Whether you’re planning a vacation for next year or are on your way to the Emerald Isle in a few weeks, you’ll find wealth of attractions, destinations, and landmarks to visit during your Ireland vacation. Ireland’s storied history and the welcoming disposition of its inhabitants make Ireland one of the premiere destination for those looking to dip their toes into a proper European vacation. Our travel experts at Arpin have compiled three of some of the most popular attractions in Ireland that you shouldn’t miss!
The Blaney Stone
Those seeking a truly Irish souvenir from their Ireland vacation should look no further than this medieval attraction. After all, it’s rumored that kissing the Blarney Stone can endow someone with the gift of gab. The Blarney Stone sits atop the battlements of Blarney Castle, fittingly enough. In addition to climbing the stairs to the castle’s battlements, brave souls must also hang upside over the battlement while holding on for dear life to iron bars set into the stone.
Cliffs of Moher
Offering unparalleled natural beauty, the Cliffs of Moher span part of the western coast of Ireland. The views from the cliffs have been the stuff of song and poetry for generations, and you won’t soon forget a sunrise or sunset here if you manage to catch one. Standing nearly seven-hundred feet over the crashing waves below, the cliffs won’t only provide vivid memories of one of Ireland’s most beautiful natural features, but will provide you with some of the best photograph opportunities you might catch in a lifetime.
Irish Whiskey Museum
What would a trip to Ireland be without sampling one of the island’s most popular exports, Irish whiskey? Not just for the whiskey snobs, the Irish Whiskey Museum in Dublin grants a fascinating and surprising look at the history of Ireland’s legendarily strong drink. Perfect for a rainy day or as a break during a long walking tour of Dublin, the museum offers tours, history, and, of course, a full tasting at the end of the museum!
These are just a few of the many attractions you can visit during your Ireland vacation. Our expert travel agents can recommend many more! Give us a call today at 508-883-1013.