Situated in Western Europe, Ireland is bordered on the east by the Irish Sea
and bordered on the west by the North Atlantic Ocean.
The country's green and beautiful landscape, fine beaches, and the friendliness
of its people attract many tourists.
Ireland is full of history, and beautiful sights. If you have time then you
must drive down the Ring of Kerry. This 120-mile coastal road bounded by McGillycuddy
Reeks passes leisurely through green fields and sleepy villages. The Dingle
Peninsula is another spectacular sight. Connemara, in County Galway, will
take you back in time. Here sheep and ponies wander on roads next to desolate
coastlines and sharp rocky drops.
But it is the Cliffs of Moher that will take your breath away. The cliffs,
made of layers of shale and sandstone, extend across eight kilometers. They
are 230 meters above sea level and a bird watchers paradise.
Those who love history must visit the Giant's Causeway in Antrim. The Causeway,
according to geologists, is a natural wonder. Its beautifully proportioned
hexagonal pillars were formed some 60 million years ago by the flow of basaltic
Newgrange in Meath is another historical site that you cant miss. This
Pagan burial ground was built by human hands in 320 BC. But what is remarkable
in this one acre burial ground surrounded by 97 kerbstones is the roof box.
Its purpose is to let sunlight penetrate the burial chamber during the winter
solstice. The light that streams in as thin beam in the morning floods the
interior most corners of the chamber between 8:58 am and 9:15 am, making you
marvel at the building skills of the ancient Irish.
Your respect for the Irish will go up more when you visit Dun fort in the
mystical Aran Islands. No one knows who built the fort or why. But it is probably
the most beautiful fort in Europe, unspoilt by time and civilization. Nature
lovers can visit the Phoenix park in Dublin, which is spread over 712 hectares
and is bigger than Central Park in New York or Hyde Park in London.
You should also not forget to allot some time to visit The Céide Fields
in Mayo county. These fields were developed over 5,000 years ago, and are
considered the oldest known field systems in the world. Archaeologists believe
that they were built even before the Pyramids.
It is these unusual sights, and so many more, that make Ireland stunning.
The fact that you can visit them at most times of the year make them even
The city of Dublin is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city, steeped in history and
culture. It is one of the top tourist destinations in Europe. Dublin is the
largest city in the Republic of Ireland and also the capital.
Explore the rich history and culture of Ireland.
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