Every country on this planet has its own beauties and the way to capture travelers' attention. So, when you hear Ireland the first thing to think about is green meadows, medieval castles, picturesque villages and wildlife scenery. This is exactly what you can see if you decide to travel to the province of Ireland. Places like Cork, Galway and Kerry will make you fall in love with.
The city of Galway is located in western Ireland and is built around the mouth of the Corrib River. In this small Irish town adored by locals, you will enjoy your beer in one of the many pubs listening to traditional Irish music. Relax on the banks of the Corrib River or gaze over the bay of Galway. If you want to know more about the history, head to the Galway Museum located near the famed Spanish Arch. Pass through Shop st to admire Lynch's Castle, the only surviving medieval building in the city.
Cork is Ireland's third largest city after Dublin and Belfast and is located to the south of the island. Lee River crosses the city dividing it into two parts. Cork Harbor is the second largest natural harbor in the world, with Sydney's first in Australia. The city is renowned for its rebellion as it played an important role in all major events, such as the Irish War of Independence and then the Irish Civil War. Wander the beautiful alleys and enjoy a local beer in one of its pubs. The most picturesque part of the city is the northern part with the colorful houses built on the hills. The gothic church of St Fin Barre, the Cork city Gaol, the Blackrock Castle Observatory are just a few of the wonderful points of interest to visit there.
Cliffs of Moher
At the west end of Ireland south of Galway, you will find one of the wildest natural landscapes on the island, the famous Rock of Moher. They extend 8 km to the Beren area offering stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean. The wider area is of great interest to nature lovers, as it gives home to 20 different bird species.
Ring of Kerry
Another fascinating route worth taking is the Kerry Ring, southwest of Ireland. It is a 180km roundabout, where you will pass some of the most beautiful spots on the island, such as Killarney National Park, Ballycarbery Castle, the picturesque village of Sneem. In Killarney National Park, you can visit the lakes, the Torc waterfall, the magnificent Ross castle and you will have the opportunity to admire its flora and fauna.
National Park of Connemara
Visit Connemara National Park to enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife. Look up close the region's famous ponies and follow one of the many hiking trails that pass through the Benbaun, Bencullagh and Benbrack Mountains, within the park boundary. Make sure to visit Kylemore Abbey, not only to admire its magnificent architecture and the beauty of the landscape, but also to learn about its history and myths.