An interesting trip to make at Easter, is a driving route for Ireland. The size of the island, nice people, its good roads and beautiful landscape make driving in this country will become a relaxing trip, enough to do for four or five days of Easter.
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In this post we will suggest a route to Ireland for five days, renting a car and departing from Shannon Airport, an airport where you get a lot of low cost airlines. Although there are many routes in Ireland, you can go from the west coast to the east coast, bound for Dublin, if you pass by the beautiful cities in the south of the island as Killarney, Cork, Waterford Greens discover places that you will fall in love with the island.
If you fly to Shannon Airport in the town of Limerick, the first visit we recommend is approaching the Cliffs of Moher, one of the most beautiful cliffs of the island, but too many tourists. We also recommend you visit the cliffs of Dingle, where you can also see dolphins.
The city of Limerick, is a small town with a beautiful castle and a charming canal to walk if the weather permits. A three hour drive from Limerick, found the city of Cork. This city deserves a day to enjoy it. Its beautiful streets in the center, its walk along the river, and spectacular churches make the city a little wonder to relax after all the road. We recommend you visit the church of St Anne (photo), where you can climb the bell tower to ring the bells to the sound of each. The spectacular Cathedral of St Fibarr, through which he founded this city in the s. IX, which contains a giant organ that reaches into the bowels of the cathedral.
A must stop site is the Blarney Castle, about 10 km from Cork. XIII century castle, its structure remains intact, and you can see how they lived the nobles of the Middle Ages. The main attraction of this castle is the Stone of Eloquence, is a stone that is on the top of the castle, one meter off the ground, and you have to kiss by a dramatic gesture to get there. Legend says that whoever kisses the stone will have the gift of eloquence. We advise you to stroll through the gardens of Blarney Castle, where you can also see where the witches lived in the area, and where did their coven.
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On the way to Dublin, we recommend visiting Cobh, the beautiful Waterford, Tramore who was the last port that saw the Titanic before it collided with an iceberg, Dunmore Caves, a natural cave with spectacular stalactites and stalagmites that have recently found remains of people who lived in them during the Viking invasions of the area. On the way to Dublin, you’ll find other interesting villages, in addition to natural gardens are on the way to the capital of Ireland.
Tips to discover Ireland:
At the time of renting a car, keep in mind that driving is on the left. The most important thing is not to be nervous, but at first it makes a mistake of driving. The famous problems at roundabouts, the resolve to guide the driver in Ireland within the meaning of the roundabout.
Good Friday is a holiday and often by the Catholic population of Ireland. That day will find very few places open, and at night can be difficult to find restaurant. You’ll also see that it is impossible to drink alcohol that day. Ireland is known for its whiskey and beer. Do not miss the visits to some of the Guinness brewery, Jameson’s whiskey, where you can even taste the products they make. Internet searches for what days you can visit them. In Dublin there is also a museum Jameson (Jameson Experience) in a former factory of the brand.
Rugby is the most popular sport in Ireland, you will find shirts of all teams in each of the cities. The Munster rugby team from County Cork (Cork played half a year and a half in Limerick, where the stadium is bigger and holds more fans), is currently the European champion rugby, and proud in the County Cork, where we are sure you will see many flags of the team.
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