Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Ireland is one of the most magical places in the world, and I am lucky enough to have visited it once before in the past. It is a continuous wish to go back and see this place from a different perspective, and I truly hope that I can see it again before I'm old and gray. In the spirit of my #weekofgreen series, today's post features five places that you must visit when you journey to the Emerald Isle! I've been to four of the five of these places, so I promise they are worth seeing when you visit.
1. Cliffs of Moher: The first of five places to visit in Ireland is the Cliffs of Moher, a very obvious choice, and something you have to see in person. Standing at 702 feet at their highest point, they stretch for five miles along the Atlantic Coast of County Clare in the west of Ireland. This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to, and it is something to experience once in your lifetime. In this instance, photos can do justice of the Cliffs but you must see it in person!

2. Kylemore Abbey: The one place on this list I have not been to, but have seen in literally every book of Ireland I've read.  Kylemore Abbey is home to a community of nuns that went there in 1920 after their abbey in Belgium was destroyed in WWI. Located in Connemara in the west of Ireland, the abbey is now one of the number one tourist destinations in Ireland. Could you imagine taking photos here? It'd be like capturing a painting with each shot from your camera.
3. Muckross House: Another favorite part of the trip I went on, was being able to visit and play a concert in the garden of Muckross House. Built in the nineteenth century, this Victorian mansion is apart of the Killarney National Park in the west part of the country. It was built for the Herbert family, and was passed down after each generation. With an extensive garden, grand entrance and sixty-five rooms, this mansion was a sight to behold.
4. Ring of Kerry: As part of the Wild Atlantic Way, the Ring of Kerry is just another magical part of the country that spans County Kerry. It's a popular tourist spot, but definitely worth checking out as almost every part is unspoiled and features several different landscapes. It literally features a million shades of green!
5. Dublin: Being Ireland's capital has its benefits, and Dublin takes great advantage of it. There's music, pubs, street culture, great food and so much more at your fingertips. I was really bummed to not have experienced this place as much as I would have liked to, being in your teens on a group trip is not always what it's cracked up to be. Nonetheless, we still got to explore most of the city during the day and see some of what it had to offer.

What do you guys think? Would you ever venture to Ireland in the future? Let me know what you think in the comments!

Mostly Lisa

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