Ireland – the name conjures a land shrouded in myth and legend and surrounded by beautiful scenery. But as connected as the island is to its past, it has contributed to the modern world through literature, art, and music. This rich nation is characterized by pride and spirit that is immediately irresistible. A visit to Ireland is a visit to the past, and a new view of the present. Ireland is the one place on earth that heaven has kissed with melody, mirth, and meadow and mist.