20+ Reasons You Definitely Need To Visit Ireland

Ireland is a joy. And not just because of the ineffable beauty of its local bays, gulfs, islands, valleys and cliffs. The country’s unique history, culture and mythology also play their part. Everything here breathes freedom. Each castle, moor, windmill and seemingly ordinary path have a legend of their own, which is passed from generation to generation in awed whispers.

It seems that the nature landscape of the ’’Emerald Isle’’ was created especially for solitude lovers. A harsh climate, with cold winds even during the summer, lonely cliffs and general wilderness framed by rebellious waves of Atlantic Ocean keep tourist crowds away.

However, those anxious to go full throttle will not be disappointed either: they are always welcome to pop into one of the famous Irish pubs for a pint of Guinness and some live music.

The Rock of Cashel was the residence of the high kings of Munster for several hundred years before the Normans.


Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge.

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A rainbow near the Cliffs of Moher on the Atlantic coast.

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The Cliffs of Moher.

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The medieval Ashford Castle on the shores of Lough Corrib and the River Cong.

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A view of the coast.

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The Giant’s Causeway is a unique coastal area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption.


Bridge to the stars, Wicklow.

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The Skellig Islands.


Aurora over the Dunluce Castle ruins.

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The sky above the hills.

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Typical Irish summer.

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Sheep, Dingle Peninsula.


A view of Dublin at night.


Wicklow Pier.

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Doonagore Castle.


The Glanworth Bridge, County Cork.


The Ring of Beara, County Cork.


Benbulbin, a large rock formation in County Sligo.

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County Galway, the home to Galway City.


A lighthouse on the coast of Lough Swilly.


We here at A&D have decidedly fallen in love with Ireland. So while we’re packing our bags, here are few of the most spectacular photos of this country. Get inspired and come along with us!

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