From the time you arrive in Ireland you’ll be rewarded for every step you take rambling. Explore the towns like Dublin, Galway, and Cork, where you never know what surprise—whether historic, fanciful, or refreshing—will lie around a corner. In the countryside your options are endless. In County Clare, the walk to Loop Head from Kilkee is likely to be one of the most beautiful afternoons you’ll ever spend. In County Sligo, you can trace the footsteps of Yeats; in Glendalough and the Wicklow National Park, you can walk through untouched forests; and west of Westport, you can journey with the visions of St. Patrick. Ireland’s dense network of tourist offices makes it easy to get good suggestions for walks for a few hours or less.