Ireland’s Gems

Ireland’s Gems

While visiting Ireland, be sure to stop at Trinity College in Dublin, the resting place for an original New Testament text dating back to 800 AD. Other Dublin sites to see are the Dublin castle, St. Patrick Cathedral and the Christ Church Cathedral. Visitors also enjoy the Guiness Brewery located in Dublin. Hotels in Dublin that are recommended by other tourists are: The Conrad Dublin, about 4 night, Brooks Hotel, about 0 night and the Crowne Plaza Airport for around 9 per room.

The popular city of Limerick hosts many tourist attractions like King John’s Castle, St. Mary’s Cathedral, the Church of the Holy Rosary and the Limerick Racecourse, a popular horse track.

You can also view medieval artifacts at the Hunt Museum located in Limerick. Limerick hotels that are good choices are: The Quality Hotel and Leisure Center for about 6 per night and The Patrick Puncho Hotel for an average price of 3 per room.

Visiting Sligo

Sligo attractions of interest to tourists visiting Ireland are: The Lough Gill Scenic drive, the Sligo Abbey, Easky Beach, Knocknarea Mountain, Maygara Castle, Powers Court Mansion, and Glanear Lake. The Aughris Cliffs also offer a 3 mile hike with spectacular views and photo opportunities.

Lodging in Sligo is recommended at: Castle Dargan Golf Hotel and Wilderness Centre for about 2, Cromleach Lodge for around 0 per night, Clarion Hotel Sligo for 6 a room, and Sligo City Hotel for around per night.

Visiting Ireland should include sights such as The Ulster American Folk Park in northern Ireland, an educational experience about the great famine in Ireland and the immigration to America that resulted. The Mount Stewart Gardens in Northern Ireland are also popular, featuring a Shamrock garden, a sunken garden, lily wood, an Italian garden, lake walk and Dodo terrace. Benbulben is an area of table mountains in the Sligo area that are the site of archeological remains, tombs, dolmens, cairns and stone circles. Rosses Point is a scenic peninsula near Sligo with popular tourist beaches. The Cliffs of Moher offer spectacular views with rises near 700 feet high. The Carrickfergus Castle dates back to 1180 and is favorite among tourists. The impressive BeaghmoneStone Circles are archaeological sites discovered during peat harvesting back in the 1940’s. The site consists of seven stone circles and is an interesting discovery that is often visited by those touring Ireland. Ireland is a lush land, no larger than the state of Maine in the US. It is green year round and thus has been named “The Emerald Isle”. It is filled with castles, gardens, and fishing villages as well as cliffs, beaches and bogs. Visiting Ireland will provide a memorable vacation for the whole family.