Gay Travel: 5 Reasons We Love Ireland Right Now

Author: , November 28th, 2015

Dublin Ireland Ed Salvato

Ireland is known for an exuberantly warm welcome to all visitors whether LGBT, straight or anything in between. Its also highly regarded for its cozy accommodations, beautiful countryside, music, mild year-long weather and even proximity to North America and Europe. But during a recent visit, we discovered many more reasons to love Ireland and plan a visit now.

Here are five we recently discovered including the news of the week (marriage equality!).

1. Same-sex marriage passed in a May referendum. Overwhelmingly. The week began in a spectacular fashion in Ireland with the very first marriages taking place across Eire on Tuesday. This would have been more than enough reason for a visit to the Emerald Isle by the editor in chief of ManAboutWorld but here are a few more to whet your appetite.

2. The Merrion Hotel. This fab 142-bedroom hotel located in a restored row of Georgian townhouses typifies great Irish hospitality combining friendliness and service that seems to anticipate your needs. A small gym, big pool and scrumptious breakfast are just a handful of reasons to put this on your must-go list. Its consistently ranked in the top 1 to 10 of all the most important lists of stellar lodgings.

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