A Travel Guide to Ireland
Ireland is a beautiful island nation that is located to the west of the United Kingdom, just north of continental Europe. The country is known for its friendly people, stunning countryside and of course, the love of a night on the town.
Blarney Castle is one of Irelands historic attractions and was once destroyed and rebuilt by the King of Munster. Today only part of the castle remains though some of the rooms are still accessible. The Blarney Stone is a block of bluestone built into the castle, it is said that those who kiss it gain the ‘Gift of the Gab’ although there are many legends regarding the stone.
Dublin is Irelands capital and largest city. The city is a popular destination for tourists, offering great nightlife, historic sites and is known as one of the friendliest cities in Europe. Dublin Castle is an example of the history of the city. Once seat of British rule in Ireland, today the castle is used for state occasions, playing host to state banquets and various foreign affairs meetings.
Ireland is full of natural beauty and visitors here are well advised to explore the country and have an experience beyond the cities and the nightlife. Carrick Island is just such a site, the tiny island sits just off the coast of County Antrim in Northern Ireland. The best way to get to the island is to walk across the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, perhaps not the best option for those who are scared of heights; there is also the option of taking a boat to the island instead.
The Cliffs of Moher are another of Irelands natural attractions. The cliffs are located in Liscannor on the west coast of Ireland. The cliffs are between 400-700 ft high and offer some of Irelands best views. The Giants Causeway is the site of a volcanic eruption in ancient times and features 40,000 basalt columns tightly packed together and is a truly magnificent sight to behold.
There is a wide variety of self catering holiday accommodation in Ireland ranging from houses and apartments to rent on the coast to cottages and other holiday homes in the countryside.