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Ireland Travel Guide – All You Need To Know Before Visiting This Country

Ireland is one of the beautiful countries that is located in northwestern Europe. The country is well known for its historic remains, breathtaking mountains and endless beaches. Interestingly, the filming of some of the episodes of ‘Game of Thrones’ took place in Ireland. The warmth and hospitality that the people of Ireland offer are some of the delightful things that can happen on your trip. Are you still searching for a reason to visit this amazing country? Then, check out this travel guide to Ireland that includes the places that you must visit and the things that can do along with a few tips before visiting.

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Best time to visit Ireland

Like Ireland travel guide, any travel guide will have ‘the best time to visit’ mentioned at the top because it’s that important. Though Ireland is one place that you could visit all year round, months from June to August are said to be the best months to visit and the peak seasons too. During this time, you will be able to witness Ireland in its full glory. You can also visit Ireland during other seasons but there might be rain and you will have to plan accordingly.

Places to visit in Ireland

Ireland is of rich historical importance because of its great number of castles that speak about wars and violence. Most of the castles are still standing even after surviving major damages in the past which is one of the main reasons that the history lovers pay a visit here. To know the best places to visit, check out the below-mentioned places.

  1. Dublin
  2. Cliffs of Moher
  3. Galway

1. Dublin

You can visit anywhere in Ireland but nothing could match the feeling of visiting the capital city of Ireland. This city is known for its vibrant culture, medieval churches and an exciting nightlife. The city of Dublin is as intimate as a village if you are looking for a peaceful getaway and as friendly as a pub if you are looking for a lively getaway.

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2. Cliffs of Moher

If you want to witness the breathtaking views of the country, then head out to the Cliffs of Moher. These cliffs stretch to five miles which means that you would experience five miles of spectacular views. So, while making it to Ireland, make sure you have this place included as a part of your sightseeing.

Cliffs of Moher
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3. Galway

Galway is one of the top places to visit in Ireland. The city comes alive every time with its lively atmosphere and stands as home to some history that could take you back to the ancient days. If you are visiting in July, then make sure you take part in the Art Festival and the Horse Racing Festival held every year in July.

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Things to do in Ireland

Ireland is not only famous for the top attractions but also the friendly people out there. If you are visiting Ireland, make sure you spend some time with the locals and indulge in a friendly conversation which is one of the best things to do in Ireland. Some of the other things that you can do in Ireland are listed below in this travel guide. Check out.

  1. Visit a castle
  2. Hike in Connemara
  3. Kiss the Blarney Stone

1. Visit a castle

Ireland is a beautiful home of history that is dotted with iconic castles. Imagine you are entering Ireland and find a castle anywhere you turn. Do you still think that you can make your way back without visiting one? It is very close to impossible. So, don’t miss to visit these historical beauties on your trip to Ireland.

Dunguaire Castle
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2. Hike in Connemara

Any trip would sound interesting only if you talk about hiking at that place? Just think how many people would sit with you to listen to only your castle stories. Add some spice to the trip by hiking in the Connemara. It offers some best scenic views and picture-perfect locations. You will have some castles along the way which could be the best stopovers for you.

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3. Kiss the Blarney Stone

Cork is an amazing city that is known for its cheap eats and a lively nightlife. Okay, but what is so special about Cork that it’s been mentioned in the top things to do in Ireland? People find Cork so interesting because of the Blarney Stone in the Blarney Castle that people kiss for good luck. You need to pay 13 Euros to enter this attraction and it welcomes you every day from 9 AM – 5 PM.

Blarney Stone
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Tips to take a note of

  • Rent a car to explore every nook and corner of Ireland.
  • Buy a ‘Heritage Card’ if your prime focus is to visit the historic marvels of Ireland.
  • Plan your trip well in advance if you are visiting during peak seasons.

FAQs about visiting Ireland

1. Do the people of Ireland encourage tipping?

The people of Ireland do not entertain tipping. But if you badly want to tip as a token of appreciation, then you can try tipping with a few nicer words to make them feel good about it.

2. Is visiting Ireland expensive?

Ireland is a budget-friendly destination except for the peak seasons. The summer months in Ireland and the days from Christmas to New year will be quite expensive if you plan a trip during that time of the year.

3. What are the money-saving tips while visiting Ireland?

One of the economical ways to explore Ireland in your budget is by purchasing the ‘Heritage Card’ that could cost you around 25 Euros. This card will help you explore all the major historical places in Ireland.

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Isn’t Ireland a wonderful place to visit? I could read your mind screaming a big YES here. People flock in Ireland every year to witness the magical country dotted with stunning castles and the amazing culture that the people of Ireland follow. Hope this travel guide to Ireland made your planning a little easier. Clearly, a trip to Ireland means a trip that can never leave you to go home disappointed. But just be prepared to talk to a lot of people as the people of Ireland can start a conversation just like that. To plan your trip to Ireland, visit the website of Pickyourtrail and check out some cool packages to Ireland and the United Kingdom. Leave a Whatsapp inquiry for more options.

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