Ireland has quickly made it’s way to the top of many people’s bucket lists and with good reason. With its rolling green hills, quaint little towns, and some of the friendliest people on Earth, Ireland indeed has made a name for itself. If you’re planning a trip to Ireland, there are some quick highlights that you should be sure to stop by, and we’ve put together a little list of these to make it easier for you.
Cliffs of Moher
This stretch of coastline has become one of Ireland’s most visited sights to date. At just over 500 ft high, these cliffs plunge straight into the sea and offer a view that can’t be beaten. Ireland’s weather can be a bit tricky, and visibility can vary. When it’s cloudy or foggy, the coastline is almost impossible to see so be sure to keep this in mind while you’re planning your tour.
The Guinness Brewery
If you’re a beer drinker, taking a tour of the Guinness Factory is the perfect activity for you. Not only do you get to learn how Guinness brewed but you also get to enjoy a tall glass of the dark brew at the end. At the top of the factory, there’s also the Gravity Bar where you get to enjoy 360-degree views of Dublin.
Trinity College Library
Not only is the library home to the Book of Kells, a gospel volume that dates back to the 9th century, but also holds over 200,000 books, making it the most extensive library in Ireland. The “Long Room” at 213 feet, bears a resemblance to that of something out of Harry Potter.
Grafton Street is Dublin’s pedestrian shopping street with stores that you most likely recognize from home. If you’re one that enjoys a day buying souvenirs for yourself and loved ones, this is the perfect spot to do so. There are also a few pubs along the street, an ideal place to stop and enjoy some hot food and cold beer while you shop.
As you can see, Ireland has some exceptional places to visit. From natural beauty to modern cities and shopping, there is something for everyone. Have you been to Ireland? What was the most memorable part of your trip?
I'm Riley Schnepf, and I've been fortunate to travel all over the world and will continue to do so for as long as possible. Through travel, I believe that we as people truly learn who we are. You can find out about all of my travels at http://roamingriley.com.