Lucky You! Ireland For First-Time Visitors


Going to Ireland for the first time? Get ready to experience some of Ireland’s most magnificent scenery as well as its most famous towns. Highlights of the country include the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s west coast, where you’ll savor the breathtaking views of these rugged cliffs dropping into the ocean, and the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile panoramic drive through rugged and magnificent landscapes. Words cannot capture the magnificence of these natural beauties; you must witness them in person!
Here are some of our “must-do” suggestions for your first trip to Ireland:
Visit the Irish National Stud in Kildare, home to thoroughbred champions who command respect on the racecourses of the world.
Take pictures of the spectacular group of Medieval buildings at the Rock of Cashel, where St. Patrick preached.
Rock of Cashel
Rock of Cashel
Savor the spectacular views at Cliffs of Moher, where 668-foot cliffs invite you to see the breathtaking panorama of the Clare cost.
Cliffs of Mohr
Cliffs of Moher
Bake scones at Rathbaun Farm, a picturesque thatched farmhouse where you’ll learn about Ireland’s sheep-farming practices.
Rathbaun Farms
Rathbaun Farm
Take a drive along the scenic peninsula around Dingle Bay’s southwestern tip. This 100-mile panoramic drive is called the Ring of Kerry. Hint: Make sure to take a photo of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View.
Lakes of Killarney as seen from Ladies View
Lakes of Killarney as seen from Ladies View
Take part in a 200 year tradition and kiss the Blarney Stone to gain the gift of eloquence.
Blarney Stone
Blarney Stone
Enjoy a guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal, where you’ll see the highly-skilled artisans at work in the production of this famous crystal. You’ll also get to partake in an Irish coffee demonstration.