With beautiful, scenic landscapes and culture, Ireland is a country that doesn’t receive enough credit for being a great tourist destination. Once you’re there, you will see the charm of the country is undeniable. If you need some encouragement, here are the top 5 activities that will convince you to visit:
1) Take a Cruise on the River Shannon
If interested in getting the most relaxation time out of your vacation, then cruising the River Shannon is a good place to start. You’ll can’t help but feel relaxed as time will seem to flow with the current. There are lots of options so you can slip it into your schedule too. You elect the length of your trip (even for a day) and where you want to board.
2) Pub Crawl in Dublin
Everyone loves a good pub crawl, and who doesn’t want to do it with the best? The Irish have always been known for their Irish pubs and their drinking ways so when visiting, hitting the pub scene is a crash course in the country’s culture. The most famous pub crawl is the Dublin Literary Pub Crawl. It features 8 of the most popular pubs (4 per tour) in the city.
3) Attend a Festival
Anytime of the year, you can be sure to find a festival going on in the country. The extravagant parties celebrate art, theater, comedy, horse racing, and other artistic ventures. Some popular ones to attend include the Dublin Theatre Festival, Galway Arts Festival, and the Kilkenny Cat Laugh.
4) Visit the Guinness Storehouse
As the origin of one of the most popular beers in the world, it would be hard to visit Ireland without visiting the Guinness Storehouse and Brewery. Some visitors’ sole purpose for seeing Ireland is to take a tour (and a taste) of the place Arthur Guinness perfected the recipe. It’s one of the biggest attractions, bringing in around 4 million visitors since 2000.
5) GolfIf you know anything about golf, then you know Ireland is prime real estate. Quality courses are never far from you, and four of the courses have been included in the top 100 golf courses in the world. Courses to hit the green at include: the Ballybunion Golf Club, Portmarnock Golf Club, and the Lahinch Golf Club.
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Info courtesy of mydiscoverireland