14 Best Day Trips From Cork City

Cork is an amazing city with lots of things to do. From medieval buildings, museums to amazing nightlife, Cork is also a good base for your Ireland adventure. However, if you find yourself running out of things to do in this city, there are several day trips from Cork that you can do.

Here are the 6 best day trips from Cork, Ireland.

1. The Cliffs of Moher day trips from Cork

cliffs of moher tour and tips

The Cliffs of Moher are sea cliffs located in County Clare, Ireland. It is one of Ireland’s most spectacular sights and one of the most visited attractions in Ireland with 1.5 million visitors annually.

Standing 702ft above the ground at their highest point and 8km long, the Cliffs boast one of the most amazing views in Ireland. In a good day, you can see the Aran Islands in Galway Bay.

Admission Fee

Adults €6

Students €4

Senior Citizens €4

Children under 16

Free Group rates available on request

How to get to Cliffs of Moher from Cork City

Take a bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell to Ennis Bus station. This takes about 3 hours for €23-28 per one way trip and then take a bus from Ennis Bus Station that goes directly to Cliffs of Moher. This takes another 50 minutes for €9-11 one way trip.

Or you can also take this Cliffs of Moher tour from Cork that also includes The Burren, Bunratty Castle and Limerick for €35 only. To book, click here.

Recommended hours for the day trip

Allocate at least 8 hours to enjoy Cliffs of Moher.

Opening Hours

8 am to 7 pm although, during winter, the cliffs are closed by 5 pm.

Contact Information

Location: Lislorkan North, Liscannor, Co. Clare, Ireland

Phone: [email protected]

Email: +353 65 708 6145

2. The Burren

Burren National Park

The Burren National Park is the smallest among the national parks in Ireland. Established in 1991, it only covers an area of 5.8 square miles near Doolin in County Clare.

The name Burren came from the word “Boireann” which means “great rock”. It is because the entire park is dominated by a glaciated karst landscape. Despite the soil being covered by rocks, the park has diverse and rich floras. During summer, these floras bloom in a way that will leave the visitors in awe because of the park’s natural beauty.

Admission Fee

Free

How to get to Burren from Cork

Take a bus (#51) from Cork Bus Station in Cork Parnell Place to Crusheen. The journey is about 3 hours and it costs between €25-30 one way or €50-60 for a round-trip fare. Then take a taxi from the station to Burren National Park. The taxi journey is about 20 minutes and it costs between €25-30 for a one-way ride.

Or you can also take this the Burren day tour from Cork that also includes Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, and Limerick for €35 only. To book, click here.

Recommended hours for the day trip

Allocate at least 10 hours to enjoy the national park.

Opening Times

April to September only. Daily between 9:30 am to 5 pm. To verify the schedule, click here.

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +353-65-6827693 

3. Blarney Castle

blarney castle

One of Ireland’s most popular attraction is Blarney castle. It was built nearly six hundred years ago by Cormac MacCarthy, one of Ireland’s greatest chieftains. Surrounding the castle are extensive gardens. There are paths touring the grounds with signs pointing out the various attractions such as several natural rock formations.

Aside from the castle itself, the place is also popular because of Blarney Stone. In order to get the gift of eloquence, for over 200 years many famous people from around the world visit Blarney to kiss the famous Blarney stone. There is an ongoing debate over the story of Blarney stone but no one has been able to prove the origin of the stone.

Admission Fee

€16 for adult, €13 for student and seniors, and €40 for a family. For more information regarding booking, click here.

How to get to Blarney Castle from Cork

Take a bus (#215) from Watercourse Rd to Blarney Village. The journey is about 20 minutes and it costs between €4-6 one way or €8-12 for a round-trip fare. Then walk from the station to the castle. Blarney Castle is about 7 minutes.

Or you can also take this Blarney Castle tour, one of the popular day tours from Cork that also includes Cobh for only €32. To book, click here.

Recommended hours for the day trip

Allocate at least 3 hours to enjoy the castle.

Opening Times

9 am to 5 pm

Contact Information

Location: Blarney, Cork, Ireland

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +353 21 4385252

4. Cahir Castle

Cahir Castle

Cahir Castle is one of the largest castles of Ireland. It is located on an island in the river of Suir, in the town of Cahir, County Tipperary. Built in 1142 by the Prince of Thomond, Conor O’Brien, it was designed as a defensive castle with state-of-the-art facilities. However, the castle was besieged multiple times during the Irish Confederate Wars.

Admission Fee

Adult: €5.00

Group/Senior: €4.00

Child/Student: €3.00

Family: €13.00

How to get to Cahir Castle from Cork

Take a bus (#51) from Cork Bus Station in Cork Parnell Place to Cahir. The journey is about 1.5 hours and it costs between €14-17 one way or €28-34 for a round-trip fare. Then just walk for about a minute from the station to Cahir Castle.

Recommended hours for the day trips

Allocate at least 5 hours to enjoy the national park.

Opening Hours

March – Mid-June
Daily 09.30 – 17.30

Mid-June – August
Daily 09.00 – 18.30

September – Mid October
Daily 09.30 – 17.30

Mid October – February
Daily 09.30 – 16.30

Contact Information

Location: Castle St, Townparks, Cahir, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +353 (52) 744 1011 

5. Rock of Cashel day tour

rock of cashel

The Rock of Cashel, also known as Cashel of the Kings and St. Patrick’s Rock, is a historic site located at Cashel in County Tipperary. It is one of the most spectacular attractions in Ireland and also one of the most visited castles in Ireland.

This iconic landmark was the seat of the High Kings of Munster and was built between the 12th to 13th century.

Admission Fee

Adult : €8.00, Group / Senior : €6.00, Child / Student : €4.00, Family : €20.00

How to get to Rock of Cashel from Cork

Take a bus (#X8) from Cork Bus Station in Cork Parnell Place to Main Street. The journey is about 2 hours and it costs between €16-20 one way or €32-40 for a round-trip fare. Then walk for about 10 minutes to Rock of Cashel.

Or you can also take this Rock of Cashel tour from Cork that also includes a trip to Kilkenny for €39 only. To book, click here.

Recommended hours for the day trip

Allocate at least 7 hours to enjoy the castle.

Opening Hours

9 am to 4:30 pm during winter and 9 am to 7 pm during the summer.

Contact Information

Location: Rock of Cashel, Moor, Cashel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Phone: 062 61437

Email: [email protected]

6.Dingle Peninsula

dingle peninsula

If scenic drives, stunning coastal scenery, and a visit to one of Ireland’s most colorful towns sound interesting to you, driving the Peninsula is a must on a visit to Ireland! It’s part of Wild Atlantic Way route which is considered one of the most scenic road trip routes in the world. The route consists of breathtaking views of the coastline, offshore islands, and cliff-top roads. It is one of the most popular activities in Dingle.

How to get to Dingle Peninsula from Cork

Getting to the Dingle Peninsula from Cork is complicated. Aside from 2-3 connections on bus and trains, getting around and covering the best parts of the peninsula requires private transport in between and it can be quite expensive.

If you would like to take public transport to the Dingle Peninsula, you can take a train from Kent, Cork to Tralee. It takes about 2 hours and it costs €24-35 for a one-way trip. And from Tralee, take a taxi to Dingle Peninsula for an hour. This costs about €70-90. You have to spend €94-135 for just one way trip through this route.

You can also take a bus from Tralee to Cloghane for €9-11. The ride takes about an hour. And then take a taxi for 20 minutes for €15-18. This route costs about €48-64 but it’s 1.5 hours longer.

Please note, that you might have to take a taxi in between points of interest as well and there’s no assurance you can get one. So you might have to rent a taxi from Tralee or Cloghane and the cost of renting a taxi will add up.

Or you can also take this Dingle Peninsula day tour from Cork that also includes a trip to the town of Dingle. The tour is €39 only. To book, click here

Recommended hours for the day trip

Allocate at least 10 hours to enjoy the Dingle Peninsula.

7. Kinsale day trip from Cork

kinsale ireland

Kinsale is a town in County Cork, Ireland. Originally a medieval fishing port, historic Kinsale is one of the most picturesque and historic towns on the south-west coast of Ireland. Kinsale has a beautiful set of long waterfront, yacht-filled harbor, narrow winding streets, and brightly painted galleries, shops and houses. It is also a leading Irish tourist attraction and the southerly starting point of the Wild Atlantic Way trail.

How to get to Kinsale from Cork

Take a bus (#226) from Cork City Hall to Kinsale. The journey is about 45 minutes and it costs between €7-9 one way or €14-18 for a round-trip fare.

Or you can also take this Kinsale tour from Cork that also includes some of the best areas in Wild Atlantic Way for €39 only. To book, click here.

Recommended hours for the day trips from Cork

Allocate at least 8 hours to enjoy Kinsale.

8. Ring of Kerry

Ring of Kerry

Ring of Kerry is a circular tourist route in the county of Kerry. It covers 13 towns and it is known for its natural and unspoiled beauty. Aside from amazing islands and cliffs, Ring of Kerry is also known for its charming and quaint villages. It is a popular road trip route in Ireland as well.

How to get to Ring of Kerry from Cork

Killarney is the starting point of Ring of Kerry if you are planning to cover it clockwise. To get to Killarney from Cork, take a train from Cork Kent to Killarney. This takes about 1.5 hours and it costs between €18-26 for one way. Then you can take a bus between towns. Prices vary depending on length.

Or you can also take this day trip from Cork that will cover points of interest in Ring of Kerry for just €39.

Or you can also take this Ring of Kerry tour from Cork that includes Sneem, Killorglin, Dingle Bay, and Killarney, just among others, for €39 only. To book, click here.

Recommended hours for the day trip

Allocate at least 12 hours to enjoy the best points of interest in Ring of Kerry.

9. Galway day tour from Cork

spanish arch galway

Galway City and nothing else comes in mind if we speak about Ireland’s top destination for arts, music, and urban culture. This city on the west coast of Ireland never fails to exceed expectations- from its medieval walls down to the breathtaking view of the River Corrib. So whether you’re coming over for a quick visit or longer, there’s just so much to enjoy in this harbor city.

How to get to Galway from Cork

Take a Citylink bus (#251) from St. Patricks Quay to Galway Coach Station. The journey is about 3 hours and it costs between €12-20 one way or €24-40 for a round-trip fare.

To get around Galway City, you can use a hop-on-hop-off bus to get around between attractions. It is only €12 for 48 hours. To get it, click here.

Recommended hours for the day trip

Allocate at least 8 hours to enjoy Galway.

10.Limerick day trip from Cork

limerick city

There are lots of things to do in Limerick, Ireland. It is known for its charming old towns from medieval-era, Georgian townhouses, hidden gardens, museums, and castles. Limerick City is the center of the culture and history of this county and it’s only around 2 hours away from Dublin and only 1.5 hours from Cork which makes it one of the most convenient Cork tours. 

How to get to Limerick from Cork

Take a Citylink bus (#251) from St. Patricks Quay to Henry St (Hibernian Insurance). The journey is about 1.5 hours and it costs between €16-20 one way or €32-40 for a round-trip fare.

Or you can also take this Limerick tour from Cork that also includes The Burren, Bunratty Castle, and Cliffs of Moher for €35 only. To book, click here.

Recommended hours for the day trip

Allocate at least 8 hours to enjoy Limerick.

11.Cobh

cobh ireland

Cobh was developed as a Victorian spa retreat in the mid-19th century and became Ireland’s most important port for trans-Atlantic travel. If you would like to create some memories that will last a lifetime, take the plunge and visit Cobh. It is a captivating town that it will hold you in its spell long after you’ve left.

How to get to Cobh from Cork

Take a train from Cork Kent to Cobh. The journey is about half an hour and it costs between €4-7 one way or €8-14 for a round-trip fare.

Or you can also take this Cobh tour from Cork that also includes  Blarney Castle for €32 only. To book, click here.

Recommended hours for the day trip

Allocate at least 8 hours to enjoy Cobh.

