– Ireland TRAVEL GUIDE –
National capital: Dublin
Population: 4,422,100 people
Area: 70,273 square kilometers
Ireland, known as the „Emerald Isle,” is one of Europe’s most precious jewels. It is a country full of history and legends. There is something for everyone in Ireland. Discover vibrant, cosmopolitan Dublin and Galway. Learn about the most important figures in Irish literature and music, while enjoying the famous Irish hospitality.
-Ireland travel guide –
What can the Irish capital offer us? First of all, a lot of great sights, including the historic center. We can visit the medieval castle, Trinity College with its beautiful old library and the disused Kilmainham Gaol Prison, where many political prisoners who fought for Irish independence were held. Dublin’s two cathedrals are also worth a visit: St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral. And don’t forget the most important thing: visiting a pub and tasting a delicious beer or whiskey.
The town of Howth is located approx. 15 km from Ireland’s capital, Dublin. Howth is primarily known for its charming coastline with harbors, lighthouses and beautiful beaches. While in Howth, it is worth taking a walk along the trail leading along the cliffs, the so-called „Howth Cliff Walk”. In addition, hungry and tired tourists will find many great restaurants in the town with fresh fish straight from the bay. It is worth mentioning that the town is home to the headquarters of the popular Irish salmon producer „Wrights of Howth”.
Glendalough is an enchanting valley located in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland. It is worth noting that the name Glendalough also refers to a historic settlement and a medieval monastery. Two moraine lakes, Lower Lake and Upper Lake, are located in the valley. At Lower Lake there are, among others, historic churches and a priest’s house – reconstructed using original stones. On the Upper Lake, meanwhile, we will see, among other things, Reefert Church, a church built around 1100.
Galway is one of the most picturesque cities in Ireland. The Galway coast is dotted with fishing boats and traditional Irish pubs. It’s worth going there primarily for the atmosphere. Here you will meet locals and listen to live music. The heart of the city, on the other hand, is in the pedestrian-only Latin Quarter. The district is crisscrossed with cobblestone streets full of independent pubs, theaters and historical sites. While in Galway, you should also see the Cathedral of the Assumption and St. Nicholas.
Limerick, This charming Irish town was founded in 812 by the Danes. A tourist visit should be made first of all to King John’s Castle, a 13th-century castle considered a landmark of the city. In addition, the Hunt Museum, which will take you back to the ancient Bronze, Iron and Medieval eras, is also worth a visit. In addition, outside the city you’ll find charming castles and green nature reserves full of wildlife. You should also know that the mountainous region of Ballyhoura is the best cycling route in Ireland and one in Europe.
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