Ireland is one of the world’s stunning landscapes! I would say one of the MOST, but it seems the more I learn about our world, the more beautiful and artistic it truly is.
Ireland is in my top 5 bucket list destinations, but I think it will take more than one visit to see everything I would like to see.
Check out these amazing experiences you can have while visiting!
1. Cliffs of Moher
Photo courtesy of Christopher Hill Photographic, 2014 Tourism Ireland
The Cliffs of Moher are located along the Atlantic coast of Ireland and are one of Ireland’s most visited areas. Who can blame tourists for visiting this amazing location? These are in the County Clare,
2. Kissing the Blarney Stone
I wrote about this in my blog here this week if you want to learn more. This is definitely on my bucket list!
3. Guinness Storehouse in Dublin
This is one of Dublin’s most iconic locations for all the beer lovers! It is a must-see if you like Guinness, especially. Visit www.guinness-storehouse.com to learn more about it!
4. Cobh Heritage Centre
This was not only the last port Titanic visited before heading to America, but also a wonderful place to research your Irish heritage if your family hails from the Emerald Isle! It’s a small museum, but well worth a visit if you’re in the area.
5. Teeling Distillery
If you like whiskey, you definitely must visit at least one distillery while visiting Ireland!
6. Dromoland Castle
One of Ireland’s more famous castles, this and the Ashford Castle are 2 of the most popular hotel castles you can stay in! I don’t know about you, but I’ve always wanted to spend a night in a non-haunted castle! Many of the Ireland tour companies I work with can arrange these for you.
7. Durty Nelly’s
There are many replicas but only one original Durty Nelly’s in Bunratty, Ireland! The Durty Nelly tradition began way back in 1620 and is one of the most awesome pubs in Ireland to hear traditional Irish music every night, pull your own pint of Guinness, and great food!
8. Giant’s Causeway
This incredibly beautiful location is called the Giant’s Causeway because legend says that there was a quarrel between two GIANTS – named Finn Mac Cool & Benadonner. It’s a bit of a story but in the end, one ran away and tore up the causeway that he had built to fight with the other.
9. Belfast City in Northern Ireland
This photo shows some of the Belfast City murals depicting the end of an era of war and violence. There’s a lot to see and do in Belfast, but humankind must always learn from its mistakes, such as the violence between groups of people who believe different things. (Bonus tip: Northern Ireland is actually part of the UK, not Ireland itself, which many people are unclear on. You would actually use British currency here.)
Killarney is a town you can visit while doing the Ring of Kerry tour on Ireland’s southwest coast area. The Ring of Kerry should have its own mention too, but this is such a great little stop along the way. Don’t miss it!