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Be it the bustling energy of Dublin, the sylvan surroundings of Connemara or the heritage sites of the Celts, Ireland is a gift for the curious traveller. Add a dash of chirpy Irish music, lyrical language, folklore, interesting breweries and you’ll begin to understand the fascination!
The Burren – Encounter limestone fissures influenced by tectonic movements, tundra phenomena, land shifts, and man-ravaged landscapes. The stony façade of the Burren opens up endless possibilities for the SLR!
Giant’s Causeway – Wonder at this succession of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns that appear on the North Irish coast, disappear under the sea and re-appear mysteriously in Scotland. The folklore surrounding it is every child’s delight. What do they care if it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site or not?!!
The Cliffs of Moher, County Clare – Rising to over 700 ft, these brooding cliffs overlook the Atlantic Ocean and are one of the country’s most electrifying sights.
The Newgrange, Meath – Older than Stonehenge and the Pyramids, this pre-historic monument is near the Boyne River. Walk through breath taking tombs, edifices and passageways. A notable shaft in the roof lets a beam of sunlight through, exactly on the day of the winter solstice.
Kilmainham Gaol , Dublin – Step back in history at the threatening grey prison that traces Ireland’s painful journey to independence.
Ring of Kerry drive – Nature and history battle it out for your attention on this 110 mi stretch across the spectacular Iveragh Peninsula. When you’ve had your fill of mountains, glades, bogs, rivers and unspoilt lakes, stop by charming villages like Glenbeigh, Waterville and Sneem. See the 6th century monastery (UNESCO Heritage Site) perched on windswept cliffs at Skellig Islands, the Staigue Stone Fort (Iron Age) and the beguiling Ogham Stones.
Ireland has authentic public houses or ‘pubs’ dating back to the 11th century. Each Irish city proudly lays claim to having the most colourful, folkloric pub in the Emerald Isle. Do drop in for a pint of Guiness, wonderful conversations, trad (music) sessions and pub grub.
Dublin – The Brazen Head is the most venerated, dating back to 1178 CE. Current favourites include the Cobblestones and the Liquor Rooms.
Cork – There is a dedicated Heritage trail in Cork that takes you to the famous Sin E ("that’s it" in Gaelic) situated next to a funeral parlour, Mutton Lane Inn, Oval Crane, Bodega, Vicar’s Town Inn and Arthur Mayne.
Belfast – The Duke of York and Maddens Bar define the pub scene in Belfast. Maddens is also known for non-stop gigs by the best musical talent in the city.
Limerick – Ireland’s 'City of Culture' in 2014, has some of the best watering holes, including the Curragower Bar in the Medieval quarter and the bohemian styled White House, which has poetry and reading sessions as well.