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Ireland sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

Because of wonderful nature, Ireland is often called “the Green land”. Rocky coastline, calm ocean with deep blue water, green valleys and hills – this is a short description of one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. The best way to start your exploration of the country is to visit its capital, Dublin.
Monuments and architectural objects, notable for the history and culture of the country. …
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The main education centre of the country, Trinity College, is worth closest attention. The age of the college is more than a thousand years. It is located in a beautiful building made in Victorian style. There is a library near the college, which keeps the symbol of Ireland – “the book of Celts”. This is an ancient manuscript of Christian culture and a priceless artefact.
The cities of Galway and Cork are popular tourist destinations. The latter is also the location of an annual jazz festival, so this city is well-known to all music connoisseurs. Galway is famous because of a completely different thing. The city is renowned because of the biggest National Aquarium in the country. The aquarium is home to several thousand species of marine animals. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The people of Ireland are famous for their friendliness and courtesy. They treat guests of their country with hospitality, regardless of a …
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Medieval castles remain the most precious architectural landmarks of Ireland. It is possible to see them in every part of the country. Blarney Castle is located on south of Ireland and is famous far beyond the borders of the country. There is an interesting legend connected with the castle. According to it, Saint Patrick (the first Christian preacher) got a magic stone as a gift. The stone is still kept in the castle, and every visitor must kiss the stone, this way expressing respect for culture and traditions of the country.
Galway Catherdral Bunratty is the youngest, but no less popular castle in Ireland. It was built just a couple of centuries ago, but was made in elegant style of early medieval. One of the castle’s halls is used for theatre performances. Various banquets and entertaining performances are also not rare in the castle. Castlerock is one more interesting historic place. Long time ago there was a castle on the rock. That castle was used for crowning ceremonies, most important meetings and events. In the beginning of the 17th century the castle was destroyed by a fire and now only ruins remind of the beautiful building.
Ireland is very popular among fans of outdoor activities. The country features magnificent emerald slopes, plains, moors, and low mountains. A mild …
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The Ring of Kerry is a widely known natural landmark of Ireland. There is a beautiful coast on one side of the ring and spectacular mountains and crystal clean lakes on the other side. As there are several hotels on the coast, travellers are able to stay in this magnificent place a bit longer and enjoy the splendour of local nature.
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Reference information
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin restaurants in Ireland
♥   Restaurant 'Bijou' Rathgar. Type - Modern British. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Bistro One' Dublin. Type - Traditional cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Blairscove House' Durrus. Type - Modern cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Blue Apron' Tullamore. Type - Classic cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Boathouse Bistro' Kenmare. Type - Seafood. On the map   Photos
Map of all castles
Remaining castles and fortresses of Ireland
♥   Castle 'Athlone Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Aughnanure Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Bailieborough Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Ballaghmore Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Ballinacarriga Castle' . On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Ireland from our review series

Blasket Islands

From the series “Abandoned places of the Earth with distinct marks of civilization”
In Ireland, there is the empty Blasket archipelago, which flourished until the middle of the last century. Today, you can only see dilapidated houses and occasional herds of grazing animals. The history of the archipelago is very interesting. The first mention of it dates back to 5-6 AD. The discoverer of the islands was the world famous seafarer Saint Brendan Klonfertsky, who first set his foot on the picturesque island. Already in the 13th century, the fortress was built on the largest island of the archipelago. After that, settlements gradually appeared.

The locals has long been prizing an island because of the fertile soil that is ideal for agriculture, as well as extensive meadows that are perfect for grazing livestock. Many locals were engaged in fishing. During its heyday, the … Read all

Inch Beach

From the series “Most fabulous and magic beaches”
The United Kingdom is famous for exotic beaches. There, on the coast of Ireland, you can see unusual places with dark volcanic sand. One of the most amazing coast parts is Inch beach located near the Dingle Peninsula. This wide sandy beach features lots of secluded coves. The place is framed with incredibly spectacular mountain scenery. The sand of dark shade is considered one of the main features of the beach. Under the influence of waves and wind, the sand shows up in the most incredible patterns.

Many experienced photographers treat Inch beach as a perfect place for panoramic photography, because it’s very close to the sea, spectacular mountains, and some of the most extensive pastures in the UK. Inch beach attracts fans of walking through historical places. There are several … Read all

Guinness Storehouse

From the series “Strange, weird and unusual museums amusing its visitors”
Located in Dublin, the Guinness Storehouse (Museum of Beer Guinness) serves as a tourist center for beer lovers for almost ten years. The museum was opened in 2006. The exposition of the original museum is presented on three floors of the large building. On the last floor is the extensive collection of old beer bottles and cans, as well as the advertising leaflet and the posters, with the help of which one can learn the history of beer brewing.

In the spacious rooms of the first floor there is a kind of old beer brewery. Here are the old breweries. This hall will be appreciated by those who like to look at the exhibits closely during the excursion and touch them with their hands. You can switch the levers on the old systems and press the strange buttons.

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Sightseeing in popular cities of Ireland

Dublin
The central street of Dublin is called O'Connell Street. This is home to numerous popular restaurants and bars. At night discos and night clubs are open and wait for their visitors. Temple Bar is known as the oldest region of the city. Tourists traditionally enjoy walking on its cozy shadowy streets, looking at houses that look very unusual for modern people. Among the fanciful houses you will find souvenir outlets and pubs, both decorated according to the style of previous centuries. The … Read more
Killarney
Just like the majority of cities of Ireland, Killarney is rich in architectural and historical sights. You will find out more about this place if you visit its numerous museums. Among architectural sights of the region we should definitely mention St. Maria Cathedral that is decorated with mosaics and frescos. The monument of four poets is one of the most unusual sights of the town. The monument is installed on one of the streets of Killarney and is devoted to great masters - Jeffrey … Read more
Waterford
Reginald Tower is the main attraction and the symbol of Waterford. The construction of the tower took place during the reign of the Norman Empire. Nowadays the monument reminds of the greatness and power of the town. Its observation platforms feature stunning panoramic views of the town and its suburbs. Mall City Hall Boulevard is the location of one of the most beautiful buildings in the town. This is a magnificent palace, which construction took place in the Georgian times. The main hall of … Read more

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