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Ten Things To Do And See In Ireland

Feb 26, 2008
Ireland is recognized as Europe's third biggest island. As such, it also has its share of tourists flocking into the country yearly, and why would they not? Ireland has a lot of beautiful places and lots of things to do, and here are some of them.

1.) Dublin sightseeing tour

Nothing is better than having a Dublin city tour, and there are many bus tour companies in the city that cater to tourists. The bus tour will give you a wonderful tour in the city's tourist spots. The bus tour also stops frequently for visitors to explore the place and take pictures.

2.) Ride the Ghostbus of Dublin

This is also very popular among tourists. Here, you will be taken to the haunted sites of Dublin as a storyteller tells the fascinating story of each place. For those who love Goth culture, this ride is very much recommended.

3.) Get the Zozimus Experience

This is a unique on-foot ghost tour that can only be found in Dublin. Here, you will be toured along Medieval Dublin's streets by Zozimus, a blind old man, who also tells ghost stories about the area as well as the gruesome murders that took place here. The length of the tour is about one and a half hours.

4.) Visit the Phoenix Park

This is another popular tourist attraction in Dublin. In this park, you can rent a bike as well as necessary accessories like helmets and locks from a bike hire company near the gate's entrance. This is a fun way to spend the day with your family or loved one as you pedal your bikes around the park.

5.) Visit Dublin's museums and historical buildings

There are a lot of museums in Dublin. Among the famous ones are the National Museum of Ireland, the National Gallery of Ireland, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, and the Bram Stoker Museum. There is also the Dublin Castle for you to visit as well as the Christ Church Cathedral.

6.) Stroll along Dublin's botanical gardens and zoo

A visitor to the country should stop by the Dublin Zoo. Here, you will see exotic animals as well as some local animals of Ireland. After a visit to the zoo, you can always stroll in Dublin's Botanical Gardens and enjoy the variety of flowers and plants here.

7.) Visit the Cork City Gaol

Another popular tourist destination in Ireland is the Cork City. Here, the visitor should definitely visit the Cork City Goal where you will also get a magnificent view of the city. You can get to this place by joining the guided tour of Cork City.

8.) Take the Cork historic walking tour

What better way to get to know Cork City than by touring the area on foot? There are many guided walking tours in the city where you can enjoy the sights as well as get to listen to some of the city's history. There are lots to see here like the ancient monastery, the Viking village, medieval streets, the walled city, etc.

9.) Experience Galway's festivals

This city holds festivals yearly that are worth a visit. The best time to visit Galway is during the summer where the festivals are lively and full of music, foods, wines, dancing. etc. One of the popular festivals is the Galway Oyster Festival.

10.) Take a trip to Kilkenny

This place is a must-see for any tourist because of the many medieval buildings that it has. You will also see here the popular Kilkenny Castle as well as the St. Canices Cathedral and Round Tower. You should also visit the Rothe House Museum as well as walk along the "Slips" to reach the city's shops.
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Jonathan Williams is the travel writer for Destination Guide TV - the place to share travel videos. Visit http://www.destinationguide.tv/ireland to view or share Ireland travel videos.
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