Newgrange, one of the oldest constructions in the world. Go inside and see what people saw on the longest day!
Connemara - this has to be my favourite area in Ireland. It is situated west of Galway city. This area is a patchwork of bogs, valleys, mountains and lakes.
If you get out to Galway, make your way out to the cliffs of Moher. Beautiful green country, even in the rain.
Not far from Dubin (just over an hour by bus, as I recall) is Glendouloch, a beautiful place for hiking.
At the end of the tour, the tour guide invited us back to his farm in Abbey Fiele. The next day, we set off on a tour around the Ring of Kerry.
Ring of Kerry and Dingle Penninsula. I have said once and I'll say it again. The more time you spend in the country side exploring the happier you will be.....
Fishing in the Poison Glen.
Be prepared to walk a distance to the fishing rivers and lakes, and bring a lunch.
Giant's Causeway, 2 mi. east of Bushmills. Beautiful! Natural formations of six sided basalt columns. Lots of hiking/climbing on coast/cliff paths. Bring your hiking shoes!
Rent a bicycle in Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands, and go to the southern coast. Wandering alone on the plain around the Black Fort is an extraterrestrial experience!
We were there before 'the marching season' and enjoyed the Antrim coast of Northern Ireland. Scenic, remote, not many tourists then (probably even less now).
Rossnowlagh Beach in Donegal. This is a gorgeous sandy beach which is perfect in the summer for a nice long walk. It is a huge wide beach - plenty of room for building sandcastles.
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