12.Killarney National Park

Killarney National Park

Killarney National Park in County Kerry is the first national park in Ireland and it was declared a national park in 1932. It is located near the town of Killarney and it covers 25,425 acres of protected land. The park is of high ecological value because of the quality, diversity, and extensiveness of many of its habitats.  There are also a wide variety of species in the parks and few of them are rare.

The park was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1981. Nature conservation is the main objective of the park protecting the various and rare species in the area and the ecosystem.

Admission Fee

The admission to Killarney National Park is free. However, some of the attractions and activities have an admission fee. You can verify it from the visitor’s center by using the contact information below.

How to get to Killarney National Park from Cork

Take a bus (Bus Eireann #40) from Cork Bus Station in Cork Parnell Place to Killarney Bus Station. The journey is about 1.5 hours and it costs between €15-18 one way. And then take a taxi to Killarney National Park. The trip takes about 10 minutes for €18-22 one way. The total cost of transport is between €66-80 for a round trip.

Or you can also take this Killarney National Park tour from Cork that includes Sneem, Killorglin, and Dingle Bay just among others, for €39 only. To book, click here.

Recommended hours for the day trip

Allocate at least 8 hours to enjoy Killarney National Park.

Opening Times

There is 24-hour pedestrian access to Killarney National Park throughout the year except for Killarney House and Gardens (9 am to 6 pm daily). To check the individual opening hours of each attraction, click here.

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 085-8017973 

13.Kilkenny day tours from Cork

kilkenny castle ireland

Kilkenny is one of the most beautiful and charming Irish cities. Located in the center of Ireland, it has a charming medieval center, lively pubs, and a dynamic art scene. Because of this, there are many unique things to do in Kilkenny, Ireland. From its majestic creeper-clad castle, a bustling crafts industry, cobbled lanes, beautiful churches, and secret passages, Kilkenny will surprise you in many ways.

How to get to Kilkenny from Cork

Take a train from St. Patricks Quay to  Ormond Road, Kilkenny. The journey is about 2.5 hours and it costs between €8-18 one way or €16-36 for a round-trip fare.

Or you can also take this Kilkenny tour from Cork that also includes a trip to Rock of Cashel for €39 only. To book, click here.

Recommended hours for the day trip

Allocate at least 8 hours to enjoy Kilkenny.

14.Dingle

THINGS TO DO IN DINGLE IRELAND

Dingle in Ireland is a small port town in Dingle Peninsula, about 4 hours away from Dublin. It is one of the scenic stops in Ring of Kerry along with Kenmare and Killarney. Dingle is known for its rugged scenery, trails, and sandy beaches.

How to get to Dingle from Cork

Take a bus (Bus Eireann #40) from Cork Bus Station in Cork Parnell Place to Tralee Bus Station. The journey is about 2.5 hours and it costs between €19-23 one way. And then take a bus (#275) from Tralee to Dingle. The trip takes about 1 hour for €6-8 one way.

Or you can also take this Dingle tour from Cork that also includes a trip to Dingle Peninsula. The tour is only €39. To book, click here

Recommended hours for the day trip

Allocate at least 12 hours to enjoy Dingle.


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7 Best Day Trips From Galway City

Galway is an amazing harbor city with lots of things to do. From medieval buildings, quaint fishing village to awesome nightlife, Galway is a good base for your Ireland adventure. However, if you find yourself running out of things to do in this city, there are several day trips from Galway that you can do.

Here are the 7 best day trips from Galway.

Best Day Trips From Galway City

1.The Cliffs of Moher

cliffs of moher tour and tips

The Cliffs of Moher are sea cliffs located in County Clare, Ireland. It is one of Ireland’s most spectacular sights and one of the most visited attractions in Ireland with 1.5 million visitors annually.

Standing 702ft above the ground at their highest point and 8km long, the Cliffs boast one of the most amazing views in Ireland. In a good day, you can see the Aran Islands in Galway Bay.

Admission Fee

Adults €6

Students €4

Senior Citizens €4

Children under 16

Free Group rates available on request

How to get to Cliffs of Moher from Galway

Take a bus from Galway Bus Station on Eyre Square to Cliffs of Moher. Take the Bus Eireann #350 and it will take you directly to the gate of the visitor center. It takes 2 hours and 15 minutes for €16-19 one-way trip. Bus leaves every hour.

Or you can also take this day tour from Galway which is cheaper by a lot.

This tour to the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren region is a leisurely guided day tour from Galway that includes a 2hr stops at the Cliffs of Moher and visits to Kilfenora and the Poulnabrone Dolmen. It’s € 30 per person. To book, click here.

Recommended hours for the day trip

Allocate at least 8 hours to enjoy Cliffs of Moher.

Opening Hours

8 am to 7 pm although, during winter, the cliffs are closed by 5 pm.

Contact Information

Location: Lislorkan North, Liscannor, Co. Clare, Ireland

Phone: [email protected]

Email: +353 65 708 6145

2.Kylemore Abbey

kylemore abbey castle

Kylemore Castle was built by Mitchell Henry, a wealthy doctor from England, as a gift to his wife Margaret in 1871. It was sold to the Duke and Duchess of Manchester in 1903 and was then purchased by the Irish Benedictine nuns in 1920. Kylemore Abbey, a Benedictine monastery was then founded in 1920 on the grounds of Kylemore Castle, in Connemara. Since the 1970s, the estate has been opened to the public.

Nestled at the base of Druchruach Mountain and along the shore of Lough Pollacappul in Connemara, the Abbey is one of the most iconic attractions in Galway, Ireland. It is also one of the most beautiful castles in Ireland. And no visit to Ireland is complete without spending a half day to the castle ground.

Admission Fee

€13 for adult, €9 for a student, €10 for senior, and €26.00 for a family of 4.

How to get to Kylemore Abbey from Galway City

Take a Bus Eireann (bus #419) from Newcastle Road-NUIG West Gate to Kylemore Post Office. This takes around 2 hours and it costs between €13-17 one way. Then walk towards the estate’s garden for less than 5 minutes.

Or you can also take this day trip from Galway.

This tour to Kylemore and Cong is a leisurely guided day tour from Galway that also includes Killary Fjord and Lough Nafooey. It’s € 30 per person. To book, click here.

Recommended hours for the day trip

Allocate at least 7 hours to enjoy Kylemore Abbey.

Opening Hours

9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Last admission is at 4 pm.

Contact Information

Location:  Kylemore Abbey, Pollacappul, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland

Email: [email protected]

Phone: N/A

3.Connemara National Park

Connemara national park ireland

The Connemara National Park is the second smallest national park in Ireland with only 30 square kilometers area size. It was established in 1990 and the area covers bogs, heaths, grasslands, and forests. It is well known for the diversity of bird life in the area.

Admission Fee

Admission is free to the national park and visitor center.

How to get to Connemara National Park from Galway

Take a Citylink bus (#923) from Newcastle Road-NUIG West Gate to Letterfrack/Veldons. This takes around 3 hours and it costs between €8-20 one way. Then walk towards the park’s visitor center for 10-15 minutes. The visitor center is about 1 km from the bus stop.

Or you can also take this day tour from Galway.

This tour to Connemara and Cong is a leisurely guided day tour from Galway that also includes Killary Fjord and Lough Nafooey. It’s € 30 per person. To book, click here.

Recommended hours for the day trip

Allocate at least 10 hours to enjoy the national park.

Opening Hours

Visitor Center – Open daily, 9 am to 5.30 pm from March to November

Park Grounds – Open daily 9.00 am-5.30 pm all year round

Contact Information

Location: Letterfrack, Connemara, Galway

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +353 76 100 2528 

4. The Aran Islands

Aran Islands

Aran Islands are a group of rocky islands located in Galway Bay. The islands include Inishmore (Inis Mór – the largest island), Inishmaan (Inis Meáin – the second largest), and Inisheer (Inis Oírr – the smallest). On the islands, you can explore ancient stone forts and churches, awesome cliffs, and flora and fauna. The islands are considered the soul of Gaelic culture and it’s considered one of the top island destinations by National Geographic.

How to get to Aran Islands from Galway

Take a bus (#524) from Galway Bus Station in Eyre Square to Rossaveal Port. The journey is about an hour and it costs between €8-11 one way or €16-22 for a round-trip fare. Then take a ferry from the port to Inis Mór. The ferry journey is about half an hour but make sure to check in half an hour before sailing time. Return ferry fare is €25. For sailing schedule, click here.

Or you can also take a bus to Doolin and take a ferry from there. Although the ferry in Doolin is just season compare to Rossaveal where they have ferries all throughout the year. To get to Doolin, take a bus (#350) from Galway Bus Station to Doolin. The bus ride takes about 2 hours and it costs €15-18 one way or €30-36 for a round-trip fare. From Doolin port, take a ferry to any of the islands. Return ferry fare is €30-40. For sailing schedule, click here.

Or you can also take this day tour from Galway which is cheaper by a lot.

This tour to the Aran Islands is a leisurely guided day tour from Galway that includes Inis Oirr and Cliffs of Moher. It’s € 50 per person. To book, click here.

Recommended hours for the day trip

Allocate at least 10 hours to enjoy one of the islands.

5. The Burren day trip from Galway

Burren National Park

The Burren National Park is the smallest among the national parks in Ireland. Established in 1991, it only covers an area of 5.8 square miles near Doolin in County Clare.

The name Burren came from the word “Boireann” which means “great rock”. It is because the entire park is dominated by a glaciated karst landscape. Despite the soil being covered by rocks, the park has diverse and rich floras. During summer, these floras bloom in a way that will leave the visitors in awe because of the park’s natural beauty.

Admission Fee

Free

How to get to Burren from Galway

Take a bus (#51) from Galway Bus Station in Eyre Square to Crusheen. The journey is about an hour and it costs between €10-13 one way or €20-26 for a round-trip fare. Then take a taxi from the station to Burren National Park. The taxi journey is about half an hour and it costs between €25-30 for a one-way ride.

Or you can also take this day tour from Galway which is cheaper by a lot.

This tour to the Burren region and Cliffs of Moher is a leisurely guided day tour from Galway. It’s € 30 per person. To book, click here.

Recommended hours for the day trip

Allocate at least 8 hours to enjoy the national park.

Opening Times

April to September only. Daily between 9:30 am to 5 pm. To verify the schedule, click here.

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +353-65-6827693 

6. Killary Fjord

killary fjord

Killary Fjord is the only fjord in Ireland. It extends up to 16 km and it’s around 45 meters deep. The fjord is also famous for shellfish farming, bird watching, and there are several protected animals in the area such as otters. There are available boat tours/ cruises for a fee in the area.

Admission Fee

Cruise Rates

Adult €21.00

Child 0 – 10 free

Youth 11 – 17 €11.00

Senior/Student €17.50

Family tickets from only €42 when booked online (up to 6 children)

How to get to Killary Fjord from Galway

Take a bus (#51) from Newcastle Road-NUIG West Gate to Leeann, Leeann. The journey is about an hour and 15 minutes and it costs between €19-24 one way or €38-48 for a round-trip fare. Then take a taxi from the station to Nancy’s Point. The taxi journey is about 5 minutes for 3 km and it costs between €7-10 for a one-way ride.

Or you can also take this day trip from Galway which is cheaper.

This tour to Killary Fjord is a leisurely guided day tour from Galway that also includes Kylemore, Cong,  and Lough Nafooey. It’s € 30 per person. To book, click here.

Recommended hours for the day trip

Allocate at least 6 hours to enjoy the fjord.

Opening Hours

For the updated list of opening hours, click here.

Contact Information

Location: Nancy’s Point, Leenane, Co Galway, Ireland

Email: [email protected]

Phone:+353 (091)566736

7. Lahinch

Lahinch beach

Lahinch is a small town in the County of Clare, a popular surfing spot for locals. Aside from surfing, there are many other interesting activities in Lahinch that visitors can enjoy. Beaches, galleries and quaint villages are just among the things to see in Lahinch.


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15 Best Drinks In Ireland You Should Try

A trip to Ireland will never be complete without trying out a couple of their drinks. Whether you’re out at your favorite local bar, or just staying in with your newly-acquired Irish friends, it’s always a good idea to pair Irish music with the best Irish drinks of your choice. With that, here are 15 best drinks in Ireland that visitors should try.

