Ireland is a country that has no problems attracting tourists, and the truth is that I am not surprised. Although it is true that it is not the typical destination to which you travel in search of sun and beach, its natural beauty grabs you from the first moment and there are not a few who decide to put down roots after a few visits.
In addition to its lakes and mountains, you should not miss the possibility of carrying out a route to visit the most beautiful cities in the country. I will talk to you about all of them below, so take note and see preparing the suitcase.
The capital of Ireland is the largest and most populous city on the island. More than half a million people enjoy its coastline and the beautiful buildings it houses. The Guinness Storehouse, the Cathedrals of Saint Patrick and the Holy Trinity, Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Prison, the Little Museum of Dublin, its parks… Getting bored is impossible both day and night.
It is the second most populated city in the country with about 130,000 inhabitants . It sits on the River Lee and has the peculiarity of having a historic center located on a kind of island that is created thanks to a bifurcation of the river in question. Of the port of Cork it must be said that it is one of the most important natural ports in the world, which is why it is a place where there is great commercial activity.
Many have started to put it on the map after listening to one of Ed Sheeran’s songs, in which he talked about a girl from Galway with whom he was in love. It is also possible to fall in love with the city, since its festivals, its gastronomy and its pubs are all a claim, as is the Museum of the City of Galway . Another interesting plan is to walk the Salthill seafront, while its most medieval part speaks of its fishing past and how it became a prosperous and walled city in the 13th century. Its population, by the way, is around 80,000 inhabitants.
It is another of the cities that I recommend visiting without any doubt. Its little more than 15,000 inhabitants suggest that it is like a large town, so it has a special charm. It is located in County Kerry, in the southwest of Ireland, and boasts points of interest such as St. Mary’s Cathedral, the medieval Ross Castle , the Tork Waterfall (yes, it sounds like "The Lord of The Rings") or the Muckross Abbey. It is located at the foot of the mountain range in which the highest peak in the country is located.
On the banks of the River Nore stands this city of about 25,000 inhabitants, where the youngest come to enjoy its nightlife. During the day the tourist visits focus on its medieval beauty. In its day it was known as " The City of the Marble " for the large amount of black stone found in its surroundings. This stone can be seen in quite a few buildings.
About 50,000 inhabitants live in this city that became the first in Ireland founded by the Vikings in 914. It is the fifth city in the country by number of residents and has attractions such as Reginald’s tower (named in honor of a Viking that ruled in the 10th century), the Spraoi Festival or the Copper Coast, named in this way because of the mining that took place more than 200 years ago.
I finish this review with a town that barely reaches 7,000 inhabitants. Westport, in the west of the country, is very famous for its sanctuary. It is a city (or rather town) to go to to enjoy the nature of Ireland. You will stroll down its main street and visit various shops until you realize that the Westport House is wonderful. It is an 18th century building that draws attention for its beauty and its majesty.
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