Nothing beats a visit to Ireland to cleanse your soul and revive your spirit. Home to some of the world’s greenest as well as most breath-taking landscape, Ireland teems with tourist attractions so appealing, that you’ll want to visit all of them.
From the enchanting Cliffs of Moher which will leave you gob-smacked to the dazzling lights of Dublin’s Grafton Street to the sacred halls of Trinity College, you’ll find a lot of fun things to do in Ireland. The difficult part will be selecting which fascinating attractions should be at the top of your must-see list.
If you’re wanting to spend time enjoying Ireland’s boundless number of outdoor activities (we’re talking horseback riding, waterfall hiking, golf, and sailing) or want to study the works of some of the country’s most famous artists in Ireland’s museums and galleries, you won’t be at a loss for fascinating ways to spend your time.
Here’s what we recommend that you put on your itinerary.
The Blarney Stone, Co. Cork
One of Ireland’s tourist attractions which you need to visit is Blarney Castle. The Blarney Stone is one of Ireland’s oldest and classic tourist attractions.
According to the old Irish folklore, kissing the stone gives the kisser the ‘gift of the gab’ (fantastic eloquence or skill at flattery). When talking about the stone itself it is a block of Carboniferous limestone that was built into the battlements of Blarney Castle. This castle is about five miles outside Cork City. The stone was put into the tower at the castle in the mid-1400s.
A visit to Blarney Castle is a very popular tourist attraction in Ireland. It draws in curious tourists from all over the globe who kiss the stone and then tour the castle as well as its gardens. As such, it is a kind of a tourist trap so be warned, the queues for kissing this stone can be quite long but if you go on an off-peak day – and get the weather – it is well worth the visit.
Take A Cruise On The River Shannon
The River Shannon is one of the longest river in the island. It makes its way from the slopes of Cuilcagh Mountain all the way down to Limerick City where the river flows into the sea.
The most navigable parts of the river are from Limerick to the Lower Lough Erne in Northern Ireland. There’s nothing more tranquil than taking a boating cruise on the Shannon. Beautiful scenes along the 500km of waterway will be the focus of your entire trip and you can kick back and play at online NZ casinos as you drift along too.
The most well-known routes are from Portumna to Carrick, where you will be able to rent boats of all sizes. For those travellers who would like to continue their river adventure, many more hidden gems can be found further north.
Jameson Distillery Bow St.
The new look Jameson Distillery Bow St. offers five fully guided experiences:
- Bow St. Experience Distillery Tour,
- Premium Whiskey Tasting,
- Whiskey Blending Class,
- Whiskey Cocktail Making Class, and
- A Cask Draw Experience.
All of these experiences take place in Dublin’s only Live Maturation Warehouse and have a firm focus on immersive storytelling.