Ireland is a very beautiful country, which makes it a great destination to visit if you are on vacation. There are plenty of places to visit, and lots of things to do when you are in Ireland, but these five destinations are places that you definitely need to visit while you are in the country.
5. Aran Islands
The Aran Islands are one of the few places that you can experience a true Irish village, majority of the locals here still speak Gaelic as their first language, and live in small communities where they drive pony traps every day. The Islands are famous for knitting Aran Sweaters, which are sold in the United Kingdom, and they are also one of the few places in the world where you will seldom see a car, because they they to keep them as traditional as possible. This is a great place to visit if you want to enjoy a beautiful countryside, and take a break from the outside world.
4. Skellig Islands
Although they aren’t as popular as the Ring of Kerry, this is still a great place to visit. They are a pair of small rocky mounds that rise from the sea, with the top about 230 meters high. They are a lot of different birds flying around the islands, and the view from the top is quite spectacular.
3. Boyne Valley
This is a historic site in Ireland, it features ancient megalithic tombs, which date back to the ancient days of Dowth, Knowth, and Newgrange, and are older than the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, and Stonehenge in England. This site is known for a spectacular event called the Winter Solstice, which occurs on December 21, the shortest day of the year. The tomb is illuminated by a small beam of sunlight, which enters through a specially designed box. People who have witnessed it called it a great experience.
2. Ring of Kerry
This is a 120 mile trail that runs through Southwestern Ireland, and provides a lot of jaw dropping views of the landscape, and is what most people see when they watch a movie that was filmed in Ireland. On the trail, you will see beautiful meadows, castles, ancient monuments, and colorful towns and villages. This is something that can’t and shouldn’t be missed when visiting Ireland.
1. Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher are probably Ireland’s biggest tourist attraction, the cliffs, which are located in Western Ireland are 214 meters over the Atlantic Ocean, and provide some of the most spectacular views you will ever see. The cliffs were carved out by a river delta over 300 million years ago, and is a destination that everyone should visit at least once.