I get asked quite often about the best places to visit in Ireland (Éire or Éireann in Gaelic) so i have decided to blog about it to make both my life and those i share this information with easier 🙂
Note: This guide is for the whole Island of Ireland and no distinction is made between the Republic and the North. One thing to remember is that Pounds are used in Northern Ireland rather than Euros. Ireland is split up into 4 provinces, Ulster[North], Leinster[East], Munster[South] and Connacht[West]. Each Province then in turn is split up into Counties with a total of 32 on the Island. The following Maps explain the concept further:
The first and most obvious place to visit is Dublin, our Capital City. Located to the east it is a thriving and busy mixture of culture and History with plenty of attractions for those interested in exploring it.
First things to note would be a means of transport to get you around, Although smaller than many European cities, walking from one attraction to another will quickly ruin the experience for you.
If you see the following symbol it will open the location in Google maps.
I think a day or two is enough to browse through what Dublin has to offer. If you are looking for more info check out Visit Dublin. Irelands countryside is where the real gems of the Emerald Isle can be found. In order to experience them all your really going to need a means of transport.
The best would be to befriend a nice Irish person who will drive you around and show you the attractions.
If you cannot manage that, renting a car will maximize your ability to seek and locate the best points of interest in the wilderness of Ireland.
Bus Éireann is one of Irelands Bus services running on a daily basis to most of the countries larger towns and cities.
Trains do not run everywhere in the country and can be expensive.
The following provides useful information about Heritage throughout the Island of Ireland
This is by no means all the attractions in Ireland but simply those i have found worthy of mentioning. If you know of any others please send me an E-mail
All the images found above were grabbed from google and other sources. They belong to the copyright holders and should anyone want their images removed I will comply.
I hope anyone who reads this found it useful 🙂