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5 Fave Spots in Ireland

Hi friends, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I have to tell you, I am ready to have a pint of Guinness and toast to one of my favorite places in the world: Ireland. I’ve been lucky enough to have been able to travel to Ireland a few times over the years, and each time my heart becomes more and more enthralled with the magic of Ireland. Ireland is filled with rolling hills, stunning cliffs, and historical spots. But what makes Ireland truly memorable are the people who are warm and welcoming to visitors from all around the world.

Today, on St. Patrick’s Day I wanted to share with you five of my favorite spots on the Emerald Isle.

Five Fave Spots in Ireland

Temple Bar

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Temple Bar is a vibrant area of Dublin filled with pubs, live music and uneven cobblestone. I love this part of Dublin for an authentic experience, paired with a perfect pint and even a fish and chip meal. If you are heading to Dublin, make sure to spend a night out in Temple Bar, it is always such a fun experience!

Guinness & Jameson

Jameson

I can’t talk about Ireland without mentioning two of my favorite Irish exports: Guinness and Jameson. If you are visiting Dublin, make sure to add the tours for both Guineness and Jameson on your ‘Irish Bucket List’.

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Cliffs of Moher

Located on the western coast of Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher are breathtaking in size and scale. The cliffs are dramatic and memorable, and have even been featured in the Harry Potter movies! But that isn’t what I loved about the Cliffs of Moher! The cliffs feel special, at the literal edge of the earth and as remote as you could be. It’s a one of a kind place.

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Ring of Kerry

The Ring of Kerry is located in the southwest coast of Ireland, and is a circular loop through remote hillsides, streams and mountains. The Ring of Kerry is a perfect trip to see unspoilt Irish countryside in a remote way. If you head out the Ring of Kerry be ready for narrow country paths, cozy pubs and welcoming folks. {Otherwise, be ready for a wonderfully authentic Irish experience!}

And here’s the truth about traveling around Ireland: It’s best to get off the beaten path, hop into a random pub, order a pint and just chat with the locals. Each time I have visited Ireland, I have been welcomed with open arms and a friendly smile so don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation with a someone you meet along the way.

Have you ever been to Ireland? What was your favorite spot? How are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day today?
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