What to See in Ireland
According to Campingship.com, Donegal is located on the northwest coast of Ireland. In the vicinity of the city there are sandy beaches, where tourists and locals relax in the summer. It is worth noting that County Donegal, together with the nearby islands, has the longest coastline – 1235 km. There are 7 beaches here that have been awarded the blue flag of the European Union, among which Bundoran beach is the most popular.
A little south of Donegal is the city of Rossnowlagh, you can surf in its coastal waters. Surf schools and equipment rentals are located here. In mid-August, Rossnowlagh hosts the Irish International Surf Festival for 10 days.
The city of Killarney is located in the southwestern part of Ireland on the border of the Killarney National Park in the mountains of County Kerry. The park was founded in 1932. It is the only habitat for Irish red deer, here is the highest point in the country – Mount Carantuill, and in the central part of the park there are 3 lakes – Upper, Middle and Lower. These lakes are of glacial origin, they are surrounded by mountain relict forests. In the park, you can also visit the small but very beautiful waterfalls of Tork, where water flows over numerous ledges. The Ring of Kerry
Road starts from Callarney., which runs along the Iverakh Peninsula. Its length is 170 km, and the main stopping points are the cities of Kenmare, Snim, Waterville, Cahersiven, Kells, Glenbale and Killorglin. Tour buses run counter-clockwise around the Ring of Kerry. While traveling along it, you will see mountainous areas and rocky shores.
From Killarney you can go to the coast, where the popular dive site “well” is located. It is located at a depth of 25 m and is a depression on top of a stone reef.
Cork is located in the Lee Delta in southern Ireland. Its center is an island between the branches of the Li River. The historical sites of Cork are located north of the river in the Shandon area. Of these, the Protestant Cathedral of St. Finbarr, the city museum and the 19th century Prison are the most famous.
St Finbarr’s Cathedral was built in the late 19th century in the early Gothic style. The interior of the cathedral is decorated with mosaics, and 8 bells ring on the church bell tower. The Cork Museum tells about the history of the region from ancient times to the present day. There are collections of silver, glass and knitwear. Sandy beaches stretch in the city harbor, where you can sunbathe and swim in the summer.
Close to Cork Fota Wildlife Center is located. More than 70 species of animals live here, including zebras, giraffes and antelopes.
North of Cork is one of the most popular castles in Ireland – Blarney Castle. It was built in the 15th century on a rocky hill. The Blarney Stone is built into the castle tower, which, according to legend, brings good luck and gives the gift of eloquence. According to legend, the stone was given to the owner of the castle by a witch, whom he saved when the witch was drowning.
South of Cork along the coast is the city of Kinsale. The entrance to the city harbor is decorated with two forts that were built in the 17th century. Desmond Castle from the 15th century is interesting in Kinsale. At first it was used as a Customs building, later it became a prison, and today the Wine Museum is open here.
Limerick is located in the vast Shannon Delta in the southwest of the country. This is the third largest city in Ireland, which became famous all over the world for its limericks, created by local poets.
Limerick is divided into two parts “English city” and “Irish city”. The main attraction of the “English city” is King John’s castle. It was built in the 13th century on the south bank of the Shannon River. The castle complex includes an impregnable fortress, three round corner towers and a bastion. Now a museum has been opened here, where antique weapons are exhibited, and it also tells about the history of the castle. “Irish City” is considered the commercial center of Limerick, the village of Adir, where the Gothic Revival castle hotel is located. It was built in 1832, and in the 19th century a huge park was set up here, through which the Maikue River flows. All kinds of vegetation grow in the park, including the Lebanese Cedar. Also interesting in Adir is the Abbey, which was founded in 1315. The abbey is located on the banks of the Maikue River and is surrounded by pastures. The local Church of St. Nicholas belongs to the Irish Church and is always open to the public. Also in the Abbey is the mausoleum of the Earl of Dunravin, under which it was restored.