Hi everyone. I hope I find you all well this week. We’ve been enjoying a prolonged spell of warm and sunny weather here in Ireland over the past couple of weeks and tourist season has very much arrived here in Dublin! If you’re planning a trip to the Emerald Isle and wondering where to begin, let us guide you through our top 5 places to visit in Ireland.
1. Dublin: A Capital of History and Culture
Start your Irish adventure in the bustling capital city of Dublin, rich in history and infused with a vibrant atmosphere. Explore the medieval streets of Temple Bar, visit the iconic Trinity College to marvel at the Book of Kells, and immerse yourself in Irish literary history at the Dublin Writers Museum. Don’t miss a visit to the Guinness Storehouse to learn about Ireland’s most famous export. You can also enjoy a pint while taking in panoramic views of the city from the Gravity Bar.
2. The Ring of Kerry: A Scenic Paradise
Next up we have the awesome Ring of Kerry, a 179-kilometer (111-mile) circular route that showcases Ireland’s natural beauty. You will encounter majestic mountains, sparkling lakes, rugged coastlines, and charming villages. Highlights of the route include the Killarney National Park, Muckross House and Gardens, the Skellig Islands, and the picturesque town of Kenmare. This scenic drive promises breathtaking vistas at every turn!
3. The Cliffs of Moher: Nature’s Spectacular Masterpiece
Prepare to be mesmerized by one of Ireland’s most iconic natural wonders—the Cliffs of Moher. Located on the rugged west coast, these majestic cliffs stretch for about 8 kilometers (5 miles) along the Atlantic Ocean. At their highest they tower up to of up to 214 meters (702 feet). Marvel at the sheer scale of the cliffs as the crashing waves create a symphony of sound below.
4. Galway: A Vibrant Cultural Hub
Galway is a city that exudes charm and creativity. Explore the narrow lanes of the Latin Quarter, filled with colorful shops, cozy cafes, and traditional pubs. Immerse yourself in Galway’s lively atmosphere and be sure to visit Eyre Square, Galway Cathedral, and the Galway City Museum. Don’t forget to indulge in the culinary delights of the city, which is renowned for its fresh seafood and traditional Irish cuisine.
5. The Giant’s Causeway: An Enigmatic Wonder
So last but not least we venture to Northern Ireland to witness the enigmatic wonder of the Giant’s Causeway. This UNESCO World Heritage Site consists of approximately 40,000 interlocking basalt columns formed millions of years ago by volcanic activity. Walk along the awe-inspiring hexagonal formations, explore the coastal trails, and soak in the mystical ambiance of this extraordinary place.
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Take care of yourselves and each other,
Slán go fóill!