Well, let’s just get this straight. Before Travelling to Ireland, you must know that once Ireland was represented as a single piece of land. Which later, in 1921 got segregated into two territories. Northern Ireland, a self-administered country along with Scotland, Wales, and England, which 4 makes up as (United Kingdom). And Southern Ireland which is actually the “Republic of Ireland”.
We are including one city from Northern Ireland and rest of all belongs to Ireland. Travel from north to south discovering hidden as well as iconic treasures residing in Ireland – country of beautiful people.
This city of Northern Ireland has grown into a cosmopolitan, facilitating around 300,000 residents and hosting a great number of tourists each year round. Cravings for hedonism makes travelers get in the pursuit to prioritize plan a visit of a day or two in the city.
Lively pubs drowned in music, intriguing transportation options, modernized art along with the waterfront just makes the trip an energized getaway, perfect in every way either if you’re shopping in the enchanting environment of its bustling markets or experiencing eatery in the most enjoyable “Slums” street-fooding way.
POINT OF INTERESTS
- Titanic Belfast Center draws most tourists’ attention and in the backdrop, there’s this slipway where Titanic and Olympic (sister ship) was built to float.
- 11 kilometers outside the city, Ulster Folk Museum is a must see farm spread on 170 acres of land (a miniature model of how daily routine activities used to be carried out 100 years back in time).
- Belfast Cathedral, original name “St Anne’s Cathedral”. It’s a soul soothing, sacred, historic, spacious structural building with exemplary marble flooring and acoustic tours. At a foot walk distance from City Center.
- Game of Thrones Tours takes you on the bus trip to the filming locations of hit television series “Game of Thrones”.
A Cross-cultural Irish Capital city with 1dynamic mix of art, rich music and literature, Dublin city boasts with worldly famous city pubs (666 of them) that excites every drinker to soak in alcohol and rejoice its alluring essence. Tourists will find “Dubliners” saying “I am on the lash” which speaks for “I am out drinking”. Famous poet “James Joyce” and “George Bernard Shaw” worldly recognized playwright belonged to this city. Dublin has population of approximately 600,000 with 50% of its population less than the age of 25.
POINT OF INTERESTS
- St Patrick’s Cathedral – the largest in Ireland built between 1191 and 1270. 300,000 visitors a year come to this beautiful pilgrimage site to pray along with tourists who sight-see paying a small fee for the entrance.
- National Museum of Ireland – opened in 1890 and since then exhibiting rich Irish history and extensive archaeological collection of 4,000,000 artifacts.
- Trinity College – In 1592, Ireland’s most enlightened University was formed by Queen Elizabeth. Since then the college has produced over 92,000 alumni’s including “Sir Thomas Moore” and “Sir Oscar Wilde”, and many more. University tours are usually guided by the students. Make sure not to miss visiting the Old Library and the Book of Kells.
- Dublin Zoo – Largest zoo in all of Irelands other zoos. Perfect entertainment for the kids and the families. Home to around 400 animals. The African Savannah, Asian Forests, and Gorilla Rainforest are the most popular regions to see in the zoo.
3- Cong (Village)
Ireland’s most picturesque and serene village. Enthralled with lots of recreational activities to do in the scenic and lush landscape. From golfing to fishing, cave exploration and horse riding, there are just about multiple leisure activities to do and many sights to visit. Make a luxurious stay at Ashford Castle whilst go on guided tours on the filming locations of The Quiet Man. Cong Ghost tour is going to be creepy enough, making you withdraw from continue on the trail with its ghouls and murder stories.
Ireland’s most charming city of Galway, harboring 10% of the Irish Population. Galway was ranked among eight sexiest cities of the world in 2007. In Galway, there’s this tradition of The Old Long Walk of walking 2 km. promenade and before turning around kicking the wall at the ending continuum. Another romantic stroll along Salt-hill Promenade frames an amorous state for the love birds.
National University of Galway (NUIG), established in 1845 is the place where Nelson Mandela (former president of South Africa) completed his graduation. Relish the excellent seafood in the restaurants around the Galway Bay and fill your eyes with pleasant view of rushing river Corrib.
West coast of Ireland hosts many heart pounding things to do. Epic Ireland carries out fun and thrilling activities to do including climbing tours, hiking and camping tours, kite surfing and mentioned below.
- Mountain Biking – Location: Connemara
- Diving – In clean waters of Galway Bay
- Kayaking and canoeing – Hare Island, Oranmore Bay.
- Surfing – Lahinch
5- Limerick City
Being a close-packed, stratagem city, distance covering duration in Limerick are much brief and less high-priced than in some of Ireland’s other cities.
There is continually something to do in Limerick which is for all intents and purposes overflowing with interesting noteworthy sights, glossy old bars, vogue bars, polished shops, shrewd eateries, great transport joins and various resting choices.
Vanquished by the Vikings in the ninth century, this clamoring advanced city has a rich medieval past, which reverberates around its antiquated roads.
With very nearly 50 for each penny of the populace less than 30 years old, Limerick is an energetic, living, cosmopolitan city.
The city gloats a convincing menu of celebrations and occasions during the year including the globally eminent EV+A display, the St Patrick’s Festival, Riverfest and the Limerick Pride Festival.
