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Ireland Bucket List

Welcome to part two of our bucket list series here at Holidaysafe all about Ireland, #HSBLS. This week we are focussing on the Emerald Isle.

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Ireland is famous for many things, including beautiful landscapes, vibrant cities, Guinness beer and Oscar Wilde (to name a few), as well as the background for many films and TV series.

 

Getting There

 

From London, it takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes to fly to Dublin, costing around £140.

You are also able to take the ferry from Wales – Pembroke and Holyhead as well as Liverpool to get across to either Dublin or Rosslare. Taking anywhere from 1 hour and 50 minutes to nearly 8 hours.

 

Accommodation

 

As Ireland is getting more and more popular as a destination, there are more options than ever before.

Airbnb is an ideal place to start looking, although if you aren’t a fan of sleeping in someone else’s bed, Booking.com is a great alternative too(the added benefit of using them is being able to pay on departure).

 

Where to go

 

There are some amazing places to see and loads of things to do, but in this post we’ve compiled our absolute favourites to get you inspired.

Giants Causeway

 

 

 

 

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The most famous ‘must see’ parts are:

 

Brewery/Distillery Tours

 

As Ireland is famous for some of our favourite tipples, there are many tours and trips you can take part in that relate to them.

 

 

 

 

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Craft beer more your thing? Not a problem! Brewery hops, based in Dublin, specialise in small group tours.

 

 

 

Historical Places to visit

 

Blarney Castle is located approximately 5 miles from Cork City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Tip: We would recommend giving yourself at least 4-5 hours to explore the castle and its grounds, and to also bear in mind that peak season will mean increased queues to kiss the Blarney Stone!

Klyemore Abbey in Connemara, is a gorgeous abbey with a Victorian walled garden.

 

 

 

 

 

Newgrange, is approximately 5 miles west of Drogheda, and was built around 3200 BC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sports

 

If you are a Golf fan, you will know that Ireland is home to many famous Golfers, including but not limited to, Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry and Paul McGinley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

With so many beautiful beaches in Ireland, it is hard to choose just one. Murrisk Bay however, gives you the option to ride horseback along the beach and in the surf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

Ever fancied going on a bat walk? Now you can.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit the southern most tip of Ireland at Mizen Head.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sligo is home to Voya, who have introduced Seaweed baths to the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are obviously many, many more places to see and things to do in Ireland.

We would love it if you would share photos of you at any of these places. As well as any others in Ireland with the hashtag #HSBLS

For all your travel insurance queries, please contact us at @Holidaysafe

 

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