Enjoying The Treasures of Ireland During Your Trip Here

Posted on: 4th July 2014

Ireland TripKinvara, Galway

The spectacular bay-side locale, the charming pubs, and the paths for enjoyable walks make this a picture-perfect village. Home to the Dunguaire Castle, which is known for its banquet evenings resembling medieval times, the village also holds attraction for history lovers. The village holds two festivals annually: the Irish music festival of Cuckoo in the start of May, and the gathering of the boats in the mid of August. Try to plan your trip during these months so that you can indulge in the Irish festival fun.

Cong, Mayo

This village with its whitewashed cottages sheltered by thatched roofs, is the shooting location of the movie The Quiet Man, featuring John Ford. This beautiful place was introduced to the world in the form of a film. It is located on an island that has streams on all sides. One of Ireland’s most exceptional hotels resides in Cong: the Ashford Castle. It was converted from a lakeside castle into a hotel; in addition to providing accommodation for tourists, it in itself is a tourist attraction. It was constructed by the Guinness family. Cong is also home to the grave of Rory O’Connor, the last king of Ireland.

Adare, Limerick

Sheltering Tudor cottages, and ornamented with churches and a castle, this village looks like a page from a story book. Its architecture is typical Irish and is combined with buildings of the English style. In 1976, the village won the Irish Tidy Towns Competition. Adare has three hotels: the Woodlands House Hotel, the Dunraven Arms, and the Adare Manor. The village is a nice destination for tourists who enjoy peace and quiet, and who can appreciate history. In addition to having crafts shops, Adare is also a venue for weddings and conferences.

Lismore, Tipperary

The heritage town of Lismore is home to the castle of the Duke of Devonshire, which is located superbly above the Blackwater River. It has some of the lushest and greenest pasture-lands.

Clonmacnoise, Offaly

Founded in 546, the monastery of Clonmacnoise is situated on the River Shannon. The monastery’s strategic location is the reason that it became a major centre of learning, religion, trade, and craftsmanship. Scholars from all over Europe visited this monastery. In addition to being a centre of knowledge and learning, the area is also the site of many royal graves.

Glendalough, Wicklow

It is one of Ireland’s most beautiful destinations for tourists. The amazing monastic history and the spectacular scenery will inspire your heart and soul. Its archaeology, rich history, diverse wildlife and splendid scenery have been attracting visitors since thousands of years. The monastery of Glendalough was founded in the 6th century; in the 10th century, the Vikings attacked it; and in the 12th century, the English plundered it.

Cashel of the Kings, Tipperary

Also known as Rock of Cashel, this site is a group of ruins on the top of a circular rock that is shrouded in mist. It is believed to be the site where St. Patrick converted the King of Munster in the 5th century.

Tara, Meath

Situated near the River Boyne, the Hill of Tara is home to numerous ancient monuments, and is considered to be the High King’s seat. Firing up the imaginations of people, from the early Christians to the fiery young Scarlett O’Hara, the Hill of Tara is ageless.

Castle Ward, Down

The Castle Ward was built in two completely different styles; the inside was built in the Classical style and the outside in the Gothic style. It truly is a boggling architecture. The distinct inside and outside speak clearly about the inability of Viscount Bangor and his wife, Lady Ann Bligh, to agree. The dual architecture of Castle Ward is its most interesting feature.

Bantry House, Cork

Built in around 1700, the Bantry House was originally known as the Blackrock. The constantly maintained garden contains seven terraces. And their design was influenced by the Earl of Bantry and his wife’s travels through Europe. The Bantry House has a large collection of art, French furniture, and tapestries that make it an amazing place to visit.

Castletown House, Kildare

The entrance of the house can be reached after climbing a staircase outside. Castletown is open to different organizations dedicated to academics and arts. It is an exceedingly large country house in the grand Palladian design.

Florence Court, Down

Set on a background of the Cuilcagh Mountains, the Florence Court is a sparkling white mansion that has magnificent salons of the Georgian period. It is noted for its excellent Irish furniture and splendid Rococo decoration.

Kilkenny Design Craft Centre, Kilkenny

This is Ireland’s favourite spot for crafts designed by the Irish. It includes some of the best crystal, jewellery, pottery, and Irish knitwear. Do visit and get a souvenir to remind you of your charming Irish holiday.

O’Sullivan Antiques, Dublin

With delights from the 1800s, this shop is definitely a haven for antique lovers.

Ardmore Pottery and Craft Gallery, Waterford

The potter Mary Lincoln hails from the region of Waterford. Ardmore Pottery and Craft Gallery is among the most creative, cleverly stocked, and beloved shops in all of Ireland.

Avoca, Wicklow

This shop offers throws, rugs, and scarves in the most vibrant and lively colours which are sure to colour up your mood and vacation. It is where the legendary mill of Avoca was born. In addition to shopping, you can also meet the weavers whose efforts are behind the lovely items.

The Aran Islands

The sulking beauty of the Aran Islands cast a spell on whoever visits the islands. Although the islands are in a constant battle with the sea and storm, they welcome a large number of visitors.

If you want to know what was the inspiration behind the evil genius of Playboy of the Western World by Synge, and behind the black comedy of Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh, then visit these islands, and go back into the past, while indulging in the spectacular view, which almost seems as if it is sulking.

The Skelligs

The splendid summit of these rocks that spring up from the sea will surely haunt you with their sulking beauty.

The Burren

One of the country’s unusual landscapes, it stretches out in a rocky and grey landscape that in spring becomes a garden of wild rock. It is an expanse of three hundred square kilometres.

Cliffs of Moher

These cliffs are one of the country’s most spectacular natural wonders. Their majesty stretched for a distance of five miles and sometimes, it is only a patch of heather that separates you from the sea which is seven hundred feet below.

Giant’s Causeway

Located in Northern Ireland, these rocks were formed as a result of the eruption of ancient volcanoes. The formation of these rocks is surrounded by legend and science equally.

Trinity College

The great playwrights such as Beckett, Stoker, and Wilde can be found in the library of the Trinity College which was established by Queen Elizabeth I.

Limerick City

Angela’s Ashes, a memoir written by Frank McCourt, brought thousands of people to travel the city of Angela and picture the life of the Irish author who had an impoverished childhood.

Sligo Town

Hometown of William Butler Yeats, this town holds great interest for his fans. You can also visit his grave, which is located in Drumcliff, and see Ben Bulben, his beloved and favourite mountain.

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