Ireland is as picturesque as it is friendly, From the busy big city of Dublin to cosy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with a nod and a wink.
Things to know before visit Ireland
In Ireland the weather is very unpredictable. Its possible to see all four seasons in one day itself. Between Febrile and April, Spring blossoms while summer reins from May to July with temperatures reaching a maximum of 68Â°F. Autumn lies between August and October while winters are from November to March. The temperature falls to below freezing levels in January and February.
The rugged and aweinspiring cliffs of Moher are world renowned. Located about 2 hours away from Galway, the cliffs are standing tall at 214 meters and are spread across eight kilometers along the Atlantic ocean. These imposing cliffs offer an impressive view of the the northern Maum Turk Mountains and the Twelve Pins mountain range in the distance.
A UNESCO Heritage site, the Skelling Islands are two rocky mounds from the sea. These islands have a 6th-century monastic complex atop the high cliff. Bird watchers will love this place as it has a wide range of bird species including; Black Guillemots,Herring Gulls, Razorbills and Gannets.
Explore the most scenic route in Ireland- the Ring of Kerry and be awestruck by the fabulous Atlantic ocean, the magnificent islands dotting the ocean, the wild mountains in the backdrop and small, pretty villages. History enthusiasts can explore some historically rich monuments including- Ogham Stones, ancient monasteries and Iron Age forts while adventure lovers can make the journey more interesting by hiking, cycling or horse riding along the route.
Get entranced by the trio islands- Inishmore, Inishmaan and Inisheer. These wild, rugged and windswept islands will make you feel as if you are in a time warp. Visit the stone fort of Dun Aonghasa and also the towering cliffs of Aran and enjoy the local culture.
The capital city of Ireland, Dublin, is a historic town with rich heritage and culture. A bustling town, Dublin has all that a visitor would look for on a holiday- good food, classy Whiskey, historical monuments and a wide array of gardens and parks to relax. Some of the main attractions in Dublin are Trinity College, an ancient treasure Kilmainham Gaol, a historical treat, the Little Museum of Dublin, St. Stephen's Green and more.
Travel Advisory:For the latest information and advice on safety and entry requirements please consult your travel agent well in advance of your departure and visit the following government website:
Department of Foreign affairs and trade www.dfat.gov.au
Smart Traveler website www.smartraveler.gov.au
Electricity: While traveling to Ireland it is advisable to carry an international power plug adapter. The standard voltage is at 230V and the sockets can take the three pin prongs.