Ireland, aka “Emerald Isle”, is one of the most culturally rich and welcoming tourist destinations in the world. Also known as “the land of saints and scholars”, this country is the home of more Nobel Prize-winning Laureates than any other country around the world. Its capital city Dublin was named ‘City of Literature’ by UNESCO in 2010. Ireland has a lot to offer to its visitors including its several state museums (all of which are free to visit), innumerable outdoor activities like horse riding, golf, paragliding, skydiving, and sailing to name a few, isolated heavenly islands, and a lot more.
This article will guide you through four of Ireland’s best places to visit on your trip-
1 Trinity College, Dublin
The oldest university of Ireland, Trinity College in Dublin is Ireland’s prized gem. It was inaugurated in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I and has since evolved to become a world within a world, and as soon as you step inside its gates and walk on the cobblestones you’ll feel like the modern Dublin around you simply vanishes. A walk through the grounds is also a walk through the eras this place has passed and the world of intellect. Trinity college is also famous for its invaluable gems like the Book of Kells (on permanent exhibition) and its famed Long Room (which was the inspiration for the library in the first Harry Potter movie).
2 The Cliffs of Moher
This is undoubtedly one of the most heavenly places in Europe, which you can confirm from the thousands of pictures online, yet no picture can ever do justice to the true beauty of this destination. It Ireland’s most popular natural attraction with a plethora of visitors every day. It takes a one and a half hour drive from Galway. These cliffs attract over a million people from around the world annually. They sprawl across eight kilometers beside the Atlantic and rise over 220 meters at their peaks.
3 – This city of magic and mysteries houses one of the most important monastic sites of the country. It was established by St. Kevin around the 6th century and has since evolved into today’s ‘Monastic City’. Every year a sea of visitors flocks to the famous valley of the two lakes absorb its iconic history, vivid scenery, lush forests and incredible wildlife, and fascinating archaeological treasures. The monastic site and its incredible round tower are a delight to witness, and the surrounding greeneries and lakes are perfect for stopping off for a picnic.