15 Best Drinks In Ireland You Should Try

1. Guinness, the Quintessential Plain Pint

Guinness Irish drink

Who will ever forget this world-renowned quintessential Irish beer in this list? Guinness is one of the most beloved Irish drink that you can easily find pretty much everywhere. Served together with a traditional Tulip glass, this plain pint also has a storehouse dedicated to Guinness’ long history and the entire stout making process. Do you also know that this pint is actually deep dark red and not black nor brown? This color has been attributed to the roasting of malted barley during the beer’s preparation. A 20-ounce pint of Guinness is also rich in iron, anti-oxidants, and a mere 210 calories.

2. Beamish, the Genuine Irish stout

beamish best drinks in ireland

Another Irish stout that is also enjoyed in Irish pubs and households, Beamish stout came to life when two Cork merchants, Richard Beamish, and Richard Crawford established the Beamish and Crawford brewery in Cork City. The rich roasted flavor with a hint of coffee and dark chocolate makes this one of Ireland’s best drinks.

3. Bulmers, the Original Irish Cider

Magners Irish Cider or locally known as Bulmers is one of the best ciders in Ireland. Made from quality apples, Bulmers makes sure to get the highest quality cider apples from various local orchards across the country. Every drop of this tasty drink is totally 100% Irish. Currently, this drink has 6 variants; Original, Light, Strawberry and Lime, Cloudy Lemon, Berry Berry, and Juicy Pear.

4. Orchard Thieves, Heineken Ireland’s first cider

Heineken Ireland’s first shot at the cider market turned out to be a big success for the company. Now, Orchard Thieves is one of the most preferred ciders in Ireland. It has a very sweet and distinct taste specifically designed to please the Irish consumers. The production of this cider came from one of the best traditional cider-making skills starting from the harvesting, milling and pressing natural apple juice and down to the filling and packaging of the product. Orchard Thieves is available in different looks– on draught, in pint bottles, 330ml bottles, and cans.

5. Bushmills, Ireland’s oldest whiskey

BUSHMILLS IRISH WHISKEY

Behind this world-class whiskey is a 400-year old history and heritage. On 1608, Bushmills Distillery was granted a license to distill and from then on, Bushmill has started gaining popularity across Ireland and all over the world. It had also faced certain challenges like the introduction of malt tax which resulted in a price increase in malted barley. Most distillers changed their recipe to cope up with this challenge but Bushmill remained still. Currently, Bushmill holds the title as Ireland’s oldest whiskey and its distillery as Ireland’s oldest distillery. Currently, it offers a tour and tasting experience for tourists who want to get in touch of Bushmill’s rich history.

Bushmill has 6 variations of whiskey: Red Bush, Black Bush, 10YR, 16YR, 21YR, and Original.

6. Jamesons, the world’s third-largest single-distillery whiskey

200 years had passed and Jamesons is still as popular as it was then. There’s is no magic trick behind the success of this drink. As a matter of fact, it is only made by blending rich pot still whiskey made from malted and unmalted barley and distilled three times for a smooth finish.

Named as the world’s third-largest single-distillery whiskey, Jamesons has distilleries located in Dublin and Cork. You can also easily buy it online.

7. Mead, a traditional but one of the rare drinks in Ireland

MEAD IRISH DRINK

If you’re looking for an alternative for something that’s between a beer and a liquor, a Mead is one of your choices. Also one of the best Irish drinks that you should try, it’s interesting to know that this has been part of the Irish tradition since the Viking raided Irish monastic sites in 795. Meads taste like honey with a hint of alcohol and can be carbonated, naturally sparkling, dry, semi-sweet, or sweet. These drinks usually come after a sumptuous dinner.

8. Alcopops, a trendy Irish drink for the youth

ALCOPOP IRISH DRINK

Alcopops are more popular among teenagers in Ireland. The colorful variation of this drink will make you forget that it has a high alcohol content. Be wary of this drink though if you do not want to deal with the head-splitting hangover the following morning. Just a concoction of water, food coloring, sugar, juice, and hard alcohol, the sweet alcoholic drink will surely knock you out.

9. The Nutty Irishman, a versatile cocktail recipe

The Nutty Irishman is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day parties and any Irish festivals. This tasty and very popular drink has different variations but all these variations boil down to two common ingredients: Frangelico and Irish cream. Then depending which variation you’re in the mood for, you simply add a hint of that extra ingredient for an extra kick.

Nutty Irishman Recipe:

¾ ounce Irish cream liqueur

¾ ounce Frangelico hazelnut liqueur

hot coffee/ Irish whiskey (depending on your preference)

How to make Nutty Irishman:

  1. Pour the Frangelico into the shot glass

  2. Float the Irish cream on top. Use a bar spoon to pour it over.

For other variation, you can also stir the ingredients in the shot glass and add hot coffee/Irish whiskey. Add cream if desired.

10. Irish Cream Hot Chocolate, the chocolate drink for grown-ups

HOT CHOCOLATE IRISH DRINK

Enjoy the cold season in Ireland with a cup of Irish Cream Hot Chocolate in your hand. This drink will definitely send you back to your youthful days. It’s hot chocolate fit for the Irish buds.

Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Recipe:

3 c. whole milk

⅔ c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

¼ c. sugar

Grind of salt

½ tsp. Vanilla

3 – 5 oz. Irish cream

Whipped cream/ chocolate shavings (optional toppings)

How to make Irish Cream Hot Chocolate:

  1. Add milk, chocolate chips, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan.

  2. Whisk the ingredients frequently in medium-low heat until the chocolate melts completely.

  3. Let the mixture come to a low simmer then remove from heat.

  4. Add vanilla and stir.

  5. Pour into a mug or glass the Irish cream and then the hot chocolate

  6. Top it off with a whipped cream and chocolate shavings if desired.

11. Shamrock Sour, a perfect green cocktail for St. Patrick’s

Shamrock Sour

This recipe can easily be your signature party cocktail for St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you’re staying over a friend’s house or hosting the party yourself, this drink will surely make you ditch the green beer for a tastier sweet and sour no-brainer cocktail drink.

Shamrock Sour Recipe:

2 tablespoon lime juice

½ tablespoon lemon juice

¼ cup simple syrup

2 ounces Irish whiskey

1 tiny drop of green food coloring

Lime wedges

How to make Shamrock Sour:

  1. Combine all the ingredients and shake well.

  2. Strain over ice

  3. Finish it off with lime wedges

You can also make a shamrock stirrer to make it more creative and festive.

12. Irish Mint Mojito, a refreshing Irish drink

IRISH MOJITO DRINK

This is typically a classic mint mojito drink added with a bit of an Irish touch by featuring one of Ireland’s popular whiskey, the Jameson Irish Whiskey.

Irish Mint Mojito Recipe:

½ cup sugar

½ cup water

¼ cup mint leaves

4 lime wedges

4 oz Irish Whiskey

Crushed ice

Splash of tonic or ginger ale

How to make Irish Mint Mojito:

  1. Combine water and sugar over medium heat to create the syrup. Make sure to bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer until the mixture thickens.

  2. Mix the mint leaves with the lime wedges in a cocktail shaker using a wooden spoon.

  3. Add the Irish whiskey and the crushed ice.

  4. Shake the mixture for 30 seconds and pour into glass.

  5. Finish it off with a splash of tonic or ginger ale.

13. Pot O’ Gold Shots, a fun alcoholic St. Patrick’s drink

Nothing is more Irish than this Pot O’ Gold shots recipe for St. Patrick’s Day. The cute and creative presentation of the shot makes it really fun to drink. You can also convert this drink into a non-alcoholic version by simply replacing whiskey for ½ cup of cold water.

Pot O’ Gold Shots Recipe:

1 pack lemon/ pineapple Jell-O

½ c cold whiskey

1 c. cool whip

Gold sprinkles

Rainbow candy belts

How to make Pot O’ Gold Shots:

  1. Boil 1 cup of water and mix the Jell-O mix until dissolved.

  2. Stir in cup of water and whiskey.

  3. Pour the mixture in a plastic shot glass.

  4. Refrigerate for about 2 hours.

  5. Top it with cool whip and gold sprinkles.

  6. Finish off with the rainbow belts positioned like a rainbow on top of the glass.

14. Baileys Mudslide, a sweet Irish cream treat

Baileys Mudslide

Whether you’re in an Irish cocktail party or enjoying post-dinner, this drink will satisfy your sweet tooth- all thanks to the Godiva Chocolate Liqueur that gives life to this creamy drink. Also, this drink isn’t difficult to prepare too!

Baileys Mudslide Recipe:

2 oz Baileys Irish cream

¼ oz Smirnoff No. 21 vodka

¼ oz. Godiva Chocolate Liqueur

How to make Baileys Mudslide:

  1. Mix the ingredients all together.

  2. Pour into glass. You can serve it with ice or blend with ice.

15. Irish coffee, a popular Irish coffee with a twist

Irish coffee

This popular Irish drink is simply a combination of coffee and whiskey and who would have thought that these two are perfect together? The best part of this drink is that it doesn’t take forever to prepare.

Irish coffee Recipe:

16 oz. hot water

2 tsp. Light brown sugar

2 oz. Irish whiskey

1 c. brewed coffee

1/2 c.  heavy cream

Chocolate shavings

How to make Irish coffee:

  1. Pour hot water into two separate mugs and let sit for 2 minutes.

  2. Pour out water and add 1 teaspoon light brown sugar to each mug.

  3. Pour hot coffee into the mug.

  4. Stir until sugar dissolves.

  5. Pour Jameson Irish Whiskey into the mug.

  6. Whisk cream in a separate bowl/mixer. Make sure cream is thick but still pourable.

  7. Pour the cream on top of the coffee.

  8. Finish it off with chocolate shavings.

 


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Top 20 Festivals In Ireland That You Should Go

Ireland is not only popular for its stout and whiskey but also for its festivals all year round. I mean, what else is a perfect pair to these top Irish drinks but Irish festivals and music, right? Whether you choose to go for local country celebrations or huge celebrations all throughout the country, you have a lot of choices for festivals in Ireland. With that, we recommend these top 20 Irish festivals that travelers should attend in Ireland.

Top 20 Festivals in Ireland

1.St. Patrick’s Festival

St. Patrick's Day Ireland

The biggest and grandest festival in Ireland, St. Patrick’s Festival is one hell of a celebration that you should not miss if you’re planning to travel to Ireland. This festival which was started by the Irish government in November 1995 eventually turned into a multi-day celebration which takes place somewhere around March 17 every year. The highlight of the festival is the St. Patrick’s Day where there’s a grand parade, lots of drinking, and locals and tourists party in the streets all over Ireland. It is a nationwide celebration where people usually dress up as Leprechauns. Spread throughout the St. Patrick’s Festival Week are various activities and events like traditional performances, food fairs, and a celebration of Irish culture.

When:

March 14-18

Where:

Dublin but the entire country is also celebrating

2. Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann

This one is quite difficult to pronounce but in simpler words, this is also called as “Fleadh” (pronounced as “flaa”). Fleadh is an Irish national music festival where the highlight of the event is the Irish traditional music competition. The reputation of this festival has been high that more participants wanted to compete each year.

Aside from this competition, there are also concerts and parades. Every year, locals and Irish culture enthusiasts come over to participate in this music festival which is held late in August. The venue of the festival varies every year so be sure to check which town is hosting Fleadh this year.

When:

August 11-18 or sometime late August

Where:

Venu varies every year

3. National Heritage Week

Another celebration in Ireland that is celebrated all over the country is the National Heritage Week. Spearheaded by the Heritage Council of Ireland, a handful of events are in store during this week where the primary goal is to celebrate Ireland’s culture, history, garden, and architecture. The best part of this week is that everyone can access several landmarks that are usually paid or private for free. There are also tours, events and other activities that help promote Ireland’s culture and heritage. Heritage Week is usually held on the last week of August.

