Official Language(s): Irish and English
Capital City: Dublin
Population: 5 million
Electrical Outlet: Type G
Top Experiences in Ireland
Dublin. In Dublin, visiting Grafton Street, seeing the ancient Book of Kells, touring the Guinness Storehouse, and enjoying the Temple Bar area are just a few exciting things Ireland’s capital has to offer.
Old Library of Trinity College. Home to the Book of Kells, this library holds tours to see its old library and interesting Dark Ages documents and history.
Guinness Storehouse. The Disneyland for beer lovers, this is the place to learn everything you could want to know about Ireland's famous Guinness pint.
Skellig Michael. Skellig Michael is a rugged, remote island located just off the western coast of Ireland with stone pathways and amazing views where you can climb stairs to the top, walk through a monastery, and see wonderful structures built by Christian monks hundreds of years in the past.
Ring of Kerry. In one day, you can drive through miles of green, rolling hills, explore colorful, Irish towns, and see a fantastic stretch of the country.
Cliffs of Moher. A wild, rugged, beautiful Irish coastline, the Cliffs of Moher have many hiking trails that show off the beauty of this Irish landscape.
Dingle Peninsula. Full of scenic drives, stunning coastal scenery, and one of Ireland’s most colorful towns, you can drive along this peninsula and its mountain passes to beaches, the coast, and Dingle town.
Hore Abbey. A gorgeous, uncrowded gem, Hore Abbey is an amazing ancient monastery dating back to the 13th century that can be a short but worthwhile part of your trip.
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Best Time to Visit Ireland
Anytime from April to September provides the best weather to experience Ireland, due to longer days and median temperatures.
Traveling in winter months means more dreary weather that can make sightseeing less radiant, but it doesn’t largely affect city experiences and lessens the crowds.
Whenever you go, be prepared for rain and take many types of layers so you can be comfortable as the temperature varies throughout the day.