HOLIDAYS IN IRELAND
Ireland, Welcoming and wonderfully full of culture. The “Emerald Isle” is sure to put a sparkle in your eye. You will love its friendly people; laid-back mindset; often tragic yet intriguing history; and its rugged, intimate landscapes. Ireland has more Nobel Prize winners for literature than any other nation on earth, also known as the Land of Saints and Scholars.
Places to see and attractions for tourists are plentiful The state museums are free, heritage sites date to prehistory, and you will find endless outdoor pursuits to enjoy countrywide, such as horse riding; golfing; sailing, and distant, wild islands to explore. This pick of best places to visit is just the start of all the things to do in the Republic of Ireland
Places to visit:
- The Aran Islands
Originally brought to world attention in 1934 from the Gaelic is the first language, you will find a mere 12,000 inhabitants, and once ashore, you will feel as though you’re in a time warp. Wild, windswept, rocky, and unique, the islands provide a visitor experience quite like no other. Once experienced, the magnificent stone fort of Dun Aonghasa and the towering cliffs of Aran will not be forgotten. The culture there is very different from the cities, the archaeological heritage can’t be found elsewhere but only in Ireland, and the rich scenery is just breathtaking.
- Grafton Street
Grafton Street, so much more than just a street and a shopping spree. Café civilisation has taken off in the funds, and on a sunny day, you would be forgiven for thinking you’re in Barcelona or Lisbon. Right, this is Dublin’s shopping heartland, but there is no need to spend a lot of money if visiting. You’ll find friendly, chatty service wherever you go and be entertained from the base of the road to St. Stephen’s Green on top. Grab a coffee or, in the evenings, a mythical Irish breakfast in Bewley’s Oriental Café. Take some time as well to duck the several alleyways and streets to find out what you may discover.
- The Rock of Cashel
Ireland’s most popular heritage site stars in countless images of the Emerald Isle. In 2011 Queen Elizabeth II visited the heritage site throughout her official tour of the nation. Made upon a limestone rock, this fantastic group of Medieval buildings comprises the 12th-century round tower, High Cross and Romanesque Chapel, 13th-century Gothic cathedral and a 15th-century castle. The restored Hall of the Vicars Choral is also one of the structures. Tourist attractions include an audio-visual series and exhibitions. It is also said that this was once the seat of the High Kings of Munster before the Norman invasions.
- St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin
Beloved by Dubliners and using a vibrant history, tranquil St. Stephen’s Green is a great place to enjoy a picnic or feed the ducks. St. Stephen’s Green locally known as ‘The Green’, boasts the Duck Pond, a scenic bridge, recreation grounds beautifully maintained gardens, older trees to rest under, and a playground. Tourists can also sip in the afternoon tea at iconic Shelbourne Hotel, founded in 1824, where afternoon tea in the Lord Mayor’s Lounge is considered by many to be a real deal.