When:

August 17-25 or last week of August

Where:

Various locations and most likely in heritage sites

4. Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival in Lisdoonvarna

Lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival

This spa town in County Clare has an old traditional festival which leads all road to Lisdoonvarna every September. Also hailed as Europe’s biggest matchmaking festival, this will surely catch your interest if you’re looking for an Irish mate.

This event welcomes festival-goers of all ages specifically around 18 to 80 years old. There’s dancing, singing, and various activities all day long. If you’re not getting any luck during the festival, don’t worry there are matchmakers who can pair you up with someone and just see what happens from there.

When:

August 30 – September 29

Where:

Lisdoonvarna

5. Dingle Regatta in Dingle

Dingle Regatta or boat races is also one of the top festivals that you should not miss in Ireland. If you happen to be in Dingle sometime around the third week of August and you share the love for boating, be sure to check out Dingle Regatta. This festival is all about crews of four racing a traditional Irish canoe (naomhog) around the harbor.

When:

August 17-18

Where:

Dingle

6. Dingle Regatta in Dingle

Dingle Regatta or boat races is also one of the top festivals that you should not miss in Ireland. If you happen to be in Dingle sometime around the third week of August and you share the love for boating, be sure to check out Dingle Regatta. This festival is all about crews of four racing a traditional Irish canoe (naomhog) around the harbor.

When:

August 17-18

Where:

Dingle

7. Killorglin Puck Fair in Killorglin

Puck fair Killorglin

Killorglin surely has a unique coronation day where they crown a wild goat as the “King of their town” for three days. Every August, locals go to the mountain to catch a wild goat and bring it back to town to be crowned as the “King”. On the last day of the festival, the goat is sent back to the mountain. There are lots of activities during this celebration and pubs close an hour later than the usual. Live music, demos, dance sessions, outdoor markets, and fireworks are expected every year during the Puck Fair.

The history of this festival can be traced back to 400 years ago where a wild goat fleed from the hills and warned the entire community from the approaching Cromwellian army. At present, the festival is now held every August 10-12.

When:

August 10-12

Where:

Killorglin

8. Rose of Tralee in Tralee

Every 23rd until 27th of August, Tralee hosts pageantry where young Irish women compete for the title as the Rose of Tralee. This celebration is open to the international audience too since it is a global celebration of Irish culture. Aside from the crowning of the yearly Rose, there are also street entertainment, live concerts, street markets, parades, and fireworks all throughout the festival.

When:

August 23-27

Where:

Tralee

9. Galway Oyster Festival in Galway

Ireland has some of the finest seafood in the world. In fact, one of Galway’s unique features is the Galway Native Oyster which they take pride of– all thanks to the Atlantic shoreline. So if you want to feast on some delicious oysters while you’re in Ireland, be sure not to miss the Galway Oyster Festival. There are two Oyster Opening Championship as the main highlight of this festival: the Irish Oyster Opening Championship and the World Oyster Opening Championship. This oyster-loaded celebration is held every September on the west coast of Ireland.

When:

September 27-29 or last week of September

Where:

Galway

10. Galway Arts Festival in Galway

Galway Arts Festival

The Galway Arts Festival paved way for Galway to be recognized as a cultural center for the arts and a cultural tourism destination. This festival has become internationally known as you can already see Irish artworks sitting side by side with artworks by international artists from various fields like theatre, music, visual arts, opera, street spectacle, dance, and comedy. Thousands of attendees come over to Galway to participate and take part in this event which is held for two weeks in late July every year.

When:

July 15-28

Where:

Galway

11. Dublin Bay Prawn Festival in Dublin

Another irresistible festival for the seafood lovers out there, Ireland surely wins the heart of many tourists for this incredibly sumptuous food festival. If you can’t say no to these juicy prawns, head over to Dublin for the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival. This festival occurs every March near the harbor where you can enjoy bite-sized prawns and a creamy stout to wash the prawns down. There are also cooking demos, music, and more foods during the festival.

When:

March 16-18

Where:

Dublin

12. Enniscorthy Rockin’ Food Festival in County Wexford

The Rockin’ Food Festival in Enniscorthy will surely unite all foodies and music lovers out there. If you’re planning to visit Ireland in the first week of August, be sure not to miss this top Irish festival. Over 80 of the best local and artisan vendors are expected to participate in this big event down in County Wexford.

There is also an interesting lineup of international rock and roll artists to give the festival-goers a series of free outdoor gigs. This simply means that the Rockin’ Food Festival is not just all about food but rock and roll music as well.

Lastly, if you’re planning to bring the entire family with you, the Rockin’ Food Festival is also the perfect venue for your kids to participate as there are various activities specifically prepared for the youngsters.

When:

On the first week of August (August 2-5)

Where:

Enniscorthy, County Wexford

13. Dublin Horse Show in Dublin

Dublin Horse Show

The Dublin Horse Show every August is a celebration of Ireland’s inclination towards horses. This festival showcases the best show horses to the best international show jumpers. Being one of Ireland’s biggest events, thousands of people including visitors from abroad come to Dublin to witness this show. Tickets for the show are sold in the official website of the event. There’s the single admission ticket, season admission ticket, daily seated stand ticket, and stand seat only ticket. Check out their website for more information on these different types of ticket.

When:

sometime in August

Where:

Dublin

14. Dingle Food Festival in Dingle

The fishing town of Dingle hosts the annual Dingle Food Festival on the first weekend of October. If you’re looking for the best weekend in Ireland, this festival is the one you’re looking for. Thousands of locals and tourists purposely head over to Dingle for this festival because of “The Taste Trail” where you get to visit over 70 food venues around the town and taste the best foods and drinks in their menu. There are also cooking demonstrations, market stalls, workshops, children’s events, street entertainment, whiskey tasting, wine tasting, and so much more activities to expect.

When:

October 4-6 or first weekend of October

Where:

Dingle

15. Dingle Races in Dingle

The Dingle Racing Festival happens every August and it is one of the biggest Horse and Pony races in Ireland. There are twenty races spread over the weekend making this event as the highlight of the Dingle’s calendar. Expect to see over 160 horses all across Ireland competing for the EUR 6,000 prize.

There are also booths and stalls to entertain some of the audience– the kids to be specific. Examples of these are the bouncing castle, a fortune-teller booth, and various market fairs that sell souvenirs.

When:

Every August but most likely on August 9-11

Where:

Ballintaggart racecourse in Dingle

16. Bloomsday in Dublin

To commemorate and celebrate the life of the Irish writer, James Joyce, Bloomsday is held in Dublin every June 16. This is the day his novel, Ulysses, took place in 1904. This day is expected to have readings and dramatizations of Ulysses- perfect for every Ulysses fan but other exciting activities like pub crawling is also in the tradition. There are also many free activities that you can expect in Bloomsday including theatrical performances, musical events, and tours.

When:

June 16

Where:

Dublin

17. All-Ireland Finals in Dublin

All Ireland Hurling
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Every September means a very busy time at the Croke Park where thousands of Gaelic sports supporters come to see the All-Ireland Finals for hurling and football. If you happen to be a fan of the sport, be sure to check out this big event if you’re in Ireland. You’ll most likely be able to get along very well with other enthusiastic fans too which will make the experience more memorable.

When:

sometime in September

Where:

Dublin, specifically in Croke Park

18. Temple Bar Trad in Dublin

temple bar tradfest

Late winter in Dublin is never boring because this would mean non-stop traditional Irish music and unlimited drinking sessions in Temple Bar TradFest. Today, this festival is already considered as the largest festival of traditional music in Ireland long after it started as a small niche music festival in 2006. The recognition received from this festival has pushed it to expand its goal which now includes promotion of the next generation of Irish musicians.

TradFest also offers a memorable experience for festival-goers with its live music concert held in some of Dublin’s popular historical sites. Aside from that, you can also expect to party all night long for free. Exhibitions, workshops, masterclasses, and film-screenings are also in the line up of activities. This festival starts around January 21 and ends on January 27. If you are interested to join this music festival head over to Dublin on these dates.

When:

January 21- January 27

Where:

Dublin

19. Listowel Writer’s Week in County Kerry

Listowel Writer’s Week is an internationally acclaimed literary festival held from May 29 to June 2. It is considered to be one of the most friendly and sociable events on the Irish calendar and because of this a lot of participants attend this very popular festival every year.

This festival is perfect for writers and aspiring writers who want to expand their network and, of course, learn through the series of writing workshops. Irish and international writers get invited to the festival to share their expertise in poetry, theatre, fiction, screen, writing scripts for radio, children’s literature, song-writing, and even comic writing.

Art exhibits, literary and historical tours, singing, dancing, and seminars are also expected to fill up the program during these days. There are also writing competitions for adults and young writers. There’s definitely so much to expect in this festival.

When:

May 29 – June 2

Where:

Listowel, County Kerry

20. Fleadh Nua in Ennis

Ireland surely loves to promote their culture to the world. This is the reason why a lot of traditional music and dance festivals are sprouting like mushrooms all year round. One of these is the Fleadh Nua which takes place every May in Ennis, County Clare.

This 9-day event should also make it to your list of Irish festivals because there are lots of fun activities to expect morning until night. There are music concerts, dance workshops, various street entertainments, lunchtime concerts, and evening sessions. There are also Irish Dance Competitions and CD Launches to add more variety to the program.

When:

May 19-27

Where:

Ennis


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10 Free Things To Do In Dublin, Ireland

There are several free things to do in Dublin despite its reputation as being an expensive city. Known for its rich heritage, pubs and friendly locals, Dublin is also a good base to travel around Ireland.

From its rich heritage to lively nightlife, it is one city that should be on your itinerary when traveling Europe. So we’ve put together the best and fun free things to do in Dublin to include on your Dublin itinerary.


10 Best Free Things To Do In Dublin

 

1. Take advantage of the free bikes in Dublin

Dublin is a walkable city but if walking is not your thing while sightseeing, taking advantage of the free bike is a good alternative. Dublinbikes allows you to use the bike for free for the first 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, you have to pay around €50 cents per 30 minutes. You can also get a 3-day ticket at 5 euros to save money.

2. Take a picture with the wild deer in Phoenix Park

 

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Phoenix Park is an urban park in Dublin, located north of River Liffey. The park has large areas of grassland and tree-lined avenues which makes it appealing for the wild fallow deer. These deer made the park their home since the 17th century. To plan your visit, check the park’s operating hours here.

3. Trace your Celtic heritage in the National Library

Want to do something different in Dublin for free? Why not check if you have a Celtic heritage in National Library. Whether it’s for fun or curiosity, this service offered by National Library can help you trace your Irish roots.  No need to book an appointment. Just make sure to check their operating hours here.

4. Join a music session in Cobblestone

 

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Music is a big part of Irish tradition and one of the things that Ireland is known for. Want proof? There are tons of Irish musicians and bands famous around the world. I personally grew up listening to Irish music in my sleepy small town in the Philippines. So if you want to explore this part of Irish culture, head to Cobblestone to listen to traditional Irish music with talented locals. To check the upcoming events, check out their website here.

5. Explore the Glasnevin Cemetery

 

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Glasnevin Cemetery is a large cemetery in Dublin, Ireland.  It holds the graves and memorials of several notable figures in Ireland and was opened to the public for the first time on 1832. The cemetery is also considered as one of the top attractions in Dublin due to its rich history.

6. Escape the city at National Botanic Garden

Adjacent to the Glasnevin Cemetery is a world-class botanic garden. The National Botanic Garden is home to several plant species and it is considered as the center of horticultural research and training in Dublin. The National Herbarium is part of the National Botanic Garden and it houses over 20,000 samples of plant products, including fruits, seeds, wood, fibers, plant extracts, and artifacts.

7. Visit Trinity College

 

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We have almost all experienced times in our lives where we needed a way to spend our time without spending our money! If you are familiar with this struggle and happen to be near Dublin, Ireland, then fear not! The internationally recognize Science Gallery offers precisely that. These free exhibitions offer a variety of events including music performances, film screenings, workshops and more. Also, the themes of the exhibitions change three times per year. This makes for fresh new material on a regular basis.

