The hardest part of planning a vacation is deciding what to do. If you are planning a vacation, there are lots of suggestions about things you should try out. However, it cannot be easy to pick. Ireland is one of those places with many tips for things to do. Well, let’s make it easier.
Ireland is renowned for its beautiful capital, tasty Guinness beer, and large distilleries. Aside from these, there are many other beautiful things in Ireland. Check out these 10 things you shouldn’t miss while in Ireland. Let’s get into it.
1. Horse Cart Ride on the Aran Islands
Once your Irish application has been approved, you can explore the Aran Islands. Visiting these islands would immerse you in Irish culture and traditions. For instance, tourists are brought into the islands on horse carts. Moreover, many of the locals speak Gaelic and English. The island is also a great place to begin learning the language.
2. Visit the Titanic Museum
The Titanic was a story of a great ship that sank on its first expedition. A museum was established in 2012 to receive visitors interested in the Titanic ship. Here, you will learn about the historic ship, the shipbuilders, and the legendary voyagers. After exploring the museum, you could also visit the Titanic hotel. You can grab a meal at the hotel and eat in the room where they built the ship.
3. Get a Creepy feel at The Leap Castle
Leap Castle is one of the most haunted castles in the world. This castle is a perfect location for fairy tale lovers. It is one great place to visit when you get to Ireland. The leap castle attracts tons of people, as it is notorious. The castle is equally beautiful as it has weird occupants. It would be best if you toured this castle to get a creepy historical feel of Ireland.
4. Drink Pints of Beer
New visitors in Irelands are always advised to drink a pint of beer. Ireland is famous for its dark brew and tasty beer. One good place to have a good feel of the country’s beer is the Guinness storehouse. Here, you could engage in guided tours around the brewery, learn the process of brewing Guinness, and also get a pint of beer.
5. Stroll the Rope Bridge
Carrick-a-rede is an Irish word that means “rock of the casting”. The bridge sits between the mainland and the carrick-a-reed Island. On the rope bridge, you would be astonished by the beautiful coast of the sea. The view would make you forget the coldness of the ocean beneath the bridge. The rope bridge is not long, so you could spend your day strolling along with it and enjoying the coastal view.
6. Visit the Kilmainham Gaol
Kilmainham Gaol is a place where you can learn about Irish history. This prison has held historical and influential political leaders. Kilmainham Gaol is a famous prison, and it also contains an excellent record in history. This Gaol is also a famous place where you can enjoy some amazing traditional Irish movies. So, you won’t regret going there at all.
7. Chase Giant at the Giant’s Causeway
The Giant Causeway is close to carrick-a-rede. You can enjoy a good time here before or after your stroll at the Rope Bridge. You can even check out this place if you are interested in Irish mythology. There is a wild belief that an Irish giant, Fin McCool, built this bridge to Scotland. This bridge lies around the Northern Ireland coastline border. Here at the causeway, tourists get to enjoy an inspiring feel of the sea.
8. Participate in the Irish Festival
A fast way to understand Irish culture is to enjoy and participate in their numerous festivals. They have festivals such as the Galway art festival and the Kilkenny cat laughs. Join a festive activity to participate in the culture of Ireland.
9. Visit the Distillery
You can decide to visit the old Bushmills distillery in County Antrim. Old Bushmills is the world’s oldest distillery. This distillery offers whiskey tasting for its over 120,000 visitors yearly. Another famous distillery to visit is Jameson. Here, you would understand the difference between Irish, Scottish, and American Whiskey. In addition, you would also be offered a glass of whiskey (popularly called ‘drum of whiskey).
10. Visit the Cliffs of Moher
This cliff draws about one million tourists yearly. It is a natural beauty to behold. The ridges are 702 feet tall and 8 kilometres wide. From the top of this cliff, you can view the Aran Islands and also Galway bay. Asides from Dublin, this is one beautiful place to win you over.