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A green country with dizzying cliffs, Ireland is a peaceful destination in northern Europe. The Wild Atlantic Way, the world's longest coastal road, will take you from picturesque towns to wilderness areas: an opportunity to get a glimpse of this rich Celtic country. Near the concrete tracks, you may have a stop to climb Carrantuohill, Ireland's highest peak. A second stop is required to pass the Rock of Cashel, a collection of medieval buildings erected on a limestone hill. In the center of the country, the city of Kinsale has been hosting Europe's oldest bar since 990: a good excuse to buy a pint. In Dublin, learn more about the actors of the Irish revolutions at the Kilmainham prison, now a museum, and the Glasnevin cemetery. In Galway County, venture into the heart of breathtaking scenery in Connemara National Park. Back in the urban area, dance to the rhythm of street music in the colorful city of Galway. About 50 kilometers from the coast, land on the islands of Aran. These small pieces of land are known for their vast expanses of grass contrasting with the many forts and grey stone walls crisscrossing them.

FAQs for Ireland

  • What languages are spoken in Ireland?
    Ireland's official languages are Irish and English. However, Irish is very little used: less than 2% of the population speaks it daily.

  • What are Ireland's typical sports?
    Halfway between rugby union and football, Gaelic football is widespread in Ireland. Hurling is also very popular: it is a team sport played with a stick.

  • Can we see the Northern Lights in Ireland?
    In Ireland, it is possible to observe the Northern Lights in clear skies in autumn and winter. Spots to be preferred include the Inishowen Peninsula and Toraigh Island.

Things to do and see in Ireland

  • Cork
    Cork offers a life to the rhythm of the local traditions that have been built over the years.

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