The only thing they ask is to warn them ahead of time if you are bringing a large group. If you do happen to stumble across a bit of extra cash, Trinity College also offers a few other low-cost options including guided tours, a zoological museum, and the Book of Kells exhibition. And if your budget allows for trinkets and/or food, you will be delighted to find a gift shop and a variety of places to eat.

8. Learn history from the Kilmainham jail

 

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Kilmainham jail is one of the best locations to go and visit in Dublin because it is the place in Ireland to understand some of the recent histories about how Ireland finally gained independence from the British.

Entrance to the superb museum and the old courthouse is free of charge and a one hour guided trip around the actual prison itself is not that expensive, but extremely good value as you will come away with much to think about.

The museum describes the years before and after the 1916 Easter uprising, and when you do the tour of the prison itself, you see the places where the signatories to the proclamation of independence were kept before they were cold-bloodedly executed by the British the same year. This event changed the future of Ireland by the influence of national opinion and makes this place a must-see for lovers of history and visitors to Dublin.

9. Check out the Museum of Natural History

The Museum of Natural History in Dublin is free to enter and is home to over 20,000 preserved species. The real charm of the museum is that it has barely changed since it was founded in the 1800s. All of the species are displayed in beautiful Victorian cabinets and the layout is compact.

Visiting this Dublin museum feels like stepping back in time, with the taxidermy and displays showing their vintage nature. The first floor of the museum, called the Irish floor, is dedicated to species were or can be found on the island of Ireland. You can learn about various insects, mammals and marine life that call Ireland home. The crowning jewel is the massive skeletons of the 10,000-year-old Irish Elk that guard the entry.

The top floors show a diverse range of animals and insects from around the world. This quirky stop is a great way to learn about Irish history and is the perfect activity for a rainy afternoon.

10. Relax in St. Stephen’s Green

 

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If you want to connect with nature without leaving the city, head to St. Stephen’s Green, a well-manicured urban park. Though the land was once the setting of public executions, the green now offers a tranquil respite from the bustle of the city and adds a welcome change of pace to any Dublin itinerary. Take a stroll along the paved walking paths and admire the Victorian landscape (and work off some of that pub food at the same time!).

When you’re worn out, take a seat on one of the benches and simply enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, do some people watching, and relieve your aching feet. For families—particularly those with energetic children—a trip to the playground is a must.

And if you visit in the summer, you may be lucky enough to catch an outdoor concert. But don’t worry if you’re traveling in the off-season. The park is impressive year-round. Keep in mind that St. Stephen’s Green is only open during daylight hours, so plan your visit accordingly.


Affordable Accommodations in Dublin

Abbey Court Hostel is a hostel located at the center of Dublin. It is known for its quirky interior design and social vibe. The hostel offers an eat-all-you-can breakfast, comfortable bed, entertainment and game room, music room, lounge, and free walking tour. For rates and reviews of Abbey Court Hostel, click here.

The Leeson Lodge is another alternative for cheap accommodation in Dublin if a hostel is not your thing. The lodge is located near the Dublin canal, St Stephen‘s Green (a public park) and pubs. They offer a single room for a reasonable rate. For rates and reviews of the Leeson Lodge, click here



 

 

 

20 Things To Do In Galway City, Ireland

Galway City and nothing else comes in mind if we speak about Ireland’s top destination for arts, music, and urban culture. This city in the west coast of Ireland never fails to exceed expectations- from its medieval walls down to the breathtaking view of the River Corrib. So whether you’re coming over for a quick visit or longer, there’s just so much to enjoy in this harbor city. With that, here are 20 things to do in Galway City that you should not miss.

20 Things To Do In Galway City, Ireland

1. Meet some marine friends at the Galway Atlantaquaria

The National Aquarium of Ireland is not just Ireland’s largest aquarium but also a home to over 150 marine and freshwater species- including Valentine, the only White Skate being publicly displayed in the world. Other highlights in this aquarium are seahorses, sharks, friendly rays, and a skeleton of an enormous fin whale.

If you prefer, there are also audio presentations to guide you on the tour. The Lighthouse Gift Shop also has a variety of souvenir items to take home and if you want to take a break after touring the entire aquarium, you can enjoy a good meal at the Royal Villa Restaurant.

2. Learn about Galway’s past in the Galway City Museum

galway city museum

One of the most popular attractions in Ireland, the Galway City Museum is perfect for solo, couple, or group travelers who want to comb a piece of extensive information about Galway’s past.

The museum hosts exhibit featuring the Great War and the interesting marine life along Galway’s coastline. You can also find a big collection of artifacts and souvenirs from The World War I and the Civil/Independence War, Medieval and pre-Medieval era in Galway, and all the way back to its prehistoric times.

3. Enjoy a walk at Kirwan’s Lane

Named after one of the leading fourteen tribes in Galway, Kirwan’s Lane should make it to your list of things to do in Galway City. This lane is one of the finest medieval lanes in Galway and contains what remains of the 16th and 17th-century architecture of the city. Truly a great spot to revisit Galway’s rich history. Enjoy a walk here with many bohemian-style cafes, restaurants, craft shops, and bars in the sidewalk.

4. Catch sunsets at Salthill

Salthill_Galway

Located at the edge of the city, Salthill is the best place to chase the sun go down over Galway Bay. Leisureland Galway is also in the neighborhood if you want to treat your entire family for some water adventure. The facility has a Treasure Cove with a pirate ship, water cannons, and a bubbly pool. You can also find a lot of restaurants and hotels in Salthill if you want to spend a night or two here.

5. Join the Galway city Riverwalk

Starting from the Spanish Arch, the Galway city Riverwalk is a guided tour of Galway City’s river. The tour runs all year round but sometimes it also depends on the availability of the guides. If you have an hour and a half to spare for a stroll along the river, this walking tour should be added to your list of things to do in Galway City.

6. Take a relaxing afternoon in Circle of Life Commemorative Garden

Located in Salthill area, the Circle of Life Commemorative Garden offers a relaxing atmosphere to tourists who want to take a break from Galway City’s overwhelming charm. The garden also lets you reflect on the different stages of life as inscribed on each these 2-meter standing stones– definitely an interesting soul-searching place in Galway.

7. Visit the Galway Cathedral

Galway Cathedral

The Galway Cathedral in Gaol Road plays an important part in the history of Galway City. Each stone of this stone cathedral was donated by the locals. Its Renaissance style was also heartfully handcrafted by the best Irish artists during that era. Aside from that, the Galway Cathedral is also the last stone cathedral built in Western Europe.

8. Discover Galway City’s Medieval house

Although the Lynch’s Castle is often off the spotlight, it still deserves a spot in your itinerary in Galway City. This medieval castle embellished with gargoyle statues and ornamental moldings used to be the home of one of Galway’s prominent families. Presently, it houses the AIB bank. You can also learn more about the architecture and history of the castle if you visit during the opening hours of the bank.

9. Have a sumptuous meal at Quay Street Kitchen

The Quay Street Kitchen is one of the best places to enjoy a good meal in Galway City. Their menu is not favorable to vegetarians though but the dishes are definitely worth a try. There’s nothing more satisfying than enjoying good food and watching the vibrant city from the inside.

10. Kickstart your riverwalk at the Spanish Arch

spanish arch galway

It wouldn’t be hard to miss this attraction if you’re taking the Galway riverwalk since it is just located where the Galway river meets the sea. This historical gem used to be the soldiers’ home during medieval times.

11. Meet locals at Eyre Square

Eyre Square remains to be the heart of Galway city. Popular among locals and tourists, Eye Square offers a playground for children and seasonal markets for adults. You can also find a number of ornate fixtures in the park such as the Browne family mansion doorway and the Quincentennial fountain. The largest shopping mall in Galway City can also be found in Eyre Square.

12. Visit the old fishing village

Also known as “The Shore”, The Claddagh used to be an ancient fishing village in the western part of Galway City. Today, the original village has been demolished and was replaced by council houses, a church, a school, and a community center. However, the new face of the village did not erase its rich history and the legend of the Claddagh ring still remains alive today.

13. Watch salmons spawn at the Salmon Weir Bridge

Salmon Weir Bridge Galway

If you happen to be in Galway City during the summer season, one of the most interesting things to add in your itinerary is a visit to the Salmon Weir Bridge. Tourists and locals gather on this bridge to watch salmons spawn in the Corrib river. Aside from this, you can also enjoy the sight of the Cathedral from the bridge.

14. Grab a drink in the Shop Street

After a satisfying course in the Quay Street Kitchen, why not grab a drink at Shop Street? The vivid and lively atmosphere of this place will entertain you and will make you grab for a few more Irish drinks. You can try the different shops as you walk down the street or just window-shop if you prefer. There are also a lot of street performances so don’t miss it by walking too fast. It pays to just blend in and enjoy a slow walk with a drink in your hand.

15. Be entertained with Galway City’s street performers

 

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As mentioned earlier, Shop Street has a lot of street performers or buskers and it’s just one of the many streets in Galway City with street performers entertaining locals and tourists. If you spot a busker on the street, feel free to stay a bit longer and enjoy good music. The buskers in this city are one of the most creative and artistic folks.

16. Try the pizza and beer in Monroe’s Tavern

A slice of a gigantic pizza paired with a cold beer is perfect when accompanied with good live music. If you’re craving for such experience while in Galway city, you might want to visit Monroe’s Tavern. Whether you come on a mid-week or end of the week, Monroe’s has live music waiting for you.

17. Spill some tea in the Secret Garden

The Secret Garden is one of the best spots in Galway city to enjoy a cup of tea. If you’re looking for a way to quiet place to relax and enjoy a few chit-chats with your friends, the Secret Garden is a not-so-secretive place to add in your itinerary.

18. Enjoy the luxurious McCambridge

 

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This household name in Galway offers luxurious treats for tourists who want to splurge every penny they have in the city. Their range of food choices like their variety of cheese will not disappoint. Plus, the cafe on the second floor is also a lovely highlight in your visit.

19. Try the pint in Naughton’s Bar

Definitely, one of the best Guinness in Galway city, a visit to the Naughton’s Bar makes it worthwhile. This cozy little spot is everyone’s favorite during the winter season where each corner will surely have a fireplace to warm everyone up. If you’re in the city during these freezing times, you might want a pint and a cozy evening in Naughton’s Bar.

20. Check out the pint in Murphy’s Bar too

A trip to anywhere in Ireland will not be complete if you haven’t tried every single pint in the country. To add in your list, the pint in Murphy’s Bar is also worth a try. Check out their delicious food items too! You can never go wrong in this old man’s bar in the heart of the city.

If these are not enough, there are several day trips from Galway City that you can do as well.


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15 Things To Do In Cork City, Ireland

There are several things to do in Cork City. Cork surely has a long history behind it. Being one of Europe’s oldest city, Cork has gone through several developments which made it a hub for tourists nowadays. Cork close enough to other major cities in Ireland that a day trip can be done if you don’t have enough time. It is about 3 hours from Dublin, 2 hours from Limerick and Galway and 2.5 hours from Shannon.

If you’re eyeing to tick off Ireland’s second largest city in your list, here are the best things to do and see in Cork City.

15 Things To Do In Cork Ireland

1. Fancy the 16th-century art in the Crawford Art Gallery

Crawford Art Gallery Cork City

The Crawford Art Gallery holds an array of art pieces from the 16th century until the present. It features paintings, sculptures, and prints on all three floors of the building. While there are permanent exhibits, the gallery also has open doors for special exhibits which are only available for a certain season. It also offers presentations and hands-on experiences.

Opening Times

Monday–Saturday 10.00am–5.00pm

Late opening Thursdays until 8.00pm

For an updated schedule, click here.

Admission Fee

Free

Contact Information

Address: Emmet Place, Cork, Ireland T12 TNE6 

Email:  [email protected]

Phone: +353 (0)21 480 5042

2. Take a stroll along MacCurtain Street

The vibrant and busy MacCurtain Street will need no explanation why tourists add this to their list of things to do in Cork City. This street has a lot to offer whether you’re just up to grab a pint or craving for a slice of pizza, MacCurtain Street has everything you need. You can find Japanese, Turkish, and Indian restaurant to feed your nightly cravings. After a sumptuous meal, head over to Everyman Theater for an entertaining play or to the Mother Jones’ flea market for some awesome finds.

