Ireland's Top Ten

21 February 2012

The longest place name in Ireland is Muckanaghederdauhaulia, which can be found in County Galway, and the Irish folk have a wealth of fantastic blessings such as “May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live”. But best of all they have a beautiful country filled with exquisite scenery, quirky traditions and of course one of the best exports of all time – Guinness.

Take a guided tour through Ireland with Flight Centre and be sure to experience all that the Irish have to offer.

These are our top ten things to do in Ireland:

  • Dublin – No visit to Ireland is complete without a visit to Ireland’s cosmopolitan capital city. Be sure to take a tour of the Guinness Storehouse and sink one or two of Ireland’s most famous export. Take a trip to the National archives or sample Irish whiskey at the Old Jameson Distillery
  • Londonderry – take a stroll around the 17th century city walls – one of the finest examples of walled city in Europe. Be sure to stop off at the award winning Tower Museum.
  • Ring of Kerry – take a drive around the breathtaking ring of Kerry and experience stunning vistas from mountains to lakes and colourful seaside villages.
  • Aran islands – cycle around the Aran islands, hear Irish spoken and experience the traditional Irish way of life. Visit the ancient fort of Dun Aenghus.
  • Giant’s Causeway – make a wish at the giant’s wishing chair and marvel at the 40,000 basalt hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity or built by a giant – you decide.
  • Kilkenny – take in a bit of history and visit Ireland’s medieval capital, home to Kilkenny castle.
  • Corkkiss the blarney stone and acquire the gift of eloquence. Be sure to visit Kinsale for some of the finest food on offer – it is Ireland’s culinary capital
  • County Clare – tap your toes to some traditional music in the McDermott or O’Connor’s pubs in the charming town of Doolin and be sure to visit the dramatic Cliffs of Moher nearby.
  • Galway – known as the cultural heart of Ireland Galway is well-known for its vibrant lifestyle and the numerous festivals and celebrations. Enjoy one of its many traditional pubs where you can always bump into friendly locals.
  • Waterford  is Ireland’s oldest city and is world renowned for glass that is available at the House of Waterford Crystal

Sink a pint of Guinness at the Storehouse in Dublin