Ireland is a beautiful place, it has locations featured in many movies, has some amazing traditions, theres loads of outdoor stuff that you can do, plenty of architecture to see, loads of castles to explore and best of all loads of history. Ireland has such a deep history that you can explore and find almost anywhere in Ireland.
- Spend a night in a castle – Ireland houses so many beautiful castles, you have to spend at least one night in a castle while visiting Ireland. If you’re a bit flush then be sure to check out Ashford Castle in County Mayo. It has been voted one of the best hotels in the world! If you’re a bit skint then get yourself a sleeping bag, tent and head out to one of the many abandoned castles! If you’re feeling brave go to Castlefreak in Co Cork – It is said to be one of the most haunted places in Ireland.
- Night kayaking on Lough Hyne – Atlantic Sea Kayaking based in the South West of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way and established in 1995. You will get to kayak in the moonlight!
- Go whale Watching – This is definitely on my bucket list! You’ll be able to get a boat from Baltimore and Union Hall.
- Watch the sunrise – Get yourself out of bed at the crack of dawn and you won’t regret it for this! some sights! Head to the Cliffs of Moher and yo’ll see why its one of the most photographed pieces of land in Ireland. Absolutely beautiful. On a clear day you’ll be able to see for miles!
- Visit to Father Ted’s House in Clare – Glanquin Farmhouse is an organic farm and is home to the McCormack family. Its also the location for the Father Ted Series. Cheryl and Patrick McCormack and the family offer afternoon tea by appointment only! I plan on heading her on my next trip over! They can accommodate groupings of up to 20.
- Head to Coopers – You can’t head to Dublin and not go to Coopers, its a busy nightclub that plays cheesy 90’s pop! place is pretty amazing.
- Get a bag of Fish and chips – One of my best meals.
- See the wild deer in Phoenix Park – You’ll find hundreds of deer here
- Heading over at christmas? have a swim. Its not unique to Ireland but an irish tradition is to go for a christmas day swim. Thousands of people can be seen swimming and jumping off piers into the cold water around Ireland. The best place to go is the Forty Foot!
- Have a seaweed bath – Kilcullen’s Seaweed Baths – Give it a visit! really unique and relaxing experience. I got a massage after it too. Well worth doing.
St. Michan’s Mummies – Go see 800 year old mummies in an irish church! The church has an interesting story even without the mummies though. the church went through multiple changes and was rebuilt in 1686. A large pipe organ was install in 1724 but even though all these changes were happening the crypt stayed the same. It mummified everything that laid within it. Theres a few theories about what could be preserving it but to find out more you should head over and do the tours
Victor’s Way Indian Sculpture Park – The 22 acre park features some bizarre sculptures – for example a piece called “The split man” which shows a figure ripping itself in two. Really cool place worth visiting!
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