Top 3 Historic Landmarks Chapter 24

Top 3 Historic Landmarks

Newgrange, Co. Meath

Prehistoric temple with monuments, such as a mound and chambers, plus an interpretive visitor centre. Constructed in around 3,200 BC during the Neolithic period. It was a place of astrological, spiritual, religious and ceremonial importance, much as present day cathedrals are places of prestige and worship where dignitaries may be laid to rest.

The Hill Of Tara, Co. Meath

It is claimed that 142 High Kings reigned in the name of Tara, here the most powerful of Irish Kings held their great inaugural feasts and were approved by Earth Mother Goddess Maeve. In ancient Irish religion and mythology, Tara was revered as a dwelling of the gods and an entrance place to the otherworld of eternal joy and plenty where no mortal ever grew old. On a clear day it is claimed that from Tara it is possible to see half the counties of Ireland.

The Rock Of Cashel, Co. Tipperary

Also known as Cashel of the Kings and St. Patrick’s Rock. It once laid home to the High King Of Munster before it was gifted to the church. The complex has a character of its own, unique and native, and is one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture to be found anywhere in Europe.

Jaw Dropping – Breathtaking Sights

By now you know Ireland is more than ‘green’. It is full of spectacular sights so I won’t try to make a list of the best, I’ll name some of the best sights that you can see during your visit. But do not forget some amazing sights go unnoticed as they are during your travel. The weather conditions play a factor in how beautiful a sight can be…

The Cliffs Of Moher

On a good day or night these cliffs will take your breath away for 2 reasons: the sheer beauty, or, the worry of falling off the edge…

The Dingle Peninsula

There is something a great view turning into a breathtaking one when it includes water…

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

If the view doesn’t make you feel alive, the rope bridge will (although it is safe). This view combines adventure with beauty.

Giant’s Causeway

Of course this miraculous landmark will take your breath away in person. Incredible to think it was made naturally.

Newgrange

If you are lucky enough to see the winter solstice hit, it is an epic sight. But regardless, it is majestic.

Hook Head Lighthouse

Up the 115 steps to the top, there is a beautiful panoramic view awaiting you. Perfect for you honeymooners.

Some more of the best sights to see include Connemara, The Ring Of Kerry and The Wild Atlantic Way.

Top National Parks

Love is like mother-nature,unpredictable and it often goes through a series of events that lead to developing something too beautiful for words! Ireland is known as the ‘Emerald Island’ for a reason and the national parks verify that! They are all beautiful, but I have selected 5 that stand out!

Wicklow Mountains National Park

A gorgeous mixture of mountains, flowing water, wildflowers, wild animals with Glendalough at the heart- it is brilliant! The 50,600 acres of land offers people a view into the heart of Ireland’s thriving deer and bird species.

Phoenix Park

A gorgeous mixture of mountains, flowing water, wildflowers, wild animals with Glendalough at the heart- it is brilliant! The 50,600 acres of land offers people a view into the heart of Ireland’s thriving deer and bird species.

Killarney National Park

Located in the cultural capital of Ireland, it has a has a fantastic backdrop of woods mountains and waterfalls. It is a real beaut! It is 25,425 acres in siz

Connemara National Park

It is similar to Killarney except it is more northern and mountainous, at the heart is the famous & historic Kylemore Abbey.

The Burren

Of course…A fantastic display of nature in Co. Clare. Its 3,706 acres is home to many of the major habitats: Limestone Pavement, Calcareous Grassland, Hazel scrub, Ash/Hazel Woodland, Turloughs, Lakes, Petrifying Springs, Cliffs and Fen.