Ireland: The unique beauty of Ireland's landscape and its rich historic, literary and artistic associations have long made it a favourite resort of tourists. Encompassing a wealth of natural beauty within its modest dimensions Ireland boasts a landscape which is as much diverse as it is gratifying. The scenic grandeur is set off by Ireland's position. Standing in the path of both the prevailing westerly winds of the Atlantic and the warming currents of the gulf Stream. Ireland enjoys an equable climate which gives the country its unique fresh appearance.