There is something absolutely romantic about Ireland and its rugged landscape. Often referred to as the Emerald Isles for its lush and panoramic views, there are simply too many places to visit in Ireland to do justice to it properly. The people here are laidback and friendly and the tourist destinations in Ireland have a remarkable history of their own. It’s also known as the ‘land of saints and scholars’ and boasts of having the greatest number of Nobel Prize winners for literature than any other country of the world.
Into this civilised nation, once you enter you will feel an immediate kinship with the Irish. The sights of the many cliffs, the national parks, the natural wonders such as the Giant’s Causeway or the prehistoric Newgrange, will enthral you completely, making you wish you could stay a little while longer. Among Ireland’s tourist places, there are museums, like the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology and Trinity College, both of which are in Dublin. Here are some of the must visit places in Ireland.
One of the most amazing places to visit in Ireland is Trinity College. Ireland’s oldest university that was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, Trinity is truly something else. Inside its hushed walls, you might feel like you have travelled back in time to a totally different kind of world.
This is a prehistoric monument that appears to have originated in 3200 BC and is said to be older than the pyramids of Egypt and can be found in County Meath. Said to be a passage grave, the roof box above the entrance aligns with the rising sun on the winter solstice, filling the chamber with sunlight.
One of the most interesting places to go in Ireland is Blarney Castle in Cork. Nearly 600 years old, this medieval fortress which is now nearly ruined, is very popular for the Blarney stone, the limestone block that is reputed to give the ‘gift of the gab’ to anyone who kisses it.
One of the top Ireland tourist places is Killarney National Park. There are lakes, mountains and other beautiful scenery that you can spot here. If you do visit the park, do check out Muckross House and Gardens and Ross Castle.
If you can’t wait to visit Ireland and see all these amazing places, then do take a moment to visit the SOTC website and check the various offers and deals on Ireland holiday packages.