The emerald isle is one of the most fascinating countries in the world. This is mainly due to it’s people and culture.
Since Ireland is an island, you can only reach it by either sea or air. It has an amazing variety of landscapes(mostly green).
Most people who visit the country head to Dublin for a few days. This is not always the best city in which to experience the true Irish culture. Dublin is your typical big “European” city. A more suitable or cultural city to visit would be the likes of Galway in the West of the country, or indeed Cork down South. Both cities can offer tourists a lot more bang for their buck than Dublin can(in most instances).
Another popular visitor “thing to do” is to visit a traditional Irish pub for a nice pint of Guinness. This can be done in every city, town and village in the country, but if you want a really good nights craic, then try to find a pub with some traditional Irish music as well. These nights are what most visitors talk about when they leave, and the memories they gain will last a lifetime.
Many cheap travel deals can be found here for flights and accommodation in Ireland (and beyond), so make sure you check them out before buying just any random flight ticket.
If you want to gain some historical knowledge about the country, then you will be able to find tours and whatnot in all the major cities there. A very popular place for some history is Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. The local tour guide will give you the run down on this magnificent old prison that was made famous for its notoriety to prisoners during the 19th century.
It would be difficult to cover all the places and things to do in this small, yet big hearted country. From Sligo to Cork, Galway to Dublin and Limerick to Waterford, there are numerous things to occupy ones self with. One thing for certain, is that anyone who comes here that hasn’t been here before will be returning as soon as they can. The craic is what attracts visitors here, not the climate. Definitely not the climate!
Be sure to research your trip to Ireland if you decide to go there, as you will have a better idea of what you would like to do. There’s something for everyone, and the locals are some of the friendliest people on the planet.