A ring of coastal mountains ( the highest of which is Carrauntuohill- 1041 m(3414 feet) surrounds low central plains. The island is bisected by the River Shannon the longest river in Ireland or Britain. Though situated in the North of europe, thanking Gulfstream the climate is rather warm, though windy. So planning your ireland travel take care of non-vented clothes. The island's lush vegetation, a product of its mild climate and frequent but soft rainfall earns the country`s name "Esmerald Island". A maze of blissfully quiet country lanes, heathered grounds make you feel if not ancient explorers at least participants of a fiction film. The freedom of the Ireland travel is yours, whether you spend your Ireland vacation in group or alone. The only thing you will bear in mind no matter what means of traveling chosen -the country is amazingly beautiful and the culture is most unique among all others in Europe.
I advise you to start your Ireland travel from the Island`s heart - Dublin (originally "Dubh Line"- black harbour). One of the oldest European cities, it was founded presumably in the beginning of the 9th century. The city is situated on the bank of Liffy river, to the contrary of majority of other world`s rivers, is enough clean enough and is plentiful of fish. The most but not all gems of national culture are located here. The National Library of Ireland- is a storehouse of oldest Christian, Hindu, Japanese manuscripts. The National Gallery of Ireland famous all over the world by rich collection of ancient clothes, furniture, domestic utensils, folklore subjects, has also several completely unique collections devoted to Vikings, old Golden age and Egypt . Irish museum of modern art, Natural History Museum, National museum of Ireland, National Museum of Ireland deserve your attention as well.
Having an Ireland travel enjoy the diversity of landscapes for which the West of Ireland is renowned. The light is amazing here, which a landscape full of browns, greens and purples constantly altering their tone with the changing light. The pace of life is wonderfully easy going and the people amongst the most welcoming in the country. Taking into account the fact that Ireland has many sites which date back to 3000 BC it would be a shame to leave so much of beautiful country` s heritage undiscovered on your Ireland travel. One of these place is world-renown Bru na Boinne - the biggest burial places preserved by UNESCO as international historic monument. Besides, lots of medieval castles as king John`s in Limerick, castles in Loute, Monie, Donsoghly and many others no less majestic and remarkable, a great deal of which converted into first- class hotels.
If you plan Ireland travel in July or August, you can expect reasonably warm weather, longer days and a lively menu of festivals. However, the peak season presents some troubles if you're wanting a bit of solitary vacations in Ireland. Spring and autumn can also be delightful seasons for Ireland travel , while winter weather is too rough not to say inhospitable. But Ireland (the west coast in particular) does look beautiful in the rain. However, in many Irish towns restaurants and close down around October and don't reopen until Easter. With a few advance phone calls you can avoid getting stranded somewhere with no place to sleep or eat. We have chosen beautiful guesthouses in a variety of locations to give you a true flavour of Ireland.
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