Welcome to the Emerald Isle- Ireland, home to spectacular scenery, warm local pubs with pints of Guinness, and the greenest shade of green! Filled with rich history, famed hospitality, and some truly stunning views, Ireland is a perfect travel destination. Let’s start with a list of the top five things to do in the Emerald Isle!
Popular itinerary in Ireland:
Five miles long and standing 702 feet tall, these magnificent cliffs stretch along the Atlantic Coast of Country Clare in western Ireland and offer some absolutely awesome views. Check out the viewing tower that is located close to the highest point – you will feel like you’re on top of the world!
The Ring of Kerry
The Ring of Kerry is a magical and picturesque tourist trail that tops the list of things to do in the Emerald Isle. The 106- mile route, starting and ending in Killarny, goes through some of the Emerald Isle’s most magnificent scenery- forests and beaches, mountains and lakes, villages and fishing ports. Along the route you’ll find outstanding gems- an ancient fort, a bicycle trail, and lush green landscapes. You may also fairies and trolls along the way – legend has it that this is their favorite hiding place!
The Rock of Cashel
The Rock of Cashel is an enthralling, dramatic, and spectacular heritage site that is located in Cashel in the County Tipperary. This highland, which towers 300 feet above the ground, was the site of the conversion of Aengus the King of Munster by St. Patrick, and you’ll see the round tower of the stunning 13th century Gothic church which rises above the vibrant green hill. This site will make you feel like a character in the “Game of Thrones!” Winter is coming!
The Giant’s Causeway
This incredible UNESCO World Heritage site, located in Northern Ireland, is the result of a volcanic eruption about 60 million years ago. Its 40,000 gigantic black basalt columns that rise out of the sea are rumored to help legendary giants step over the sea to Scotland.
A trip to Emerald Island – Ireland- wouldn’t be complete without a stop in Dublin. The best way to enjoy Dublin is to experience it as a local! While the city is rich in heritage and archaeology, you must visit a traditional Irish pub – everything from a trendy bars to a cool club- where you can enjoy some live music and drink a pint of Guinness. The Irish are great hosts and outstanding storytellers –they will welcome you to their jolly group and make you long for the good ol’ days! Slainte!
Let’s get started on our trip to Ireland!