Today the 'Emerald Isle' offers the most wonderful opportunity for those wanting to enjoy bespoke luxury vacations. Ireland is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island in the world. It lies to the northwest of continental Europe and is surrounded by hundreds of islands and islets. To the east of Ireland is Great Britain, separated from it by the Irish Sea. The island is divided between the Republic of Ireland, which covers just under five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom, which covers the remainder and is located in the northeast of the island. The population of Ireland is approximately 6.2 million people. Just under 4.5 million live in the Republic of Ireland and just under 1.8 million live in Northern Ireland.
Dublin is the most heavily visited region and home to several of the most popular attractions such as the Guinness Storehouse and Book of Kells. The west and south west, which includes the Lakes of Killarney and the Dingle peninsula in County Kerry and Connemara and the Aran Islands in County Galway, are also very popular tourist destinations. Achill Island lies off the coast of County Mayo and is Ireland's largest island. It is a very popular destination for surfers and contains 5 Blue Flag beaches while Croaghaun has one of the worlds highest sea cliffs. Stately homes, built during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries in Palladian, Neoclassical and neo-Gothic styles, such as, Castle Ward, Castletown House, Bantry House, are also of interest to tourists. Some have been converted into exclusive use venues, such as Kilcoe Castle, Ballynure, Ross Castle and Lismore Castle.
LTR now organises tailor made and bespoke luxury holidays and vacations in many of the most prestigious private houses and castles throughout Ireland.