Ireland, also known as the Republic of Ireland, is the second-largest island of the British Isles, and the third-largest in Europe. Ireland is in the North Atlantic Ocean and is separated from the UK to the east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George’s Channel. The largest city and capital is Dublin.
A few notable places of interest in Ireland include the Cliffs of Moher; Giant’s Causeway; Dublin City and Castle, which stands at the highest point in Dublin; and the stunning Powerscourt Waterfall, Ireland’s highest waterfall. The waterfall stands at an impressive 121 metres (398 feet). The ‘Emerald Isle’, as it is often known is synonymous with its friendly atmosphere and beautiful rugged scenery. This remarkable isle also has more Nobel Prize winners for literature than any other country in the world.
There are boundless options for activities here, including horse trekking, climbing, hiking, kayaking and countless other outdoor pursuits. With so much green space for outdoor activities, the choices as boundless as your spirit and motivation, and the coastal walks are spectacular too.
All state museums are free to enter if you want some indoor activities that offer an insight into the land’s history and culture. Or, if nightlife and bars are what interest you, you’ll find some fine Irish bars with traditional music and ales, including the famous Guinness, on tap.
Flowing through the centre of Dublin is the River Liffey, cutting across an leaving the city with a north and south side. Ha’penny Bridge, over The Liffey, is an early 19th century landmark. The problem at the time, however, was that there was no bridge, just the ferries run by a man named William Walsh. In time, and with ferries in disrepair, he built a bridge in 1816 and was able to charge ha’penny to cross, an old half penny back in the day.
Ireland has so much to offer and plenty of the famous Irish ‘craic’ (good time) to enjoy. We hope our authors help you find some amazing ideas for your trip and inspire you with a good read, as well.