Irish Culture Must-see places in Ireland
There are many stunning places you shouldn’t miss while visiting Ireland. Our cycling and walking in Ireland tours will take you to many of them and give you a different perspective.
Enjoy these fantastic must-see places in Ireland:
Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher are one of the most iconic landmarks in the country and one of Ireland’s most visited sites. Standing over 200 metres tall at the edge of the Burren, from the Cliffs of Moher you will get a magnificent panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean and the Irish coastline.
You can hike to the Cliffs of Moher on the Burren Way.
Croagh Patrick is Ireland’s Holy Mountain, named after St Patrick patron saint of Ireland. It is the most important pilgrimage site in the country and probably the most spectacular as well. While the climb is not easy, you will be rewarded with the most fantastic view of Clew Bay once you reach the summit.
Spend an extra night in Westport before or after your Greenway tour to climb Croagh Patrick.
Glendalough or ‘valley of the two lakes’, is home to one of Ireland’s most impressive monastic sites, both for its history but also for its superb surroundings, in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains National Park and on the Wicklow Way.
Founded by St Kevin in the 6th century, you can step back in time admiring the round tower and strolling the ‘monastic city’ with its stone churches and high crosses.
The Giant’s Causeway
The Giant’s Causeway is truly marvellous, one of a kind landscape. You will pass it when hiking the Causeway Coast Way. Throughout time whispers of magic and sorcery spread throughout the region, claiming that the causeway was built by a real giant, thus the name. Although scientists believe that it was, in fact, volcanic activity in the region, the legend persists.
Cut off from the mainland, Achill Island is a land that time forgot. A remote haven where locals can be heard speaking in the ancient tongue, carrying out the rituals of rural life on Achill’s wild landscape. Some of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland can be found among this isolated paradise cycling the Greenway to Achill.
… and there are many many more.
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