This Week We’re Talking About… Ireland

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With St. Patrick’s Day being the talk of the town, it was pretty easy to come up with a topic for this week’s discussion! Ireland has gone from strength to strength as a short break destination, and it’s not hard to understand why. With its wealth of interesting attractions, cosy pubs and bars and unique hotspots, the country is definitely worth a visit. Take a peek at our 5 places you have to see in Ireland and learn more…

1. Killarney National Park

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Pretty impressive, right? What makes this park so special is the variety of landscapes you can enjoy – mountains, lakes, woods and waterfalls all interact under dramatic skies. Certainly Instagram-worthy picture opportunities! What’s more, visitors to the national park can enjoy a leisurely trip to the nearby  Muckross House and Gardens.

2. Guinness Storehouse

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We could hardly leave this one out, could we?! Arguably one of the most popular attractions in Ireland, the Guinness Storehouse is a veritable treat for all lovers of the famous stout. Visitors to the Storehouse can enjoy an immersive brand experience before settling at the rooftop bar with, you’ve guessed it, a pint of Guinness.

3. Phoenix Park

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Wild deer, seasonal cultural events , Segway tours… this urban park really does have it all! Another bonus of Phoenix Park is the fact that it is open to the public 24/7, 365 days of the year – so you can explore all that it has to offer no matter when you visit. The park is also home to the iconic Dublin Zoo, so it’s perfect for an all-day adventure.

4. Dingle Peninsula

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Officially recognised as the bastion of Irish language and culture, the Dingle Peninsula is highly impressive. With sandy beaches, craggy cliffs and inland hills and mountains, a walk around the area will truly blow the cobwebs away! For spectacular views, climb atop the towering 952m-high Mount Brandon.

5. Blarney Stone

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Have you got the gift of the gab? According to legend, kissing the stone will help with that! (As shown in the image) As well as this must-do tradition, the area is also home to a great selection of gardens to stroll around. From the pretty Herbaceous Border to the devilish Poison Garden, there’s plenty to discover on this trip!