Top 6 Reasons Why You Should Visit Ireland Before You Die
Ireland is a stunning country filled with natural beauty and a multitude of things to see and do, it’s truly a fantastic tourist destination that should be included in your bucket-list. It’s home to natural wonders, beautiful sights, lively cultural scene, historic lands, sporting opportunities, photo-ops and their very own cultural mascot, Guinness.
And if you need more convincing, here are some of the best reasons why you should explore the land of saints and scholars at least once. And if you are into trekking then definitely check out this Do’s and Donts of Chadar Trek after reading this article.
Reason #1: Universal Expert Commendations
Did you know that not only people inside the country are urging more tourists to visit Ireland? Even global experts on culture and travel also acknowledge the many aspects of its charm. The National Geographic officially named Donegal as “the coolest place in the world” in 2017, and Ireland was also nominated as Europe’s Leading Destination in the 2017 World Travel Awards.
Reason #2: Fascinating Sunrises and Sunsets
The sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean is to die for, it throws a watercolor palette of pinks and lavenders across the clouds above Ireland’s west coast. The pictures you see on the internet is nothing compared to see them with your own eyes. You won’t ever forget this experience!
Reason #3: Experience Living in a Castle
Do you want to feel like you’re part of a noble family at one of Ireland’s ancient castles that are scattered around Ireland? You can feel royal at the Lough Cutra Castle in Galway that has also hosted Prince Charles. You may rent it from €3,500 per night to the much cheaper miniature medieval castle at Anne’s Grove. Although it doesn’t have that large banquet hall, it still features some of the usual castle features such as impressive grounds and a sitting room with an open fire and wood-burning stove at its center –which can be dwelled in for as little as €305 a weekend.
Reason #4: Amazing Festivals, Music and Dancing
Music is very significant for Irish society, you even need to walk around with your eyes and ears closed to not participate in at least one song and dance while you are in the country. They consider traditional music and dance as a living, and the triumphant tradition carried forward by local musicians who are creating the folklore for future generations is played in every note.
Reason #5: Thriving Communities of Heritage Towns
Notice how plenty of heritage towns around the world have a definite feeling of unnaturalness about them, appearing like a stage-set built for the benefit of the visitor. Or maybe you are hounded to find the heritage bits between concrete and glass. Fortunately, Ireland is different. Heritage towns in Ireland live up to their name. Here are some towns you can visit:
- Trim: A prehistoric center of power
- Birr: A Georgian market town
- Sample Kells: An early Christian monastic settlement
Reason #6: Safe and Easy to Get Around
Plenty of reasonably priced opportunities for air travel to Ireland has made departing there easy. Ireland is filled with major airports of Dublin, Belfast, and Shannon, making it possible to arrive near your intended destination too. Ireland also offers car rentals that are extensively available. Safe driving in Ireland is a matter of observing a few basic rules. Always know that the geographical elements of Ireland are just a day’s journey apart.
Author Bio: Ivandrea Ollero is one of the writers for Isaacs Hotel Cork, an Irish boutique city hotel perfect for travelers who want to explore Cork City’s Victorian quarter and its award-winning restaurants and bars. She is also a content writer who researches and writes custom content about home improvements, travel, finance, law, fashion, health, and beauty. She graduated from St. Scholastica’s College, Manila, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2016. Ivandrea provides helpful tips and hacks on various topics for her readers. If she’s not in the mood to write, you can find her eating ice cream while listening to rap music.