Are you visiting Ireland and looking for suggestions on what to do when in Ireland? Look no further, we have put together just a selection of places worth visiting and things worth doing when in Ireland. Be assured you won’t need too much help as there really is so much to do, the following article however may assist you with some great ideas. For further details please read on…
Dublin is the capital city of Ireland located on the east coast of Ireland. It is a vibrant cosmopolitan city with much to see and do. From the cobbled streets of Temple Bar, which is Dublin’s cultural quarter, to the shopping districts of Grafton Street and Henry Street, abundance of fine restaurants, cafés, pubs and clubs, to the hidden gems of Dublin’s villages and town’s scattered along its coastline, there really is something for everyone in Dublin. If you are looking for accommodation GoIreland offers over 130 hotels in Dublin to suit all budgets.
Visit Killarney and the Ring of Kerry
Nestled in the southwest corner of Ireland is the world-renowned town of Killarney and the Ring of Kerry. With spectacular scenery throughout no visit to Ireland is complete until you have visited County Kerry. County Kerry is also referred to as ‘The Kingdom’ and it is no wonder why with such heavenly beauty. With lush green landscapes, babbling rivers and lakes, colourful little villages and towns peppered throughout, dramatic skies and friendly people, it is easy to see why County Kerry is such a popular tourist destination. Check out the range of hotels in Kerry on offer from GoIreland.com if you wish to avail of accommodation.
Visit Galway City
With spectacular scenery and major tourist attractions dotted along its coastline a visit to the West of Ireland is a must. Galway City is a buzzing city that enjoys a huge influx of visitors who travel from near and far to enjoy and experience the many delights this city has to offer. With narrow cobbled streets, gourmet restaurants, cafes, bars, pulsating nightlife and much more, a visit to Galway City comes highly recommended. Accommodation is also plentiful. Check out discount rates on offer on GoIreland’s hotels in Galway City.
Connemara is a popular region located northwest of Galway city. Connemara is renowned for its natural beauty which consists of bog lands, rivers, lakes, mountains and limestone plateau. The main town in Connemara is Clifden and is just one-hour drive from Galway city on the N59 route.
Visit The Cliffs of Moher
Located in the south-western region of The Burren you will find The Cliffs of Moher. The Cliffs of Moher stretch 8 km in length and rise up to 214 metres in height above the spectacular Atlantic Ocean. Atlantic Edge is a new and exciting interpretive centre located at the Cliffs of Moher, here you can learn all about the cliffs and what makes them so unique.
Visit The Giants Causeway
The Giants Causeway is located approximately 1 hour 20 minutes north of Belfast City in Northern Ireland and is one of Northern Ireland’s top tourist attractions. This is a world-renowned basalt formation which was formed as a result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It consists of approximately 40,000 basalt columns and really is a sight to see. The Giants Causeway is also a World Heritage site and National Nature Reserve.
Visit Brú na Boinne
Another World Heritage site is Brú na Boinne located in County Meath. This is one of the largest and most important pre-historic and megalithic sites found in Europe. Brú na Boinne consists of Neolithic chamber tombs, standing stones and other prehistoric enclosures that date back as far as the 32nd Century BC. Access to Brú na Boinne is only available by guided tour which begin at The Brú na Boinne Visitor Centre.
Attend a Festival and Sporting Event
No matter what time of year you visit Ireland you are sure to come across a festival or major event 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 all tastes each offering a wonderful atmosphere and unique experience.
Book car hire
Feel the freedom and independence of the open road when you reserve car hire in Ireland. Choose from a large fleet of vehicles at excellent rates and book securely online today.
Stay in an Irish Bed and Breakfast and hotel.
When booking your accommodation try to reserve a selection of accommodation types, Bed and Breakfast accommodation is a great way to experience the Irish way of life and the hosts are very friendly and will offer you as much advise and information for your onward journey. A good hearty breakfast is normally included in the rate and a welcoming cup of tea/coffee with soda bread is often offered on arrival.
Hotel accommodation in Ireland ranges from 1 to 5 star and offers comfortable accommodation with excellent facilities. It is good to experience both and if you are staying longer Self-Catering is another great accommodation option.
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