Go For a Trip Around Ireland With These 20 Wonderful Photos

Go For a Trip Around Ireland With These 20 Wonderful Photos

Ireland is about beautiful rural landscapes with undulating hills and green fields, as well as the legendary Irish pub culture. Make a trip to Ireland with these 20 photos!

One of Europe’s most enchanting countries, Ireland is a nation of legends and lore. With its millennia-old culture, the Emerald Isle oozes folklore. This is where you can hear fables about fairies and leprechauns and tales of saints and knights.

It’s not only words that tell those stories, though. The landscapes, countryside and ancient buildings in Ireland help you imagine what life on the island must have been like in Celtic times and in the Middle Ages.

Ireland also boasts some of the most beautiful rural regions in Europe. Landscapes made up of undulating hills, green fields flanked by tall hedges, narrow winding roads and the occasional village, this is what Ireland is all about. Additionally, there are the magnificent and rugged Irish coasts, the mountains of Wicklow, the lakes of  Connemara and the Cliffs of Moher.

But what’s arguably most Irish of it all is the pubs. You’ll find pubs wherever people are, from the largest cities to the smallest hamlets. The Irish pub culture is legendary, as is proven by the abundance of Irish pubs all over the world. Although the landscapes and history of Ireland are important aspects of the country’s identity, don’t forget to wind down and visit a pub while you’re there—it’s the most Iris thing you can do.

1. The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s most visited natural attraction

2. One of the many historic highlights in tiny Kilkenny is Kilkenny Castle

3. Beautiful waterfront on the River Corrib in Galway

4. Kylemore Abbey in Connemara is a popular attraction in western Ireland

5. Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin

6. A narrow road leading down to a shimmering lake: a quintessential scene in Connemara

7. Wildflowers blooming in the countryside of County Kerry

8. View of Fourt Courts along the River Liffey in Dublin

9. Colorful pubs in Kilkenny

10. Pints of Bulmers and Guinness in a Dublin pub

11. The most rugged of coasts, Ring of Kerry

12. Low tide on the River Corrib in Galway

13. Dublin’s Temple Bar is arguably its most popular tourist district

14. Dunguaire Castle, one of Ireland’s numerous ancient castles

15. Abbey ruins dot the green Irish countryside

16. Landscape in Killary Harbour, Connemara

17. The Skellig Ring is a detour on the scenic Ring of Kerry

18. Pubs and restaurants on the main street of Kenmare

19. View of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Skellig Islands in the distance

20. Imposing St. Canice’s Cathedral is named after Kilkenny’s patron saint

About Author

Bram Reusen

Bram is a freelance writer, translator and travel photographer. He was born and grew up in a small town in Belgium and currently lives in a small town in Vermont, USA. He likes to try different travel styles and he has backpacked across Australia, cycled from Belgium to the North Cape and back, spent three months immersing himself in the Irish culture, hiked across England, climbed numerous mountains in New England, and visited many a handful of European cities. Besides writing and traveling, Bram spends his days reading, working out and trying to live a healthy life.


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