Someone wise once said that there are two types of people in the world: those who are Irish, and those who are probably Irish. Because of Ireland’s history of exploration and emigration, the Irish diaspora reaches almost every part of the world and as a result there are some 8o million people across the globe who can claim Irish heritage, despite the relatively small homegrown population.For such a small country Ireland has a wealth of history, tradition and culture. Ireland is notorious for its changeable weather. It’s said you can have four seasons in one day. People have been drenched in heavy rain and sunburnt all in one afternoon. The island of Ireland is the 3rd largest island in Europe. It has 3700km of coastline and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Irish Sea to the east.
Dublin is popular for its vibrant nightlife, its warm and friendly people, and its wide range of tourist attractions. Dozens of ancient castles are sprinkled across Ireland’s lush, green countryside in various states of ruin.
If you jump in a rental car and start driving, chances are you’ll find one. The Ring of Kerry is a hugely popular road route through the southwest of Ireland that encompasses some of Ireland’s best scenery and heritage. With cities, counties, coastlines and islands crying out to be explored, you’ll easily fill a week or more exploring this Emerald Isle.