Don’t Miss the Natural Wonders of Ireland on your Vacation

Are you looking to plan a trip to Ireland?  Well, make sure that while you peruse the various Ireland vacation package options available, you find a few that will let you explore the natural wonders that punctuate Ireland’s already stunning landscape.

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THE CLIFFS OF MOHER

Ranging for a distance of about 8 kilometers (5 miles), the Cliffs of Moher can reach peaks of 700 ft.  Bu they are not only notorious for their impressively massive size, they are also known as the rugged weather they undergo thanks to high winds and torrential currents of the Atlantic Ocean scraping upward on the rocks.

THE GIANT’S CAUSEWAY

The Giant’s Causeway consists of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns along the country’s Northern coastline.  In traditional folklore it is also known as Clochan an Aiflir; a place where an ancient warrior built steps for giants to step over Scotland without dipping their toes in the ocean.  Modern science tells us, of course, that the basalt columns are the result of volcanic activity.

THE RINGS OF KERRY AND BEARA

These are a series of narrow roads throughout the Kingdom of Kerry, giving those who drive them magnificent views of the local landscape.  These are not easy drives, but just about every person who makes the journey reports that is worth the effort.

THE CORK-To-KERRY COAST

Apparently the Kingdom of Kerry is a great place to visit as this coastline adds yet more beautiful scenic views.  Starting in Cork Country, you can take the Wild Atlantic Way down the Western coastline through a series of peninsulas and isolate islands awaiting exploration.  While the view, alone, may be phenomenal, this drive is also home to a vast selection of culinary delights; and you never know what you might find—from stunning beaches, to mysterious shipwrecks, to the majesty of whales breaking the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.

THE RING OF GUILLION

Among the natural wonders of Ireland, this ring of dykes resides in the County of Armagh.  About 24 miles in diameter, the ring is surrounded by low hills and is considered to be a source of deep mystery related to many Irish legends and myths.

SLIEVE BLOOMS IN COUNTRY LAOIS

The county of Laois lies deep in the Irish countryside and within this county is the majestic Slieve Blooms Mountain.  Hikers love to get up close and personal with the foliage along the trails, passing by waterfalls above and streams below.