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Why you have to visit 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 are 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 are a 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 way, 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 (at the end of 8th century) and found the current capital Dublin who was followed by the Norms (in the 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 a few things came bit surprising, as I had not expected it all. So here are few things that you would do while visiting Ireland:

Hey, Irish countryside!!

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On the banks of river Boyne!
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Greenfield 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 a painting. For a person like me who love being outdoors especially in the countryside, Ireland has plenty of options. The sight of the dramatic landscape combined with cute thatch roof cottages is simply something one cannot miss to see while traveling to Ireland.

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The rugged landscape of Burren National Park!

Unplanned drives

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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.

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View of Dublin from Howth cliff!

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On our way to Howth

Rocky castles

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Malahide Castle

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

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Ruins of Norman castle
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Historic castles

Pub Hopping and Distilleries

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Beers, pubs, and distilleries! Ireland is 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.

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Quaint towns

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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.

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Quite an interesting building in Galway!
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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 thoughts on “Why you have to visit the beautiful Ireland!

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!!!

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

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

  8. 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™‚

  9. 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™‚

    1. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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™‚

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