Three Must See Attractions When You Vacation In Ireland

| April 14, 2014 | 11 Comments

Ireland is a top tourist attraction for people all over the world and for good reason. It has a rich and deep cultural heritage spanning back centuries while also being a modern, successful nation. Ireland sees millions of tourists every year for these reasons so if you’re planning a vacation to Ireland you will be among good company.

119.5 seconds Pouring the Perfect Pint of Guinness Beer at the Guinness Storehouse

119.5 Seconds to Pour the Perfect Pint of Guinness

Ireland has a lot to offer any visitor but if you’ve got a tight schedule and don’t have much time to spare then here are the top three attractions we think you must see while in Ireland. Last minute holidays from Ireland are a great way to enjoy amazing vacations and save money along the way. These three attractions are all relatively cheap while still oozing Irish culture!

Blarney Castle

Of all the myths and legends in Ireland, Blarney Castle is probably the most well known. The castle itself is a fantastic attraction being both an architectural and historical treasure. Contained within Blarney Castle is the legendary Blarney Stone. Kissing the stone supposedly grants you the gift of the gabber for seven years. Whether that’s true is another question but it makes for a cool photograph of you hanging upside down!

Dublin’s Guinness Factory

Ireland has a very strong association with drinking and Guinness has managed to come out on top as what is probably Ireland’s most famous export. Guinness started production in Dublin over 100 years ago and it is still made there to this day! The original factory in Dublin has been opened to the public so that now you can see exactly how Guinness is made from start to finish. You can even have a go at pouring the perfect pint of Guinness and at the end of the tour you can have a drink from the top of the factory looking out over the whole of Dublin!

Sunset View from Guinness Storehouse Gravity Bar

Sunset View from Guinness Storehouse Gravity Bar

Giant’s Causeway

Ireland not only boasts a rich cultural heritage but it’s also the home of some fantastic scenery. There are many different natural wonders worthy of visiting while in Ireland like Giant’s Causeway. Take your camera and enjoy some awe inspiring natural beauty!

Ireland’s a fantastic country with a booming tourism industry. It can be an expensive country to visit but experiencing Irish culture does not come at a steep price. It’s a beautiful country well worth a visit by anyone!

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  1. Sofia Rhodes says:

    Woaahh.!!! I didn’t knew that there such interesting places to visit in Ireland..?? Well, I’m a travel freak and will plan to go there for sure..!!

  2. Thanks for such a precise and wonderful post. The thought of pouring my Guinness slowly in a crystal clear glass… uff my heart melts!!
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  3. I loved visiting the Guinness Storehouse whilst I was in Dublin! I went on something called the Connoisseur Experience, which I really recommend to anyone else thinking of going.
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  4. Arti says:

    Ireland is a beautiful place and I would love to see it someday. The Castle that you described sounds fabulous!
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  5. Kristy says:

    Since I was a kid I am longing to visit a castle. It is my long time dream and I hope I can achieve it. Ireland, here I come!

  6. Jeff says:

    Guinness is my drink so do Ireland my favorite country. Also the country has a lot to offer.
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  7. Uma says:

    It’s a country whose green shores I hope to grace with my feet someday soon … thanks for the brief taste!
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  8. Great suggestion! Ireland is a beautiful place to visit. I never got the chance to see Ireland when visited UK.

  9. MACH says:

    Actually Giant’s Causeway is in Northern Ireland which is a different country and part of the United Kingdom.
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  10. noel says:

    Haven’t been there yet, but it will be on my bucket list
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  11. You really can’t miss the Guinness when visiting Ireland 🙂
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