Ireland, the home to some of the worlds best castles, amazing areas of natural beauty and museums is a great place to visit. Ireland is popular with holiday makers not only looking to enjoy the sights, but to take time to relax and even do some fishing. The Emerald Isle is truly a breath-taking place to get away from it all. So, what can someone expect to see and do in Ireland?
Irelands capital city, Dublin, is smaller than many people might think, but it is packed with tourist hotspots and fun things to do for all the family. There are museums, a castle, plenty of great shops and lots of bars which are a big draw for people visiting the city. Dublin is popular with those just looking for a short break, a long weekend or a hen or stag night.
Donegal has an amazing array of mountains and beaches, and for those who are looking for a lakeside getaway then Donegal is the place to go. The region could also give a glimpse at the traditional Irish way of life.
The Isle of Aran has got to be on the top of anyone’s must see list. The world heritage site Dun Aonghasa Fort shouldn’t be missed, and it may be possible to pick up a jumper made from the isles very own Aran sheep wool – great for gifts for loved ones.
Best known for its crystal glassware, Waterford now has a Waterford Crystal visitors centre where production used to take place prior to 2009. The factory tour and gift shop help to pass a delightful few hours in the area. Its Viking history can also be explored.
Cork is a lively hub located on the south coast of Ireland, the natural harbours make it very picturesque while its bustling nightlife make it popular with holidaymakers. As a university town it is also busy during term time, but the bars tend to be affordable.
For those who are touring Ireland it is possible to catch all the best sights and attractions in one trip, renting a motorhome is just one way to see all the sights in a short space of time. Those who are based in just one location might be tied to a specific area and not get to see everything they would like to. Either way it is almost guaranteed that there will be more than one visit to this wonderful country.