The Cliffs stand 214m high and range for 8 kilometres over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. The limestone pavement of the nearby Burren region with its ring forts and Neolithic tombs is one of the most interesting landscapes you're ever likely to see. Visitors can view the cliffs and surrounds from the walkway at the visitor centre or on a calm day you can take a boat trip to see the cliffs from the sea. A trip to the Cliffs should definitely be top of your Ireland vacation 'to see' list.
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Built in 1954 the castle is the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland. It is complete with 15th & 16th century tapestries and furnishings of the time. The castle hosts a medieval banquet for visitors where you can be treated like a 16th century King or Queen on your Ireland vacation. The folk park on the grounds recreates life in rural 19th century Ireland and displays a living reconstruction of the homes and lives of the Irish over a century ago.
The Giant's Causeway and Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge
The 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns are the result of an ancient volcanic eruption; however the legend is more convincing for those who prefer a more colourful story. The story tells that the Giant's Causeway was built by Finn McCool, as a walkway to fight the Scottish giant Benandonner. The site is located on the Causeway Coast, an area that covers 18 miles of dramatic cliffs, headlands and a series of bays. The nearby rope bridge spans a 23m deep, 20m wide chasm and is an exhilarating experience.
Newgrange Pre-Historic Site
Possibly the finest example of a passage grave in Western Europe and is Ireland's most famous archaeological site. This is the perfect place to visit if you like to uncover some of the country's history on your Ireland vacation. The site dates to 3000BC and predates Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid of Egypt. Archaeologists still speculate as to the exact purpose of the tomb.
The Ring of Kerry
This route around the Iveragh Peninsula is 180km. Highlights include The Gap of Dunloe, Rossbeigh Beach, Valentia Island, Derrynane House, Staigue Fort, Moll's Gap, Ladies View, Torc Waterfall and Muckross House. We recommend dedicating two overnights at least in County Kerry during your Ireland vacation.