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What to do in Ireland
Ireland is full of rich history, tradition, and natural landscapes. The name “Emerald Isle” came from William Drennan’s poem, When Erin First Rose, and was inspired by the country’s green countryside. Isn’t just the perfect description for Ireland?
Ireland stays green year-round because of its abundant rainfall. That’s why nature lovers love it here. Not only is there endless scenery, you’ll also discover that it’s a great country for hiking through the countryside, like the wonderful Wicklow countryside.
Retrace the history of Ireland and visit St. Fin Barre's Cathedral, Galway Cathedral, and Granary Museum. Another historic site is Dublin’s Guiness Storehouse, where you’ll learn how the famous beer is brewed.
And if you’re into Ireland’s quirky folklore, head to Blarney Castle at County Cork. Legend has it that if you kiss the Blarney Stone, you’ll be a smooth talker. If that’s something you’ve been hoping for, take a crack at it.
With many counties and cities like Dublin, Cork, and Galway, Ireland has heaps of festivals for you to join. There’s the Dublin Writer’s Festival, Cork Jazz Festival, The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, Kilkenny Arts Festival, and of course St. Patrick’s Day.
Another great way to enjoy Irish culture is by going to one of their pubs for a drink and talk with the locals. To know more about where to eat and what else to see, read this foodie’s three-part Ireland adventure here.
When to visit Ireland
Ireland is known for its wet climate. The high season for tourists is May and June, when the weather is warmest and driest. But you’ll get the best deals for accommodation in October, when the weather is also pleasant.
Ireland’s winter from December to February means the days are usually short with the sun setting at around 4PM. It’s when you’ll experience the most rain, but it doesn’t mean you won’t see sunny days. This is your chance to experience the local hospitality by sharing the warmth (and a pint) at Ireland’s pubs.
The good news is that you can fly to Ireland whenever you want, because Australians don’t need a visa to visit.
Travelling to and around Ireland
Ireland has three international airports in Dublin, Cork, and Shannon. From Australia, you’ll be landing in Dublin Airport, where you can take the Dublin Bus or the trains to reach the city centre.
You can travel around Ireland through coach, rail, or boats. You can even explore the streets of Dublin in style by riding a horse drawn carriage around the city. To know how else you can travel around the country, just download Ireland’s Journey Planner app.Feel the luck of the Irish the moment you see Ireland! Book your flights to Dublin now and fly to Emerald Isle.