From the beautiful Ireland

Often known as the prettiest country in Europe, a visit to Ireland is a complete package for all kind of travelers. Adventure, romantic and fun-filled memories is what you should be expecting if you are planning a trip to Ireland. You can choose to explore this blazing green island either leisurely or jam-pack your itinerary, as there is plethora of things to do here. Sit back and relax in one of their quaint countryside towns or plan an adventure out to explore the beautiful lush national parks, either ways you will be feeling the true essence of this beautiful country. It is just not the Island’s natural beauty that would amaze you, but their interesting history tells you a lot about the current cities and their culture.

Ireland has been through a rough time in the past and has been influenced by various cultures as it was invaded by Celts (around 300 BC), with the arrival of Saint Patrick and other Christian missionaries (early to mid 5th century). Viking’s invaded Ireland (in the end of 8th century) and found the current capital Dublin who was followed by the Norms (in 12th century) and then the British. This has all added up and has framed the current culture of Ireland in one way or the other.

I loved Ireland for more than one reason and few things came bit surprising, as I had not expected it all. So here are few things that you would do while visiting Ireland:

Irish countryside

On the banks of river Boyne!

On the banks of river Boyne!

Green field and thatch roof cottage!

Green field and thatch roof cottage!

From the rugged landscape of Barren to the green patch of endless fields and valleys Irish countryside looks as if it is straight out of painting. For a person like me who love being outdoors especially in countryside, Ireland has plenty of options. The sight of dramatic landscape combined with cute thatch roof cottages is simply something one cannot miss to see while traveling to Ireland.Ireland

Rugged landscape of Barren National Park!

Rugged landscape of Burren National Park!

Unplanned drives:

 Baily Lighthouse!

Baily Lighthouse!

The best way to explore the hidden gems of Ireland is by road and renting a car in Ireland as a tourist is pretty easy (but comes with a big bill!) and I must admit it is all worth it. So, rent a car and choose a random location or a city to drive down to. On one of our drives, we choose to drive towards the east tip of Ireland Howth and were totally taken by the beauty of the east coast and the charming small towns and beautiful villas we passed by.

View of Dublin from Howth cliff!

View of Dublin from Howth cliff!

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On our way to Howth..

On our way to Howth..

Rocky castles:

Malahide castle

Malahide castle

Ireland is filled with beautiful castles blending perfectly with its picturesque gardens and lakes, some of them date back to medival and Norman times. These castles are filled with interesting stories, surrounded by beautiful countryside and definitely spooks you out with its eerie interiors.

Ruins of Norman castle

Ruins of Norman castle

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Pub hopping and distilleriesIreland

Beers, pubs and distilleries! Ireland known for its beer brewing for centuries now, one would not be short of visiting the local pubs or taking a tour to their distilleries would not go waste. And pubs are the best place to wind up your day in Ireland as it is full of cheerful people drinking and dancing to the local Irish music.IrelandIreland

Quaint towns

Scenes from Malahide town

Scenes from Malahide town

One of the most perfect ways to enjoy Irish summer is by visiting their quaint towns as it will be so refreshing and relaxing and it looks like a perfect picturesque gem filled with pretty shops and pubs and restaurants. If you are looking for a romantic getaway then no place is better than Irish towns, which is filled with beautiful sceneries and adorable thatch roof cottages to stay in.

Quite an interesting building IN Galway!

Quite an interesting building in Galway!

Who would hesitate from lunching here!

Who would hesitate from lunching here!

Hope you guys enjoyed our post, do leave us a comment on your thoughts about Ireland and also do mention what other interesting things to do in Ireland!!

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29 Comments

  1. August 15, 2016    

    Awesome pics, Great post.

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      August 17, 2016    

      Thank you Rupam

  2. August 16, 2016    

    I was hoping to move to Belfast later this year, but seems like i’ll probably end up moving to Canada. I would have loved Ireland, except the rains it gets quite often πŸ™‚

    Lovely places you have listed. I would have loved to see Cliffs of Moher too!

