Ireland – the Emerald Isle – is an awe-inspiring place to visit. It is home to stunning sights, natural wonders, amazing history, and Guinness! From an archaeological perspective, it starts with the initial evidence of humans in Ireland around 10500 BC and concludes with the start of the historical record around 400 AD. The prehistoric period includes the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age societies of Ireland. On the whole, for much of Europe, the historical record starts when the Romans invaded. The Romans, however, did not invade Ireland, and so its historical record starts later, with the arrival of Christianity. Culturally, Ireland is just as impressive. You may recognise the names of its prolific writers, from Seamus Heaney to James Joyce; or its musicians such as U2 and The Cranberries. A holiday here is always a memorable one, and we invite you to join us.