Everyone from Vogue Williams to The Rubberbandits features in our definitive guide to the island, out today.





Celebrating Ireland, its people and places since its debut edition in 2013, the annual Best Of Ireland has just hit shelves. Summer's here and the time is right to get exploring everything we have to offer – Hot Press more than has you covered with Best Of Ireland 2015.

Our cover star is Vogue Williams. Having made a small screen splash Down Under and with Bear Grylls in the jungle, as her star ascends, the Dubliner explains why she is eager to come home and discusses her favourite pubs, clubs, restaurants, Irish designers and more.

Chef and food writer Clodagh McKenna has become a familiar face on US daytime TV with appearances on The Rachael Ray Show. Here she talks home comforts and delicious things.

Elsewhere, uproarious Limerick duo The Rubberbandits answer all 'The Big Questions', touching on everyone from Gabriel Byrne to Russell Brand.

Getting cultural, we discuss the young Irish actors to watch as they make it big globally, the artistic types currently taking the spotlight in 'Creative Ireland', our greatest writers, detail places on this island where your favourite TV shows and films have been shot and much, much more.

Best Of Ireland is also a comprehensive lifestyle guide, bringing you the best restaurants in Ireland, brunches, bakeries, venues, music, nightlife, hotels and our contributors' – including Roz Purcell, Marian Keyes, Mundy, Kevin Thornton, Paul Howard and Eoin Colfer – recommendations for entertainment, food, sport, fashion, tours and fun. 'Perfect Day' features provide the perfect guide on getting the most out of Ireland's top destinations.

Also on the agenda is family entertainment, our thriving trad scene, sport, the LGBT scene, the craft beer revolution and historian Diarmaid Ferriter on the Easter Rising, which is set to be commemorated next year.

All that and we're only scratching the surface.

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Top Restaurants

Our resident foodies have selflessly scoffed their way from Mizen Head to Malin Head, all to compile our list of the best places to eat in Ireland. Read on to find ethnic treats, local goodies, and the definitive guide to over 100 spots that you can’t afford to miss

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The Best Hotels

Whether you’re after relaxation or invigoration, Ireland boasts plenty of top class spots for you to rest your head. The country's hotels combine world-class service with an unmatched welcome; here, we select our pick of the bunch

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Pictured above: The Westbury Hotel, Dublin

Attractions

From cliffs and castles to monuments and museums, Ireland truly has it all. Whether you’re planning a solitary excursion or a family day out, the island boasts a wealth of things to do; we’ve compiled a list of the very best

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Pictured above: The Giants Causway, Antrim

Faces to Watch

With exciting young talent in cinema, music, comedy, sports and lots more besides, Ireland is positively brimming with newcomers worth looking out for in the year ahead. Check out ten of the individuals poised to make an impact over the next twelve months

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Pictured above: Aisling Bea

The Best Pubs

As a sociable, fun-loving people, it stands to reason that the Irish take great pride in calling our pubs the very best in the world. The sheer abundance of top watering holes can make choosing a spot difficult; that’s why we’ve cherry picked the best pubs and bars Ireland has to offer

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Pictured above: The Long Hall, Dublin