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      August 17, 2016    

      Yes you must, it’s Beautiful. We are sure you will enjoy Canada just as much πŸ™‚

  3. August 16, 2016    

    Beautiful pictures and a nice write-up… πŸ™‚

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      August 17, 2016    

      Thank u Maniparna πŸ™‚

  4. August 17, 2016    

    Wow, Howth Cliff looks breathtaking! I have always wanted to explore Ireland’s countryside! One day we will, absolutely gorgeous photos and your trip sounds and looks amazing!

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      August 26, 2016    

      Thank u Megan. We are sure you will thouroughly enjoy the Irish countryside when you do visit.

  5. August 17, 2016    

    Beautiful areas to visit for Ireland. I am sorry to say that I spent most of my time in Dublin, and really regret not getting out to see the rest of the country. Need to book another trip and see more of the countryside.

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      August 26, 2016    

      Yes you must. The countryside is simply stunning!!

  6. August 17, 2016    

    Such beauty in Ireland. In a way it reminds me of my recent trip to Scotland. There is something about the entire UK that is just very special. I am now wishing I could go back and spend more time here. Happy Roving!!!

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      August 26, 2016    

      Totally agree with you. UK and Ireland both are very charming.

  7. August 17, 2016    

    I have not been to Ireland but it is one of the places our family would love to visit. I would love to do a road trip with a loose itinerary so we can stop whenever we feel like it. I am sure the children would love to explore as many castles as possible!

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      August 26, 2016    

      Yes, definitely. It is a complete package for family and solo travellers.

  8. August 18, 2016    

    Never been to Ireland, but when I go i am booking a month long trip. With every post I read about Ireland, i am falling in love with this green and magic country!

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      August 30, 2016    

      We are sure you will love it even more by the end of your trip πŸ™‚

  9. August 18, 2016    

    I’ve always heard Ireland had the best landscape and you just confirmed it. Wonderful pictures and great article. Really enjoyed reading it πŸ™‚

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      August 30, 2016    

      Thank you Eric πŸ™‚

  10. August 18, 2016    

    We did a road trip through Iceland and it looks like Ireland is another great place for a road trip. I love the country side and it looks like Ireland has amazing views for countless photo opportunities πŸ™‚

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      August 30, 2016    

      True Candy! every inch of this island is picturesque and photogenic! πŸ™‚

  11. August 18, 2016    

    The castles look great! I love historical things so those would be right up my alley. I’ve always wanted to go to a Guinness Factory and try the beer directly from the source. I’ll have to keep that car rental tip in mind! πŸ™‚

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      August 31, 2016    

      Castles in Ireland are quite different from that of Europe, so visit to these is a must! OH! We ensure you would love your visit to the Guinness brewery!

  12. August 18, 2016    

    I would love to get to Ireland. I’m hoping to take my mom there for the first Mother’s Day that she’s retired! It just looks so beautiful and cozy! Thanks for sharing about your beautiful adventures!

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      August 31, 2016    

      Ireland is a best place to sit back and relax, we hope you get to take your mom here soon! πŸ™‚

  13. August 18, 2016    

    Part of my ancestor is Irish (my Dad’s Dad’s family was from County Cork) so I really would love to explore Ireland and learn more about their history. It looks so beautiful and of course, I would want to enjoy the good old Irish pub πŸ™‚

  14. August 18, 2016    

    Ireland truly looks GORGEOUS! I’d love to check out the castles. I’m headed to Europe next year!

  15. August 19, 2016    

    I also think Ireland is beautiful. I am biased because I have Irish heritage! But my favorite thing was seeing the castles–I even found one on a random bus stopover in a town called Enniskillen.

  16. August 25, 2016    

    Looks absolutely beautiful! Would love to visit Ireland someday!

  17. Ireland is such a friendly and a lovely country …. People are too sweet and so damn gorgeous is the Irish Countryside. We will be back to Ireland soon πŸ™‚

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