With amazing cliffs and lush green countryside that have earned it the name of the Emerald Isles, Ireland is one of the most exciting places in Europe. Great beer, wonderful food and welcoming locals are some of the top 10 reasons why you need to go and visit Ireland.
See some impressive natural beauty
Most Ireland's natural beauties are unspoilt. The Cliffs of Moher and the Giant's Causeway are unmissable places, as well as the Ring of Kerry, the Connemara Lakes and the Wicklow Mountains. And of course, do not forget your camera while travelling through picturesque Ireland!
Some of the best beaches in the world
Apart from stunning cliffs, Ireland is also home to some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world, and it has even been recognised as one of the best seashores in the world by numerous travel shows and magazines. We would recommend checking out the Inchydoney Beach in County Cork, Portsalon Beach and Five Fingers Strand in County Donegal, Keem Beach in County Mayo and Murlough Beach in County Down.
Go attend Gaelic sports events
For sports lovers, Ireland is an interesting place because of Gaelic Sports. Popular, thrilling and a great amusement for all, Gaelic football and hurling are the two main sports, which are truly traditional. Croke Park in Dublin also happens to be the third largest stadium in Europe with a capacity to host 82,000 spectators, so it is definitely worth a visit!
St Patrick's Day
Be prepared to have the time of your life if you are visiting Ireland in March. St. Patrick's Day is the ultimate Irish festival and one of the most exciting worldwide. You will be able to attend a five day long, non-stop drinking Irish beer and whiskey Festival, a parade extravaganza, and boat races, just to name a few. But the largest celebrations take place in Dublin between March 16 and March 19.
Take in some great music
Irish culture is particularly famous for its connexion to music, and you can see that in any Irish pub where live music is everywhere. Going back to Gregorian chants from the Middle Ages, which is more melodious than harmonic, Irish music can be both very traditional and very modern. The small harp and Irish flute are still popular today and can be seen during St Patrick's Day parades. And if you feel like taking part, you should definitely go and attend a traditional music class in Doolin.