Reader Favorite: Ireland - Top Destinations 2011 at Frommer'sLast year's favorite Paris was beat out this year by the very tourist-friendly nation of Ireland. During the nominations process, supporters told us why they were putting the Emerald Isle on their wish lists for the following year:
"The rugged beauty of the island and its historic past enchant me."
"I have family there. But I also love being out in the country, rambling around, exploring megalithic sites, and having tea in small shops. Love it all."
"Beer, castles, lush landscapes, and small enough to explore via bicycle or car."
"Love the scenery, love the people. Had an excellent time when I was last there, but need more time."
"A magical destination in nearly every way."
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