Ireland Vacation Themes

Ireland Vacation Themes
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Ireland Vacation

Themes Ireland almost always gets a mention when people talk about their dream vacations. The mystical history that sets the imagination spinning and the number of people with Irish roots are just a couple of main draws.

Another is its beautiful scenery, making it the perfect destination for outdoor lovers. You can enjoy Ireland at your own pace whether it be sitting beside a lake fishing or hiking in the mountains. If you have a particular area of interest, plan Vour trip around a theme.

Golf Ireland's golf courses attract thousands of visitors a year, and for good reason. The stunning backdrops and challenging courses have become world renown. One of the best and most famous Courses is Lahinch in County Clare. Another great course with over 100-years of history is Ballybunion in County Kerry. Also a link, it has regularly featured in the top 10 lists of the world's best golf courses.

Historic: The history of Ireland is vast, spanning thousands of years and outside influences. A distinct feature is the development of Ogham writing around 400 B.C. You'll find this ancient writing on many sites around the country. It is definitely worth dealing with crowds for a few ancient sights, particularly New Grange. Make sure to include some ring forts, famine cottages, and ancient churches your trip.

An ideal location to do this is the Dingle Peninsula, which has them all and can be toured in one-day if you're tight for time. Not only does Dingle have some of Ireland's most magical and inspiring scenery, but it is also home to Ireland's oldest church - Gallarus, beehive huts, and Great Blasket Island.

To add to the atmosphere of your history-themed visit stay in historic hotels. Solis Lough Eske in Country Donegal has a history going back to the 15th century and the 17th-century Longueville House Hotel in Cork is set amongst hundreds of acres of woodland ready for you to explore.

Nightlife: A trip focused on the nightlife is the way to go if you want to experience the wide choice of live music, theater, pumping nightclubs, and pubs of 'the craic.' Dublin is the place to go for the most choice and it has a great international feel. Several Dublin pubs, including the Brazen Head and Oliver St. John Gogarty's have a reputation for great traditional music sessions. However, they are aimed at tourists.

For more authentic traditional music sessions, you need to head a little off the beaten track to where the locals go, such as The Cobblestone in Smithfield and O'Donoghue's in Merrion Row. If you can get to Galway, do it. Even though it's smaller than Dublin it is more 'Irish' and you'll have a more genuine Irish music experience.

To have a quieter pint with Dublin locals head to Grogan's, a tiny, slightly grotty pub like those of years past. Views No matter what theme you center your trip around it is guaranteed that you will see some stunning scenery. 

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