Northern Ireland and the Republic together consist of the Isle of Ireland, which attracts thousands of tourists every year. The seafood, castles, road trips, hikes, and iconic sights make it the perfect travel destination. The gusty rock formations, green rolling hills, and the various cliffs and mountains will take you through a jaw-dropping experience. Other than these te road trips, the music festivals and the famous shooting place of the popular TV series, Game Of Thrones, make it a wonderful experience for the tourists.
Here, we have assembled the top five things to do in Ireland.
Cruise On River Shannon
Starting from the slopes of Cuilcagh mountain up to the Limerick City, the Shannon river is the longest on the island. What can be better than relaxing in a boat cruise and experiencing the mesmerizing view of the 500km long waterway? Traveling towards the north of the city will give you access to various types and sizes of boats, mostly from Portumna to Carrick.
The Irish Castles
You might have heard that the Irish castles have their own story and each of them is worth knowing. The best way to start your castle adventure is by visiting the Dublin castle, which takes you to the state apartments where presidential inaugurations have taken place. You will find the decor in the Chapel Royal. The Rock Of Cashel is a middle-age castle that is believed to be the result of spitting demons. The legendary Blarney Castle is the place of the Barney Stone that is said to give the gift of gab to any person kissing the stone bending backward.
The Moher Cliffs
No matter where you visit, Moher Cliffs must be on your sightseeing list. You can hike up to 8km, which will take you to the edges to witness the mesmerizing view. A few kilometers from the Doolin village is the highest point of Moher cliffs known as the O’ Brien Tower. If you are lucky enough to travel on a clear day, you might be able to spot the Aran Islands, the Twelve Pins mountain ranges of County Galway, and the Maumturks.
If you are into historical places, well, Kilmainham gaol is a must add to your list. The museum was originally a prison that is now turned into art galleries with sculptures and paintings describing the then incarcerated prisoners’ situation. Many tourists travel every year to this historical place and know about the Easter Rising in 1916. It may sound creepy, but you can visit the insides of the same prison cell where the civil war prisoners were living before being executed.
If you are looking for jaw-dropping landscape beauty, then definitely visit the Slieve League. Since not many people visit the area, you can freely enjoy the beauty and get beautiful pictures without having trouble with the crowd. The Slieve League is the sixth-highest sea cliff and is thrice the height of Moher cliffs. The view from the cliff will give you the best experience of seeing the sight of crashing waves from the top of the mountain.
Next time when you travel to Ireland, make sure to visit these places for a better experience.