Ireland Journals

Ireland - The green island

A travel journal to Ireland by miriam1981

Quote: At the moment, I am living in Ireland (originally, I am from Germany) and I can assure you this country has an amazing landscape and an interesting history . . . you should come for a visit! You won't regret it . . .

Ireland - The green island

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Overview

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Ireland is situated in the Atlantic Ocean and separated from Great Britain by the Irish Sea. Half the size of Arkansas, it occupies the entire island except for the six counties that make up Northern Ireland. Ireland is famous for its amazing countryside. I think the nicest parts are the southwest and west coast. Here you also have different sights you can visit for example the Mackroos Lake near Killarney, the Ring of Kerry in Co. Kerry, which is part of the mystical and unspoilt Ireland that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years. Another must is a visit to the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher in Co. Clare. These majestic cliffs rise from the Atlantic Ocean to a height of nearly 200m and ext...Read More

Inchydoney Beach

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The last few weeks, we were lucky with the weather in Ireland, so we decided to drive to the beach. Close to Cork (where I live) is the Inchydoney Beach, which is just south of Clonakilty. Originally an island and now connected to the mainland, Inchydoney is perfect for those wanting to be next to a beach and close to water sports, and yet in the peace and tranquility of West Cork. Whether for swimming or just a nice walk, the beach is a popular family spot. The kids love the water and playing in the sand. You can't beat the beautiful scenery. If you are in Ireland and you want to relax a bit, you should spend a day at that beach. Six of West Cork's beaches have received the prestigi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 20, 2003

The Burren

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The Burren is one of the most fascinating areas in Ireland. It is situated in North Clare on the western coast of Ireland and covers over 100 square miles. Many misty legends surround this area, with its abundance of antiquities dating from prehistoric to medieval times. The Burren is believed to have been considered sacred ground by ancient Celtic tribes. Supporting this belief are the many Dolmens, megalithic monuments dating from about 2500 B.C. In spots, the Burren looks more like the surface of the moon than the earth. The land is totally infertile -- it's just a mass of stones. But it's very peaceful to walk around, though a lot of tourist busses stop there. Like most of Ireland, the Burr...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 20, 2003

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The bus tour with Bus Eireann is a full day tour taking in Ennis, The Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Lahinch, and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. We left Cork around 10am and first went to Bunratty Castle (the entrance fee was included in the price). We stopped there for about two hours, had some lunch, and looked around the castle. After that, we went to the Burren. Here we had time to take some nice pictures before we headed off to the Cliffs of Moher. On the way to the cliffs, we passed the Galway Bay and the bus driver started to sing an Irish folksong, which was good fun. At the cliffs, we stopped for about 30 minutes and finally, at the end of our tour, we had a little break in a nice little village ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 20, 2003