3. Revisit the city’s history in Cork Public Museum

Cork public museum

This Georgian House in one of the most popular parks in Cork City hosts a variety of artifacts which could help you take a tour back to the city’s past. The Cork Public Museum exhibits items from the Bronze Era, War of Independence, etc. You can also find examples of Cork silver and needlepoint lace in this museum.

Opening Times

Tuesday to Friday – 10 am to 4 pm

Saturday – 11 am to 4 pm

Sunday 2 pm – 4 pm

Admission Fee

Free

Contact Information

Address:  Fitzgerald Park, Mardyke, Cork, Ireland

Email: [email protected] 

Phone: +353 21 427 0679

4. Check out fresh produce at the English Market

The English Market is one of Europe’s popular indoor food markets where you can find fresh produce from farms across Ireland.  You can find various traders in the market from small stalls to large businesses selling all sorts of food items like meat and fish, herbs and spices, sauces and oils, fruits and vegetables, chocolates and cakes, and cheeses and pasta. Souvenir items like t-shirts are also sold here. You can also find family secret recipes shared by some traders in the market. So if you fancy working in the kitchen and preparing one of a kind meals, a visit to the English Market pays a lot.

5. Make Irish butter in Cork Butter Museum

Cork Butter Museum

If you’ve had enough getting to know Cork City’s rich history, why don’t you visit what used to be the largest butter market in the world? Cork Butter Museum is the home of gold and creamy Irish butter. In this museum, you can learn a few techniques on how to make butter traditionally and peek through its collection of butter wrappers. If you want a small, inexpensive, yet fun thing to do in Cork, this Butter Museum is worth a shot.

Opening Times

Mar to Oct: Daily, 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Group tours & off-season visits by prior arrangement. For more information, click here.

Admission Fee

Full €4.00, Seniors/Students €3.00, Children €1.50

Family group, under 12’s no charge.

Contact Information

Address:  The Butter Museum, O’Connell Square, Shandon CorkT23 H004

Email: [email protected] 

Phone: 353 (0) 21 4300 600

6. Take a trip to the Cork City Gaol

Cork City Gaol

Of course, Cork City also has unusual tourist attractions which turned out to be one of the best experiences in the city. The Cork City Gaol used to be the city’s home for lawless citizens until it was closed in 1923. From 1824 until 1923, this prison witnessed a lot of history which is now the main highlight of the guided tours in Cork City Gaol. It also has a picnic area for families who want to stay after the tour, a souvenir shop for those who want to take home badass pieces of the prison’s history, and a cafe for those who want to take a break.

Opening Times

Apr-Sept 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Oct-Mar 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Admission Fee

Adults: €10.00

Student: €8.50

OAP: €8.50

Child: €6.00

Family ticket: (2 adults and up to 4 children)

Contact Information

Address: Convent Avenue, Sunday’s Well, Cork City, Ireland.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 021-4305022

For more information, click here.

7. Listen to nonstop traditional music in Sin E

One of Cork City’s heritage pubs, Sin E welcomes guests with classic and traditional Irish music. Get an authentic Irish vibe if you spend a night here. Guests usually enjoy listening to nonstop Irish music with a glass of drink but if you prefer to munch on something while here, you can also bring a few munchies with you. Hot foods are not allowed though. Sin E is one of the top spots where you can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day so it would be a great thing to tick off from your list if you happen to be here during this huge Irish celebration.

8. Be mesmerized by St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral

Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral

Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral is a neo-Gothic cathedral built for the devotees of the city’s patron saint. This cathedral is surely difficult to miss most especially when you’re walking along Dean Street at night. The three spires of the cathedral and its architectural style give the city’s skyline a mystical touch. The interior of the cathedral is also as breathtaking as the exterior so whether you’re in Cork City as a pilgrim or as a tourist, the Cathedral should make it to your list of things to do in Cork City.

9. Meet the Four-Faced Liar of the Shandon Bells

Cork City’s beloved landmark, the Shandon Bells is your gateway to the most breathtaking view of the city. Once on top of the 132 steps, tourists can also ring the bells where the largest of which weighs 1.5 tons. Another interesting fact about this landmark is that the four clocks on each face of the tower never display the same time thus being named “The Four-Faced Liar”.

10. Spend an afternoon at Fitzgerald Park

Fitzgerald Park Cork

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and head over to Fitzgerald Park. This park will introduce you to the glassy waters of River Lee, historic sculptures like the bust of Michael Collins, a hero of the Irish War of Independence, and a rose garden perfect for picnics. Cork City’s one and only pedestrianized bridge are also in the park popularly known as the Shakey Bridge.

11. Experience an Irish nightlife at Hi-B Bar

If you’re in the city to experience the nightlife, Hi-B Bar is the top spot for you. Add this to your list of things to do in Cork City and you will surely have the best night in Cork. Mobile phones are not allowed inside too which makes it the best place to socialize without any distractions. Truly one of Cork’s hidden gems, HI-B bar has a list of extensive beers you can try.

12. Look over the city from Elizabeth Fort

elizabeth fort cork

If you want to take more breathtaking views of the city, head over to Elizabeth Fort. This 17th century star-shaped fort was originally a built to defend the city during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. It was also once turned into a women’s prison during the War of Independence. Its redevelopment turned it into a tourist attraction where tourists can now take a good look of the city.

13. Develop an eye for contemporary arts in Triskel Arts Center

The Triskel Art Center also has an interesting history that you might want to know. This cultural hub in the heart of Cork City offers a lot of things like the Triskel Christchurch which is now acting as the main auditorium after it has been refurbished from an old Georgian Church. It usually hosts Classical and Jazz concerts, art exhibits, movies, and other cultural events. This arts center also has a contemporary art room known as the Triskel Gallery Space. The Makeup Bar and a Script Cafe Bar also shares the space.

14. Feel the soul of Cork in St. Patrick’s Street

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Another attraction you might want to check is Cork City’s main shopping hub. Also located in the heart of the city, this one is not hard to miss. When the weather is good, you will usually find locals gathering and chit-chatting over great food.

15. Call it a wrap at The Roundy Bar

To wrap up your day, enjoy a relaxing evening with live music and comedy at The Roundy Bar. Whether you’re someone who has an eye for independent records or someone who just want to end the day with a good laugh, this bar can easily be located in the heart of Cork City. Upstairs, it has Plugd Records, an independent record shop for those who love music. Roundy Bar can also host parties for up to 80 people.


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30 Things To Do In Dublin, Ireland 

Dublin surely has a lot to offer to tourists coming in and out of this marvelous city in Ireland. It has everything in store for travelers of all kinds- solo, group, young or old. If you’re looking for a perfect way to spend your time in Dublin, this article is the perfect list that you need. Here are top things to do in Dublin.

30 Things To Do In Dublin Ireland

1.Take a glimpse of the past in Trinity College

trinity college dublin

If you enjoy walking down the memory lane, give it a shot at Trinity College where you can find a collection of Ireland’s treasured past in its Long Room Library. This 200-foot-long room holds 200,000 books as old as you can possibly imagine. The most popular treasure in this library is the Book of Kells which has a great role in the Irish identity. Trinity College is also one of the best free things to do in Dublin, Ireland.

2.Shake hands with the St. Michan’s Mummies

If you’re brave enough to spice up your Dublin tour, why don’t you try shaking hands with an 800-year-old mummy? Kept in a vault underneath St. Michan church, dozens of coffins are left as is for the public eye to see. As time pass by, these coffins slowly disintegrate revealing a mummy inside. Well, not every coffin contains a preserved mummy though and nobody, not even the church, can tell which coffin has mummies in them.

Opening Times

Mar – Oct: Monday to Sat from 10 am to 4:45 pm

Nov – Mar: Monday to Sat from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Admission Fee

€6

Contact Information

Address: Church Street, Dublin City

Email: [email protected] 

Phone: +353(0)18724154

3. Enjoy a private dinner at the Pig’s Ear

Treat yourself in this three-story Georgian Townhouse while you’re in Dublin. Its creative menu will surely leave you wanting to explore more of this city and the Irish cuisine.

4. Revisit an old prison cell in Kilmainham

Kilmainham Gaol museum

So you think that visiting a mummy is not creepy enough? Then go ahead and add the Kilmainham Gaol in your things to do in Dublin. The Kilmainham Gaol used to be a place for executions and public hanging. Martyrs and Irish leaders were also imprisoned within the walls of this infamous prison which makes it a perfect exhibit on the history of Irish Nationalism. It is also one of the best museums in Dublin. 

Opening Times

For updated opening hours, click here.

Admission Fee

Online prices – Adult €8, Senior €6, Child/Student €4 and Family €20. Walk-up prices* – Adult €9, Senior €7, Child/Student €5 and Family €23

Contact Information

Address: Kilmainham Gaol Museum Visitor Centre, Kilmainham Courthouse, Inchicore Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland. D08 RK28

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +353 1 4535984

5.Satisfy your appetite

After going through some of those unusual things to do in Dublin, why not satisfy your appetite? Dublin has various food and drink tours you can sign up like the Delicious Dublin Tours, Dublin Wine Trails, and Fabulous Food Trails. Vegans can also join tours like the Vegan Dublin Food Tours By Vegan in Ireland.

6. Be amused bigtime at the Little Museum of Dublin

After a sumptuous food-trip around Dublin, you’ll surely have sufficient energy to visit the Little Museum of Dublin, right? Brace yourself since you will definitely need this energy to explore all 5,000 artifacts that the museum is keeping on its three floors. Aside from these artifacts, the museum also holds history classes for kids.

Opening Times

Opening Hours: daily from 9:30 am to 5 pm

Admission Fee

Tickets cost €8 for kids, while families (2 adults and up to 3 children) pay just €20.

Contact Information

Address: 15 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, Ireland

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +353 1 6611000

7. Experience Dublin through the DART

DART Dublin

This 54-kilometer commute ride will take you to the best sights and experiences in Dublin– from the highs and lows to every twists and turn of the city. Hop on and off these 31 stops and save yourself from those expensive sightseeing tours. Don’t worry if you get hungry, you’ll surely find something at the Platform Pizza Bar, one of the best stops of this ride.

8. Watch over South Dublin from the mountains

If you want to breathe some fresh air, you should not forget the Dublin mountains in your list of things to do in Dublin. Its accessibility from the city is one of the reasons why locals and tourists prefer to spend their morning or afternoon overlooking South Dublin.

9. Read the Ulysses in Sweny’s Pharmacy

Whether you’re looking for your own “sweet lemony wax” or you simply want to read a passage from Ulysses, Sweny’s Pharmacy is the perfect place for you. This pharmacy-turned-bookshop host special events too. And if you’re a huge fan of the Ulysses, you can even celebrate Bloomsday among others here.

10. Visit the Glasnevin Cemetery

Glasnevin Cemetery

A visit to the Glasnevin Cemetery will surely not disappoint if you want to learn more facts circulating Dublin. Feel free to walk around this cemetery, chit chat with their experienced set of tour guides, touch the coffin of Daniel O’Connell, and dig deep into Dublin’s history.

Opening Times

Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm | Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Admission Fee

Adult: €6.00, Child: €4.00

Contact Information

Address: Glasnevin Cemetery Finglas Road Glasnevin Dublin 11

Email: [email protected]

Phone: + 353 01 882 6550

11. Learn from the Leprechauns

The National Leprechaun Museum, contrary to other museums, is specifically for those who are interested to know more about Irish folklore, mythology, and legends. Of course, you can also catch a glimpse of these Lucky Charm mascots and their pot of gold. One of the highlights in this museum is where guests can walk into a room of oversized furniture and optical illusions.

12. Discover Dublin’s lost medieval wall

Remains of Dublin’s protection against invaders is what the Saint Audoen’s Gate represents nowadays after parts of the wall crumbled and broke down to pieces. If you happen to be touring around the historic part of Dublin, exit through St. Audoen’s Gate and walk along the medieval pathway to reach the existing portion of the lost city wall.

