Known as the Emerald Isle, Ireland, a culturally rich territory has announced its reopening this summer, which means the possibilities of us spending our summer vacations there have increased. This country, famous for plenty of things, including its friendly environment, and its wide history, has a lot of things to offer for the tourists that decide to visit it, so today I will give you a guide of just a few things to do and go in this magnificent country.
The capital city of the Republic of Ireland is not to miss; with a vibrant environment, your first stop should be here. Famous for its colorful dors, historic architecture, charming streets, and the opportunity to experience firsthand the pub nightlife, this capital city has it all. Dublin also offers many cultural activities throughout the day. A quick tip, to be able to see the most, is to be aware of the many walking tours available as you'll be able to see more of the city and learn more of the history of Dublin by walking through the city with a tour guide.
These tours often are for free, but be aware that the tour guides will be expecting a tip at the end. Other things to see here are Dublin Castle, the National Gallery of Ireland, and their Guinness Storehouse. So, in summary, there's something to do for everyone all year round. Still, during summer you'll be able to see a more open life here, and it'll be easier to walk around without needing an umbrella although, I would recommend you to take one either way because, in Ireland, you never know when it will rain.
Cliffs of Moher
One of the most breathtaking natural wonders you'll ever see, the famous Cliffs of Moher; it is hard to find a word to describe the greatness of this place that is both equally terrifying as well as mesmerizing. This is Ireland's most visited natural attraction, and with good reason, even to those who have not been to Ireland, this is a well-known place, so when you travel to this country, make sure to take a trip here.
To get to the Cliffs of Moher, there are two options, to rent a car and drive there (which you run the risk of getting lost but still is an adventure worth taking) or take a day trip, which is highly recommended as it makes it way easier to get here, another thing you might want to take into account is the weather, it might not seem like it, but it can get very windy here (trust me on this one, be careful) so even though you'll be allowed to visit this place even with bad weather, the views won't be the same so make sure you check the weather forecast beforehand. Nevertheless, this will probably be your favorite spot in Ireland, so it's worth the adventure.
Ring of Kerry
This photogenic area of Irland is perfect for all my photographers out there. One of the Irelands' most famous touristic routes, and with a good reason, located at the edges of Iveragh Peninsula, this route will take you to see the most incredible Irish mountains as well as coastal views. Perfect for those planning a road trip through the island
Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland.
Even though this attraction belongs to a different country (Northern Ireland, which, by itself, has a lot of beauty to offer), we cannot give a tour of this island without mentioning the UNESCO world heritage landmark. The Giants Causeway was a result of a volcano eruption 50 million years ago, and inching towards the shore, causing the lava to cool very fast, resulting in these very particular rocks that we see now; however, there is a legend that suggests that Irish warrior Fionn mac Cumaill laid these rocks to fight the Scottish giant Benandonner. But regardless of what you believe or not on how these stones were laid in this area, you should definitely visit this place; you won't regret it.
Cork, a place in Ireland that I regret not visiting, but you shouldn't. This gorgeous town is referred to as the original capital city of Ireland; I'm not going to get into a dispute with that, but this place is definitely worth visiting. Firstly, the views here are breathtaking (it feels like every place in Ireland is spectacular). This merchant city offers a relaxed environment to those searching for such a calm place; among the places to see here, the English market should be one of your first stops as it is here where you'll be able to purchase plenty of goods. Not far away from Cork, you'll find the port of Cobh, popular because this was the last time the Titanic was seen in 1912.
Over the years, Ireland has become one of my favorite places, mainly due to the adventure I had while there. With restrictions coming down this summer, it is only fair for us to create the newest adventures, and what the best place to start than one of the most beautiful countries in the world, the Emerald Isle, a country that seems to be perfect for this summer and for everyone who desires a friendly environment.
Leave us a comment if you've been to Ireland before, and what do you think of this beautiful country?
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