With so much to see and do in Ireland it’s no wonder Ireland is one of the top holiday destinations in the world. We’ve put together a list of 7 top reasons – so no excuses!
1. With breathtaking scenery, an abundance of landmarks, tourist attractions, colourful villages, towns and cities you won’t be short of places to visit in Ireland. Stand tall and take in the breathtaking beauty of the Cliffs of Moher in the west, travel the beautiful and world-renowned ‘Ring of Kerry’ in the south, cross new heights on the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge up north, or travel east to the capital of Dublin’s fair city.
2. When it comes to eating out in Ireland you’ll be spoilt for choice. Treat those taste buds to Ireland’s wonderful choice of traditional dishes and delicacies. From Irish stew to the catch of the day to soda bread and more, the list is endless and the choice is yours. Of course a pint of the “black stuff” is a great way to wash it all down after! From traditional restaurants to modern and chic restaurants you won’t be disappointed.
3. Take shelter in a cosy traditional Irish bar, with a welcoming turf fire, foot-tapping traditional Irish music, a wonderful atmosphere and friendly local people. A visit to Ireland is certainly not complete until you have experienced a traditional Irish bar. Of course Ireland has its pulsating nightclubs, disco bars, continental-style cafe-bars and much more for those who like to party! From the cobble streets of Dublin’s lively temple bar to the other cities, towns and villages throughout the country, Ireland has much to offer when it comes to nightlife.
4. No matter what time of the year it is in Ireland you are sure to come across a festival or major event in the Irish calendar of some sort! Top festivals include ‘The Galway Races’, the world renowned ‘Rose of Tralee Festival’, ‘Saint Patrick’s Day Festival’, Horse Fairs, Puck Fair, traditional music and dance festivals, music festivals featuring the very best in traditional and modern music, sporting festivals, comedy festivals, football finals, hurling finals, you name it there is something to suit and tastes each offering a wonderful atmosphere and unique experience.
5. Ireland is a country steeped in rich history, with its many historical castles, round towers, forts, passage tombs, high crosses, period houses, manors, monuments and ruins – there are many reminders of Ireland’s earlier days. Today Ireland continues to maintain and restore its history and there are many places, landmarks and heritage centres to explore along the way. For those interested in history and relics of times past you are certainly in for a treat when you visit Ireland.
6. Get out and about and get that adrenaline pumping with the many sporting activities Ireland has to offer. With beautiful lush green landscapes, rusty bog-lands and breathtaking coastlines, Ireland sets a wonderful canvas for many activities. Explore Ireland by horse back in tranquil and amazing surroundings, test your golfing skills at some of the world’s best golf courses, reach new heights and conquer Irelands hills and mountains, explore the beauty beneath Irish waters deep, catch some waves along the Irish coastline and much more.
7. Ireland has a wonderful selection of accommodation to choose from. You can pamper yourself in a luxury hotel, experience the Irish way of life with a stay in a traditional farmhouse or townhouse bed and breakfast, or for those on a strict budget, why not check out Ireland’s hostels which provide cheap and comfortable accommodation to today’s young traveller, or feel the independence when you choose self-catering accommodation in Ireland.
If you are planning a trip to Ireland and need somewhere to stay, whether it be a hotel, B&B, guesthouse or self catering property, take a look at our accommodation in Ireland page.
What do you like most about Ireland? We’d love to hear from you if you have any comments or questions.