Ireland has always had a mystical feel to it but why should you visit Ireland. Well beyond the normal myths of leprechauns and pots of gold at the end of the rainbows. Ireland has an amazing history and genuine people who love their country. Whether you stay for just a weekend in Dublin or make it a full week when you visit Ireland you will not be sorry.
#1 Beautiful Country
Ireland is one of the most beautiful countries you could visit. It offers so many different experiences and landscapes. You will find miles of rolling hills separated by hand-laid rock walls. As you drive by the landscape looks like a green patchwork quilt. I have never seen so many shades of green in one location. I guess that is why it is called the Emerald Isle. Traveling around the wile Atlantic way will you being enjoying its rugged cliffs. Throw in a few big cities, a few small towns and lots of smaller villages and Ireland offers you beauty in all forms.
#2 Friendly Folks
When you visit Ireland you will want to mingle with the locals. I found the Irish people to be extremely friendly and welcoming. Part of visiting a new place is to immerse yourself in their culture and get to know them. To me, it seemed that the people in Ireland were happier than most places I have been. They always seemed ready to help a tourist or give you the inside scoop. Ireland's main source of income is tourism so it stands to reason that they would be nice to you. However, I found their friendliness to be genuine. They are happy to see you and help you.
#3 Perfect weather
Well for me it's perfect, I love that fact that it never gets colder than 30 nor warmer than 75. Granted there are those few days where it gets our of the norm but still, it is comfortable year-round. You may find its a bit rainy sometimes but I can handle rain. I don't have to shovel rain. Can you tell I am not a fan of winter?
#4 Castles Galore
True and real castle dot the entire continent. When you visit Ireland you can see history unfold in many different ways. One of those is with castles dating back to the early 700AD, there is no shortage of history. Even the prisons or Gaols are castles. They dot the countryside available to view as you drive and explore. Many allow visitors and you can wander throughout the Castle. Others you may only see from the outside or as you pass by.
#5 Spirits to Sip
One of the things Ireland is known for is Guinness beer. Which is way different than what you get here in America. Then there is whiskey, good ole Irish whiskey. Jamerson tops the list of well-known whiskeys from Ireland. When you visit Ireland your tip would not be complete without visiting the Guinness Storehouse or The Jamerson Whiskey Distillery. Now I am not a beer person but I do like a good whiskey. I still tried the Guinness it has a very unique taste, best sipped.
by Tammy Stanley
Tammy loves to travel both near and far. Her free time is spent building her travel agency and helping others discover the love of travel. Tammy splits her interests across a broad spectrum. A really good book, scrapbooking about current trips, writing for her blog, Securing great photos for her blog and exploring the world. provides her an outlet to share many of her talents and travels with others.