I must start this article with saying that, I , myself haven’t visited Ireland yet, even though it has been on my “short-list” for a while.
Luckily, I had the help of a friend that has been to Ireland several times and I managed to create this list.
5. Go to the Cliffs of Moher
I, personally would suggest going to the Cliffs of Moher on the west coast of Ireland. Rather than take a day trip from Galway, stay in a tiny village called Doolin. You can get up and literally walk to the cliffs from there. There’s a hostel there and from what I remember some B&B’s. It’s much nicer than going to the Cliffs of Moher visitor center and getting dropped off with hundreds of other tourists.
4. Hike on the Nore Valley Way
If you are staying in Dublin, there’s a town not too far from it called Kilkenny . It’s got some cool architecture and you can do a really nice day hike between Kilkenny and Bennettsbridge. It’s called the Nore Valley Way.
3. Take the ferry if you go to Dingle
The Dingle Peninsula or Corca Dhuibhne stretches 30 miles (48 kilometres) into the Atlantic Ocean from Ireland’s south-west coast.
If you find yourself there, pay the 30 euros to take the ferry out to the Blasket Islands. It’s an amazing place and great for photography.
2. Check out the coastline near Easkey
Easkey is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. It is on the Atlantic coast, 26 miles from Sligo and 15 miles from Ballina, County Mayo.
If you like fossils, check out the coastline near it. It’s a gorgeous little town, and fairly remote.
1. Visit Howth
If you’re staying in Dublin for a few days, take a day trip out to Howth. It’s a fishing village to the east of Dublin. You can either drive or take a really cheap train from the city. Great place to get some fresh seafood and there’s also a really nice few mile hike around the peninsula that has some great views.
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