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A route through the most beautiful places in the Republic of Ireland

The Republic of Ireland is a country full of magic. A place of legends, cliffs, green forests, rivers, lakes, mountains and castles. Not to mention the towns and beats of its capital, Dublin. Thinking of traveling to this wonderful place? Pay attention to the best places to visit in the Republic of Ireland:

1. A visit to Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland

Ha’penny Bridge – PlusONE

What better way to start our journey than in the capital of the Republic of Ireland. Dublin is a city full of life and culture. Recommended visit is the castle, built in stone in the eighteenth century. Also the medieval cathedrals of Christchurch and Saint Patrick.

And, in addition to strolling through its streets and having a drink in the Temple Bar area, you can visit the Guinness Storehouse, the most famous brewery in Ireland. Admission includes one drink and a view from Gravity Bar, one of the tallest buildings in Dublin.

On the other hand, and thanks to its Leap Card transport card you can travel around the city and its surroundings very cheaply. For only five euros you can move both by bus and by train. Ideal for a day trip to places like Howth or Bray.

2. A stopover in Galway

Cliffs of Moher – Kwiatek7

Galway is located on the west coast of Ireland. It is a small city, but full of cultural and leisure activities. One of its most popular streets is Shop Street. It is the most commercial street in the city, and in its first section there are the best pubs where you can have a drink and enjoy. Other highlights include the Latin Quarter, the Catholic and Protestant Cathedrals, and Lynch Castle.

Nevertheless, the natural attraction that makes Galway a favorite destination for tourists is the Cliffs of Moher. They are located 70 kilometers south of Galway and stretch for 8 kilometers. You can visit them from land or from the sea. In either case, the views will be impressive: the rocks, the sea, the horizon, the waves…

3. Head over to County Wicklow

Glendalough Monastery – ROUSSELLE Xavier

Wicklow is one of the most picturesque counties in Ireland. It is located on the east coast, less than an hour’s drive from its capital. It is an ideal area to enjoy its naturewith impressive mountains, spectacular lakes and ideal beaches.

Nevertheless, the main tourist attraction is the valley of Glendalough, also called the valley of the Two Lakes. It is located around the Wicklow Mountains and contains the ruins of an important monastic center. It was created more than fourteen centuries ago and both the ruins and the two lagoons, immersed in mist, evoke past times.

You can easily reach this complex by car, which is surrounded by one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Tranquility and nature, another of the advantages of the Republic of Ireland.

4. The unknown county of Cavan

County Cavan – John And Penny

Our next stop is County Cavan, one of the most unknown places in Ireland. It has exceptional landscapes and 365 lakes. In fact, it is said that in this county there is a lake for every day of the year. It is located on the border with Northern Ireland.

It is a place designed for retirement, rest and relaxation. Being surrounded by two rivers, its most recommended activities are sailing or canoeing and kayak. Fishing is also common, since no license is required, and hiking trails can be taken.

5. Last stop at the port of Dún Laoghaire

Dun Laoghaire – Aleksandr Kalinin

It is located south of Dublin, just 12 kilometers from the capital. Like County Cavan, It is an ideal place to enjoy a relaxed day by the sea. You can get there by train or bus from the capital, and transportation will be cheaper if you have the Leap Card.

We recommend a walk through the Irish port to enjoy the views of the sea. In addition, it also has an urban center with a wide variety of activities and shops where you can do some souvenir shopping. It is a preferred destination for English learners due to its proximity to Dublin.

 

“In Ireland, the inevitable never happens and the unexpected happens all the time.”

-Sir John Pentland Mahaffy-

These are some of the recommendations that we can make on your trip to the Republic of Ireland. Of course, there are some places like Kilmainham Gaol, which is Dublin’s prison, or the Aran Islands, near Galway. And if you want to know new places there is Bray, Howth, Cork or Killarney.

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