The Isle of Ireland is known to many as home to multiple jaw-dropping natural landscapes. It’s the island where a lot of scenes from the popular series “Game of Thrones” originated from anyway.
But more than stunning landscapes, the Emerald Isle has more to offer the weary traveler. So we’ve compiled this shortlist in order for you to realize that Ireland should be your next travel destination this year!
So without further ado, here are three reasons why you should definitely visit the Emerald Isles, also known as Ireland!
Looking to live out your wildest Game of Thrones fantasy? Or maybe you’re looking to read into the history of these great isles more? Well, there is no better place to do these things than in the different Regal Castles scattered all around this country.
This is because Irish history goes all the way back to the time when Vikings, Celts, and other great warriors were still around. This leaves over 30,000 castles and ruins all over the nation. All of which are for you to explore and wander about!
Some of the favorites are the Blarney Castle, Bunratty Castle, Ross Castle, and the ever so famous Dublin Castle in the nation’s capital!
Guinness and Whiskey.
I’m sure you may have heard of the famous UFC champion Connor McGregor talking about his new whiskey company, Proper Twelve. Well, there is a reason why something like whiskey is famous in the nation.
Ireland is known for its great alcoholic beverages, especially its Guinness. And you can taste the original “black stuff” from its hometown brewery at the Guinness Storehouse. But if you’re more of a whiskey guy then you can definitely check out the thousands of distilleries scattered around the country, most notably Kilbeggan in Westmeath and Jameson in Dublin.
And though you have the choice of checking these distilleries out yourselves, you can also just grab a pint for you and your mates at a local pub and enjoy the overall vibe of an Irish pub!
Although Ireland is well known for its jaw-dropping natural landscapes, the cities of the Emerald Isles is definitely not one to undermine. Because these cities can definitely liven anyone up!
The first city you need to visit is definitely the capital of Dublin. Here, you’ll be met with a mix of modern and historic architecture, as well as famous attractions such as the Guinness Storehouse and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
The next city you should check out is Galway. Ever heard of the song by Ed Sheeran Galway-Girl? Yeah, well, here you’ll be able to see what he meant by that. Complete with a thriving music and food scene, you’ll find yourself dancing in the streets with a full belly thanks to this city!
The Emerald Isles is a nation filled with breathtaking natural landscapes, lively cities like Dublin and Galway, some of the best food and alcohols you can have, and above all, the most welcoming people to meet. Here, the locals will have you wish to stay a while longer, and why not? So come on over to Ireland and experience Irish culture at its finest.