Adventurous city trip or rather a holiday in the country? You want to get to know unique nature and new cultures? Ireland convinces with picturesque landscapes and at the same time fascinating buildings. From culture and art to beer and pubs – the multi-faceted country has a lot to offer and is definitely a recommendable destination for all those who want to enjoy a holiday that is as varied and eventful as possible!
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Sightseeing: Top Sightseeing & Highlights
When visiting Ireland, you should definitely plan enough time to take in much of the Irish culture! Whether it’s the distinctive nature, cool bars or Irish traditions – the now ultra-modern country should not be underestimated!
Round trip: Wild Atlantic Way, Cliffs of Moher & Ring of Kerry
If you are planning a few more days for your holiday in Ireland, you should consider taking a round trip! Because the green country has countless beautiful corners that are all worth a visit! Whether alone with the caravan, or an organized bus tour – a round trip in Ireland is definitely a good decision, for those who want to immerse themselves completely in the Irish culture. Not only Dublin, the capital of Ireland, Connemara and the old towns of Cork and Kilkenny are visited, but also countless idyllic landscapes, some of which are among the most impressive in Europe. The Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland’s west coast is one of the longest designated coastal roads in the world with over 2600 km. There you drive along enchanting, lonely beaches, paradisiacal bays and enormous cliffs and admire how the mighty waves bounce off the cliffs. On the way you will also take in some of Ireland’s most beautiful sights and monuments, such as the Cliffs of Moher. This cliffs on the southwest coast of Ireland is one of the highlights of the green country that everyone should take with them when visiting it! One of the best viewpoints is the O’Brien’s Tower. From there you have an indescribable view over Galway Bay to the Maumturk Mountains in County Connemara. A further highlight of the Irish landmark are the changing birds that can be observed when visibility is good. For a visit to the Cliffs of Moher, one should in any case bring some hours of time, as the Irish coastal section is considered as one of the most spectacular in Europe and attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. On your round trip you will continue with the probably most famous panorama road of the island: The Ring of Kerry. It delights numerous tourists with fairytale landscapes, Irish villages and admirable mountains. Take your time to take in this panoramic view! Of course you can plan your tour individually, but we have summarized a possible route for you here:
- “Wild Atlantic Way
- Cliffs of Moher
- The Ring of Kerry
Temple Bar: delicious drinks, good music & popular photo spot
When you visit Dublin, you will definitely have to make a short stop in the cultural district Temple Bar! Not only the party and nightlife enthusiasts among you will be happy in the bar of the same name. This unique pub is a phenomenon par excellence, both from the inside and the outside. A visit to it should definitely be included in your trip! The eye-catching bar is considered a highlight of Dublin and not only offers delicious drinks and good music, but is also a popular photo spot for all Instagram fans among you. A tip from me – Especially at Christmas time the Temple Bar shines in the brightest colours and enchants its visitors with a unique sight of fairy lights, glitter and a lot of Christmas spirit!
St. Patrick’s Day: Parades, exuberant mood & lots of beer
If you are thinking about visiting the land of the goblins, you should try to put your holiday over St. Patrick’s Day! Because there you can get the best and best possible insight into the Irish culture and tradition! On 17 March it will be green as far as the eye can see! Huge parades, exuberant atmosphere and lots of beer! This is the motto of the legendary folk festival! The Irish holiday is celebrated in honour of the bishop St. Patrick, even though it has hardly any religious meaning today. Instead, the country shines in the national colours of the Irish, green, white and orange, and is celebrated with one or the other Guinness. So if you want to witness THE event of the year, you should mark March 17th in your calendar!
Dublin: Highlights & Attractions
The beautiful capital of Ireland is definitely a must see on your journey! Whether historic buildings, picturesque landscapes or old-fashioned beer – Dublin convinces all along the line! During your visit here you should not only visit the famous Temple Bar, but also have a look at the many other Irish bars. With live music and an exuberant atmosphere you can enjoy one or the other beer and spend your evening in Irish style. But not only for a successful evening program is provided in Dublin, also during the day you can have an eventful day!
St. Patrick’s Cathedral: historical monuments, art & culture
Those who are a little interested in arts and culture should first have a look at the St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The biggest church of Ireland is proudly 91 metres long and allows insights into historical monuments and statues. It is considered a landmark of the city and contains a lot of old stories that can be explored during a free guided tour!
Guinness Storehouse: History & Production of the black beer
Another highlight in Dublin is the Guinness Storehouse. Take a look at what the famous beer is made of and how it is produced. As a highlight of the tour you can also try a freshly brewed Guinness beer for free at the end of the tour. The black beer is the national drink of the Irish, so when you visit Dublin you will not be able to avoid having one anyway. The tour in the brewery covers a total of 7 floors and gives an insight into the history, production and advertising department of the popular Irish drink. Not only for beer lovers an unforgettable experience!
Dublin Castle: historical building & Irish history
Also recommendable during your holiday in Dublin, is the Dublin Castle. In the middle of the old town you will find the historic building, which shows you a piece of past Irish history. While the stony knight’s castle used to be a court, fortress and execution site, nothing more can be imagined today. Only the splendorous rooms, the medieval crypt and the Chapel Royal let us participate in the past history. Nevertheless, the historically most significant building in Dublin is still worth a visit today!
Accommodations: Hotels, Apartments & Camping
When you are on holiday in Ireland you can choose between a hotel or a holiday apartment, but you can also choose to camp! Whether in the middle of the city, or rather more remote in the nature – the diverse Ireland offers space for adventurers and nature lovers!
Ireland: Hotel or holiday flat?
If you only want to stay in one city during your trip, for example Dublin, it is a good idea to book a hotel. You don’t have to worry about anything and are usually centrally located, so you can enjoy the best sights and attractions. Apartments give you a little more privacy and you don’t have to be considerate of other guests. It also allows you to personalise your day and not depend on the hotel’s mealtimes.
Camping – on the way with a caravan
If you want to experience the unspoilt side of Ireland to the fullest and save some money at the same time, you can opt for camping. Relax and enjoy the peace and quiet and sit comfortably around the campfire in the evening – if you want to get away from it all and enjoy the Irish nature, you should choose this option! Especially if you are making a round trip in Ireland, it is a good idea to travel by motorhome and camp in between. This way you don’t always have to go too far from your route and you can enjoy the natural flair to the full.
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Ireland: questions & answers
What does Ireland belong to?
Ireland has been a member of the European Union since 1973. It consists of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. While Ireland is an independent state, Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain.
What do you eat in Ireland?
Traditionally, many casseroles and stews are eaten in Ireland. In contrast to pork, lamb and beef are popular. The famous Irishe “Stew” consists of lamb, carrots, potatoes, onions and herbs, which are cooked for several hours on a low flame.
What is the best time to travel to Ireland?
The best time to visit Ireland is during the summer season, around May to September. July is the warmest month in Ireland with up to 20 degrees.
What does a Guinness cost in Ireland?
Depending on where you are in Ireland, a Guinness beer can cost different amounts. While a pint of beer in County Donegal costs around €3.40, it can cost an average of €6 in Dublin.