Private Guided Tours of Ireland | Trip Advisor’s Top Irish Sights
As one of the biggest travel companies in the world, when Trip Advisor makes recommendations we listen! Here are some of their suggestions of the top Irish sights to visit. There is so much to see and do during a vacation in Ireland it was difficult to narrow it down to just a few…
Your private chauffeur in Ireland will escort you to Kilmainham Gaol (Jail). First built in 1796, it one of the largest unoccupied jails in Europe. Public hangings used to take place in front of the prison but there were very few hangings from the 1820’s onward. However, many of the leaders of the 1916 Easter rising were executed in Kilmainham Gaol. Seen at the time as a place of suffering and oppression it’s no surprise that the jail was shut down as a functioning prison by the Irish Free State in 1924. The restoration of Kilmainhan Gaol was completed in 1971 and opened to the public.
The Ring of Kerry
Discover the Ring of Kerry during your deluxe private tour of Ireland. It’s located in the south-west of Ireland in the province of Munster and has a medley of Ireland’s most stunning vistas. An unforgettable vacation in Ireland must include a tour here. The Dingle Peninsula, Slea Head and Conor’s Pass are just a few of the wonders that await you as you journey through this breath-taking part of Kerry.
Cliffs of Moher
On your deluxe tour of Ireland there is a trip to the Cliffs of Moher in county Clare. The gigantic cliffs (considered the 8th wonder of the world!) are 702 feet tall and stretch over 8 kilometers along the Atlantic coast. There is a safe path that leads the way and on a fine day you can take in the breath-taking views of scenery near and far. It’s the perfect view-point of the Southwest. On site there is also a visitor centre with a cafe and shop, the centre hosts interesting artefacts and information on local history.
Another popular Irish tourist attraction: Trinity College. It is recognised for its academic excellence world-wide, founded in 1592 it is Ireland’s most prestigious universities. Up to the 20th Century men were the only scholars allowed entry to Trinity College, this changed in 1904 when women were admitted to the college as full members for the first time. Trinity College is home to the infamous Book of Kells in the Long Room Library. This ancient book is from the 9th Century and was found in the Abbey of Kells, Co. Meath. The stylistic detail and Celtic art throughout the book is breathtaking. A digital version of the book was created by Trinity College and means the reader can have the experience of going through the book page by page. A deluxe way to discover-Ireland tour.
Kissing the Blarney stone
A famous feature of Blarney castle in county Cork is the Blarney Stone. For over 200 years, millions of people have been travelling to Blarney from all over the world specifically to kiss the stone. Kissing the stone involves lying down and kissing it backwards!! There are many legends about the Blarney Stone but the common one is that whoever kisses the stone is gifted with eloquence and persuasiveness. Making this a very unique part of your trip to Ireland.
The Guinness Storehouse
The home of Guinness, the beverage the Irish are known for. In 1759 Arthur Guinness famously signed the 9,000 year lease for the storehouse. On the customised tour of Ireland you get to learn the history of Guinness and how to pour the perfect pint, there’s definitely a skill to pouring a guinness!!
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