Ireland tourism has spiked in recent years and there is good reason. In addition to the beautiful landscapes and historical attractions there is a wealth of things to do and see. If you are interested in visiting Ireland you need to know about the top five events and sights that people only give rave reviews about.
Kilmainham Gaol is an absolute must see. The landscapes and building are breathtaking, inspired by symmetry. The guided tour is a must do, which will introduce you to the history of the buildings and the area.
If you are interested in ancient history, then you will definitely want to check out Ireland’s ancient east. You will be trekking off the beaten path and be given the opportunity to hear some of the 5,000 years of history from some of the area’s best storytellers. From the bustling villages and towns to the castles and unique works of art, there is something for everyone.
Food tours and festivals are also a must. It is the easiest way to experience the seasonal and regional food that is unique to Ireland’s culture. Festivals are held year round and often focus on seasonal offerings. If you are interested in a food tour, some of the most popular include the Burren Food Trail and the Dublin’s Tapas Trail, which offers a sampling of the celebrated Spanish foods that are found in the south inner city.
As you likely already know, the museums of Ireland offer everything from art to history. However, there are new options that are garnering a great deal of attention. One is the Irish Rock ’N’ Roll Museum, which is located in Temple Bar Dublin. The biggest attraction is the Phil Lynott collection, which commemorates the 30 year anniversary of his passing. Waterford Museum of Treasures is another must see that has been recognized as a contender for the European Museum of the Year award.
Finally, if you are a music fan you will want to investigate what music festivals will be occurring while you are visiting. In recent years the music culture has only grown and hosts some of the best in all of Europe.
This is only a general guide to Ireland tourism, but gives you a glance at what is offered to those that are both first time visitors and regulars. If you are planning a trip keep these attractions in mind so you can get the most of the culture as you can.