9 Incredible Sites to See in Ireland
Ireland is a favorite destination location for people from all over the world. They come to Ireland to enjoy the pubs, the people, and the lush greenery that the Emerald Isle offers. With all sorts of historical sites and quirky places of interest, we thought we'd make a great list for you to use the next time you travel to Ireland.
The Cliffs of Moher
Stunning striations make the Cliffs of Moher breathtakingly beautiful. So beautiful, in fact, they have appeared in films like "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." The Cliffs of Moher are located in County Clare and rise an impressive 214 meters at its highest point near O'Brien's Tower. A wide variety of wildlife can be observed at the cliffs, including dolphin, feral goats, and over 20 species of bird.
The Giants Causeway
Forged 60 million years ago by the power of volcanic eruptions, The Giants Causeway is now ranked as a site of World Heritage. At The Giants Causeway, you can walk or grab an Ulsterbus and explore the 3km hike. You can also see the Organ to Reostan, Runkerry Circuit,
Trim Castle is the largest Norman castle in Ireland and was highlighted in the film, "Braveheart". It's no surprise, as the castle stands as a visitor of the past, telling stories of Anglo-Gaelic battles. If you're in Ireland, you can't leave without seeing the Trim Castle for yourself.
Ring of Kerry
The Ring of Kerry is a 179km long circular travel route that is perfect for the tourists, especially those looking to get views of the exquisite wildlife that Ireland has to offer. Along the Ring of Kerry, you will find Ogham stones, forts built during the Iron-Age, and monasteries. It's also the perfect place to enjoy outdoor activities like fishing, cycling, and golf.
The Jameson Factory
What visit to Ireland would be complete without seeing, firsthand, how Irish whiskey is crafted? Take a tour of the Jameson Distillery and visit what is considered the birthplace of Irish whiskey. It doesn't hurt that you can have a taste, too.
Strandhill is situated in County Sligo and is a bustling village filled with eateries and a coastline that boasts surfing. At Strandhill, you can dine while taking in the historic settlement, afterward check out a 200-year-old thatched-roof cottage named Dolly's Cottage.
Bright and vibrant homes dot the coast in the town of Kinsale. This fishing town and port is located in County, Cork and boasts being a great place to yacht and golf. There is plenty of art to enjoy as Kinsale often attracts artists who paint renderings of the colourful town.
Home of the GAA and the Gaelic Games, Croke Park is the premier venue to watch some football or catch a concert while you're in Ireland. Croke Park is in Dublin so after the game, be sure to hit a pub and grab a pint.
Newgrange is a Stone-Age passage tomb built over 5000 years ago. Walking through Newgrange is like taking a step back through history. Older than both Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza, Newgrange can be found in County, Meath. If you're touring Ireland during the Winter Solstice, you can't miss a trip to Newgrange where you can witness the light of the sun, as it sets, light up the chamber inside of Newgrange. This mystical destination offers tours.
Ireland is an ancient country with a rich history. From the geological wonders of The Giants Causeways to the stone ruins of the castles that dot the countryside, your next trip to Ireland won't disappoint. As they say in Gaelic, Tabhair aire, take care, and hope to see you soon.
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