Ireland – The Emerald Isle
Ireland, located in the northern Atlantic Ocean, west of Great Britain, is the part of the United Kingdom. Politically, Ireland is divided into the independent Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. “Eire” is the Irish name, and “Hibernia” is the Latin name for Ireland. Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland.
Ireland is the third-largest island in Europe. One of the most beautiful countries of the world, Ireland is also known as the Emerald Island because of its bewitching and enamoring lush green natural beauty. The western parts get heavy rain, which is responsible for the brilliant green grass.
The Emerald Isle is the perfect destination to explore the natural beauty. It is one of the most desired tourist destinations of the world. Ireland attracts bulks of tourists from all parts of the world, and thus tourism and hotel industry is one of the cornerstones of Irish economy.
The places of interest in Ireland include The Rock of Cashel, The Burren, Jerpoint Abbey, The Giant’s Causeway, The Mountains of Mourne, Rathlin Island, The Glens of Antrim, The Book of Kells, Trinity College, Dublin Zoo, The Japanese Gardens, The Botanic Gardens, The Aran Islands, Emain Macha also known as Navan Fort, Hill of Tara, Cliffs of Moher and Blarney Castle.
Ireland has a mild, but changeable, climate all the year. Light precipitation falls throughout the year. Late autumn and winter months sometimes experience snow and hails. The weather is reasonably warm from July to August, and many festivals also fall in this period. Thus July to August is the peak tourist season in Ireland. Spring and autumn can also be delightful seasons, with smaller crowds of tourists, but winter weather can be downright inhospitable.
Traveling To Ireland
Dublin Airport, Cork International Airport and Shannon Airport are three major airports of Republic of Ireland, which receives international flights from Europe, UK, and North America. The Irish national airline Aer Lingus and low-cost operator Ryanair are based at Dublin. Iarnród Éireann (Irish Railway) manages the Long distance passenger trains in the Republic that connect most major towns and cities across the country.