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    Ireland – Best Destination in Europe.

    At the 18th annual Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards in New York, Ireland has won a major travel award, the “best destination in Europe” – for the seventh year in a row. Ireland has won this award every year since 2014, which highlights the fact that the island of Ireland stands out from other destinations as a great choice for a vacation.

    Ireland took the number one spot in the “best destination in Europe” category – beating off tough competition from England, France, Greece, Italy and Spain.

    Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork © Tourism Ireland

    Welcoming news of the award, Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, said “they were delighted that Ireland has been singled out for the seventh year in a row. At the end of what has been a devastating year for travel and tourism, this accolade is some positive news. Our thoughts are with all those people engaged in hospitality at this time. While we face immense uncertainty right now, hope is on the horizon in the form of vaccines. We look forward to a more positive and prosperous year in 2021 and accolades like this really help keep Ireland in the limelight for the right reasons.”

    Fanad Head Lighthouse, Co. Donegal © Tourism Ireland

    Planning to explore the best destination in Europe. 

    Whether it’s embracing a Giant Spirit in Northern Ireland, taking a leap into the past in Ireland’s Ancient East, exploring the Wild Atlantic Way, or soaking up the sights and sounds of the capital city, Specialized Travel Services will be ready and waiting to assist with organizing your next adventure in the Emerald Isle – the best destination in Europe!

    We’ve all been longing to get our special visitors back to the island of Ireland and when the time is right, a warm Irish welcome will most certainly be waiting for you.

    To begin planning your vacation in Ireland our “Gift of Ireland” gift certificates make perfect sense. You have the freedom of choice to decide what to do & plenty of time to plan, as our gift certificates are valid for 5 years from the date of purchase. They make wonderful gifts for friends and family, who might be planning a vacation of a lifetime in Ireland. You are guaranteed to create magical memories with the “Gift of Ireland” – a gift that they’ll treasure forever.

    To contact Specialized Travel Services email to or complete the contact form and don’t forget to keep in touch with us on facebook.

    The quote from Seamus Heaney says it all – “if we Winter this one out, we can Summer anywhere“….

    Connemara, Co. Galway © Tourism Ireland




    Note: Featured image at the top of the blog is from Diamond Hill in Connemara, County Galway © Tourism Ireland #fillyourheartwithireland

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