There are many things to see and do when you are in Ireland both free and paid. I have previously written about my road trip around Ireland, my four days in Dublin and free times to do in Ireland. There are many reasons why you should visit Ireland. I am going to give you a small taste of Ireland. No! I don’t mean a pint of Guinness, I mean a taste of Ireland’s culture, scenery, food, history and the people of this beautiful country.
Ireland is rich in history. No matter what part of the country you decide to visit you will be saturated in history, whether it’s old building, places of historical sugnificance or castles. You will always find historical significance no matter where you visit in Ireland.
If you are a lover of history you would love Ireland and all the history that is here from Wolfe Tone and the Irish revolution, to the Magdalene Laundries where pregnant women were sent if they had a child out of wedlock, the 1916 rising, the War of Independence and the Irish Civil War, and so, so, so much more!
Ireland is a country full of culture from our traditional music, dance and sport.
Ireland is well known for its traditional Irish music and instruments such as the fiddle, and the bodhran and many musicians such as Christy Moore. Even though I’m not a huge lover of traditional music there is something inside of me that just wants to dance when it begins to play! It’s just so joyful and you honestly can’t help yourself but move that body of yours to the jig.
Irish dancing is world renowned due to the touring of the river dance. I’m no pro at this sort of dance or any type of dancing for that matter, but let’s not get into my awkward body jerking and hip movements!
There is something magical with watching Irish dancing. It’s hypnotising to watch and a lot of hard work to do! In school we had lessons in Irish dancing and had to hold hands with boys when cooties were still a thing! I know horrible right?! After minutes of nose scrunching in disgust and awkward giggling the dancing soon began!
If you’re visiting Ireland you won’t see much Irish dancing, but if you go to a pub during the night I’m sure there will be a few shows of drunk men and women who believe they are pros!
Now my favourite part of
When you google Ireland you come across some gorgeous places. While on my road trip around Ireland I came across some many gorgeous scenes. No matter where you go in Ireland you will find some amazing places and never want to leave again.
When Ryan and I first arrived in Clare we both decided to talk a walk down to the pier before heading to our camp site. I fell in love with this gorgeous pier. The crash of the waves calmed me and I loved every second of being there.
The Giant’s Causeway is a huge tourist attraction due to the hexagonal shapes the stones are as you can see in the pictures below. It has a beautiful landscape and it is just an amazing place to be. As I have mentioned before the water always calms me and walking around the Giant’s Causeway was so no different!
Cliffs of Moher
Instead of going the normal way that almost everyone goes on this walk. Ryan and I decided to go along the side that technically wasn’t part of the Cliffs of Moher area. We were going this way at our own risk.
It was a beautiful walk but make sure if you are going this way keep an eye on what you are doing! It can be dangerous if you aren’t careful. I’ll definitely be heading back to watch the sunset at some point.
This was difficult both mentally and physically. My legs were burning and were like jelly. I kept saying I couldn’t do it and I wasn’t going to reach the summit.
In all honesty, if I decided to do this hike by myself I would have given up then and there but Ryan was amazing. He kept me going, he pushed me forward and gave me so much motivation to finish the hike.
It’s a difficult hike but the view it breathtaking.
Carrick- a – Rede Rope Bridge
Another huge must do when you are in Ireland! Visiting the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge is an amazing experience!
The people in Ireland are very welcoming apart from the odd c*nt you meet here and there, but for the most part you will meet lovely people who are very helpful and kind. Be kind to them and they’ll be kind back. In the country, compared to the city, people smile and say hello to everyone they meet which was a lot different from when I lived in Dublin, where everyone walks with their head down or has earphones in ignoring the world.
Enjoy your visit to Ireland!