Monday, June 11, 2018

Amazing Places in Ireland


The name “Emerald Isle” really suits Ireland because of its vast mountains filled with abundant evergreen. Hailed by many as the most beautiful place on earth, travelers are often left in awe with its lush forest, picturesque cliffs, and dramatic beaches with crystal clear waters. Ireland houses some of the most magnificent castles and small adorable towns on earth. Here are some of the amazing places in Ireland worth visiting. 

Ring of Kerry 

Most people would start their Irish adventure in the Ring of Kerry, hence its popularity. It’s the most scenic of all Irish trails that really worth exploring. This 120-mile route traverses the southwestern part of Ireland with spectacular views of lush meadows, glacial lakes, medieval castles, waterfalls, and vertigo-inducing coastal scenery topped with turquoise beaches. Called the Ring of Kerry because the trail starts and ends in Killarney, a very popular and historic inland town located at the oldest protected wilderness in Ireland – the Killarney National Park. Almost all tourists look out for the country’s only herd of wild red deer and take their most memorable photo-op in a 15th-century castle. 

Slieve League Cliffs 

The Cliffs of Moher are one of the most iconic places in Ireland; Slieve League is the home of the highest sea cliffs in the region. Located at the northwest coast in Donegal, it’s about a good 2,000 feet drop from the very top to the Atlantic Ocean below. Many falls in love with the views where many could see picturesque Donegal Bay and the Ben Bulben Mountains in Leitrim overshadowed by the clear blue sea and the mindless songs of seabirds. 

Dingle Peninsula 

Some say one can find the most beautiful treasure in the farthest corner of the earth. Nothing in the world can perfectly describe such phenomena than the Dingle Peninsula. Situated in Europe’s westernmost point, it’s a place where the ocean dominates the surrounding cliffs. The Dingle Peninsula has many magnificent ring forts and other ancient ruins. It’s a great contrast in the Ring of Kerry but offers the great same post worthy scenery of bright blue waters that surrounded by emerald green hills and golden sandy beaches. Mountain ranges adorned the mystic skyline where the Slieve Mish range to Mount Brandon, Ireland’s second highest peak can be seen. 

Valentia Island, County Kerry

The Valentia Island is another great destination not far from the Ring of Kerry. For travelers who really want to explore the island, this place offers rewarding side trip. The island is located not from the Iveragh Peninsula and to the mainland by the Portmagee Bridge and features great natural beauty. Although its cliffs remain barren at most times, many marvels at its magnificent views of the coastline and a wide range of flowers and vegetation.

Beara Peninsula 

Known as the Garden of Eden of Ireland, Beara Peninsula has the perfect subtropical climate that houses many species of plants, natural gardens, and basking seals in most of its secluded sandy beaches. Resting between Kenmare Bay to the north and Bantry Bay to the south, it’s almost magical to see the area’s picturesque and country back charm. It’s considered as a great off the beaten destination with great seaside views and colorful towns. 

Killarney National Park 

Of all places in Ireland, travelers spent most of the time exploring the Killarney National Park. People go here to witness the most magnificent waterfalls in the country, the Torc Waterfall. This towering 60 feet waterfall plunge down via a river called the Devil’s Punch Bowl. The 41-square mile protected park is home to Ireland’s native red deer which been lived in the country since the last ice age. The native red deer take refuge in McGillycuddy’s Reeks, the tallest mountain range in Ireland. Great scenic lakes scattered all around the park which travelers seek out for. Another great attraction in the park is the old Irish Chieftain stronghold which dates back to the Middle Ages - Ross Castle. Constructed in the 15th century, this castle rests on the shores of Killarney’s lower lake.

Glendalough, County Wicklow

For travelers who love to see the beautiful structures of the past, Glendalough is the perfect place to start exploring these ruins. Known as the “City of Seven Churches”, this city has 6th-century monastic structural buildings. Set within the “Valley of Two Lakes” at the very heart of Wicklow Mountains, the glacial valley is renowned for hiking and walking trails. The most popular destination in the area is the 30-km Pilgrim Path through very scenic Wicklow hills known as St. Kevin’s Way. Medieval churches, stone crosses, and a cathedral highlight the green horizon. 

Boyne Valley 

Just a few hours away from Ireland’s city center, Boyne Valley has the most beautiful green landscapes which were often disturbed by the monastic ruins and passage tombs. It's home to Trim Castle in which popularized by the famous Hollywood film “Braveheart”. One can find the most preserved passage of grain in all of Western Europe called Newgrange. It the oldest renowned pre-historic place which surpassed Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid of Giza dating back as far as 3000 BC. Another great place to see in Boyne Valley is the Hill of Tara, the former house of the High Kings of Ireland.


Connemara has everything that true blood nature lover is looking for, many hailed as the place as the most unspoiled destination in continental Europe. It stretches from the west coast of the country, teeming with colorful wilderness. Connemara has one of the diverse scenery in Ireland from murky bogs, picturesque lakes to golden beaches and mystic mountain views. Incredible scenic views include the Twelve Bens Mountain Range, Connemara National Park, and the adorable towns of Clifden and Clifden Castle.

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