2020 has already started, have you decided your travel route for this year? What about starting with Europe? Well, a bit of an Irish touch to your bucket list in this year can make your whole year memorable as Ireland has everything to offer to you. Starting from an adventure to culture trip, you name it and you have that with your small, cute trip to Ireland. So, what are those things that should be on your Irish bucket list? Well, let’s have a look at those things.
1. Climbing the Carrantuohill—the tallest mountain in Ireland
Do you love challenges in your life? Well, if your answer is ‘yes’ then here is a challenge for you. Go to the top of Ireland, climb the tallest mountain range of Ireland that’s located in the beautiful and splendid landscape of the Macgillycuddy Reeks that’s located in the County Kerry.
What will you get as a prize if you go to the top of the Ireland? You will get the opportunity to see the beauty of Emerald Isle from the top if you climb the Carrantuohill, not to mention the beautiful forests, landscapes, cliffs, ridges and peaks that are there in County Kerry.
However, when you are climbing the mountain you have to be careful about one thing that you are not lost. Therefore, it will be wise if you carry a map with you when you are climbing, better if you take a local guide who has the knowledge of the whole place. Else a beautiful trip will turn into harassment.
2. Enjoy a Day in the Haunted Castle—the Leap Castle
Built in the 16th, century the Leap Castle today is one of the Scariest Places on Earth that has attracted many of the paranormal activist and the ghost hunters from around the world. It was said to have been build mainly to have a protection against the pass named, the Slieve Bloom Mountains and it is also said that then it was actually a home to some of the brutal, fierce and merciless people.
Today however, it is home of Sean Ryan, the owner of this castle and his family, who upon request give a tour of this castle and narrates not only the supernatural but also the bloody history of this castle. So, when you are exploring Ireland make sure you have this castle on your bucket list it will add to your list of the out-of-the-box places and also make your tour to Ireland memorable.
3. Go for a Road Trip in Ireland
The Irish landscape has many things to offer which you can only explore if you go for the road trip in Ireland. With this Irish road trip get to explore the Wild Atlantic Way, with a cherry on the top being the beautiful and the mesmerizing Irish western coastline. Now, take a turn and get yourself transported to the ancient history of Ireland, by touring the Ireland’s Ancient East that is filled will ancient, towers castles and monasteries.
If too much hustle-bustle of the city is bothering you then explore the Hidden Heartland in Ireland in this road trip of your and if you’re the city types then you should visit the capital town of Ireland and that’s Dublin. So, don’t forget to explore Ireland through a road trip, if possible, also walk a little bit and try to know the place from various angles and perspective as it will make your whole trip nit just memorable but will make you knowledgeable as well.
4. Come and Explore the Oldest Functioning Lighthouse—the Hook Lighthouse
Hook Lighthouse is located in the southeast Ireland in the County Wexford and is acting as an entrance to the Waterford Harbour for around 2000 years and the structure that you will see today is around 800 years old. It has 115 steps, and when you take a complete tour of the tower and have climbed up 115 steps, you will get the chance to witness the most beautiful landscape that you may have waited for lifetime to witness.
While exploring this place don’t forget to take a local guide with you, as the guide will help you to know the purpose of building the lighthouse and will also enlighten with those knowledge that will help you to know the place in a better way.
5. The Cultural Capital of 2020—the Galway City
This year pull up your socks and get ready to enjoy the Cultural Capital of 2020, through array of events that are gonna take place in Ireland this 2020. So, what you gonna experience in the Galway City? Well, you will get to experience the mesmerizing performances by the Irish and the European artists and performers. The themes of their performances are focused on the history and the importance of the languages, migration and also on the theme of the beautiful landscapes.
You can get a chance to experience various ancient European festivals such as the Samhain, Bealtaine, Imbolc, and the Lughnasa. The events will start from the month of February, so when you’re booking your tickets for Ireland then make sure you have the month in your mind. Get ready to explore the Cultural Capital of 2020 in the Galway City in Ireland by adding it to your travel bucket list. Download the Woovly app to stay in-line with your travel goals.