Things to do in Republic of Ireland
Things to do in Republic of Ireland Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Republic of Ireland covers the southern part of the island with Northern Ireland as its only land border. Ireland is also referred to by its Irish name of Eire, a country filled with Gaelic roots and some of the most stunning coastlines across Europe. In the west you will find a rural landscape of cliffs, hill tops and mountains.
Elsewhere there are acres of fields and beautiful scenery to embrace, perfect for long walks and cycling tours. The Cliffs of Moher are in the Southwest, while seaside resorts of County Claire and County Kerry provide an alternative further south. If you’re looking for things to do in the Republic of Ireland at night, then Dublin attracts visitors from all over the world. Temple Bar is the place to go if you’re visiting for a special birthday and is always happy to host a stag or hen party. Book a culinary tour or pub crawl and find those bars and restaurants off the beaten track, join the locals for an evening of live folk music and entertainment.
Dublin is also famous for the Guinness Brewery, guided tours of the museum are available and if you book online you can beat the queues. With famous poets and writers such as James Joyce and Samuel Beckett coming from the city, a literature tour with a local guide is a great way to discover their influences. Then there’s Dublin Castle, Trinity College and the Book of Kells, providing so many other ways to spend your time in the capital.
Along the South Coast is the second biggest city of Cork, known for historic castles, architecture from the 1800’s and it’s old city jail. If you’re after things to do in the Republic of Ireland that are of a spiritual nature, then the medieval castle in Blarney is a must. Kissing the famous Blarney Stone is rumoured to give you good luck and the gift of eloquence. However you decide to spend your time, you will have plenty of choices of things to do in the Republic of Ireland.