In 2011 alone, Ireland was voted 'Favourite holiday destination in the World' by readers of Frommer's Guide, Lonely Planet listed Ireland as the world's friendliest country and Cork City as one of the top ten cities in the world and the Irish tourist boards website, Discover Ireland.com, was named the best tourist board website in the world.
Ireland's national flag carrier is Aer Lingus, which services Europe, North America and North Africa, but the vast majority of flights originating from continental Europe come from another Irish company, Ryanair, the biggest low cost airline in the world.
These airlines, along with others, fly into all three of Ireland's international airports, Shannon Airport, Dublin Airport and Cork Airport.
This list of museums in Ireland contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing.
Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries.
Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.
Many other small historical displays are located in the country's stately homes, including those run by the National Trust.
Along with these airports there are several other regional airports in the country including Knock Airport and Kerry Airport, which both operate international flights to Europe.
For travellers from mainland Europe and the UK, another way to enter the country is by sea, with connections by ferry to Roscoff and Cherbourg in France, Liverpool in England and Pembroke, Fishguard and Holyhead in Wales and Douglas on the Isle of Man.
These routes are operated by Irish Ferries, Stena Line, Celtic Link Ferries and P&O Ferries.
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website, working family farm, a barn museum with historic farming tools and equipment, a bottle museum with antique 19th- and early-20th-century Irish bottles, jars and vessels, and a 16th–17th-century-period farmhouse Also known as the Maher Farm Machinery Museum.