• Green Dream: Reasons to Visit Ireland

    Green Dream: Reasons to Visit Ireland

    A country bursting with legends, landscapes, and life, Ireland is a destination which draws in travellers from all over the world – and has been on my bucket list for quite some time now. And while it may seem small, it packs a lot into its limited landscape, another reason I’m dying to visit Ireland! From ethereal coastal scenery to Guinness-fuelled towns and cities, you will find the famous Irish ‘craic’ waiting for you around every corner. And if you are still not entirely convinced, here are some of the main reasons why you should visit this incredible country.

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    Myths and Folklore

    Leprechauns and giants used to roam this land, and this influence can be felt all over the country. Perhaps the most famous place which has been formed by mythical creatures is Giant’s Causeway in the Northern Ireland. The legend goes that the landscape was forged so that the giant could keep his feet dry as walked across to Scotland. The other story is that the unique rocky scenery was formed by a volcanic eruption. It is worth paying a visit so that you can make your own mind up!

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    Pub Culture and Nightlife

    The pubs form the centre of life all over Ireland, from its tiny villages to its bustling cities. Traditional music and laughter will be there waiting for you, along with a pint or two of the country’s world-famous Guinness. And many pubs these days also serve traditional Irish fare including traditional stews and seafood caught fresh from the sea. While Temple Bar in Dublin may be the most famous area for pubs, you can often find the liveliest drinking holes in the smallest of villages.

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    Scenery and Landscapes

    Famed for its coastal scenery, Ireland is a stunning nation to visit. Whether you have weeks to spend to drive around or just time for a couple of day tours around Ireland, you are bound to be enraptured. Connemara, the Ring of Kerry, West Cork – though the names sound simple enough, they all play host to nature in all its glory. And you can visit many of these places free of the crowds which flock to less beautiful locations in other countries.

     

    History and Castles

    No matter where you go in Ireland, it will be difficult to get away from its rich history. And why would you want to anyway?! You can find everything from prehistoric sites which are older than Stone Henge to memorials which recognise the country’s more recent turbulent history. On a lighter note, in Dublin, you can visit the Guinness Storehouse to find out about the story of the iconic drink. And no trip to Ireland would be complete without visiting one or two of its fairytale castles. Blarney Castle in County Cork stands proudly as one of the most-visited castles in the country.

    A trip to Ireland will certainly be an unforgettable experience and you will be embraced warmly by the land and the locals, have you been?

    tara

    12 Comments

    1. September 3, 2018 / 9:26 am

      I have always, always wanted to go to ireland and this post is making that feeling even stronger right now!

    2. Nicole
      September 3, 2018 / 9:08 pm

      I would totally love to visit Ireland! I especially would love to visit the castles and see the beautiful landscapes!!

    3. September 3, 2018 / 11:07 pm

      I have been wanting to go and visit as well! It looks so beautiful there, and this makes me want to go on a spontaneous trip!

      Kileen
      cute & little

    4. September 4, 2018 / 8:15 am

      Ireland is so beautiful and breathtaking! I’m so glad you featured it because it’s seriously one of my favorite places to visit!

    5. September 4, 2018 / 8:15 am

      Ireland is so beautiful and breathtaking! I’m so glad you featured it because it’s seriously one of my favorite places to visit!

    6. September 4, 2018 / 9:51 am

      These photos are absolutely beautiful. Ireland looks breathtaking!! I definitely want to visit someday.

      xo, Laura

    7. Stephanie
      September 4, 2018 / 7:48 pm

      it’s always been a dream of mine to visit Ireland. It truly is breathtaking and has so much to offer. Plus, so much of my ancestry is Irish, so I’d love to see where I get my characteristics and such!

    8. sharon wu
      September 8, 2018 / 10:58 am

      visiting ireland has been top on my list because i looooove sheep and i know they have a ton there! haha your pictures make me want to book a flight over now!!!

    9. Delia Atenea
      September 11, 2018 / 8:16 am

      OMG Ireland has always been a place I want to visit! These Sceneries are just amazing! so beautiful!

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