For many avid travelers, Ireland is an absolute dream destination. Between its historic castles, lush green fields, stunning cliffed shorelines, and culturally rich cities, Ireland really does have it all. Whether you are planning a trip to take part in the Saint Patrick’s Day festivities, learn about the storied history of the area, soak up views of the stunning Irish countryside, or try your hand at some of the country’s historic links golf courses, Ireland has a bit of something for everyone.
One of the largest castles in Ireland, the Cahir Castle is also one of the prettiest. One of the things we loved the most about this castle is the lack of crowds. It isn’t as notorious with tourists as some of Ireland’s other castles (the Rock of Cashel is just 30 minutes away), so you rarely have to battle large crowds to get access to parts of the castle or have to wait for people to clear to get good pictures.
If you have ever wondered what it would be like to stay in a castle, then I have the perfect place for you. The Dromoland Castle in Ireland is the perfect experience for anyone longing to get an authentic castle experience. Located in a 15th century Irish castle, this five star hotel is guaranteed to take your breath away.
Located near the city of Cork in Southern Ireland, the Blarney Castle is one of the most famous castles in Ireland. Built by one of Ireland’s most powerful and influential chieftans, Cormac McCarthy roughly 600 years ago, the castle attracts droves of visitors to this day. Much of that has to do with the legendary Blarney Stone, which is said to give you the gift of eloquence upon kissing it.
If you have seen the Game of Thrones, you are probably familiar with the Dark Hedges. This location was featured prominently in the highly popular HBO series. If you are a big fan of the show, or if you just want to see this amazing grove of trees in person for yourself, then this is the guide for you.
Until I visited Belfast, I didn’t truly realize just how amazing the city really is. It is a city that is steeped in history, and so much of that history can still be explored. When I visited, I felt like I was taking a trip back in time thru some of Europe’s most historical moments. This is one of the things that makes the city of Belfast so special.
Dublin is such an amazing city with an amazing history. With such an amazing and storied history, it may come as a surprise to you that Dublin actually has the youngest population in all of Europe. In fact, over half of the population of Dublin is under the age of 25. With this youthful undercurrent, Dublin can be an exciting place to visit and explore. It is definitely one of my favorite destinations that I have visited.
The county of Kerry in Ireland has some absolutely amazing and beautiful places to see within it. So much so that we consider it a must-see for anyone who is thinking about visiting Ireland. However, it is also a pretty big area, and planning what to see and how can be a pretty daunting task unless you have some guidance.
Well fear not, because that is exactly what we plan to give you in this guide to visiting the Ring of Kerry. We are going to explain to you what the Ring of Kerry is, as well as touch on some of the top attractions that you can view on this famous Irish road trip.
No place exemplifies the coastline in Ireland, with its steep, rocky cliffs and crashing waves, more so than the Cliffs of Moher. To say that the cliffs are scenic and beautiful would not be going far enough. It is some of the most beautiful coastline that we have ever visited, and we have seen beautiful coastlines in many parts of the world.
There are many ways in which you can take in these beautiful cliffs, and we plan to fill you in on those secrets in this article. So if you are planning a trip to Ireland in the near future, make sure you take good notes and bring that camera along.
One of the more amazing castles that we got to see in Ireland was the Dunluce Castle in Northern Ireland. The castle itself has seen better days, as you can see by the pictures, but the location where the castle was built is absolutely breathtaking. Talk about your prime real-estate.