12 places to visit in Ireland
Despite being a small island nation, the people here have a big heart that welcome every visitor with open arms. The country is home to a variety of beautiful sites such as museums and old castles. Every visitor is guaranteed of a time of their lives on visiting this small island nation. Here is a list of 12 best places in Ireland to travel.
Galway-It is famous for having the best shops where shopping lovers can engage in shopping sprees and also for its many art galleries and exhibitions . Those who would want to witness the speaking of the Irish language this is the place to be.
Aran Island– Brings the country’s past back to life due to the fact that it is isolated from the main land and people here have held on to the traditional ways of life therefore provides visitors with a vivid image of how Irish people lived in the past.
Dingle Peninsula-It is home to more than 500 monastic huts and prehistoric stone markers that attract history lovers from all walks of life . The beautiful beaches offer tourists wi6h a wide range of activities to engage in such as surfing .
Glendalough-A monastery founded by St. Kevin and a one-time pilgrimage destination hosts the round tower that attracts visitors from all over the world as it is believed that was used as a fortress to caution the Irish from Viking attacks.
Dublin– It is home to the Trinity college that hosts the Book of Kells which art and literature lovers cannot afford to miss seeing. The pubs in Temple bar and the Guinness Storehouse offer ravers with an exciting drinking spree and experience
Giant Causeway– Its cliff –top provides visitors with a breath taking view of the rocks. These rocks are beautifully shaped into hexagonal columns that are quite interesting to look at.
Killarney National Park– Has a very expansive and mind blowing gardens that attract a wide range of visitors. The park boasts of three lakes that full of swans and otters and bird watchers can visit the park for an unforgettable experience.
Bru na Boinne– The main attractions here are the three excavated Bru na Boinne burial mounds that catch the attention of tourist. Of the three mounds namely, Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth, the first is the most eye-catching of the three.
Ring of Kerry-The ring provides visitors taking a drive along it with a scenic view of Carrantuohill, Irelands most tallest mountain and the Staigue Fort which is unique due to its stone walls that are made without mortar.
Cliff of Moher– Gives visitors a mind blowing scenic view of the Atlantic ocean horizon while on top of these cliffs with some tourists opting to view the cliffs from a boat tour from the Doolin pier.
Cork– The Shandon tower offers visitors with an amazing view for those who are brave enough to climb it. Art lovers can visit the Crawford Art Gallery and explore the various works of arts mostly famous paintings by Irish painters, with St. Patrick’s street offering a great shopping experience to tourists who do make a point of shopping from the many shops here.
Waterford– It is home to the Waterford museum that history lovers can visit and explore the very many archeological finds that the museum holds. Visitors can spend some quality time at the People’s park that and if they are lucky get to experience a live concert at the park as most concerts are held here.