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November 12, 2015

Lucky You. Ireland for First-Time Visitors

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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. This is a Local Favorite, so it can only be done while on tour with Globus!

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. This is a Local Favorite, so it can only be done while on tour with Globus!

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If you’re interested in seeing all of these sights, Globus created a tour just for you! Check out the Introduction to Ireland!