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Touring the land of saints and scholars

Affectionately nicknamed the ‘Emerald Isle’, Ireland is the third largest island in Europe, predominantly known for its breathtaking landscapes, numerous saints and rolling green hills. Ireland is steeped in history, with an abundance of myths and legends waiting to be uncovered. Booking a holiday in this spectacular country can be somewhat daunting; after all, with so much to see and do, it can be a little difficult to know where to start. Everyone who has ever been to Ireland will have an opinion on the ‘must-see’ sights and attractions, so here are just a few to make planning that holiday a little easier.

Sights and attractions of the Emerald Isle

Among Ireland’s most famous sights are its green hills, dramatic coastlines and numerous historic buildings. Its landscapes conjure up images of the myths and legends it is famed for; wild, untamed mountains, secret caves and storm-lashed shores paint the picture of a varied past, just waiting to be explored.

Some of the most fantastic sights for anyone visiting Ireland include the stunning Cliffs of Moher, the Giant’s Causeway, the highlands and heather of Donegal and Glenveagh, the desolate ‘moonscape’ and ancient monuments of the Burren, the lakes of Killarney and the unspoilt natural beauty of Connemara. Of course, there are many more sights waiting to be discovered; a myriad of islands, underground hideaways and hidden gems that are off the tourist trail completely. Anyone who visits Ireland will soon find they create their very own Emerald Isle adventure.

Of course, all visitors to Ireland simply must spend some time in the Republic’s historic capital city of Dublin, taking in some of the famed Irish ‘craic’ and sampling the local culture and rich heritage. Famed for its intellectual and literary links; Oscar Wilde and James Joyce are among its famous sons, Dublin’s top attractions include the Guinness Museum, Dublin zoo, the Old Jameson Distillery, the Viking Splash Tours and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Cork

A visit to Ireland isn’t complete without a stop-off at the vibrant regional city of Cork. The Blackrock Castle Observatory, the Cork Butter Museum, Fota Wildlife Park, the Jameson Heritage Centre and the famous Shandon Bells are just a few of many attractions to check out. Cork is also home to Blarney Castle, where visitors are invited to climb up one of its sprawling towers to kiss the famed Blarney Stone, which is said to give the ‘gift of the gab’ to those who make the pilgrimage. Visitors to the castle over the years have been lucky enough to meet the resident poet, Charles Kidney, a tourists’ favourite who was certainly blessed by the Blarney, bestowing a limerick or two if given the chance.

Choosing your Accommodation

B&B Ireland recommend that you book your first nights stay in advance of your arrival. By choosing Bed and Breakfast accommodation, you can be sure of a warm welcome. Your host will have the inside knowledge of the best places to visit and will be happy to help you book a B&B for your onward journey. Making a booking on www.bandbireland.com allows you to book with instant e-mail confirmation, the most convenient website for booking Irish Tourist Board approved accommodation in Ireland.

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Posted: 07 Aug 2013 by Mel Heron | with 0 comments

Tags: Attractions, Cliffs, Moher, of, Tourist

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