Top Tip for Tourists to Ireland ~ Gatherings from Ireland # 97

I absolutely adore Ireland and have lived here all my life. I feel fortunate to have lived in various different parts of the country and to have visited every county, either on holidays or through work.

Map of Ireland
Map of Ireland

I know it is tempting to see Ireland as a small land mass and one that can be ‘toured’ in a few days. However, I would urge any tourist to resist this temptation to zoom from ‘site’ to ‘site.’  Instead, settle on one area of the country that appeals, for whatever reason, and explore that and get to know its little nooks and crannies as well as its ‘famous’ places.

Ireland is a place to savour, like a gourmet meal; it isn’t a fast-food drive-thru!

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

4 thoughts on “Top Tip for Tourists to Ireland ~ Gatherings from Ireland # 97”

  1. You are SO right there Jean! I have been to Ireland twice. Once touring from Limerick to the west coast, and then to Cashel, Kildare & Dublin. Second trip was driving from Dublin down the coast to Waterford, Cork, Killarney, Galway, then back to Dublin by way of Mullingar! It was after this trip that I knew my next trip would center on a horse farm with rides & travel from that point around. I can’t wait! Colleen in Montana

  2. There will come a day. My wife and I have a trip to Ireland as a must do. I really like the idea of picking a region and settling in. I imagine that walking would be the ideal way to feel the pulse of the landscape as well as the local culture. One problem – we may not want to leave 🙂

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