Best Places to Visit in Ireland
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Claiming its fame as one of Ireland's most scenic villages, Howth is the perfect place to take a break from city life. Situated around a picturesque harbor, this traditional fishing village boasts beautiful scenery, tranquil hiking trails, and the best seafood around.
Known as the City of the Tribes, Galway is both steeped in history and a city on the rise: in the cobbled streets, rustic pubs compete for space with vibrant independent shops and cafes, while the sound of folk music mingles with the chatter of market sellers and the strains of world-class theater.
Dublin boasts the perfect equilibrium of Irish culture and heritage, urban spark. It’s homeyness will make you want to shake hands with the city and clink your pint of Guinness with locals in quaint traditional pubs.
"The next parish over is Boston," say residents of Dingle: welcome to Europe’s westernmost point. Also known as West Kerry, or Corca Dhuibhne in Irish, the Dingle Peninsula is situated in County Kerry, Southwest Ireland, and is renowned for its rugged coastline and cultural heritage.
Connemara National Park spans 2957 dramatic hectares of bog, soft green hills and old country roads. The Connemara horizon is dominated by more than 50 stunning mountains and the scenery will make you feel like you are one with nature.
Cobh reinvents the meaning of charming. Rows of candy-colored homes line beautiful cobblestone streets and a magnificent cathedral watches over the sleepy town.
The Cliffs of Moher are staggeringly beautiful all year round. Rugged, dramatic and wild they represent the true natural beauty of the Irish coast.
With its authentic interiors and old-style hospitality, Castle Leslie Estate exudes old world grandeur and offers complete respite from the world. As one of the finest and most sought after Castle Hotels in Ireland, it is a truly private retreat free from distractions and intrusions of the outside world.
As one of the most famous hiking trails in Europe, the Beara Way covers over 125 kilometers of stunning, Irish countryside.
The trail is sectioned and it is easy to pick different stretches, short or long, to conquer. You will see both wild Atlantic ocean and stunning sea views as well as the never-ending gree of Irish mountains.
This trio of cultural and historical hubs represents the rugged west of Ireland. Still maintaining aspects of traditional Irish life, the islands fascinate the thousands of visitors who make the journey every year.
Found on the eastern side of the country, the Wicklow Mountains are known for their pristine national park. Being the largest of Ireland's six national parks, Wicklow is comprised up of lush landscapes and rich biodiversity, making it a must-see for nature lovers.