Tourism in Ireland
Tourist places in Ireland
General information about Ireland
Ireland forms the largest (five sixths) portion of the island of Ireland. The island is located in the northeast of the Atlantic Ocean, adjacent to the island of Britain. It is separated from Britain by the North Sea, the Irish Sea, the Saint George Channel and the Celtic Sea. Northern Ireland, belonging to the United Kingdom, is the other small part of the island.
Ireland’s climate is cold in the winter, with temperatures reaching freezing levels in many parts of the country, and moderately cold in the summer with almost daily rainfall that falls most of the year. Ireland’s climate is greatly influenced by the westerly winds coming from the Atlantic Ocean, and the daily weather in Ireland is one of the most volatile rituals in the world and it is difficult at different times during the year to predict its condition.
Culture and history
Ireland’s history has several features, the first of which is that it was affected by its geographical location in relation to the European continent, the second is its connection with England, which tried to control it and resisted its people for that, and the third was the devastating wars that Ireland witnessed, and the fourth of which was the religious and political persecution there, and the last of which was the economic crises that it suffered and caused many of its people to migrate to Other countries.
Christianity began in the country in the sixth century AD at the hands of Saint Patrick in the middle of the tenth century, after which the Normans seized most of the island’s lands.
King Henry II’s rule over Ireland began in 1172, while British control began in 1534, followed by the suppression of the Catholic population. Ireland joined the United Kingdom in 1801.
On Easter in 1916, the Radicals launched a revolt against the British, but it failed and most of its leaders were executed. In 1921 Britain divided the island into two parts, south and north, and in 1922 Iran declared independence without the northern part, which led to the outbreak of a civil war until next year between the moderates and the radicals.
Tourist areas in Ireland
Christ Church Cathedral
Located on high ground in the oldest part of Dublin, Christ Church is one of the city’s finest historic buildings. Part of the Anglican Church in Ireland, the cathedral is the parent church of the Archdiocese of Dublin and Glendalough. It is one of two Protestant cathedrals in Dublin. He built a church with wood on this site in 1038. It is on top of a hill within the city walls. The current stone cathedral began work in 1172 after the conquest of Dublin by Richard de Clare, Baron Norman.
The building continued into the 13th century, so a shift from Norman styles to early English Gothic can be seen in the architecture.
Notre Dame Street
Notre Dame Street in the north, and west of Green College, you will find the Temple Bar, a medieval area with narrow cobbled streets. There is the promotion of Temple Bar Dublin as a cultural crossroads with bright evening entertainment.
You can enjoy watching the castle and a library, and you will find a wide range of manuscripts and artifacts from all over the world, and when you move to the west and southwest of Dublin Castle, you will find two types of the Protestant cathedral, which is Christ Church and St. Patrick’s Church.
You can enjoy a short stroll through Nassau Street from Trinity College, until you reach Kildare Street. There you can find the National Museum, “Entrance is free”. It is inside a group of prehistoric gold and Viking artifacts. After visiting this museum, you can go to the National Library, which is also free to enter to see the literature exhibition.
Built in the thirteenth century on a site settled by the Vikings, it stood as a military fortress, prison, treasury, legal courts and the seat of the English Language Administration in Ireland for 700 years. Reconstructed in the seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth and tenth centuries, Dublin Castle is now used for important state receptions and presidential openings. . (Sometimes, Dublin Castle can be closed in a very short time for government business).
Cliffs of Moher
The impressive Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s most visited natural attractions. Stretching 8 kilometers along the Atlantic coast at Clare, the slopes reach 214 meters at the highest point at Knockardakin. Halfway down the slopes you will find the eco-friendly visitor center on the hillside. Here, you can also discover O’Brien, a 19th-century viewing tower. From the main platform, you can see the southern slopes towards Cape Hague, a natural rocky rock resembling a seated woman. From the north platform, you can discover the mound of the Brannan Moor Sea, home to Gilmoots and Rizzarpels, as well as the Aran Islands.