Would you like to visit Ireland someday? There’s so much to see—new food, new friends, and a new perspective on beer. Or didn’t you know that a pint makes for an appropriate breakfast, lunch, or dinner?
The hardest part of planning a trip to Ireland is usually convincing your spouse. Fortunately, you’ll find everything you need in the sections below. When you’re ready to discover what makes Ireland so special, so you can finally convince your sweetheart it’s time to start your adventure, read on.
1. Visit Ireland for Its Natural Glory
Ireland possesses one of the most unique landscapes on the planet. It hosts such natural wonders as the Cliffs of Moher. Or perhaps the terrain that was made famous in the Game of Thrones, The Dark Hedges is more to your taste.
It’s all rolling green hills and cold windswept cliffs in Ireland. Be sure to pack accordingly. Think waterproof and think layers.
2. Festivals and Outdoor Fun
You can’t take a trip to Ireland without experiencing a festival or two. The Irish take their love of music to a new level. Their enthusiasm literally rocks the stadium.
And don’t forget the other outdoor fun, such as photography, hiking, and outdoor sports. Climbing is popular, so is kite flying.
And if you’ve been on the fence about a trip, but unsure about the 18-hole Irish experience, stop what you’re doing. Plan your golf vacation here and now. Ireland boasts some of the best golf experiences in the world.
3. Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration
Did you know that St. Patrick is credited for bringing Christianity to the Irish? The man was born in Rome but later kidnapped and transported to Ireland as a slave. He threw off his bonds and followed the path of a saint, passing on his wisdom of the Holy Trinity.
And those are three things the Irish love most: Catholicism, St. Patrick, and celebration. If you’re visiting Ireland, you can’t miss Saint Patrick’s Day. It would be like visiting Brazil without experiencing Carnival.
4. Castle Hop
If you’re a medieval history buff, you’re in for a treat on your Ireland vacation. Though Ireland might not boast as many castles as Germany, it’s still any castle lover’s dream.
- Blarney Castle: it’s where they hide the famous Blarney Stone. Kiss it!
- Bunratty Castle: It’s one of the most complete castles still standing in Europe
- Ross Castle: haven’t you ever visited a fortress in a national park before?
The list goes on, but you see the point. Castle-hopping is one of the most popular things to do in Ireland.
5. Pull a Pint
If you were thinking about dieting during your Ireland trip, don’t. The Irish don’t understand the word moderation. Music, sports, food—it’s all or nothing for the Irish.
Whiskey and beer are no different. If you ask for a pint, you’re getting Guinness for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And that’s all you’ll get.
Oh, and don’t forget to check out Brazen Head Pub which is Ireland’s oldest pub. It appears in documents as far back as 1653. Add it to your pub-hopping list for Dublin.
Now you know a few reasons others use as an excuse to visit Ireland. But, you don’t even need that. If you want to head to Ireland, don’t let a simple thing like an excuse get in your way.
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