The Emerald Isle, Ireland is the land of breathtaking landscapes, friendly people and Dublin is the capitol of the Republic of Ireland. The best time to visit Ireland is between March and May, and September to November, when it’s not as crowded as it is in summer. Ireland has a mild, temperate climate and although it’s rainy at times, you can visit all year round. Quite simply, it rains a great deal. Showers, however, are often short and the temperature is generally mild. In summer, temperatures range from 60 – 70 degrees Fahrenheit, while fall and spring days are usually about 65 degrees. Winter temperatures are often in the mid-forties Fahrenheit, and snow is rare.
Must See Locations
The National Gallery located in Dublin has works by Monet, Vermeer, and Picasso, see it all without spending a penny, because most museums are free and fantastic. In addition see the has 3,000-year-old bog bodies and exquisite Celtic jewelry collections. The Chester Beatty Library is consistently rated as one of the best museums in Europe. The Guinness Storehouse is the number one tourist attraction in Ireland, when you visit go early or expect to queue. During popular times of the year like St. Patrick’s Day, visitors wait in line for at least an hour or much longer. A visit to Guinness Storehouse offers a scenic view of Dublin’s historic city backdrop with a pint.
Sláinte To Whiskey
Irish Whiskey has been distilled in Ireland since the middle ages. Irish people speak English, but Irish school children are still taught Irish, which is a Gaelic language. Irish Whiskey has been distilled in Ireland since the middle ages. Today you can tour many of these wonderful Irish Whiskey distilleries and hear how this fine Irish “aqua vitae” (water of life) is produced and of course sample some of its rare and wonderful flavors. Sláinte means “health” in Irish and Scottish Gaelic and is commonly used as a drinking toast in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man.
Dublin has been in the news since the 9th century, and traces of its Viking past have been largely washed away. The city is a living museum of its history since then, with medieval castles and cathedrals on display alongside the architectural splendors of its 18th-century heyday. Dublin is one of the best places to visit. A night out in the pub is also a great way to get to know the locals. Every Dubliner has their favorite pub. The city’s relationship with alcohol is complex and conflicted. The pub remains the alpha and omega of social interaction in the city. Dublin has always maintained a pretty cosmopolitan outlook. In the last three decades it has conspicuously embraced diversity and multiculturalism. You’ll hear languages and eat foods from all four corners of the globe.
The Book of Kells
Trinity college houses its greatest treasures within the Old Library. The star of the show is the Book of Kells, a breathtaking, illuminated manuscript of the four Gospels of the New Testament, created around AD 800 by monks on the Scottish island of Iona, but more stunning still is the 65m Long Room, the library’s main chamber, which houses around 200,000 of the library’s oldest volumes. The library is open to the public during the summer months, but tickets can be purchased online.