13. Unleash your inner bookworm in Marsh’s Library

Marsh's Library

Marsh’s Library is one of the oldest public libraries in Dublin that you definitely should not miss in your itinerary. It holds 25,000 books and 300 manuscripts where many of these are donated by an Archbishop of Dublin, Narcissus Marsh. This library, like some other attractions in Dublin, has also witnessed much of the city’s history.

Opening Times

Daily except Tuesday and Sunday from 9:30 am to 5 pm.

Admission Fee

Adult €3 | Student/Senior €2 | Child (U-16) free

Contact Information

Address: St Patrick’s Close, Dublin, Ireland

Email: [email protected] 

Phone:  +353 1 4543511

14. Take a walk in the Murdering Lane and Cutthroat Lane

Revisit Dublin’s darker days with these two streets. Although these streets have been renamed in the present time already, Murdering Lane and Cutthroat Lane were believed to be named after the murderous deeds that made these streets busy a couple of centuries ago.

15. Pay tribute to the Irish martyrs at the Proclamation Sculpture

This permanent outdoor sculpture located across the infamous Kilmainham Gaol honors Ireland’s leaders of the Easter Rising. Engraved in these abstract and faceless sculptures are their execution orders and bullet holes where they were hit by the firing squad.

16. Experience life during the Vikings era at Dublinia

Dublinia

Dublinia has various interactive activities for guests who want to learn the history of Dublin from the Viking age until the horrific Black Plague. The museum has four permanent exhibits that you can enjoy. Guests are also invited to try the clothing of each era and watch the development of Dublin through the years from a bird’s eye view.

17. Go pub crawling

You can never go wrong choosing Dublin whenever you want to experience a pub crawl. If the rumors are true, Dublin has almost a thousand pubs just within this lively city alone! Don’t worry if you don’t know where to start your ultimate pub crawl experience; pubs are almost everywhere to sell you a pint or two. Also, don’t forget to make new friends!

18. Take a long walk at the Great South Wall

The Great South Wall is perfect for those who want a fresh air but doesn’t want to stay too far from the city center. This 4km walk only takes 30-40 minutes and ends at the lighthouse in the middle of Dublin Bay. The view at the end of the walkway is breathtaking so don’t miss a photo or two.

19. Check out the Malahide Castle

Malahide Castle

Malahide Castle is one of the oldest castles and best castles in Ireland which dates back as far as 1175. This is also one of the few castles in Dublin County and it’s located in the remaining parklands of Malahide Demesne Regional Park.

The Malahide Castle was home to Talbot Family for almost 800 years and survived many wars and also the deaths of its previous owners inside the palace. For 11 years, the castle was given by Oliver Cromwell to Miles Corbet after the English Parliament conquered Ireland. He hanged himself following the death of Cromwell.

The Talbot family took the castle back but it was followed the death of 14 members where they didn’t make it back after the Battle of Boyne near Drogheda. Now, this Irish castle is owned by the State as the last member of the Talbot family sold it.

Opening Hours

9.30am- 5.30pm Monday-Sunday

Admission Fee

Adults €12

Student / OAP €8

Child (under 12) €6

Family €26

Contact Information

Location: Malahide Demesne, Malahide, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +353 1 816 9538

20. Get stunned by the Celtic mural in the Oratory of the Sacred Heart

A small red structure somewhere in the outskirts of Dublin should not be missed in your itinerary too. Inside, you will find its interior covered with beautiful Celtic Revival art and stained glass windows which illuminate the artwork. This mindblowing masterpiece has earned recognition and awards in the field of architecture.

21. Chill at the park with Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde statue dublin park

To commemorate one of Ireland’s greatest sons, a sculpture of Oscar Wilde rests in the northwest corner of Merrion Square Park where tourists can take a photo or simply reminisce Wilde’s contribution to literature.

22. Chat by the Joker’s Chair

If you’re still in Merrion Square, why not drop by the Joker’s Chair and celebrate Dermot Morgan’s contribution to the Irish entertainment industry? This comedy actor is one of the celebrated ones because of his comedy acts brave enough to criticize the Irish royal court.

23. Watch Irish sports in Croke Park

History also happens in the Croke Park and pretty sure all sports enthusiasts can attest to that. This large stadium in Dublin is not just any stadium but it is Ireland’s sporting cathedral. Regardless which month you visit, you can always choose between watching a summer game or taking the stadium tour.

24. Enjoy a sunny afternoon at Stephen’s Green

Stephen's Green

Stephen’s Green is a 22-acre park ornamented with colorful flower beds, rows of trees, rockeries, and shrubberies. The park also features a waterfall and a lake on top of its Victorian layout. For children, a playground is also accessible and safe to use during operating hours.

25. Bring your family to Airfield

Take a break from the pubs and museums. The Airfield Estate is Dublin’s only working farm which accepts tourists all year long. The estate has various attractions you and the entire family can enjoy such as the Heritage Experience, the Ornamental Garden, Woodland Walks, and Naturescape.

26. Visit the National Museum

National Museum Dublin

Another interesting thing to do in Dublin is a visit to the National Museum of Ireland. This museum specifically features Irish artifacts showing Celtic and Medieval art, prehistoric gold, and a lot more. To make it more interesting, the museum also has another exhibit which features bog bodies back from the Iron Age. Be sure to check out the Kingship and sacrifice exhibit.

Opening Times

Open daily except Monday from 10 am to 5 pm

Admission Fee

Free

Contact Information

Address: Merrion St Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +353(0)16777444

27. Party rock at the Temple Bar

Fancy a piece of live music after exploring all of Dublin? How about craving for some food and refreshment before starting your day? Temple Bar is the right spot for these. Located at the heart of Dublin, you can always find a safe haven in Temple Bar may it be to start or to end your day.

28. Find the perfect pint at Guinness

Guinness Storehouse Dublin

If you have an eye for the perfect pint, the Guinness Storehouse is an experience of a lifetime. This seven-story building stands proudly as the home of the most famous beer in the whole world. Today, tourists can now learn its history and enjoy the best Irish cuisine. Every floor holds exciting surprises for everyone.

Guiness Storehouse is also the most visited attraction in Ireland.

29. Order cocktails at the Vintage Cocktail Club

Itching for some late-night party? The Vintage Cocktail Club has an exclusive cocktail and dining experience you can add in your itinerary. The chic and vintage ambiance of the place complements its award-winning cocktail menus.

30. Take a photo with the Spire of Dublin

Who would dare miss a photo opportunity with the Spire of Dublin? This beacon in the night sky of Dublin stands 120 meters high in the middle of O’Connell Street and is such a sight to see– day or night. Don’t worry it’s not hard to miss even from afar.


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10 Things To Do In Lahinch

There are lots of things to do in Lahinch. Lahinch is a small town in the County of Clare, a popular surfing spot for locals. Aside from the beach, there are also interesting activities in Lahinch that visitors can enjoy.

So here are the top things to do in Lahinch, and why it’s worth visiting this small town.

Things To Do In Lahinch Ireland

1. Lahinch Beach

Lahinch beach

Lahinch Beach is a sandy, crescent-shaped Blue Flag beach in County Clare. It is located in Liscannor Bay and faces the Atlantic Ocean which gives the beach its famous swells.

The beach is a popular surfing, kite surfing and kayaking spot in the country. It is also near Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, making it an ideal side trip for those visiting these famous Irish attractions. It is also one of the most convenient day trips from Galway.

Contact Information

Address: Lahinch Beach, Lahinch, Clare, Republic of Ireland

Email: [email protected]

2.Kenny’s Lahinch Art Gallery

Kenny’s Lahinch Art Gallery is an art gallery in Lahinch that provides an outlet for local artists. It is owned by Carmel Kenny who has been the patron of arts for North Clare. The gallery held exhibitions all throughout the year.

Opening Times

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: open on request

Wednesday: open on request

Thursday: 12 A.M – 5.00 P.M

Friday : 12 A.M – 5 P.M

Saturday : 11 A.M – 5 P.M

Sunday : 12 P.M. – 5. P.M

Contact Information

Address:  Main Street, Lahinch, Clare, Republic of Ireland

Email: [email protected]

Phone:  +353 (0)65 708 1400

3. Walk along the promenade

A promenade is a good place to just walk around. There are some interesting shops in the area and Lahinch beach can also be seen from the Promenade.

4. Lahinch Seaworld & Leisure Centre

One of the most popular family seaside resorts in Ireland, Lahinch Seaward and Leisure Centre boasts one of the largest indoor aquariums in Ireland. Aside from the aquarium, the leisure center also has a 25-meter pool, sauna, jacuzzi, steam room, and a kiddies pool.

Whether you are a swimmer, a fitness fanatic, or simply looking for a place to relax and unwind, Lahinch Seaward and Leisure Centre has it all.

Opening Times

Winter –  September to the end of June

Monday to Thursday 7 am to 9.30pm

Friday 7 am to 6.00pm

Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 6 pm

Summer – July to the start of September

Monday, Tuesday Wednesday, Thursday 7.00am am to 9.30pm (pool & gym)

Friday     7.00am-6.00pm(pool & Gym)

Saturday and Sunday  10 am to 6 pm

Admission Fee

For a complete list of fees, click here.

Contact Information

Address: Promenade, Dough, Lahinch, Co. Clare, Ireland

Email:  [email protected]

Phone: +353 65 708 1900

5. Take a surfing lesson

Lahinch is one of the most popular surfing spots in the country so there are several surfing schools along the promenade. If you want to learn surfing, Lahinch is the best place to do it.

Things To Do Near Lahinch

6.Hag’s Head

hag's head

Hag’s Head is the most southerly point of Cliffs of Moher. The edge of the cliffs forms an unusual rock formation that resembles a woman’s head looking out to the sea.

According to legend, an old hag, Mal of Malbay, fell in love with the Irish mythology hero, Cu Chulainn. She chased the Cu Chulainn one day but lost her footing while crossing the sea stacks and fell off the cliff.

7.Moher Hill Farm

Moher Hill Farm is an open farm and leisure park located on the Western seaboard of Cliffs of Moher. It is located in the nearby Liscannor and it’s only less than 15 minutes from Doolin.

Aside from the animals, they also have several outdoor and indoor activities for the entire family. They have mini-golf, nature walking trail, picnic and play areas. If you are traveling with family, this is one of the best things to do in Doolin with kids.

Opening Times

Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm.

Admission Fee

€8 Adult

€8 Child

€6 Child under 3 years

€6 Senior Citizens

Children under 18 months go free

Contact Information

Address: Moher Hill Open Farm, Cliffs of Moher Road, Liscannor, Co.Clare.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0657081071

8.The Burren

Burren National Park

The Burren National Park is the smallest among the national parks in Ireland. Established in 1991, it only covers an area of 5.8 square miles in County Clare.

The name Burren came from the word “Boireann” which means “great rock”. It is because the entire park is dominated by a glaciated karst landscape. Despite the soil being covered by rocks, the park has diverse and rich floras. During summer, these floras bloom in a way that will leave the visitors in awe because of the park’s natural beauty.

Opening Times

April to September only. Daily between 9:30 am to 5 pm. To verify the schedule, click here.

Admission Fee

Free

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +353-65-6827693 

9.Cliffs of Moher

cliffs of moher tour and tips

The Cliffs of Moher are sea cliffs located in County Clare, Ireland.  It is one of Ireland’s most spectacular sights and one of the most visited attractions in Ireland with 1.5 million visitors annually.

Standing 702ft above the ground at their highest point and 8km long, Cliffs of Moher boasts one of the most amazing views in Ireland. In a good day, you can see the Aran Islands in Galway Bay.

To learn more about Cliffs of Moher, click here.

10.The Rock Shop

The Rock Shop in Liscannor is one of the most unique gift shops in Ireland. This gift shop offers a fascinating display of fossils, gemstones and collectible rocks for collectors. They also have beautiful crystals in their natural forms and extensive collections of perfume, pottery, and textiles.

