Did you know that an increasing number of South Africans are choosing to visit Ireland instead of traveling around the United Kingdom?
Tourism in Ireland has shown growing numbers of South Africans visiting the country in the first half of the year. Ireland seems to be a popular destination for us South Africans and Australians alike.
Ireland is famous for its hospitality and sense of fun. Here is our GTASA list of things to see and do in Ireland. Dublin is steeped in history and culture and has plenty to see and do. Dublin has an amazing range of museums, Viking artefacts and Georgian squares.
In the Trinity College visitors can see the Book Of Kells, a magnificent 9th century illuminated manuscript. The Guinness storehouse in the Guinness Brewery is another must see attraction in Ireland. The Jameson Distillery is also another venue worth visiting.
You could also visit the Cliffs of Moher which are Ireland’s most visited natural attraction. They stretch for about 8km, as the crow flies, along the Atlantic coast of County Clare in the west of Ireland. At the southern end of the Cliffs of Moher stands Hags Head a natural rocky promontory that resembles a seated woman when viewed from the north. The name, Cliffs of Moher means the cliffs of the ruined fort and although there is no trace remaining of these two thousand year old fort which are visited by almost one million visitors per year.
Another point of interest on the GTASA list would be the ever so beautiful Dublin Castle. The castle is in continuous occupation since its establishment in 1204 AD, Dublin Castle has played a prominent role in Ireland’s history. Today, this prestigious city centre site is host to state-of-the-art conference and dining facilities.
These are just a few places you should visit when planning a trip to Ireland. The country is full of fun loving people and I’m sure like England you will find a couple of South Africans doing the same sort of holiday you have planned.
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