8. Cliffs of Moher (best done with Burren)
simply cannot travel to Ireland without paying a visit to Ireland’s
top tourist attraction, the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher, situated in
County Clare along the wild Atlantic Way. The Cliffs of Moher have
majestically faced the Atlantic for over 350 million years and they
ascend from Doolin to over 213 metres stretching south for nearly 8 km
to Hags head.
Cliffs of Moher, http://www.cliffs-moher.com
The best way to experience the Cliffs of Moher is by exploring the hiking trails. It also helps you to avoid crowds. The Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walking Trail starts in Doolin, and follows the Cliffs of Moher to Hags Head. Enjoy lush landscapes, waterfalls, stunning views and of course Cliffs of Moher. The trail offers views over Aill na Searrach, the Aran Islands and Galway Bay.
Most people visit Cliffs of Moher during 11 a.m to 4 p.m so to avoid the crowds it is best to visit before or after.
Surfing in Sligo
is from Sligo, so really local:), and it is not a surprise that she
recommends visiting and particularly surfing in Sligo. Although,
Sligo has so much more than just best surf to offer.
The town of Sligo, in the north of Ireland, straddles the Garavogue River where it meets Sligo Bay. It’s known for its literary heritage and rugged countryside. Ruined medieval Sligo Abbey has carved tombs and a 15th-century altar.
county is known as Yeats county as it inspired the famous poet. It is
coastal perfection as the river meets the sea, and jagged mountain
peaks watch on. It is a surfers paradise as it has some of the
biggest waves in Western Europe (Mullaghmore). The scenes are
dramatic, and Sligo's beaches are known worldwide for their legendary
breakers, allowing surfers to weave in and out of the white water.
Bulben provides an always-dramatic backdrop to the coast of County
Sligo. With its jagged peaks and valleys waiting to be explored, it's
reminiscent of Cape Town's Table Mountain, always a lingering
presence on the horizon.
10. Guinness Storehouse then explore Dublin
Dublin´s streets are a fusion of past and present. From its Viking roots of thousand years ago to its atmospheric medieval churches and of course pubs.
is synonymous with Ireland and no visit to Dublin is complete without
a trip to the Guinness Storehouse. Located in the heart of the
legendary St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin, this production site
has been home to the Guinness Brewery since 1759, when Arthur
Guinness signed a lease for 9,000 years. The Guinness Storehouse
building was built in 1904 and is now a seven-storey visitor
experience dedicated to the history of the making of this world
If you are interested in history and love walking, check out Dublin´s Discovery Trails. Besides the brewery and pubs, and historic walks, you might want to check out Dublin Castle, numerous cathedrals and museums.
concludes our trip to Ireland. Thank you, Rachael!
There is so much to see and do that I am left wondering how long the trip should be? Probably the best answer is: as long as possible!