Also known as the Emerald Isle, Ireland offers magnificent views of both the land sea. From numerous islands and islets, cliffs and rugged mountains with scenic drives, to cozy pubs, delicious food, world-renowned Guinness beer and whiskey, Ireland gives anyone one of the best visiting experiences. St Patrick’s Day, the leprechauns, Riverdance, the Wild Atlantic Way, medieval castles, also give Ireland’s identity. What more should you experience in Ireland? Continue to read below!
View the famous and majestic Cliffs of Moher!
Undoubtedly might be Ireland’s most famous place, Cliffs of Moher has been a landmark of TV series and even movies. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Princess Bride, Into the West, Macintosh Man, and The Yank has the Cliffs of Moher featured in the screen. Timelessly carved by nature, it boasts beautiful panoramic views along the Wild Atlantic Way. The cliffs has a maximum height of 702 feet or 214 m which stretches for 8 km in the coastline.
Tour around Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone!
Blarney was originally built as a stone castle in the 1210’s. Dermot McCarthy, King of Munster had it completed in 1446. The castle is one of Ireland’s treasure and it has its legendary Blarney stone at the top of the tower, which is said to give anyone the skill of eloquence should anyone kiss it.
Drink a pint at the famous Guinness
Guinness is a world-wide famous beer brand founded in Ireland by the brewery of Arthur Guinness in 1759. The brand has a history of over 250 years and sells for more than 120 countries. It’s famous for being dark, creamy, foamy, and even healthier than any other beers. Drinking a pint of the beer at its original country is definitely better for the taste and experience!
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Visit the Bunratty Castle and its Folk Park
The castle of Bunratty and its Folk Park is definitely worthy to visit as its medieval set-up and entertainment can keep you occupied for several hours! Bunratty castle is also known for its medieval banquet which is held twice a year. Its folk park also has its Irish Nights held in celebrating Ireland’s traditions. It was built in the 15th-century but restored in 1956 by Viscount Cort.
Go to see the Dingle Peninsula – once the ‘most beautiful place on earth’
The region of Dingle Peninsula is surrounded with craggy cliffs and sandy beaches. The 925m high Mount Brandon, hills and mountains is the region’s inland features. It has Kerry’s finest beach – Coumeenoole, the early Christian church of Gallarus Oratory, Ireland’s highest mountain road – Conor Pass. What gives Dingle another charm is its pubs, music, food and shopping!
Do a day tour and explore Dublin, Ireland’s capital!
Dublin is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The city is one of the 6 UNESCO CITIES OF LITERATURE. Its proximity to the sea and mountains of Wicklow also made it unique. The Guinness storehouses, Dublin castle, Christ Church Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College are just some of Dublin’s visitior-starter pack!
Witness Ireland’s ancient site, Boyne Valley!
Hailed as New Ireland’s Ancient East, Boyne Valley is a place with rich history. Heritage sites, the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Brú na Bóinne (Knowth and Newgrange), the Anglo-Norman castle of Trim, Slane Castle, Hill of Tara and more make up Boyne Valley’s mythical landscapes. What’s more, there are Boyne activites offered to anyone who wishes to visit such as kayaking, water rafting, walking trails, doing heritage tours and have hearty meals in restaurants in the vicinity.
Go to Ring of Kerry and experience Ireland’s most scenic drive!
The Ring of Kerry is a road of the Iveragh Peninsula by the coastline. Rugged mountains, rolling green hills, sparkling lakes and even panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean makes Ring of Kerry one of Ireland’s most popular destinations. The best places to see in the Ring of Kerry are the Portmagee, Staigue Fort, Kerry Cliffs, Skellig Michael, Killarney National Park and the Skellig Ring Road.
Visit Ireland’s cemetery of famous people – the Glasnevin Cemetery!
Wondering where Ireland’s famous people rest? The haunting but beautiful garden Georgian cemetery of Glasnevin is the gravesite of Ireland’s heroes; Michael Collins, Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart, Roger Casement and more. The site is just 2.5 km from the city center and covers 124 acres.
Climb the Slieve League cliffs, one of Europe’s highest!
Second only to Ireland’s highest mountain – Croaghaun, Slieve League cliffs is one of Europe’s highest at the height of 596 m! Climbing the oceanfront mountain would take 4-5 hours but the magnificent views of the crashing waves and surrounding cliffs would make the trip definitely worth it!
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