The 15 most beautiful places to see in Ireland

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Culture, landscapes, people, and experience. The combination of these four elements is, in my opinion, what makes a trip incredible. For this, Ireland delivers in abundance and leaves us only wishing to spend more time on the Emerald Isle.

Having traveled to Ireland for an international wedding, we were more than well immersed in Irish folklore after only a few days and learned that Guinness is undoubtedly the ultimate cure for any jet lag. With my girlfriend, we took the opportunity of this stay to visit as much as possible and venture as much as possible into Irish lands.

What to do in Ireland? Visit the most beautiful cities

1.Dublin

A classic on a “must see” list, Dublin is a must and a must for an Irish adventure. Here you will find the original Guinness brewery – the Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College and its library, the Spire of Dublin, and the castle to name a few. The whole town is steeped in history and character. If you really want to soak up the festive and jovial atmosphere of the city, opt for the night walks; the streets come alive at sunset. Visit the Temple Bar district (indeed it’s more than just a bar) for a few good pints, to mingle with an international crowd, and to hit the bars like you’ve never done before

  1. Galway

A port city where life is good, Galway is located where the Corrib river meets the Atlantic Ocean. You will walk along its long pedestrian and cobbled streets, anchoring points for many pubs offering local food and music that breaks with Irish tradition and its bagpipes. Walk from Eyre Square – built in the 18th century – to the Spanish Arches, and through the Salmon Weir. Don’t miss the street art spots and the talented street musicians, capable of playing anything and everything.

3.Belfast

The capital of Northern Ireland is another city that has had a crucial role in the history of the island. Its port hosted the construction of the Titanic, as well as the maiden voyage of the famous ocean liner; you can even visit the museum dedicated to him – the Titanic Museum. Here you will see the shipyards where she was built and learn about the tragedy that followed her first and last crossing of the Atlantic. The City Hall, otherwise known as the town hall, is an iconic building and the ideal place to start a stroll through the city center and enjoy the other attractions scattered throughout this alluring metropolis.

4.Derry

Walk along the 17th century city ramparts and see why Derry is known as ‘The Walled City’. With an incredible number of historical sites, don’t miss your chance to bring the stories and the intense past of this city to life. After your history lesson, savor some modern art as you take the Peace Bridge across the River Foyle.

  1. Slieve League (Irish: Sliabh Liag)

Ireland offers the widest cliff coastline in Europe, and I’m not just talking about the Cliff of Moher cliffs. Located in County Donegal, the Slieve League are absolutely magnificent. This cliff, like a mountain along the Atlantic coast, overlooks the ocean from a height of 600 meters. The altitude offers a breathtaking view of the ocean but also of the Irish hinterland. A small network of paths and walks will allow you to go hiking and thus find the ideal spot to take a breath of fresh air in this immense landscape.

  1. Malin Beg

A small village not far from the ocean, Maling Beg is home to Silver Strand Beach. A horseshoe-shaped bay, adorned with a white sand beach and captivating blue water. At first sight, you can hardly suspect that you are still in Ireland, all the more so when the local dolphins put on a show and add an epic touch to the beauty of the site.

  1. Cliffs of Moher

It’s one of the most famous places in Ireland and for good reason. These 200 meter high cliffs drop directly into the Atlantic Ocean and stretch over a distance of 8km from north to south. It is advisable to walk them from one end to the other in order to take advantage of the different perspectives and the different faces offered by the cliffs. Keep your eyes peeled and you’ll see puffins, peregrine falcons, whales and dolphins that are frequently found in the area. Cliff of Moher is one of those awe-inspiring places you’ll think about for the rest of your life.

  1. Mt Errigal

Although I did some research, I didn’t expect to see such a beautiful ridge on my Irish trip. Mount Errigal is the second highest peak in the country and rises majestically above the surrounding landscape. Whether you’re just looking for a view of the site from the summit, or just want a change of scenery and enjoy a cup of coffee with a view, head north.

  1. Glenveagh National Park

A park straight out of a fairy tale, with a long history to complete the description. Glenveagh National Park is a former private estate recently converted into a national park to preserve its unique history. The scenic landscape is home to Glenveagh Castle, built on the edge of Lough Veagh. The botanical gardens which surround the castle contain hundreds of different species of flowers from all over the world. From the water’s edge, stroll through the gardens to enjoy the different panoramas offered by this marvelous estate.

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