Ireland is known as a very popular vacation destination. It is famous for its wide range of landscapes within a small area.
Below are the top 5 things to experience while in Ireland:
5. Head Down to the Beach
Ireland is characterized with a variety of fantastic beaches, from vast stretches of sand to tiny hidden bays. Take the kids and some buckets and spades, or a surf board and wet suit for a beach experience you will not forget.
4. Discover Some History
Ireland has plenty to offer those who are fascinated by all things historical. Its position as one of the most important Christian countries means that there is a wealth of material for all you historians, this includes the unusual round towers that seem to have been a common part of Ireland’s monastic establishments during the 9th and 12th centuries. If you’re visiting County Kerry, don’t miss the Gallarus Oratory, which dates from early sixth century and is a master class in building with stone.
3. Enjoy 18 Holes of Golf
Ireland is well-known as a destination for golfing, with championship links courses and a range of courses inland for different tastes and skill levels. Visiting to play golf is one of the main reasons why many people decide to visit Ireland and a true golf fan should try and explore a few of the best courses throughout their stay.
2. Take Home some Waterford Crystal
The crystal made in Waterford is world famous, and when visiting you should not miss the chance to explore the factory and buy a souvenir to take home. Walk through the factory, observing the glass being formed and engraved by specialist craftspeople, getting an overhead view of the whole development. Discover the techniques used to teach the apprentices the engraver’s skill set and indulge yourself in a gorgeous piece of crystal – the ideal reminder of your trip to Ireland.
1. Go to Dublin
Visiting Ireland will feel incomplete without spending some time in Dublin – even if it’s just for a single day, although you may need longer to do it justice. From the fascinating architecture of its University, to the General Post Office, dating back to the 1916 uprising run by Irish Volunteers, you can discover travel gems in the beautiful city to awe and inspire. Alternatively, explore its parks, pubs, night life and luxurious fine dining to give you a taste for the rest of this remarkable country.
Article by: David D. Silver