Every year, thousands of tourists travel to Ireland to witness some of the most beautiful landscapes and historical monuments in the Western world. There is plenty of breath-taking architecture, thrilling sporting events and traditional Irish activities to partake in during your stay and we have taken a look at just three of the potential options for you consider whilst you are in the country.
Cliffs of Moher
One of Ireland’s most beautiful sights, the Cliffs of Moher are simply sensational. You can easily spend a number of hours down at this stunning location and plenty of groups choose to pack a picnic and enjoy a nice lunch whilst staring out to sea. There are a number of viewing points along the coast and if you don’t fancy leaving the car and braving the brisk Irish air, you can check out the cliffs from your car window.
While you won’t quite be able to get the same experience, you can still witness the sheer beauty of the cliffs. There are a number of local, quaint Irish hamlets that you can visit afterwards to enjoy a spot of shopping or you simply relax and have a beverage in the visitors’ centre.
Horse racing is one of the most popular sports in Ireland and every year, thousands of fanatics make the journey to an Irish racecourse. Naas racecourse is incredibly popular and hosts a number of meetings every year. While this is an excellent racecourse to attend throughout the year, you may want to visit the Punchestown Festival if you travel to Ireland in May. The festival is one of Ireland’s biggest horse racing events and you can keep up to date on all of the news, odds and tips via Coral’s website.
Either way, you should definitely embrace Ireland’s long-standing tradition of horse racing and travel to at least one course during your stay. You never know, you might even make a profit from the day!
The Guinness Storehouse
Alongside horse racing, Guinness is another of Ireland’s finest traditions. In Dublin, the Guinness Storehouse continues to attract thousands of tourists on a daily basis as visitors seek to learn just why, how and who started up the brand. Throughout the museum, you are taken on a cultural tour of the company’s history and are able to find out just a few of Guinness’ long-standing secrets.
At the end of the tour, you are able to have a taster and can purchase various novelty items. It’s certainly very touristy but something that just has to be done. If you don’t visit the Guinness Storehouse, you haven’t seen the real Ireland!