Ireland is one of the world’s most scenic places to visit when you are on holiday. While on your trip to Europe and especially Ireland do not forget to visit, The Burren, The Ceide Fields and Mt. Stewart.
Well, there are a lot of other places that you can go visit too, why not read ahead to find out exactly why you should ensure that you go to Ireland when you are in that part of the world.
1. There is no place like Ireland!
There definitely is no place like Ireland on this planet. The Irish love their Coast line, a wonderful island divided into two, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. They refer to their coast line as the Wild Atlantic Way and Giant’s Causeway. Other than the coastline, you can visit huge castles like Trim, Dunluce, Cashel, Blarney and Bunratty and you can check out some of the highest sea cliffs in that part of the world! Overall, your Irish experience will be one of a kind, different from a normal vacation abroad.
2. Easy to get there and not too expensive either
Hard to believe, but getting to Ireland has never been cheaper or easier than it is today. Owing to low cost airfares, you can travel to Ireland from another European city at the cost of a catch a train. Please stop rubbing your eyes in disbelief. Catch a flight to any of the airports in Ireland and then work yourself around and start sightseeing.
3. The Irish treat guests perfectly, they sure are friendly
Did you know that Condé Nast Traveler actually voted three Irish cities in the top 20 friendliest cities in the world? In fact a Trip Advisor Poll chose Dublin as one of Europe’s friendliest cities. So, at the capital of Ireland, Dublin do not be surprised if you are greeted with a hug, kiss and maybe if you are really lucky a free pint of some good old Irish Guiness!
4. Ireland’s cities, maybe small in size, but have loads of character
Dublin, the capital is a Viking-founded legendary city where Wilde, Joyce, Beckett and many others called home. Belfast the administrative capital of Northern Ireland and is also the hometown of the Titanic and the gateway to the Giant’s Causeway. It happens to be a very scenic city as well as resting on the banks of River Lagan.
5. One minute you are in the mountains, the next in the city
The country is so beautiful and the cities and the towns ease into each other so well, that you one minute you’re pulling up for a drink in the city and the next you are driving through hills. No, this is no movie scene being described, but how it really is. For example, when you are there, go to a place Cork for a good Irish Breakfast picnic and after that, start driving and you will be at the Beara Peninsula by lunchtime.
6. Drive along the worlds longest coastal
Good news for most of those is that the Irish drive on the left, adding to that while vacationing there get into a car and drive along the Wild Atlantic Way. The 2,500 kilometre long drive is relaxing, scenic and beautiful and will surely be the most memorable drive of your life. Other than the world class road you have the never-ending sea view, cliffs, fishing villages and tiny islands, sounds amazing right?
7. If you are Aussie, you could end up tracing your ancestors
Can you believe that, the Australian Embassy in Dublin issued a statement saying that close to 30% of Australians claim to have Irish ancestry? Other than that, the history of Ireland and Dublin in particular is beautiful. The national library and the National Archives in Dublin are something that should not be missed.
8. Do you love history? Well, Ireland is a historic hub
One other amazing fact is that each book that is available in Ireland can be traced all the way back to over 1,300 years, yes 1,300 years! Monastic sites such as Glendalough, Clonmacnoise, the Skelligs and White Island are knothole views regarding the religious lives while castles and country estates are vignettes of unconventional and stylish aristocracies. The history is so glorifying that many would wish that studying history at school would have been so much fun.
9. The three things that would make it fun to travel to Ireland:
- Its compact,
- The train system is so good and easy to use and not to forget it connects a lot of other European countries as well,
- It is actually quite easy to actually add Ireland to your travel plans at the last minute.
10. Ireland gives you a chance to have it all
Have you heard of the saying, ‘good things come in small packages’? Well, Ireland absolutely fits the bill of that saying. On this island you have the perfect mix of history from two millennia, medieval castles, and breathtaking architecture and last but not the least the Titanic’s shipyard. The people are friendly, the cities are beautiful, there is loads of natural beauty, and if you want to just want to pamper yourself, you have top class spas. Also, the food at Ireland is amazing and if you are a foodie, you will be returning a coupled of kilos heavier for sure.
After having read all of this, wouldn’t you want to go for such a holiday that is a mix of everything possible? Going to Ireland will allow you to party, spend time alone with the nature and also come back a little educated with so much Ireland has to teach you. For more information about holidays in Ireland visit www.tourmegastore.com.au and find a tour that is just right for you.
History, art, food and music are all part of Ireland’s unique culture, jump in and see for yourself!