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4 Reasons to Visit the Countryside of Ireland

March 3, 2019
4 Reasons to Visit the Countryside of Ireland  
The Irish countryside is an irresistible holiday destination. This is because the area offers memorable  moments to holiday makers as well as lovely sites. In fact, the destination has so much to offer such that you would have to extend your vacation to be able to visit all the major attraction sites. Whether you like getting closer to nature or you like going back to history, Ireland countryside has something for every visitor including those who like to drink beer. When you visit Ireland, you will experience some of things that other people see in movies such as the ancient castles and caves. However, you might need to be assisted by a knowledgeable guide so that you can enjoy visiting various places without getting lost. Here is a list of reasons why you should consider visiting countryside.

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1. Rich Culture
There are more than 300 festivals that are held every year in Irish. These celebrations provide a perfect opportunity for visitors and locals to learn about Irish culture. Majority of the festivals are actually held during summer because that’s when the weather is favorable for outdoor activities. But this doesn’t mean that you will miss them if you visit the countryside during the cold months. In fact, there is a considerable number of festivals that are celebrated during winter.
As a visitor, you should take advantage of such moments to sample Irish delicacies and fashion. You can even buy a few artworks and take them with you when returning home at the end of the vacation. Although accommodation is hardly a problem when you are staying in the countryside, most hotels are fully booked during the festivals. You should therefore book a room in advance to avoid last minute rush by visiting
2. Friendly People
Irish people are known to be very friendly. They actually like interacting with visitors. You can therefore crisscross Irish countryside without worrying about your security. Whether you are looking for someone to chat with while drinking your favorite beer at the local bar or you are simply asking for directions, you will surely get what you want. And that’s why return visitors prefer to drive themselves around the countryside instead of going for group tours because the strangers you meet make you feel at home.
4 Reasons to Visit the Countryside of Ireland
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3. Experience Irish Adventure
Visitors who opt to remain in Dublin city deny themselves a chance to explore Irish adventure. When you go to the countryside, you will be able to get much closer to nature. The good thing is that you enjoy breathtaking landscapes without interruption from hustle that is common in the city. While in the countryside, you can go mountain biking, rock climbing, hunting, paragliding, fishing and swimming among other activities.
4. Visit Historic Sites
Irish countryside has so many options for visitors that want to go down the history lane. For a start, there are many castles that are believed to have been built several centuries ago. In fact, some of the castles were built in the 15th century. Some of the most popular castles include Blarney castle and Emerald isle. There is also Brú na Bóinne, a tomb site that is believed to be older than the Egyptian pyramids.
4 Reasons to Visit the Countryside of Ireland
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