Ireland is steeped in history, a vibrant traditional culture & folklore and we are sure that you will meet many Irish locals who will be all too willing to share a few pints of Guinness and tell you a tale or two.
The Irish have always had a reputation for knowing how to have a good time, so don’t be afraid to let your hair down and join in the fun and festivities wherever you are in the country. There are many festivals, shows and places of interest to visit throughout the year.
Visit the spectacular rock formations at the Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland. The coastal scenery adjacent to the causeway is some of the most beautiful and awe inspiring that you are likely to find anywhere. The Causeway became widely known as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ from the 1700’s with large numbers of visitors flocking to view the amazing array of basalt columns. There are many stories as to how the columns were formed from a natural phenomenon to dueling giants. However they came about we are sure you will agree they are quite simply spectacular.
City life in Ireland is vibrant and cosmopolitan with a plethora of shopping, restaurants, bars and nightlife. Belfast is the fastest growing tourist destination in Northern Ireland and Dublin plays host to many cultural and sporting events throughout the year.
The Irish like nothing better than a good ‘shindig’ and to help the party go with a swing they naturally enjoy some indulgence of the famous ‘black nectar’ otherwise known the world over as Guinness. The Guinness Storehouse is based in Dublin and offers tours on a daily basis with a sample of the real stuff at the end.
Ireland is also world famous for it’s beautiful Waterford Crystal. At the Waterford Crystal Factory you will have the opportunity to follow the history of this beautiful cut glass, see the glass being made, admire the product and purchase some fine crystalware as an everlasting memento of your stay in Ireland.
Ten minutes from Cork is Blarney Castle with the world famous Blarney Stone which is situated high up in the battlements of the castle. Follow one of the several long, stone spiral staircases up to the top and enjoy the spectacular views of the lush green Irish countryside, Blarney House and The Village of Blarney. It is traditional to kiss the Blarney Stone and according to legend, whoever kisses the stone is henceforth endowed with the gift of eloquence and persuasive flattery.
Ireland is awash with spectacular scenery everywhere you turn, however The Cliffs of Moher and the Ring of Kerry will take your breath away. The Cliffs of Moher, an amazing natural wonder, is a majestic limestone wall which stretches along the West coast for 5 miles and was formed by pounding Atlantic waves. The sound of the waves crashing beneath is memorable, as is the view. The famous Ring of Kerry squeezes magnificent views of mountains and Atlantic coastline into one peninsula. This is one of Ireland’s most beautiful and popular drives through rugged and fascinating landscapes.
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