Ireland is home to some of the world’s best golf courses, most exciting surfing spots, scenic coastlines and picturesque mountains – so if you have some time to spare after your event, why not extend your stay and explore the rest of the Emerald Isle? With excellent road, rail and air links, Dublin is an ideal starting point to begin your adventure.
For a short trip, try Dublin’s neighbour, County Wicklow. The ‘garden of Ireland’, home to historic Glendalough with its monastic stone cells and celtic Round Tower, is a must see.
Another interesting trip close to the capital is Newgrange in County Meath. This is a 5,000 year old Passage Tomb famous for the Winter Solstice illumination which lights up the passage and chamber with the Winter Solstice sun.
For a taste of Ireland’s west coast, a popular destination is Galway, a lively city surrounded by the untamed landscape of Connemara.
And to the south, Cork and Kerry both offer spectacular scenery such as Bantry Bay or the Ring of Kerry, together with some of the best restaurants and pubs in Ireland.
Venture north and enjoy the scenery of counties Antrim, Down and Derry. The Giant’s Causeway, a natural formation of basalt columns, is a major visitor attraction in north Antrim.
So whatever direction you go in Ireland, you’ll be sure to find something fun and interesting to explore and enjoy.
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