Ireland is a perfect destination for summer holidays and offers some of the lushest emerald scenery in the world… and it comes in all shapes and sizes. Ireland hosts a range of top destinations that will cater for every type of traveller and their needs. Some of the following destinations are just a few of the best places to visit for this summer of 2014 while on vacation in Ireland.
Starting from Belfast, where the legacy of the most famous ship built in the city is honoured in the inspired Titanic Belfast museum, head south to where the Mourne Mountains roll down to the sea, and on to Dublin, the home of Guinness.
From there, head west to Kinsale, Ireland’s gastronomic capital, then north to Dingle, where you can swim with dolphins, drive or cycle the spectacular Ring of Kerry route, or just stand and admire the sunshine and clouds reflected in the tree-rimmed lakes of Killarney National Park.
Then, from the walled medieval city of Derry (or, as it’s known by the best peacemakers, “Stroke City”), the final treat: a visit to Bushmills, the world’s oldest whiskey distillery, the natural wonder of the Giant’s Causeway rock formation, and the Antrim coast route back to Belfast – one of the great road journeys of Europe.
Heading north up along the Wild Atlantic Way, you’ll pass through the bleak, stony landscape of the Burren before coming to the oasis of Galway, with its traditional music pubs and a fun-loving, cosmopolitan outlook that expresses itself in a string of festivals celebrating everything from the arts, horse racing and jazz to Oscar Wilde and oysters.
North again through the wild moors of Connemara and you’re in the W. B. Yeats country of Sligo and, beyond that, the glorious and unspoilt surfing beaches of rugged Donegal.