For many people, Ireland may be nothing more than a rainy country with many sheep where they celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but the country is so much more than that! There’s beautiful nature, the country’s bursting with interesting history and you’ll find the coziest pubs in Europe on Irish ground. You might not believe it right away, but Ireland deserves a spot on your travel bucket list. Why? SUITSUIT has listed a selection of the most beautiful sights for you and see for yourself!
Be enchanted by the capital of Northern Ireland. It’s a city full of history and it shows. For example, it’s the home city of the Titanic. You’ll find a museum on the spot where the gigantic ship was built over 100 years ago, but never returned. In addition, the city is very cozy and there’s never a dull moment. You can find real culinary delights, but also cozy pubs that feel as if time stood still. There’s plenty to do in the evening as well. From going to the theater to dancing until the early hours - Belfast has it all!
The Guinness Storehouse
From Dublin to Berlin and from New York to Rio de Janeiro: "the black stuff" is known everywhere. Guinness beer is known all over the world, but it originates from Ireland's Ancient East. A special beer with an even more special story, which you can discover at The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. Of course there’s also the opportunity to enjoy such a delicious cold pint of Guinness beer yourself. In short, here you can experience and taste Ireland's pride - this place cannot and should not be missed during your visit to Ireland.The Wicklow Mountains National Park
This beautiful mountainous nature reserve is located just below Dublin. A walk or road trip through this area can therefore be perfectly combined with a visit to the city. If you go by car, you can take the Military Road. This road takes you right through the Wicklow Mountains and takes you through the deserted area around Sally Gap (the most famous crossing point on Military Road). You can also take a look at Lough Tay, also known as Guinness Lake, because the water of the lake looks exactly like "the black stuff". The road also takes you to the old monastery ruin of Glendalough, which adds a bit of spookiness to your road trip.
Did you know that there are hundreds of islands off the windy Irish coast? It’s Ireland's best-kept secret, as the tourist crowd doesn't seem to have discovered it yet. Most of them are uninhabited or deserted and are either close by or can be reached by an entire afternoon of sailing. They have something mysterious and that’s exactly why a visit to one of these islands shouldn’t be missed. Some islands are inhabited and characteristic of Irish culture. The Aran Islands, for example, where Irish culture, language, music and traditions are still like back in the days.
This southernmost Irish city is often forgotten, which is a shame, because Cork has so much to offer. First of all, it’s a very colorful city, which is reflected in both the houses and the gardens. Besides that it’s very cozy, Cork will certainly surprise you when it comes to food. You can even follow so-called "Food Trails" where a guide takes you into the culinary world of Cork: there’s no better way to taste and experience Irish cuisine!Are you looking for more inspiration for your travel bucket list now that traveling itself has come to a standstill? Read our blog about the most beautiful city trips in autumn here.