Enough about the weather! As I recommend in most cities, the "hop on hop off bus” allows for a great way to get about town while being educated on the city and exposed to the major tourist attractions. Dublin is no exception and places like the Guinness Storehouse, Jamison's Distillery, Christ Church Cathedral, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Trinity Collage and the Book of Kells to name a few are all available as stops on the one and one half hour round trip double-decker bus ride. One place not to miss and enjoy is the oldest pub in Ireland, the Brazen Head that dates back to 1198.
The Vikings originally inhabited the area of high ground near Christ Church and used the Liffey to moor their ships for protection from the sea.
The train system is quite extensive and offers up light food and washroom facilities. When traveling through the Irish countryside, you get to enjoy the small towns and endless green fields of cows and sheep.
The Antrim coast is beautiful and a couple of the main tourist attractions include the Giant's Causeway with it’s incredible basalt columns formed about 60 million years ago and the spectacular Carrick-a-rede rope bridge. The bridge is a definite must do experience and includes some gorgeous scenic views waiting to be captured by your lens. The original bridge was built by the local fishermen, to help them access the salmon off the island.
Some of the most beautiful sea cliffs in the world (214 meters at their highest) can be found at the Cliffs of Moher on the southwest coast of Ireland. These spectacular cliffs are the home to many seabirds including puffins and also include O’brien’s Tower, built to add a higher vantage point to enjoy the views over the cliffs. The Cliffs of Moher are one of the biggest tourist attractions in Ireland with more than one million tourists per year. This can be a place where a polarizer filter can help out with the haze and glare that can potentially impact your images.
So if you like beautiful scenic green views, drinking stout with a beef and Guinness pot pie and don't mind getting a little wet ... Ireland might be the place for you to visit. A land where the sheep outnumber the people!
Why visit this place?
"Ireland has a great combination of scenic beauty with its rolling green countryside and spectacular coastlines.
It also has excellent historic architecture with the many castles, churches and of course, pubs."
When is the best time of year to visit?
The summer time is a good time to visit with the mild temperatures, while it is said that April is the driest month followed by June.
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