As it’s holiday season, we are sharing some of our top attractions around Ireland. Whether you are a visitor or a local, there’s plenty to see around Ireland! We have picked five different counties, but of course there are tonnes more places well worth visiting! Our top tip for holidays in Ireland is to make sure you always bring a raincoat, and don’t let the rain stop you from having fun!
1.The Burren and Cliffs of Moher, County Clare
The Burren is a karst landscape with glacial-era limestone pavement, caves, springs, and rock formations. The Cliffs of Moher stretch for 8km, and attract almost 1 million visitors each year. The Burren is home to a huge variety of flaura and fauna making it a really unique place for holiday makers. The views from the cliffs are really beautiful and definitely a must see!
Pop into ‘Nua’ in the visitor centre and look out for some of our lovely sweaters!
2. The Giants Causeway and Old Bushmills Distillery, County Antrim
The basalt rock formations at The Giants Causeway formed about 60 million years ago during what is called the ‘Paleocene’ epoch. These rock formations resulted from ancient volcanic activity. The Giants Causeway is in Antrim, on the Northern Coast of Northern Ireland.
Bushmills Distillery is Ireland’s oldest working distillery in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Enjoy a guided tour around the working distillery and learn about the history and production of the Irish whiskey as well as enjoying a tutored whiskey tasting at the end. Bushmills is also the only distillery in Ireland making triple-distilled single malt whiskey!
3. The Ring of Kerry, County Kerry
The Ring of Kerry is part of The Wild Atlantic Way, and boasts some of the most breathtaking views in the country. With some of the most unspoiled and natural places, it’s no ordinary route or trail. You can experience The Ring of Kerry by car, bus, bicycle or by foot. Killarney, Kenmare, Sneem, Caherdaniel, Valentia and Skellig Island are just some of the places on the route.
Keep your eyes peeled for our Aran sweaters along the route!
4. The Aran Islands – Inis Mór, Inis Meain and Inis Oirr, County Galway
These three islands are located just off Galway and Doolin and can be reached by a short ferry from Doolin and Ros a’ Mhíl. Inis Mór (Inish More) is the largest island, and is home to the World Heritage site Dun Aonghasa which is set on a 300 ft cliff edge. Inis Meain (Inish Maan) is the middle island with a population of 200 people. Inis Oirr (Inisheer) is the smallest Island at 3km by 3km wide, and has the feel of an isolated fishing village. The Aran isalnds are a great place to experience Irish culture as the Irish language is still spoken here, and live traditional Irish music is not hard to find.
Find our Aran sweaters in The Aran Sweater Market on Inis Mór.
5. Trinity College, The Book of Kells and The Old Library, County Dublin
If you are taking a holiday in Dublin, Trinity College is a must. The college was founded in 1592 and is one of the seven ancient universities of Britain and Ireland. The famous Book of Kells can be seen here, as well as The Long Room which is a chamber of The Old Library. The Long Room is 65m long and was built in 1712. The Library has a copy of every book published in Ireland and Britain, as well as one of the remaining copies of the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic.
If you are visiting Trinity College, make sure you soak up the atmosphere on Grafton Street too! You can find our sweaters in The Sweater Shop, House of Ireland, Kilkenny Design and The Aran Sweater Market.
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