Dramatic coastlines, castles and luminous loughs
By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva, photos courtesy of Trafalgar Tours
See castles steeped in myth and legend, glass-like lochs (aka lakes or loughs) and amazing landscapes.
Checking out the Blarney Castle
You must kiss the Blarney stone to get the gift of the gab. It perches atop the handsome medieval Blarney Castle in County Cork.
Ask about Trafalgar’s Enchanting Emerald Isle tour
This fairy tale-like waterfall cascades and dances down Torc Mountain, part of Killarney National Park along the Ring of Kerry. The area is rich in Irish mythology. Legend goes an enchanted boar was killed here by legendary hero, Finn McCool.
Cliffs of Moher
The ancient Cliffs of Moher stretch out into the azure-colored North Atlantic. Carved over time and the ocean, the cliffs’ formations make them one of Ireland’s most awesome sights. Breathe the fresh salty air while basking in the dramatic view.
Visit here on Trafalgar’s Treasures of Ireland
Overlooking the calm waters of Pollacappul Lough, Kylemore Abbey possesses a serene stateliness. The showcase is a beautiful Benedictine monastery replete with gorgeous parlour rooms, Victorian walled gardens, a Gothic church and – of course – nuns!
Visit here on: Trafalgar’s Irish Experience
River Liffey, Dublin
The banks of the River Liffey run through the heart of Dublin. The river’s edge provides historic photogenic sites. Be sure to snap a shot from the iconic Ha’penny Bridge.
Visit here on Trafalgar’s Best of Ireland tour
Giant’s Causeway is the aftermath of volcanic heating and cooling 60 million years ago.
Visit here on Trafalgar’s Amazing Ireland tour
Its 17th century walls, watch towers, bastions and canons make Londonderry a truly beguiling city to visit.
Visit here on Trafalgar’s Irish Experience tour