Many people associate Dublin with pubs and joy. And no wonder. In Dublin, there is a pub opened in 1198 (it is the oldest pub in Ireland) that operates still today. The famous brewery Guinness is ready to reveal all the secrets of black beer to visitors of the brewery.
Other attractions of the Irish capital that are evidence of an ancient and rich history of the city are not less attractive to tourists. Dublin was founded in 998 and its first inhabitants were valiant Vikings. When visiting Dublin, be sure to visit the largest church, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, as well as the prestigious Trinity College and colorful Temple Bar district.
St. Patrick’s Rock
Rock of Cashel is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland. The castle, situated on top of green hills from the 5th century has served as the seat of the kings of England. In the 12th century, the Church took a hold of it. The most of the fortress has survived to the present day. Rock of Cashel is a unique archaeological complex, which is of great cultural value across Europe.
Cliffs of Moher
Irish rocks, which are called mohair, rise over the Atlantic Ocean. The Cliffs of Moher are on the west coast of Ireland and stretch along the coastline approximately for 8 kilometers. On one of the rocks, O’Brien’s Tower is perched, which offers a wonderful panorama covering the Galway Bay and the mountain range the Twelve Pins. The height of the rocks at this point reaches 214 meters.
Complex erosion formed a dull area in the northwest of Ireland, which, nevertheless, is worth attention. Grey rocky Burren field with sparse vegetation is located on the territory of County Clare. It is dominated by limestone boulders, covered with many scars left by the water.
The peninsula, 48 meters long, crashes into the Atlantic Ocean and leaves no one indifferent. It is not only the westernmost point of mainland Ireland but also a spectacular coastline, which is able to tell a lot about the amazing history of these lands. According to archaeological finds discovered on the Dingle Peninsula, people have inhabited this piece of land for nearly 6,000 years.
Not far from the city you can visit the oratorio Gallarus, an ancient Christian church built of stone in the 6th century. Its form resembles an overturned boat. The stones the church is built of are not secured with concrete or any other materials.