Mesmerizing with ancient legends and Landscapes – Ireland

Set in the north-western tip of Europe, Ireland is mesmerizing with ancient legends, myths, spectacular landscapes, rich culture, heritage and history.Ireland Travel ReedYou will be amazed to the see the rich diversity in the Irish landscapes. The country has got it all – beaches, lush woods, waterways, lakelands etc. As far as its heritage is concerned, Ireland has a history that dates back to 6000 BC.  So you can understand how long the country has taken to develop its distinct and rich culture. Hence, a visit to Ireland holds the capability to enrich you spiritually and educate you as well.

It is the 20th largest island in the world. Irish Sea separates it from Great Britain which lies on Ireland’s east.

Attractions

Given the varied attractions that Ireland has to offer, planning a trip there can be quite a task. However, if you manage to visit the destinations that are listed below, you will surely get the flavor of the country.

Dublin

The way James Joyce has used this city in his writings makes this city almost synonymous with Ireland. However, Dublin is no more like what we have seen in his writings but a thriving modern city today. But, it has managed to preserve its former charm in its monuments and museums. Even if you visit the city for a day, do not miss visiting the Trinity College that has the Book of Kells, National Museums, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Kilmainham Gaol, Temple Bar, Dublin Castle, Guinness Storehouse etc.

Galway City

Located on the western coast of Ireland, Galway can be an ideal base for paying a visit to Connemara and Aran Islands. This lively city is not just popular among foreign tourists but also among Dubliners who are often found heading towards the city for weekends. It is replete with pubs, making it a popular hang-out for youngsters.

Aran Islands

Located off the western shore of Ireland, at the mouth of Galway Bay, Aran Islands are a group of 3 islands: Inishmór, Inisheer and Inishmaan. What is most prominent in these islands is their rugged charm.

The Burren

Nestled between Aran Islands and Galway City, this limestone plateau is often compared to a moonscape, due to the bizarre rock formations that punctuate it. However, ancient monuments can also be found over here.

Giant’s Causeway

Located in Northern Ireland, Giant’s Causeway feels almost like a different world. It has one of Ireland’s most fascinating landscape features i.e. the rock formations jutting out into the sea. It is part of the popular Antrim Coastal Walk.

Cliffs of Moher

This is one of the most stunning coastal areas in the continent of Europe. Here, you will find rolling landscape suddenly ending in a sheer drop of over 650 feet, right down to the Atlantic Ocean. Get close to the edges and you will be able to get a cool spray of the Atlantic and, of course, the mesmerizing view of the horizon.

Ancient Ireland

The thought of Irish history often brings to our mind the Troubles and the Potato Famine. And if you wish to witness the places associated with these events, you can visit Brú Na Bóinne, located in County Meath, which was designed during the Stone Age.

These are only a handful of the sightseeing attractions of Ireland. When you visit the country, you will get to see much more.

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