Spring is arguably one of the most enjoyable times of the year; the promise of summer is finally round the corner and the weather is gradually starting to improve. On top of that, the longer daylight hours keep everyone that little bit happier! Spring is also the best time of year to treat yourself to a trip. After all, exploring a new destination is always a good idea! Despite Ireland having an unpredictable weather forecast, there’s nothing more magical then visiting the Emerald Isle for yourself and uncovering all it has to offer. Come rain or shine there are some incredible sights on offer.
With so much history behind Ireland and all of its enchanting tales, taking a spring break to Ireland is the best way to spend a long weekend. Here at Aran Crafts we share with you some of the most beautiful places to see.
Ring of Kerry
In southern Ireland, there’s a 110-mile scenic route around the Iveragh Peninsula known as the Ring of Kerry. With beautiful winding roads and a whole host of things to see, its an incomparable opportunity to take advantage of in Ireland.
Cruising along the Atlantic Coast, you’ll come across a number of impressive sights such as valleys, mountains, castles and villages. An incredibly unspoilt part of the country, the Ring of Kerry follows the contours of the coastline. Look out for the Lakes of Killarney and Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, a mountain range in County Kerry.
One of Ireland’s magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Skellig Islands are a pair of small rocky islands that rise up from water. Home to a 6th century monastery, the islands house plenty of different birds and other wildlife. With a 600-step climb to see the remains of the monastery, it’s a fascinating part of Ireland’s history.
The islands are world-famous, known throughout the world of archaeology. One of the most interesting facts about the islands is that since the monks left in 1100, no one has actually lived on Skellig!
Glenveagh National Park
Glenveagh is Ireland’s second biggest National Park, sprawling over 14000 acres. Located in County Donegal, it’s home to a 19th century castle and the castle gardens. Within the National Park, you can see the Derryveagh Mountains as well as Lough Veagh. A remote, beautiful part of the country, the wilderness of Glenveagh offers an array of breath-taking scenery for you to take in.
Of course, there is so much more to Ireland than its beautiful landscape; Irish culture is also steeped in its cities. Galway, on Ireland’s west coast, is a stunning harbour city filled with art galleries, boutiques and traditional pubs that often play live Irish folk music. A truly charming part of the country, it’s known for being a little bohemian with remnants of the old medieval town walls still standing.
From the Spanish Arch to the cathedral, there are countless sights to take in as you explore Galway.
Wherever you’re planning on starting your Irish adventure this spring, make sure you don’t forget to pack your Aran sweater to keep you warm along your journey!