Exploring the Best Kept Secrets of Ireland – Slideshow
Ireland - Friday, August 7th, 2015
Home to luscious green backdrops, castles straight out of the middle ages, and a fair share of mythical lore in its history, it’s no surprise that Ireland remains atop one of the world’s must-see travel destinations. After you’ve made your rounds through the Rings of Kerry, taken in the breathtaking sites of The Cliffs of Moher, and sampled some of the country’s finest cuisine, there is still much to see and do in the great Emerald Isle. Follow along as we explore some of the country’s best-kept secrets to help you plan the ultimate Ireland Adventure.
Heralded as the country’s best kept secret, only a few thousand visitors are given the opportunity to make their way to island of Skellig Michael each year. If you happen to make your way onto the island, you’ll have the unique chance to explore nearly 600 one-thousand-year-old steps that corkscrew their way up the mountainous terrain.
The Aran Islands
Take a trip back to the olden days of Ireland with a visit to the Aran Islands. This group of three islands offers travels a unique look into Ireland’s past, as many of the Island residents still hold true to the country’s traditional roots of Gaelic language and old-time transportation.
The Mourne Mountains
If fantasy is more to your liking, a trip to the Mourne Mountains allows you to immerse yourself in the mythical backdrop that inspired the settings of countless fantasy-tales including The Chronicles of Narnia, Game of Thrones and more.
As one of the most haunted locations in all of Ireland, the deserted ruins of Hore Abbey allow travelers who are brave enough to face their fears an opportunity to explore ancient medieval architecture free of tour guides, entrance fees and crowds.
Recently named one of the best-kept secrets in all of Europe, Dunmore East is a true delight to anyone who is willing to travel a bit off the beaten bath. This small Irish Fishing village is filled with adventure opportunities and traditional charm you’ll find nowhere else.
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
Once again, this hidden attraction isn’t for the faint of heart, but offers plenty of reward for those brave enough to conquer it. Between the tiny island of Carrickarede and the mainland lie a 66-foot rope bridge that offers stunning views for travelers who are willing to make the walk across.
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