Even to get lost in the island of Ireland, can be a worthwhile experience. The land of ‘a thousand welcomes’, truly deserves such a name. The land of Ireland boasts of legends and myths, ancient history and older-than-pyramids structures, world famous beverages and friendly locals.
If you travel by road, along the coastline, or if you travel the insides of the nation, this place may not be enough to take in, in one tour. From the moment you step down from the airplane, you will know that this place will be worth exploring. The clear environment, the clean roads, the refreshing greeneries, the ancient structures etc will welcome you with open arms.
The Island has been preserving its history since around 6000 B.C. It holds the signs and structures of the Neolithic period, of the times when Christianity was introduced here by St. Patrick and the many invasions and generations it sheltered. The land, and its people hold on to their culture dearly, especially fond of music and dance. Some basic facts that you should know about the land that you may want to check if you want to visit the place are:
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The country’s full name is Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland. Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom. At last, here is one country, where you can find two countries in one. Ireland has a strong political condition and is Democratic in nature.
The country has an array of the worlds most famous Golf Courses. Visiting the country in the months of either June or September is the best as the weather is excellent during these times and all the attractions are open for viewing too. The land boasts of around 40 shades of green.
The heritage towns in the country have no distant look of artificiality in them. They actually are richly thriving communities. They are actually communities of the clans named. You will find in the country great mix of villages, towns and cities, catering to every level of Human kind. Somehow the weather has nestled perfect conditions to nurture the many natural sight scenes which you might enjoy without paying a single extra penny.
Some Natural Attractions Are As Follows
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This place is a heaven of the different shades of green. It is an interesting landscape, which formed under the sea around 340 years ago. This place also has a variety of Flora and fauna.
The Giant’s Causeway
The locals believe that this collection of tightly packed basalt columns was built by the giant hero of the land, Finn Mac Cool, to go war with his rival in Scotland.
1448 km stretch of coastline. Stand wherever you want and you will be gulping down a sight to take down to your grave.
Cliffs of Moher
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Weed stained sandstone cliff, 700 ft deep, kissing the relentless crashes of the Atlantic Ocean.
10,000 year old cave with bizarrely wonderful stalactites and stalagmite formations. Ireland is enriched with structures from the new Stone Age to the most recent buildings, only a few years old. It consists of monumental structures, architectural structures and Christian structures.
A Collection Of Archeological monuments Is As Follows:
Aghade (Cloghaphoill) Holed Stone, Ballyloughan Castle, Buttevant Franciscan Friary, Burrishoole Friary, Corcomroe Abbey, Glenstal Abbey, Great Connell Priory, Tullaghoge Fort, Benburb Castle, Aghalurcher Church, Inch Cistercian Abbey, Ardtole Church, Brackfield Bawn, Ballybriest Court and Wedge Tomb, Moyry Castle, Antrim Round Tower, Fassaroe Cross Fassaroe Wicklow, Slade Castle Slade Wexford, Fore Town gates Fore Westmeath, Carns Cairn Carns Sligo, Donore Castle Donore Meath, Athclare Castle Athclare Louth, Killeshin Church Killeshin Laois, Ross Castle Ross Island Kerry, Oghill Cashel Oghil Galway, Swords Castle Swords Dublin, Archbold’s Castle Dalkey Dublin, Donegal Castle, etc.
These are only a teeny tiny bite of the bigger picture. Just imagine how much time more than 1000 ancient structures will need to unfold! It is impossible for anyone to cover all the monuments in even 2-3 visits of the country, forget to cover it in just one visit. So here’s a list of the monuments you should not miss to visit even if you come once to this wonderful place.
The Passages Of New Grange
This is one of the reasons why people visit Ireland. Here the monuments and passages date back to a time when even the Pyramids weren’t born. Just imagine! You will feel being part of the history while taking a walk in this place, though you’ll have to work hard to get a place booked around here. Few years before, around 27000 people applied for staying over here, but only 50 got the permission.
Beaghmore Stone Circles
Excavated around 1940, dating back to 1500 BC, seven stone circles aligned along the mid summer sunrise. Many theories exist of their use and the most common one is the Burial. Other theories include rituals, astronomical reasons and solar events.
Previously served as a haven like many constructions, which were built in earlier days, in the middle of a lake. The place is made of wattles, mud and reads.
The college was founded in 1592 by Her Majesty, the Queen. It houses the largest research library in all of Ireland and is the most majestic structure in Dublin.
Built in 1467, this tower house was built by the O’Brien family and houses every evening a medieval banquet along with entertainment. There’s a park alongside this marvel, which gives the visitors a view into Ireland’s past.
The Great Mound
Located at Knowth, this place has similarity to New Grange but was built around 2700 BC.
Built to provide protection against the Vikings, this structure stands along with the monastery which gave the Book of Kells.
It used to be the Royal seat of the royal family of Ulster. It holds two hilltop monuments, a large mound and a ring barrow (burial site of the Iron Age).
Some of the cities in Ireland are full of ancient buildings that are historically famous. Dublin, for example is an ancient Viking settlement. The Island has an immense number of castles all around. You’re bound to see one in almost every few driving distance. With such a wide range of attractive monuments, tourism of Ireland has increased tremendously.