Green hills, crashing waters, stone circles and epic castles. There’s nothing anywhere that can match Ireland
If you want to see the true beauty of this country, southern Ireland is the place to go. There’s this magical essence wherever you look. Discoveries have shown that civilization in Ireland dates back all the way to 10,500 BC. That’s 12,500 years ago, and you can tell.
There are 187 stone circles, 1400 ruins, 387 known passage tombs and 30,000 castles scattered all around Ireland. My family and I were there for a month and even then we couldn’t have seen everything Ireland has to offer.
For years and years Ireland was the home of the Celtic people. But with the ever-invading Romans and Germanic tribes in the early days of Britain they just seemed to disappear. But, their history stays alive. Even today 2.5 million people still speak the Celtic language.
Some of the oldest sites in Ireland are the neolithic passage tombs. Built by the first people of Ireland they range from big and small mounds of earth with a small tunnel that leads to an open room which kept the remains of dead ancestors. But get this, the oldest passage tombs dates back 5,000 years ago, way before Stonehenge!
One of Irelands biggest attractions is The Cliffs of Moher. Stretching for 14 kilometers and rising to a max height of 702 feet, the Cliffs of Moher look out over the Atlantic Ocean and attract 1.6 million tourists a year. Moher translates to the “cliffs of the ruined fort” since the name came from the ruins which was once Moher Tower.
I just came up with a joke.
What did the cliff say when he was hungry…?
I want Moher food! If you’ve read my blog you’ll know I do a lot of jokes.
The cliffs have also been movie locations for the Princess Bride and Harry Potter Ep. 6. But those aren’t the only movies filmed in Ireland. Braveheart, Star Wars Force Awakens and many more movies were filmed in this beautiful country. Why not?
If you ever get the opportunity to go visit Ireland, do so (I know I say that all the time but I really mean it) and who knows, maybe I’ll see you there.