Opening Times

The gift shop is open daily from 10am-5.00pm

Contact Information

Address:   Derreen, Liscannor, Co. Clare, Ireland

Email:  [email protected]

Phone: +353 65 708 1930

29 Top Things To Do In Ireland For 2019

There are so many things to do in Ireland. This country might be small but it’s packed with history, amazing landscapes, imposing castles and activities. With this, it is easy to get overwhelmed by the long list of activities in Ireland.

I remember the first time I’ve learned about Ireland. It was through awesome Irish bands who made names in the international scene. Although my love for music is replaced by my love for travel, my fascination with Ireland remains the same.

So here are the best places to see in Ireland and why it’s worth visiting this country.


29 Awesome Things To Do In Ireland

Be amazed by the natural beauty and landscapes in Ireland.

1. Cliffs of Moher

cliffs of moher tour and tips

The Cliffs of Moher are sea cliffs located in County Clare, Ireland.  It is one of Ireland’s most spectacular sights and one of the most visited attractions in Ireland with 1.5 million visitors annually.

Standing 702ft above the ground at their highest point and 8km long, Cliffs of Moher boasts one of the most amazing views in Ireland. In a good day, you can see the Aran Islands in Galway Bay.

To learn more about Cliffs of Moher, click here

2.Wicklow Mountains National Park

Wicklow Mountains national park

Wicklow Mountains National Park is the largest national park in Ireland with an area covering more than 129,500 square kilometers.  It is also the only one located in the east of the country.

It extends from County Wicklow and a small area of Dublin which makes it one of the best day trips from Dublin.

The park contains a variety of attractions that include lush forests, fields, and mountains, and the historical Glendalough Valley.

Check out our guide for the National Parks In Ireland For First Time Visitors here

3. Glendalough Upper Lake

Glendalough Upper Lake Ireland

Glendalough is a glacial lake in the Wicklow Mountains. It is classified as ribbon lake which means, it is a long and narrow lake formed in glacial trough. The lake is one of the main attractions in Wicklow Mountains National Parks. Along with the lower lake, the valley of these twin lakes have drawn a lot of visitors and it’s one of the favorite day trips from Dublin.

Aside from the lake, the Monastic Settlement which has the round tower, St Kevin’s Church, St Kevin’s Cross and the Cathedral are also among the main attractions.

Check out our guide for The Best Lakes In Ireland here

4. Skellig Michael

Skellig Michael things to do in ireland

Skellig Michael is a twin-pinnacled rugged cliff that lies 12 km off the coast of Portmagee in South West Kerry. Rising majestically from the sea, Skellig Michael towers 714ft. (218 meters) above sea level.

On the summit of this awe-inspiring rock, you will find a remarkably well preserved 6th-century monastic settlement. This is one of the best things to see in Ireland and a visit to this major tourist attraction may well be the highlight of your holiday.


Visit the castles in Ireland.

6.Blarney Castle

blarney castle

One of Ireland’s most popular attraction is Blarney castle. It was built nearly six hundred years ago by Cormac MacCarthy, one of Ireland’s greatest chieftains. Surrounding the castle are extensive gardens.

Aside from the castle itself, the place is also popular because of Blarney Stone. In order to get the gift of eloquence, for over 200 years many famous people from around the world visit Blarney to kiss the famous Blarney stone.

7.Kilkenny Castle

kilkenny castle ireland

Kilkenny Castle was built in 1195 to control a fording-point of the River Nore and the junction of several routeways. It was a symbol of Norman occupation and it is an important site to the history of Kilkenny. In 1967, the Castle was transferred to the people of Kilkenny for £50. The Kilkenny Castle is now one of the very few castles in Ireland that offer tours to the public. The garden and park in the castle complex are also open to the public.

8. Kylemore Castle

kylemore abbey castle

Kylemore Castle was built by Mitchell Henry, a wealthy doctor from England, as a gift to his wife Margaret in 1871. It was sold to the Duke and Duchess of Manchester in 1903 and was then purchased by the Irish Benedictine nuns in 1920. Kylemore Abbey, a Benedictine monastery was then founded in 1920 on the grounds of Kylemore Castle, in Connemara. Since 1970s, the estate has been opened to the public.

Nestled at the base of Druchruach Mountain and along the shore of Lough Pollacappul in Connemara, the Abbey is one of the most iconic attractions in Ireland. It is also one of the most beautiful castles in Ireland. And no visit to Ireland is complete without spending a half day to the castle ground.

9.The Rock of Cashel

Rock of Cashel

The Rock of Cashel, also known as Cashel of the Kings and St. Patrick’s Rock, is a historic site located at Cashel in County Tipperary. It is one of the most spectacular attractions in Ireland and also one of the most visited castles in Ireland.

This iconic landmark was the seat of the High Kings of Munster and was built between 12th to 13th century.

10. Dunluce Castle

Dunluce Castle is now a ruined medieval castle in Northern Ireland. It is located on the edge of rocks on the coast of County Antrim.  Richard Óg de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster, built the first castle in Dunluce. From then on, this Irish castle witnessed a long and tumultuous history between Scotland, Ireland, and UK.

Dunce castle is also said to be the inspiration for Cair Paravel, the fictional castle in Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. It is also the film location of Game of Thrones for the Seat of House Greyjoy of the great castle of Pyke.

Check out our guide for The 15 Must-See Castles In Ireland here


Explore the ancient sites in Ireland.

11. Brú na Bóinne

Knowth Brú na Bóinne

Brú na Bóinne (Palace of the Boyne) or popularly known as the Boyne Valley tombs are passage tombs located near River Boyne, 8 km west of Drogheda, County Meath.

The site covers over 780 hectares where the majority of the monuments are located on the north side of the river.

Bru na Boinne contains one of the most important pre-historic landscapes in the world dating back from Neolithic period. It is famous for its Megalithic passage tombs called Knowth, Newgrange, and Dowth.

Aside from these three spectacular ancient sites, there are over 90 Neolithic monuments dotted across in Brú na Bóinne. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993, this famous River Boyne Valley is considered one of the best attractions in Ireland.

To learn more about Brú na Bóinne, click here

12. Hill of Tara

Hill of Tara

The Hill of Tara is an archaeological complex in County Meath of Ireland. It is located near the River of Boyne and it runs between Dunshaughlin and Navan. Hill of Tara used to be the seat of the kings during Stone Age.

It contains a number of ancient passages tombs, Ireland’s Stonehenge and historical ruins.

For more things to do in Meath, click here

13. Giant’s Causeway

The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic fissure eruption. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a national nature reserve. It is located in Northern Ireland and it is about 3-4 hour drive from Dublin on a private car.

14. Fahan beehive huts

Visit the Fahan Beehive Huts of Dingle in Kerry and step into pre-historic Ireland. They were built in the form of a circle of successive strata of stone, each stratum lying a little closer to the center than the one beneath. No mortar was used building these beehive huts by using the corbelling process. These huts dated back to the 12th century and they stand along the panoramic Slead Head drive.

For more things to do in Dingle, click here. 

15. Kenmare Stone Circle

Known locally as The Shrubberies this is one of the largest stone circles in southwest Ireland measuring 17.4 x 15.8m and it is the only egg-shaped stone circle in Munster province. Stone Circles were built during the bronze age believed to be used for ritual and ceremonial purposes.

For more things to do in Kenmare, click here


Learn history from awesome museums in Ireland.

16.Kilmainham Gaol, Ireland

Kilmainham Gaol museum

This symbol of Irish Nationalism was formerly a jail which got transformed into a museum over the course of history. The 300 years old building has a soul of its own and you can feel it in the chapels, cells, and grounds of Kilmainham Gaol. The museum gives a deep insight into the struggle that the country had to go through in the past.

17. EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum

The Irish Emigration Museum tells tales of the 10 million people who had to emigrate from Ireland for the sake of earning more or to find new opportunities. 10 million uprooted lives and 10 million stories, that’s what you get to see in this ethereal place.

18. Irish Potato Famine Exhibition

This museum brings before us the pain and suffering of the people in The Great Hunger. The seasonal museum is well worth a visit if you are a planning a visit to Dublin.

19. Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

The 1.5 million people buried in the Glasnevin Cemetery and their artistically designed graves are there for you to search the lineage of old Irish people. A walking tour of the can be a great venture for tourists.

To learn more of the best museums in Dublin, click here

20. Donegal County Museum

Letterkenny’s 19th-century workhouse, built to provide Famine relief, now houses the local museum. The permanent collection offers 8000-plus artifacts from prehistoric times onwards. This county museum is officially recognized by the Government of Ireland as the best museum in the country.

For more things to do in Letterkenny, click here


Check out the charming towns in Ireland

21. Dingle

THINGS TO DO IN DINGLE IRELAND

Dingle in Ireland is a small port town in Dingle Peninsula and one of the scenic stops in Ring of Kerry along with Kenmare and Killarney. This town is known for its rugged scenery, trails, and sandy beaches.

To learn more about Dingle, click here.

22. Kinsale

kinsale ireland

Kinsale is a town in County Cork, Ireland. Originally a medieval fishing port, historic Kinsale is one of the most picturesque and historic towns on the south-west coast of Ireland. Kinsale has a beautiful set of long waterfront, yacht-filled harbor, narrow winding streets, and brightly painted galleries, shops and houses. It is also a leading Irish tourist attraction and the southerly starting point of the Wild Atlantic Way trail.

To learn more about Kinsale, click here.

23. Killarney

Ross Castle KILLARNEY

Killarney is a lakeshore town in the County of Kerry. It is a popular tourist destination in Ireland as it is one of the scenic stops in Ring of Kerry along with the towns of Kenmare and Dingle. Famous for its national park, beautiful lakes, imposing castles, wildlife, and gorgeous landscapes, this town is named as one of the top 10 global tourist destinations in the world.

To learn more about Killarney, click here.

24. Cobh, Ireland

cobh ireland

Cobh was developed as a Victorian spa retreat in the mid-19th century and became Ireland’s most important port for trans-Atlantic travel. It is known as the last port of Titanic before the tragedy struck. If you would like to create some memories that will last a lifetime, take the plunge and visit Cobh. It is a captivating town that it will hold you in its spell long after you’ve left.

To learn more about Cobh, click here.

25. Kilkenny

Kilkenny is one of the most beautiful and charming Irish cities. Located in the center of Ireland, it has a charming medieval center, lively pubs, and a dynamic art scene. Because of this, there are many unique things to do in Kilkenny, Ireland. From its majestic creeper-clad castle, a bustling crafts industry, cobbled lanes, beautiful churches, and secret passages, Kilkenny will surprise you in many ways.

To learn more about Kilkenny, click here.


Check out the lakes in Ireland.

26.Lough Ree

Lough Ree is one of the 3 lakes in the Shannon River Basin along with Lough Derg. The lake serves as a border between the counties of Longford and Westmeath and it’s a popular fishing and boating area. The boats leave from the harbor in Athlone.

27.Lough Corrib

Lough Corrib is the largest lake in the Republic of Ireland. This lake connects to the sea at Galway through River Corrib. Aside from being a Ramsar site, it has also been designated a Special Area of Conservation. Lough Corrib has over 1300 islands scattered around the lake. Inchagoil Island, one of the islands within the lake has views of the Maumturk range, Joyce Country and the mountains of Connemara.

To check the best lakes in Ireland, click here

Check out the amazing libraries.

28. Marsh’s Library

Marsh’s Library is one of the oldest public libraries in Dublin that you definitely should not miss in your itinerary. It holds 25,000 books and 300 manuscripts where many of these are donated by an Archbishop of Dublin, Narcissus Marsh. This library, like some other attractions in Dublin, has also witnessed much of the city’s history.

Opening Times

Daily except Tuesday and Sunday from 9:30 am to 5 pm.

Admission Fee

Adult €3 | Student/Senior €2 | Child (U-16) free

Contact Information

Address: St Patrick’s Close, Dublin, Ireland

Email: [email protected] 

Phone:  +353 1 4543511

29. Trinity College

If you enjoy walking down the memory lane, give it a shot at Trinity College where you can find a collection of Ireland’s treasured past in its Long Room Library. This 200-foot-long room holds 200,000 books as old as you can possibly imagine. The most popular treasure in this library is the Book of Kells which has a great role in the Irish identity.

 

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