The best places to visit in Ireland

Ireland is famously beautiful, romantic and filled with some of the friendliest people on earth. There are hundreds of amazing places to visit. In this blog, we’re going to look at some of the best of them.

Cliffs of Moher   

One of the most popular natural attractions in Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher overlook the wild Atlantic Ocean. Standing at 120 metres, the cliffs are massively imposing and offer fantastic views of the coastline and Aran Islands. There is a modern visitor’s centre that allows tourists to understand the millions of years’ worth of geological history that helped form the cliffs.

Killarney National Park

The wild and untouched areas of Killarney are stunningly beautiful. The area is home to herds of roaming deer and ancient forests filled with oak, ash and yew trees. The lakes of Killarney sit at the foot of purple, heather strewn mountains. Hikers and ramblers and wildlife fanciers will love navigating the bogs and forests, surrounded by a huge array of wildlife.

Newgrange

Newgrange is a Neolithic temple located in County Meath. The site consists of an inner stone passageway and multiple chambers. The site is also surrounded by a stone circle, dating back to 3200 BC, making it older than the Great Pyramid of Giza. The temple is aligned so that during the winter solstice the light from the rising sun illuminates the quartz inside the chamber for 17 minutes. There are multiple theories as to why this temple was built, some range from an idea it was used as a birthing chamber, others say it was a burial ground and some even think the temple was only arranged to illuminate with the winter solstice in the last 50 years. Though the site is open to the public, there is a lottery process that allows you to gain access to the chamber on the day of eth solstice

 

Cooley Peninsula

At the northwestern tip of Ireland, just below the border with the north, the Cooley Peninsula juts out into the Irish sea. It remains largely free of tourists and is great for looking out some sensational scenery. The forested Mourne Mountains, the medieval village of Carlington and windswept coastline are amongst the best off-the-beaten-track destinations in the whole of Ireland.

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