Ireland is a country where the sound of fiddles fills the air. The fabric of Ireland is rich with culture, art and lots of stories to bring back home. But when in Ireland you must now miss out these counties and their vivid history.
Judging by its rich blend of traditional culture and modern art it is easy to understand why it is a traveller’s favourite. The people in Antrim are amicable and extremely witty, even the most mundane conversations with them is a treasurable experience. Belfast or Beal Feiste, as known in Irish, is the capital of Northern Ireland. Belfast is located in Antrim and is one of the most progressive cities of the world; it is rich with art, music, sport, shopping, tourist attraction and one of the most happening nightlifes of Ireland.
When in Belfast make it a point not to miss out the Crown Liquor Saloon, which can easily be crowned as one of the most beautiful pubs of this world. It prudently flaunts Victorian architecture on the inside, while it is covered with vibrant tiles of every possible hue on the outside, the Belgian glass work along with the Mahogany finish inside adds to the charisma or the place.
Brazen Head, the crown jewel of Dublin is the oldest pub in Ireland, very closely followed by Trinity College, the oldest university. Dublin is a nexus of art and culture in Ireland. Never miss out The Temple Bar Area; this is the art and culture hub of Dublin. Bathe in the rich air of the city before travelling to the Dublin Writer’s Museum which holds collection of some of the best works of Ireland’s best writers like Swift, Joyce, Shaw and Yeats. Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral for an amazing experience, this is the National Cathedral for the Anglican Church. River Liffey that flows through the heart of Dublin divides it into two parts, connected by several picturesque bridges. Also Dublin has an opulent nightlife.
It is one of the largest and most beautiful counties of Ireland. It has 16 beautiful bridges and the commerce centre is around St. Patrick Street, Washington Street, Main Street, Oliver Plunkett Street and Grand Parade. The city has something for every traveller’s soul. From art to pubs the city has every flavour infused in its air. The variety that the city has to offer contributes to its charm and splendour. Just like Belfast, the very people of this city will make you fall in love with the county. If you are lucky you might even run into live performances of traditional Irish music, which is not very uncommon in Cork County. While in Cork make sure not to miss out Cobh. A little strip of a picture perfect town located on the Great Island. Keeping its interesting history aside, this is one of the most picturesque spots in Ireland to chill.
You must have heard of this county ever since you have been planning your vacation to Ireland. This is the hub of adventure sports and likely activities, the ruggedness of the terrain make it possible. If you are not an adventurous soul then simply revel on the pristine and tranquil beaches or enjoy a game of golf. People from around the world travel to Donegal County for its amazing and expansive golf courses. This county boasts of some famous golf courses like Ballyliffin old and new, Rosapenna and Muevagh.
The Donegal Gaeltacht is especially famous among the young backpackers from America and other parts of Europe. This presents a chance to the non-Irish speaking masses to learn a bit of Irish language as well as the culture which are still prevalent in the corners of this county.
Traditionally known as the Royal County, Meath was the seat of the ancient kings of Ireland. The megalithic passage tombs of Newgrange, Dowth, Loughcrew, Tara, Knowth and Fourknocks stand as witnesses of the rich history of the country. Some of the architectures date back to 3100 BC. For a mystical experience do not miss out the county of Meath.