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Ireland

Ireland
  • Dublin: the city of one million inhabitants, with nice low red brick houses. Walk around the oldest and well known Trinity College, in Temple Bar, with its numerous pubs and visit St. Stephen’s Green park where there is a great chance to get Irish people dancing swing!
  • Visit Ealsfort Terrace in Dublin, the former University School of Medicine to see exhibitions of contemporary art. In addition, visit some of the numerous festivals that take place throughout Ireland, such as : In February (film festival), in March (events on the occasion  of Saint Patrick’s day) , in May and July (traditional music festivals), June (classical music festival) in July and August (arts festival ), August (music festival) in September and October (fringe theater festival), October (jazz festival) and many more.
  • As for food, things are rather disappointing.  Classic dishes with pre-fried potatoes, burgers, fish and chips. Try the typical Irish dish, lamb stew (irish stew) and drink plenty of Guinness and other Irish beers: Smithwicks, Murphy’s (you’ll find it mostly in the province of Cork) and Beamish. If you get disappointed, there is always the safe option of foreign cuisine: There are plenty of Indian and thai restaurants and excellent creole cuisine.
  • Visit the small towns Kilkenny (southeastern province Kilkenny), Killarney (southwestern province Kerry) and Dingle (in southwest Dingle peninsula), which has kept their medieval character and are full of colorful pots hanging in the windows! Do not forget to visit Galway, a lively student town. (one of the few cities where shops, restaurants and bars are open until late in the night).
  • If you find yourself in the southern province of Wexford, it is worth seeing the oldest and still active lighthouse in the world, the Hook head. Combine it with some great seafood in the coastal hamlet Killmore quay.
  • Of course meadows with cows and plump sheep are endless! It is worth driving at the Ring of Kerry to enjoy the sea view.
  • The Irish are wonderful people, polite and full of joy!
  • Do not forget to go to the Cliffs of Moher, that were created 320 million years ago, and have a height of 214 meters. Combine your trip with a visit to the Aran Islands. Inishmaan especially, is the ideal place for rest and relaxation.
  • For the brave ones who want to plunge into the icy waters of the Atlantic ocean, we propose the seaside village of Ardmore (at the beach, the moon comes out from the sea), which belongs in Gaeltacht Areas, traditional Irish area where people speak irish! Ireland is also the ideal country for surfing: visit the northwestern coasts of Strandhill, Easkey, Rossnowlagh and Bundoran.
  • Ireland is a quite expensive country.There are no free options: You must pay even for the air you breathe ….
As for northern Ireland, we will tell you many things about it some other time…

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