Welcome to the Republic of Ireland, in north-western Europe. Ireland has something for everyone, from cultural and ancestral pilgrims to cafes, bars, great local music to city nightlife and the coolest of clubs. Your adventures continue with year-round festivals and the great outdoors. You'll soon discover, everyone is welcome as Irish smiles continually welcome you, mesmerising accents captivate you, and the fun times roll on and on.
It's often called the green island, and the Irish love their very own colour. They also love their sport. In any pub, when the Irish football teams are playing, you can be guaranteed an entertaining session. St. Patrick's Day - named after the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick's day is celebrated annually on March 17. There's plenty of tales of heritage, parades, food stalls, and even green beer. It's called the Emerald Isle for a good reason. It's all green and greener here in Ireland!
Dublin, the capital and the largest city, is worth a few days exploring. Visit the home to Guinness with a tour of the original Guinness Storehouse and a complimentary pint, then make your way to Jameson Distillery and learn all the secrets into making a smooth Irish Whisky. Temple Bar Square is famed for its food pleasures and drinking venues.
Move away from the cities, and craggy coastlines and mountains, Celtic ruins and forests where it is reported leprechauns await.
The Cliffs of Moher are a sight, rising 120m up from the high swells of the Atlantic, the cliffs themselves are barren while the tops are capped with verdant green grass. Killarney National Park is a complete contrast nestled in the County of Kerry. Hikers see red deer, beautiful lakes, and the pristine Purple Mountains.
Visit Dingle, Galway City, Limerick, Glendalough, or Cork, the country's second-largest city. All have their vibe and welcoming locals.
The Bay of Galway is where the Aran Islands perch amidst seaweed covered rocks and striking vistas. For the adventurer, this is some of Ireland's wilderness terrain, virtually untouched, with ruins remaining from the Bronze Age!
The Irish have a great sense of humour and welcoming hugs, greet you from door to door. There's lively festivals, natural scenery, and excellent farm-fresh food to indulge in as well.
There are never any promises with Irish weather, and it changes in a blink of an eye. Prepare for four seasons in one day. April, May, and June, along with September and October are the peak months. Always pack something for cold weather and it can rain up to 255 days a year in Ireland, hence why it's so green.
Summer (June- August) sees days at their longest. It's also busy, and prices are at a premium. Winter is sublime but also cold, and some resorts and attractions close.
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