of events.

Glendalough: Quiet contemplation your thing? Where the medieval monks hung out, amid beautiful scenery.

Dun Laoghaire, Dublin  area: Where Maeve Binchy wrote and near where U2 hang out, for a wonderful arts and literary feel.

Maam Cross Galway: Site of "The Quiet Man" country  where the fearless heroine Maureen O’Hara held sway.

Doolin, County Clare:
For the best in Irish traditional music with a session in every bar!

Happy Irish Mother’s Day!