Beautiful Ireland is a land of contrasts, from gorgeous coastal scenes to dramatic mountain ranges and everything in-between. A visit to Ireland will certainly take your breath away with its majestic scenery and un-spoilt, rugged beauty.
Infact there is so much to see in Ireland that you’ll certainly want to plan to fit in the highlights, and we’ve chosen Ireland’s top 5 natural wonder to help you with your travel planning.
The Cliffs of Moher
You simply cannot travel to Ireland without visiting the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher, situated in County Clare along the wild Atlantic Way. The Cliffs of Moher have majestically faced the Atlantic for over 350 million years and their beauty is incomparable.
The Cliffs rise to 214m at their highest point and range for 5 miles, their sheer scale and dramatic impact never ceases to amaze visitors.
The Cliffs are a special protected area for seabirds with over 20 species represented. Each year over 30,000 breeding pairs visit the cliffs including guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes, peregrine falcons and puffins. The Cliffs are also home to many rare flora including Cat’s Eat and Sea Pink.
The Ring of Kerry
The Ring of Kerry is a 179km long scenic drive around the Iveragh Peninsula in southwest Ireland’s County Kerry.
This is a road that takes you through 10,000 years of dramatic history, through deep forests and along the crashing waters of the wild Atlantic.
Pass rugged, majestic landscapes, tumbling waterfalls and crystal clear streams along this beautiful route.
The Giants Causeway
The Giant’s Causeway is renowned for its polygonal columns of layered basalt and is the only World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland.
These fascinating columns resulted from a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago and it really is beautiful to see.
There is also a state of the art visitor centre at The Grants Causeway, featuring an illuminated exhibition showcasing the stories and the science behind the Giant’s Causeway.
The Wicklow Mountains National Park is situated just south of Dublin and covers 20,000 hectares of mountain scenery.
The most popular location for visitors to the National park is the scenic and historic valley of Glendalough whilst much of the rest of the park is remote with very few facilities.
Most areas are accessible to properly equipped hill walkers so if you are a hiker then park the car up and get off the beaten track and right into the beautiful National Park.
Welcome to Connemara, a place of contrasts, colours and wilderness on the west coast of Ireland. The diversity of the beautiful landscape here and the people who populate it offer much to the visitor and you should definitely make a visit.
The name Connemara translates as 'Inlets of the Sea' and the roads along the peninsula's coast certainly bear this out as they wind around the small bays and coves of this breathtaking stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way.
Passing through the desolate yet beautiful Doo Lough and Delphi Valleys, the landscape tumbles down to the dark waters of Killary Harbour, an incredible fjord framed by dark green mountains. The old stone walls, wandering ponies and wild landscape is the very essence of Ireland.