After growing up around Irish people all my life, this January I managed to experience my first trip to Ireland courtesy of my friend Madeleine Dunbar. I can tell you now, this wont be my last time in Ireland and when I go back, I need to see the following…
Ireland really is full of beauty and the sights that there are to see really are unlike anything that you will have experienced before. If you want to make the most out of your trip to Ireland, then here are a few tips that will help you to plan the ultimate adventure.
The Dingle Peninsula can actually be found on the southwest coast. It is surrounded by sandy beaches and there are also plenty of craggy cliffs for you to stand on, creating great photo opportunities. In this area, you also have Mount Brandon, which is 952m tall. The region has been recognised as being the bastion of the Irish culture, not to mention that the views are not to be missed. This constantly ranks as being one of the most beautiful places on earth, and if you are an avid traveller then it is certainly a location that you don’t want to miss out on.
Killarney National Park
The Killarney National Park can be found in Co. Kerry. It’s very close to the town of Killarney and it was actually the very first national park to be opened in the area. It was created when the entire Muckross Estate was donated to Ireland in 1932. The park has since expanded and it now encompasses over 102.89km of ecology. You have the oak and even the yew woodlands which are of huge international importance, not to mention that the mountain peaks are not to be missed either. This is quite possibly the most beautiful National Park in the country and if you have a keen interest in photographing wildlife then you really should have this destination on your bucket list.
Newgrange is known for its spectacular illuminating passages. Above the entrance, you have the passenger of the mound and this is called the roof-box. On mornings, around the winter solstice, a beam of light comes down and it travels 19 metres into the heart of the chamber. The sun then rises higher, and the entire area is illuminated dramatically. Nothing can quite compare to this and you would be surprised at how amazing this site can be, especially when you have never seen anything like it before. If you want to really make the most out of your Irish travelling experience then it is always a good idea for you to look into cottages to rent in Donegal, Ireland. That way, you can relax, put your feet up and take in the views from your doorstep.
Cliffs of Moher
This is the most visited attraction in the whole of Ireland and for a good reason. It’s around 90 minutes away from Galway and the cliffs attract nearly 1 million people every single year. They go on for 8km and they are also known for being 214 meters at the highest point. You can easily take a walk along the trail to experience the wonders for yourself, and you can also take in the raw power of nature too.
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