Will you be traveling in Ireland with kids, then? It's a fine and family-friendly vacation you're taking. The magic is in the names: Killarney, Connemara, Dingle, Cork, Galway, Dublin. Take your children to kiss the Blarney Stone (if they need the gift of gab) and let the kids run down Dublin's famous Grafton Street with its buskers and mimes. Or head to the charming country villages, where a short bike ride will put your family among sheep and emerald-green fields, with the children waving to an old gentleman in tweed. It's all part of an Ireland family vacation.
Family hotels in Ireland come in all shapes and sizes. Kids love a stay in a real Irish castle, with acres of grounds for running and play. Dublin has big modern hotels with swimming pools and old-fashioned family hotels with suites and living rooms. In the countryside you'll find family farmhouses and rental cottages where kids will be right at home, and Ireland's many villages will welcome your children to charming, family-friendly local inns. The traditional Irish airports are Shannon (SNN) and Dublin International (DUB).