Many of the best places to visit in Ireland are on my bucket lists. Ireland is both wild and beautiful where beauty and culture is intertwined with legend and myth.
If you have never had the urge to visit the emerald isle the following 6 reasons may help to change that.
6 reasons to Visit Ireland Now!
1- The Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher top almost all lists of places to visit in Ireland, the picture below helps explain why you can’t miss the Cliffs of Moher when visiting Ireland. This is one of Ireland’s most popular tourist sites so make sure you know the best way to see the Cliffs of Moher
With 3 main viewing points you will truly be in awe of this natural attraction, look out for the Aran Islands of the coast and the many wildlife that use the cliff face as a safe haven.
2-The Ring of Kerry
With spectacular views, a visit to the ring of Kerry is not to be missed when in Ireland. One of Ireland’s most scenic trails the ring of Kerry stretches for 120 miles, taking you on a journey through some of Ireland’s jaw dropping landscape.
With green dense meadows, ice cold lakes and heather clad mountain tops coupled with
Ireland’s rugged coastline, the ring of Kerry covers a leg of the increasingly popular wild Atlantic way.
3 – The Giants Causeway
The Giants Causeway one of the most amazing sites you will ever see, located in Northern Ireland also a UNESCO World Heritage site, this natural wonder is made of interlocking basalt columns formed from volcanic activity millions of years ago.
Alternatively if you enjoy myth and legend, the story of Finn McCool a beloved Irish giant is said to have built the causeway in a fight with a Scottish Giant. I know what story I want to believe, but I will let you decide when you visit.
Make time for a visit at the nearby Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, which will really test your nerve of heights.
4- Blarney Castle
Home to the famous Blarney stone where visitors are encouraged to climb the castle steps and kiss the world famous blarney stone and gain the gift of eloquence.
There is however much more to see and do when visiting with its own dungeons and large estate to explore with numerous walks to enjoy.
Arguably Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction, The Guinness Storehouse is the home of Ireland’s most famous export “the black stuff” Guinness, even if you are not a fan the storehouse tells an interesting story bringing alive a real segment of Irish History.
A tour of the storehouse is spread across 7 floors as you walk through the whole process from grain to glass.
At the end of the Tour you are rewarded with a pint of Guinness with 360° panoramic views over Dublin. If you can’t make it as far as Dublin do take the chance to sample Ireland’s most popular export wherever you are.
6- “The Craic”
The Craic refers to the nice people, awesome bars and pubs that are on literally every block of every city and village in Ireland. Whether you are a big drinker or not you should spend some time in the Irish pubs.
5 thoughts on “6 Reasons to Visit Ireland”
Cliffs of Moher are reason enough for me to visit! A trip to see those is definitely on my bucket list. Great list. :]
Do it Alex. The first site i ever went to abroad.
I’m planning a trip to Ireland right now so this is perfect. I shoot mainly landscapes and it’s been on my list for a long time. I’m loving the pics in this! Great info, thanks 🙂
Great. Have fun Travis.
Dublin is in my list of to do places in the next year. I have been reading everywhere that Irish are the most friendliest of the hosts…and to me, that is an important part of the travel decision. If I know I will be welcome, I will be there. Dublin, here I come!
BTW, good pictures!