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Ireland Travel Blogs

Home to prehistoric settlements, majestic castles, quaint fishing villages and acre upon acre of beautiful countryside, Ireland has history, legend and adventure carved into its every twist and turn. Read our Ireland travel blogs now to start planning your epic Irish adventure!

Ireland Bucket List

Wondering what to see and where to go on your first trip to the Republic of Ireland?
Here’s a quick look at what your Ireland bucket list could look like...

 

1. Enjoy an historic city break in Dublin

Ireland’s capital, Dublin is a trendy European city, but is also one that’s steeped in history and local folklore. Here's how to make the most of a weekend getaway there.

2. Follow the coastal roads around the whole of Ireland

If it’s an Irish adventure you’re after, then follow the coastal roads around Ireland to find prehistoric settlements, majestic castles, stately homes and cute fishing villages. This will tip your odometer well over 400 miles and takes around five days in total.

3. Get out into the mountains at Wicklow National Park

Roughly 90 minutes south of Dublin is Wicklow National Park, which covers a massive 20,000 hectares of land! Here, you'll find the incredible Powerscourt Estate and Waterfall (home to themed gardens including a Japanese zen garden) and the monastic settlement of Glendalough. Two absolute must-sees especially if you love escapes into nature.

4. Kiss the Blarney Stone

According to legend, if you kiss the Blarney Stone, you’ll receive the gift of the gab. In order to kiss the stone, you have to lean backwards over some railings! Blarney Castle and the stone can be found just 30 minutes outside of Cork.

5. Admire the majestic Cliffs of Moher

These incredible cliffs stretch as far as 9 miles and help show off Ireland’s incredible coastal views and emerald green scenery. Why not see them during an epic road trip around the Wild Atlantic Way, which hugs Ireland’s coast from north to south for some 1600 miles?

6. Take a day trip to Northern Ireland to walk in the footsteps of kings and giants

Take advantage of the lack of border control between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland with day trips to incredible places like Giant's Causeway, Belfast and the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. Check out our guide here for itineraries and day trip ideas!

Ireland Travel Itineraries

For inspiration and ideas of how to make the most of a city break to Ireland's capital of Dublin, check out our 2 day weekend guide.

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