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Where to visit when travelling to Ireland

Ireland is a wonderful country steeped in history and beauty. A unique blend of ancient castles, medieval architecture and majestic green landscapes make this a truly worthwhile destination. Coupled with this, is the fact that the locals are extremely hospitable, and their pubs are so lively! The places to visit are endless and in this article, we go through a few of these.

Dublin

An amazing city renowned for its nightlife. One place you should definitely not miss is the Guinness Storehouse, rated as one of the top tourist attractions in Europe.

On must consider going to Ireland’s equivalent of Oxford Street, O’Connell Street.

A trip to Trinity College, home of the Book of Kells should be in your bucket list. The Book of Kells is a manuscript created by Irish monks over a thousand years ago that protected a wealth of knowledge during the dark ages.

Wild Atlantic Way

This route starts from the north of Ireland, all the way down. It is great to get a good view of what Ireland is all about. This is lifetime experience that showcases soaring cliffs, buzzing towns hidden beaches and bays.

Ashford Castle

A historical and medieval castle which has been expertly converted into a five-star luxury hotel. If you truly want to experience royalty, this place is a must visit. It features luxurious, medieval rooms, a grand restaurant serving upmarket Irish fare, a bistro and pub, indoor pool, full-service spa, cinema, gold course, a falconry school and Victorian drawing room where afternoon tea is served.

Ring of Kerry

The place which boasts the idealised view of Ireland, where the natural beauty is marvellously displayed. Apart from the breathtaking views, the Ring of Kerry is also known for its culinary delights which include local cheeses, seafood and shellfish, lamb and homemade breads.

St Patrick’s Cathedral

This is Ireland’s largest church and one of the biggest tourist destinations in the country.  The Cathedral is world renowned for its choir which entertains people daily during school term and recently, the Lady Chapel, dating from 1270, has been restored to its former glory.

A new exhibition marking the centenary of Word War 1 themed ‘Lives Remembered’ is a recent addition which well merits viewing. Tours to the Cathedral are organised regularly during the day and an App which serves as a self-guide can also be downloaded.

Ireland’s unique features can be enjoyed through its history, castles, festivals and pub culture. It is surely a destination which leads to good memories and definitely worth the experience.

 

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