Ireland, often called the Green Island, is a place that is particularly conducive to active tourism. Stretches of heaths and meadows, an extensive coastline and hundreds of kilometers of walking trails make it a paradise for walkers. Among these landscapes you can find a lot of ruins of old castles and abbeys.
The country's capital, Dublin is a medium-sized city for European conditions. It lies at the mouth of the River Liffey, which forms the axis of the city. Around it concentrates the most important attractions of the capital. The most important of them is the Temple bar district full of bars and pubs, where you can not only drink beer, but also listen to live music. There is also a huge Guinness brewery on the shore, producing the most famous Irish beer and is open to the public. Not far from here also to the Jameson distillery, where you can watch the production of the famous whiskey. Dublin also has many interesting sights, including the Holy Trinity University, the cathedral of St. Patrick's and Dublin Castle.
Outside of Dublin, it is difficult to find a large city in Ireland. Only southern Cork, which is known mainly for its highly developed cultural and student life, can compete. It is worth visiting Galway in the west, with a beautiful old harbor district, numerous pubs and Ireland's largest art festival. Galway is also a great base for the Aran Islands, which delight with amazing views.
Landscapes are Ireland's greatest wealth. The most famous is the jagged coast full of bays and cliffs. His icon is the powerful cliffs of Mohair on the west coast. Routes on the Kerry and Dingle peninsulas are also popular, as are routes in the scenic Wicklow Mountains. Many hikers are also attracted to the Killarney National Park, near which the highest peak of the country rises, Carrantuohill, which barely exceeds 1000 m above sea level
There are many interesting buildings among the beautiful landscapes. These are mainly the remains of medieval castles and monasteries. The most famous are the UNESCO-listed Glendalough Abbey, Clomacnoise Abbey, Rock of Cashel, and the castles of Blarney, Bunratty and Ross.