Limerick makes an awesome base for investigating the incredible encompassing sights and is only a 15 minute drive from Shannon International Airport.
POINT OF INTERESTS
- Mary’s Cathedral – The Cathedral Church of St. Mary the Virgin, to give it its full title, is the most antiquated architectural structure in Limerick still being utilized on daily basis. It’s once in a while on the vacationer hit-list, however has numerous atmospheric shifts.
- Michael Flannery’s Pub – On the Irish Whiskey Trail, with more than 100 distinct varieties accessible, so don’t miss the opportunity to take a bourbon tasting… it could be the beginning of a delightful companionship here.
The city proposes a lot of touristy shopping choices, with heaps of comfortable bars to rest your tired feet in thereafter. For the adventure junkies, the Comeragh Mountains offer a phenomenal area for cycling, climbing and trekking.
It remains a bustling port city on a tidal reach of the River Suir, popular as the home of Waterford crystal.
In spite of the fact that the city has been widely redeveloped, prominently along the waterfront, it holds remnants of its Viking and Norman past in the thin roads and town dividers of the supposed Viking Triangle, where three amazing historical centers recount the narrative of Ireland’s middle Ages superior to in some other city in the nation.
POINT OF INTERESTS
- Reginald’s Tower – This surprising historic point twelfth century building is the main landmark in Ireland named out of appreciation for a Viking. Arranged at the pinnacle of the Viking Triangle it houses the fortunes of Viking Waterford.
Throughout the years, the building served as a stockpile, a jail and a mint; it now houses a historical center recording the city’s Viking and early medieval history.
- Medieval Waterford – The eminent bended veneer of the warm spread hued stone building attracts the guest. The eye-getting monstrous design on the peak was motivated by a modest thirteenth century belt mount found in Waterford. It is Ireland’s exclusive reason constructed medieval historical center and the main expanding on the island to consolidate two medieval chambers, the thirteenth century Choristers’ Hall and the fifteenth century Mayor’s Wine Vault.
- Bishop’s Palace – The Bishop’s Palace, a Georgian manor, dating from 1741, spreads Waterford’s history from 1700 to 1970 and shows a boundless choice of fortunes from the city’s coffers, from period furniture, oil artistic creations and Georgian flatware to old photographs recording the 1960’s prime of Irish show bands.
Kerry is home to Ireland’s most noteworthy mountains and mountain pass. Carrauntoohil, in the MacGillycuddy Reeks range, is Ireland’s most towering mountain, remaining at 3,409 feet. With a coastline cut over centuries by a wild sea, Kerry is the glad proprietor of Ireland’s immense national park containing the nation’s most senior oak forest. All things considered, this is a Kingdom where monks manufactured insane excellent apiary cottages on Skellig Michael. It’s home to the incredible Ring of Kerry, a 110 mile visiting course that brings out scenes from the Lost World to Lord of the Rings – with rather a considerable measure of gorse and green fields en route.
More than 385 million years back a substantial land and water proficient creature strolled on delicate silt on the shoreline of Valentia Island in Co. Kerry. The impressions of the foot-walk are saved in the stone as shallow impressions.
A heaven for explorers and climbers, Kerry additionally gloats a plenty of inviting towns.
Ireland’s second city is first in each vital regard – in any event as indicated by local people, who happily allude to it as the ‘genuine capital of Ireland’. It’s a liberal, energetic and cosmopolitan place that was severely hit by financial subsidence however is presently hectically rethinking itself with spruced-up avenues, revived extends of waterfront, and – apparently – an artisan coffeehouse on each corner.
Cork is a memorable, inventive, energizing, steadily changing city with uncommon amazement to be found each time you turn a corner. You simply must be sufficiently interested to wander out of the way. The conceivable outcomes are unfathomable, so overlook what you think you know. Take a risk, roll the dice and see wherever it drives you.
9- Kinsale (Historic port and fishing town)
Kinsale is arranged in the estuary of the stream Bandon, settling among slopes that conceal it from the untamed ocean. As a result of its area it is an old port and is still extremely well known with mariners and fishers.
Well known for its harbor in Kinsale, the great mellow atmosphere and its protected harbor make Kinsale the perfect game for yachting, ocean calculating, Dolphin and Whale Watching Tours, gourmet eateries.
Kinsale can without much of a stretch claim its place amongst Ireland’s most memorable areas for this has been a focal point of populace, business, exchange of goods and fishing a long ways past memory and record. In its soonest days the estuary of the Bandon River gave it incredible significance as the stream is tidal to the extent Innishannon and water transport was prevailing until the eighteenth Century. The estuary additionally gave superb harbor to ancient dispatching which went in hazard of the notions of the climate.
Notwithstanding its visual charms, the town has turned into a home of good sustenance, particularly fish, and holds a yearly celebration to acknowledge.
10- Dingle Peninsula
The Dingle Peninsula, on Ireland’s southwest Atlantic drift, is ringed by sandy shorelines and rocky precipices. Inland are moving slopes and mountains, including 952 m. Mount Brandon. The district’s an authoritatively perceived bastion of Irish dialect and culture. Dunmore Head, terrain Ireland’s easternmost point, has perspectives of the Blasket Islands, popular for Irish-dialect journals recording rustic life in the 1800s and 1900s.