If you don’t know what to do over Easter then Ireland has something for everyone, with plenty of places for couples to relax and recharge as well as things for those with children. Here we look at ten amazing places to visit in Ireland.
Giant’s Causeway is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland, and all visitors will enjoy walking across this famous path made up of approx 40,000 octagonal stones. Afterwards, drive along the Antrim Coast Road and enjoy stunning views or walk across the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park in County Clare has something for everyone. There are beautiful gardens, a pub and traditional shops, while for children there are plenty of animals and a play area.
Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s top tourist attraction. Located in County Clare, the cliffs run for 8km of coastline and stand 214m over the Atlantic Ocean. As well as breathtaking views there is also a Visitor Centre where you can find out more about this amazing place.
Ring of Kerry/Killarney
Anyone touring Ireland’s ‘Ring of Kerry’ will probably start their journey in Killarney. Popular with tourists, Killarney has great shopping, eating and nightlife, as well as attractions like Muckross Abbey, Killarney National Park and Ross Castle.
While Dublin is seen as a city break destination, there is plenty for children too. Phoenix Park in the centre of the city is a great place to relax and exercise. It is also the home of Dublin Zoo, tea shops and playgrounds. For the grown ups there are bars and restaurants, while a trip to the Guinness Storehouse is not to be missed.
The Dingle Peninsula is stunning. Dingle Bay is home to an Ocean Aquarium and the town has its own resident dolphin. Both will be popular with children, while adults can enjoy the scenery on a drive along the peninsula.
This area is popular with people looking for outdoor adventure. Lough Gur, south of Limerick, is home to the largest circle of stones in Ireland. For children or anyone looking for the magic of Ireland, this is where you can try to find faeries and see amazing ruins and archaeology.
Sky Road near Clifden offers stunning views of the Atlantic Coast with plenty of places to stop and take them in. Clifden itself has pubs and shops and the nearby beaches of Mannin Bay are great for kids.
Located in Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey includes beautiful gardens as well as areas where children can play. There is also a tea room and the opportunity to take a mountain hike, if you are feeling up to it!
A visit to Glendalough can be done in a day from Dublin. Located in the Wicklow Mountains National Park, it is one of the main monastic sites in Ireland. The location is stunning, while Wicklow offers amazing countryside and scenic views.
So if you are still wondering what to do over the Easter holidays then visit Ireland. Whether you have children or not, there is plenty for everyone to enjoy and you are sure to have an amazing time.